Growth factors impact the dynamics of wound healing and formation of new tissues. This presentation examines the significance of graft materials and scaffolds on healing and regeneration within the context of growth factor–enhanced regenerative therapy. Consideration is given to how graft materials affect the release and bioavailability of growth factors, as well as the influence of these biologic agents on the stability and replacement of the scaffold. The presentation will include a discussion of clinical factors that appear to influence the potential for the various graft materials to optimize growth factor–enhanced regenerative therapy.
Mark A. Reynolds, DDS, PhD, holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology, a certificate in periodontics, and a doctorate in oral and experimental pathology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a fellow of both the American and International Colleges of Dentists, and serves as chair of the Department of Periodontics and director of Postgraduate Periodontics at the University of Maryland.
Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes