This presentation presents the evidence for combining bone-inductive proteins and growth factors with currently available bone graft materials to enhance wound healing and improve clinical results. Supporting clinical and histologic data will be provided.
James T. Mellonig, DDS, MS, is professor, head of the Specialist Division, and director of the Advanced Education Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia; and clinical professor at the University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery in Baltimore. He is a past president of the American Academy of Periodontology and a past director of the American Board of Periodontology. He has served on numerous editorial boards, and he publishes and lectures internationally on periodontal regeneration, bone allografts and HIV, implants, and guided tissue regeneration. He also acts as a consultant for The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry.