Coverage of Gingival Recession Defects Using Guided Tissue Regeneration With and Without Adjunctive Enamel Matrix Derivative in a Dog Model
Takahisa Fujita, DDS; Shigeki Yamamoto, DDS, PhD; Mikio Ota, DDS, PhD; Yoshihiro Shibukawa, DDS, PhD; Satoru Yamada, DDS, PhD
Periodontal Photo Essay
Dr. Daniel J. Melker presents a Periodontal Photo Essay. Question: Why do we barrel in furcations?
Clinical Realities - Papilla and Free Gingival Margin Preservation in Multiple-Tooth Extraction
Bone atrophy is a natural response to tooth extraction, and anatomic and functional aberrations can be magnified when alveolar atrophy is accompanied by periodontitis, root fracture, radicular caries, apical processes, or endoperiodontal complications.
Replacing the Natural Tooth System in the Esthetic Zone: Flapless Implant Placement and Simultaneos Restoration to Preserve Tissue Contours and Guarantee Esthetics
Over the last decade, the number of cosmetic dental procedures performed in the general dental practice has increased steadily each year. Likewise, the use of dental implants as a tooth replacement options has become a more routine treatment alternative for patients missing teeth or requiring tooth removal.
Maxillary Full Arch Reconstruction with Removable Prosthodontics
The utilization of the Galvano Forming Technique in implant overdenture prosthodontics.
Acellular Dermal Matrix Graft for Lower Anterior Root Coverage
Dr. Paul Petrungaro demonstrates the utilization of Acellular Dermal Matrix in the treatment of gingival labial recession of lower central incisors.
Clinical Case Review
Dr. Rosenberg reviews a severe clinical case.
Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting
Expert discussion of soft tissue grafting; first an overview of current trends, the second showing a specific allograft technique for treating multiple adjacent recession defects.
Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques
There is rarely a day that clinicians do not have to deal with an extraction site. If implant therapy is a consideration, then bone and soft tissue quantity and quality must be factored into treatment options. The ideal opportunity for bone preservation exists at the time of tooth extraction. All too often this opportunity is lost. Extraction techniques will be demonstrated that not only preserve but augment the amount of alveolar bone. The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated along with soft tissue enhancement.
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.
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