31. October 2020
Saturday 31 October 2020
A/Prof Tino Mercado
Guided Bone Regeneration, Extraction Socket, Soft Tissue Management (around teeth)
Hands-on with model (animal, cadaver, plastic)
General dentist, Periodontal specialist
Application of Bone and Soft Tissue Substitutes in Oral Regeneration A Contemporary "Round-Table Discussion" and Hands-on Workshop The array of biomaterials now available in oral tissue regeneration can make the selection of the most appropriate
material somewhat confusing and even daunting. This full-day workshop is designed to provide a contemporary review of our understanding of hard and soft tissue regeneration in the oral and maxillofacial region.
Bone and soft tissue histology and physiology will be reviewed, including the processes of inflammation, wound healing, and osseointegration. Autogenous, allogenic, xenogenic, and synthetic materials will be discussed, focussing on the advantages, disadvantages, and most appropriate indications and applications of these materials.
Hands-on exercises will be undertaken on models and pig jaws to put into practice a number of the presented concepts,
including harvesting of autogenous tissues, application of xenogenic materials, and soft tissue management (i.e. flap design, tension-free primary closure, and suturing techniques).
Key topics that will be addressed include:
• Extraction Socket Management
• Guided Bone Regeneration
• Techniques to gain horizontal and/or vertical bone dimensions
• Techniques for increasing width of keratinised tissues
• Techniques for managing recession defects
• Techniques for increasing soft tissue volumes
• Use of biomaterials in the maxillary sinus
This course is designed for practitioners with an interest in expanding their treatment concepts for hard and soft tissue regeneration.