FCE6: Predictable Surgical Outcomes for Periodontal and Bone Regeneration: Flap Designs, Defect Management, and Wound Closure

Sunday, Sept. 10
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Program Track: Treatment of Inflammatory Periodontal Diseases
Moderators: Binnaz Leblebicioglu
Speakers: Jonathan H. Do, Henry Greenwell
1.5 CE

Clinical outcomes following guided periodontal tissue and bone regeneration procedures heavily depend on surgical techniques and well-controlled wound healing. Defect management is a significant challenge due to several factors including deficiency in existing hard/soft tissues, limitations in blood supply, as well as difficulties in obtaining and maintaining wound closure. In addition, the need for a shorter healing period with less scaring and better esthetic outcomes is a driving force for innovations such as minimally invasive surgical techniques for regenerative procedures. This course aims to discuss surgical modalities used to improve periodontal tissue and bone regeneration clinical outcomes.

Educational Objectives:
• Consider factors affecting clinical outcomes following periodontal tissue/bone regeneration surgeries.
• Integrate new surgical modalities in relation to flap designs, defect management, and wound closure.
• Comprehend short- and long-term clinical success of regenerative surgical procedures.

The AAP is an ADA CERP® recognized education provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP. The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.