The use of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) as an interpositional graft material leads to consistent bone formation. Interpositional graft sites include osteotomy segments and dental extraction sites. Application of BMP-2 to unloaded areas such as the sinus floor, in conjunction with interpositional grafting, also shows promising results. Segmental osteotomies in use for these procedures include the subtotal Le Fort I, sandwich osteotomies, alveolar split osteotomies, and sinus grafts combined with segmental osteotomies. Early results of these procedures performed with BMP-2 are presented and stand in contrast to the results achieved with open flap augmentation and titanium mesh membranes.
Ole T. Jensen, DDS, MS, graduated from the University of Utah and attended dental school at Northwestern University. He completed his oral surgery residency at the University of Michigan. He currently has a private oral surgery practice in Greenwood Village, Colorado, that focuses on implants and bone graft reconstruction. Dr Jensen has many publications and he lectures widely throughout the world. He was board certified in 1982 and is past president of the Academy of Osseointegration Foundation.
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