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Thursday, June 6
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Session II: Strategic Regeneration: Biomaterial Selection and Surgical Techniques

Biomaterials and Surgical Techniques in Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Giulio Rasperini
Thursday, June 6
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Grand Ballroom (Salon G-K)

In recent years, the esthetic demand from patients has become the biggest challenge in periodontology as well as in implant dentistry. Besides functional results, it is now important to achieve esthetic success, particularly in the anterior areas, where the expectations of the patients are even higher. The introduction of new biologic, biomaterials, and surgical techniques, including matrices, growth factors, image-based scaffolding, micro-invasive approaches, or different papillae preservation techniques, allows us to meet the patientís demands and change the prognosis of compromised teeth with predictable long-term results. Decision making of different clinical situations will be analyzed during the presentation, and the procedures will be shown in detail and clarified.

Giulio Rasperini, DDS, is currently an assistant professor of periodontology at the University of Milan, Italy. He is an active member of the Italian Society of Periodontology, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration, the European Research Group on Periodontology, the European Federation of Periodontology, and the American Academy of Periodontology. He is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Dr Rasperini has authored several publications focused on periodontology and implantology, and he maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and implant therapy.