Intrabony defects around teeth caused by periodontal disease can be successfully treated by regenerative therapies. Such care can predictably increase the supporting attachment apparatus and reduce probing depths, allowing for the long-term maintenance of these teeth in health, comfort, and function while preserving esthetics. This lecture will present evolutionary trends in regenerative care, identify both evidence-based and experiential factors that favor success, and discuss complicating factors that may adversely impact outcomes. The audience should come away with an understanding that regenerative therapy can work for their patients to achieve the ultimate goal of preserving the natural dentition.
Paul S. Rosen, DMD, MS, maintains a full-time private practice in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and has an appointment as clinical associate professor of periodontics at the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr Rosen is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and serves as an examiner for the board’s oral examination. He is a reviewer for The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants and serves on the editorial advisory committees of the Journal of Periodontology and the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. Dr Rosen has authored or co-authored a number of articles and chapters in textbooks on periodontal regeneration, implants, and interrelated orthodontic-periodontal care and revised the American Academy of Periodontology’s position paper, “Treatment of Plaque-Induced Gingivitis, Chronic Periodontitis, and Other Clinical Conditions.” Dr Rosen’s research helped gain US Food and Drug Administration clearance for a novel approach to regeneration using a flowable polymer barrier. Dr Rosen has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of regeneration.
Approximate Running Time: 45 minutes