The ability to predictably treat gingival defects with grafts has been one of the cornerstones of periodontal therapy over the past quarter century. During this time, surgical techniques have been refined and modified to become less invasive and more esthetically pleasing. Along with these advancements, tissue engineering concepts are producing outcomes that are more robust and predictable. This presentation will evaluate novel therapies that are capable of achieving true regeneration over denuded root surfaces in a less invasive and more predictable fashion. The objective is to understand soft tissue grafting options when the patient does not want to use their tissue or cadaveric sources.
Michael K. McGuire, DDS, is the author of over 50 scientific articles and textbook chapters on periodontology. He serves on the editorial board of multiple publications, including the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Having given over 200 continuing education programs, Dr McGuire has lectured for both national and international audiences. His research has received the American Academy of Periodontology’s highest recognition for excellence, earning twice the Robinson Regeneration Award and twice the Clinical Research Award. He is also the recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Master Clinician Award and the Academy’s highest honor, the Gold Medal Award. Dr McGuire is a director of the American Board of Periodontology and has served as president of numerous dental organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He received both his DDS and certificate in periodontics from the Emory University School of Dentistry, which recognized Dr McGuire with their Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009.
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