This presentation discusses the use of a solvent-preserved, mineralized human cancellous bone allograft (ie, Puros) with or without collagen membrane for periodontal regeneration. The unique properties of this material will be thoroughly considered. Data from recent controlled human clinical trials using this bone graft and collagen membrane for periodontal regeneration (eg, infrabony and furcation defects) will be presented. A step-by-step technique of material use in various clinical situations will be demonstrated. Advantages and limitations of these materials will also be discussed.
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, is professor and director of graduate periodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He has authored or co-authored 13 book chapters or invited reviews and more than 140 scientific articles and abstracts. Dr Wang is a director of the American Board of Periodontology and president of the Midwest Society of Periodontology. He serves in an editorial capacity for two journals, and on the editorial boards of four other journals. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, his research focuses on the use of absorbable collagen membranes or bone morphogenetic proteins in guided tissue/bone regeneration. Dr Wang has given more than 300 lectures in the United States and throughout the world.