Cercles d'étude de l'ICI


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


Understand the objective use of barrier membranes and platelet rich fibrin.


Barrier membranes, when non-cross-linked, when cross-linked? When non-resorbable? When titanium? Expert discussion with case presentations from the leaders in the field.

Advanced concepts in platelet rich fibrin (PRF). What you don’t know about PRF that you probably should know. Updates from the Miron Research Lab.

Blood draws with advanced concepts. Novel centrifugation speeds and the future of PRF tubes.

Understand why growth factors are the future of bone and periodontal regeneration. Understand each class of growth factors and their uses.

Growth factors for bone regeneration. BMP2 and BMP9. Uses and applications. When to replace autogenous bone harvesting?

Enamel matrix derivative (Emdogain) and its effect on periodontal regeneration. Osteogain, a next generation growth factor for periodontal regeneration.

Combination approaches to periodontal regeneration. Clinical uses of rhPDGF (Gem21) and rhFGF2

Use of Hyaluronic Acid for soft tissue regeneration. Is it a next generation biomaterial? Clinical evidence from European studies.

Ion incorporation into bone grafts for bone and periodontal regeneration. Can we 'dope' bone grafts? Use of gene therapy for growth factor delivery – is there a future?

Clinical recommendations and guidelines for selecting appropriate biomaterials for bone and periodontal regeneration in an appropriate, predictable, and evidence-based manner. Evidence discussing what biomaterials to use for extraction sockets, sinus augmentations, GBR procedures, around implants, periodontal regeneration, and recession coverage.