Understand the different available options for bone grafts and their uses. Understand when to utilize each class of bone grafting material appropriately.
Biomaterials and their effect on immune health and tissue integration. How to optimize regenerative strategies by minimizing immune responses. How to supplement patients with antioxidants, vitamin D and other vitamins to minimize graft/implant failure.
Classification of bone grafting materials. Current uses and percentages of bone grafting materials in North America. Why do we use autografts versus allografts, versus xenografts versus synthetic materials.
Autogenous bone, the gold standard of bone regeneration. Importance of harvesting techniques. When block graft, when particles. The bone scraper and its simplistic use in implantology. Introduction to the concept of bone conditioned media (BCM).
Allografts, the standard replacement material. Differences between freeze-dried bone allograft (FDBA) and demineralized freeze-dried bone allografts (DFDBA). Clinical uses of FDBA versus DFDBA. When to use DFDBA versus FDBA? Understanding that processing technique of bone allografts is extremely important for bone-inducing potential and that not all allografts are the same.
Xenografts – why are they so heavily utilized in North America? What are their advantages and disadvantages. Clinical cases presented with their relative indications.
Synthetic materials – uses and limitations. Osopia, the next generation and first osteoinductive synthetic bone graft.
Dentin Grinder – uses and limitations. Does every tooth deserve a second chance at bone grafting?
Tetranite, a novel bone adhesive that adheres dental implants directly to bone giving optimal primary stability of dental implants. Discussion on the future of 3D printed bone grafts