Multirooted teeth exhibiting bone loss present one of the most challenging periodontal defects to treat. Although dental implants have expanded treatment options, retention of the natural dentition, when feasible, remains an ideal goal in dentistry. Many treatment modalities can slow the progression of bone loss in furcations, but regenerative therapy provides the opportunity to reverse the disease process. This course will address the indications and limitations of regenerative therapy in furcation defects.
Pamela K. McClain, DDS, maintains a full-time private practice incorporating clinical research in periodontics and is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Surgical Dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry and research professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Maryland Dental School. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, past president of the Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists, and immediate past president of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). She has been active on numerous committees with the AAP and other organizations, including the council of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr McClain has lectured on a variety of topics in the United States and abroad and has 18 publications in professional journals and books.
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