True Bone Regeneration – What the body needs. Translating Biology into Successful Implant Dentists
September 21, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm₦30000
Topic: True bone regeneration – What the body needs. Translating Biology into Successful Implant Dentists
Venue: 11A Isaac John, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos [get directions] Date: Saturday, 21st September, 2019
Time: 1300 – 1800hrs
Course Fees: ₦30,000
CPD: 5 points
Tutor: Dr. Minas Leventis [view bio] Capacity: 25
Demographic: Highly recommended for senior staff in non-clinical and clinical positions but all members of the Dental team are welcome. (Group bookings preferred)
Aim: To discuss these concepts and developments, and to present new minimally invasive protocols in order to optimize the host regeneration.
Objectives: By the end of the lesson delegates should know the following:
- To understand the importance of bone as the foundation for successful implant restorations
- To be aware of the various types of bone grafting materials and the modern techniques available for alveolar ridge preservation and augmentation in everyday clinical practice.
- To discuss the key role of bone quality on the long-term stability and function of dental implants.
In modern Implantology, like in Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine, our aim is to restore the form and function of the lost bone, so that we can give back to our patients exactly the same tissue, a healthy bone tissue which can remodel and adapt to the transmitting occlusal forces.
The new generations of the novel alloplastic materials may elicit a controlled action and reaction to the host tissue environment, whilst exhibiting controlled chemical breakdown and resorption with an ultimate replacement by new bone. As surgeons, if bone regeneration is the aim of our treatment, a fully resorbable material should be used so that the newly formed bone will be in all ways identical to the lost host bone and no residual graft should be present in the long term. Long-term incorporation of non-resorbable graft particles in the augmented bone leads to incomplete regeneration, so in these cases, repair or bone augmentation are more appropriate terms.
Novel synthetic biomaterials are designed to be not only osteoconductive but also osteoinductive, i.e. to stimulate the differentiation of multipotent cells towards osteoblasts capable of depositing bone matrix, and there are currently numerous medical research papers showing this. All this medical research can teach us how to engineer functional bone in Dentistry and Implantology, we can learn and understand the role of periosteum, the importance of angiogenesis and biomechanics so that we translate this knowledge into clinical applications for the benefit of our patients.