This is a clinically oriented, scientifically sound presentation with the main objective of helping participants to perfect the clinical outcomes of periodontal regenerative therapy through the application of the proper flap design and the selection of the proper regenerative strategy. The lecture is aimed at teaching how to perform regenerative surgery. Special emphasis will be given to providing clinicians with the biologic background to support their clinical decisions. Certain areas, such as the selection of the regenerative strategy according to the given defect and the application of specifically designed surgical approaches and suturing techniques, will be discussed in depth. The adjunctive benefit of surgical microscopes and microsurgical instruments and materials will be discussed. Short- and long-term outcomes of periodontal regeneration will be presented to support the clinical decision-making process.
Pierpaolo Sandro Cortellini, MD, DDS, received his medical degree from the University of Florence and his specialty degree in dentistry from the University of Siena, Italy. Formerly an instructor in periodontology at the Eastman Dental College, London, and at the Department of Periodontology of Bern, Switzerland, Dr Cortellini is currently secretary of the Accademia Toscana di Ricerca Odontostomatologica and a founding member of the European Research Group on Periodontology (ERGOPerio). He is an active member and past president of the Italian Society of Periodontology. Past president of the European Federation of Periodontology, he served as scientific chairman of the federationís sixth congress, Europerio 6, in 2009. His private practice in Florence is limited to periodontics. Dr Cortelliniís clinical research in periodontology has special emphasis on periodontal regeneration, esthetics, and diagnosis. Dr Cortellini lectures extensively on an international level and is the author of more than 100 original publications in scientific journals.
Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes