Moderator: Alan M. Meltzer
Program Track: Regeneration/Tissue Engineering
Vertical ridge augmentation techniques are considered the most challenging procedures in implant dentistry. Nowadays, the techniques available are cortico-cancellous onlay bone grafts, guided bone regeneration and distraction osteogenesis. Recently, the use of growth
factors like rh-PDGF, associated with biomaterial, have been proposed in the literature to eliminate the need of autogenous bone harvesting of a membrane.
• Describe the basic principles and clinical techniques of bone regeneration in the posterior mandible.
• Learn the advantages and disadvantages of GBR vs. distraction osteogenesis.
• Recognize how to regenerate the bone with the association of growth factors and bio-materials.