Next-Generation Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration
New and innovative biomaterials are being discovered or created in laboratories at an unprecedented rate, but many of them remain entirely foreign to practicing clinicians. This course presents an up-to-date summary of how to effectively utilize dental biomaterials for bone and periodontal regeneration and presents next-generation biomaterials that will surely assist clinicians involved in implant dentistry. The course begins with a review of the biologic background and applications of bone grafting materials utilized in dentistry. The principles of guided tissue and bone regeneration are covered in detail, including many recent advancements in barrier membrane technologies, the use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and various growth factors, and many next-generation materials that will optimize future bone and periodontal regeneration. The final section of the course is designed to help clinicians select appropriate biomaterials for each specific regenerative protocol. Much like one implant size and shape cannot be utilized for every indication in implant dentistry, one bone grafting material, barrier membrane, or growth factor cannot maximize regenerative outcomes in all clinical situations. This course teaches clinicians how to utilize biomaterials in an appropriate, predictable, and evidence-based manner.
- Introduce the available options for bone grafts and their uses.
- Learn when to utilize each of the four types of bone grafting materials appropriately.
- Understand the objective use of barrier membranes and PRF.
- Discuss why growth factors are the future of bone and periodontal regeneration.
- Define each class of growth factors and their uses.
CostThe fee to attend is $1,495 and includes the following:
- Admission to the course and workshop on both days
- Lunch, break refreshments, and all-day coffee and tea on both days
- Transportation via private bus between Hotel Baker and workshop at prearranged times
- At least a 15% discount on all available book and multimedia titles
August 23–24, 2019