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

Session IV: Advances in Localized Site Development for Implant Dentistry


Alveolar Ridge Regenerative Strategies: Autogenous Bone Versus Tissue Engineering


Michael A. Pikos
Saturday, June 8
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A-E)

This clinical-based presentation will compare the use of autogenous bone and tissue engineering protocols including the use of rhBMP-2, rhPDGF, and PRGF for alveolar ridge augmentation. The science, indications, advantages, and disadvantages of each approach will be featured. Single-tooth to full-arch reconstruction cases will be covered. Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to understand and compare the science of and indications for autogenous bone and tissue-engineered bone grafts (rhBMP-2, rhPDGF, and PRGF) and appreciate the advantages and disadvantages, respectively, of autogenous bone and tissue-engineered bone grafts.


Michael A. Pikos, DDS, is the recipient of the 2006 Aaron Gershkoff Memorial Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the following institutions: The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, the University of Miami School of Medicine, and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is also a courtesy clinical associate professor in the Departments of Periodontology and Prosthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr Pikos has lectured extensively and serves on the editorial board for Implant Dentistry as well as the on the scientific board of ImplantNews. He is founder and chief executive officer of the Pikos Implant Institute. He maintains a private practice limited to implant surgery in Palm Harbor, Florida.