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Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9

Session I: Clinical Application of Tissue Engineering


The Clinical Use of Biomaterials and Growth Factors in Hard and Soft Tissue Management


Massimo Simion
Saturday, June 8
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Grand Ballroom (Salon F)

Efforts to regenerate hard and soft tissue have recently been enhanced with the introduction of osteoconductive biomaterials to stimulate bone and soft tissue growth factors, such as platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), combined with the development of new surgical procedures. This new approach enables horizontal and/or vertical bone regeneration for a substantial improvement in the final functional and esthetic outcome. These techniques will be the focus of this lecture.


Massimo Simion, MD, DDS, is professor and co-chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Restoration at the University of Milan, Italy. Dr Simion is the founder of the Italian Society of Osseointegration and an active member of the Italian Society of Periodontology. He is a board member and past president of the European Association of Osseointegration and has published several papers and lectures internationally on periodontology, osseointegration, and ridge augmentation.