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Program Track: Tissue Engineering and Hard Tissue Reconstruction
Maintaining the natural dentition remains a key goal in dental therapy. However, the trend has been to remove teeth that could possibly be saved with periodontal therapy, specifically using regenerative technologies. Advances in the development of biomaterials and surgical techniques have significantly changed the prognosis of single and multi-rooted teeth presenting with severe intrabony and furcation defects.
Key issues to increase the rate of success in regenerative periodontal surgery is the choice of the regenerative material and surgical technique along with optimal management of the soft tissues. Different periodontal phenotypes and different defect anatomies require specific regenerative strategies. Advances in the application of minimally invasive surgery has greatly improved the clinical ability to obtain high quality outcomes with reduced patient discomfort. This program will address the application of advanced regenerative procedures to intrabony and furcation defects to increase the probability for tooth retention during a long-term follow-up period.
• Establish diagnostic criteria for periodontal regenerative procedures.
• Understand decision making for biomaterial selection and surgical access design for conventional flap versus minimally invasive surgery.
• Present criteria for optimal long-term success and maintenance.
Thank you to Salvin Dental / Salvin Regenerative for sponsoring this General Session.