Periodontal regeneration is considered the ultimate treatment for different periodontal defects. This presentation provides an update of the literature in this field and a critical appraisal of the evidence base.
Topics covered include:
Different surgical techniques that have been employed to achieve regeneration;
The improved clinical outcomes and true periodontal regeneration associated with GTR as demonstrated in human histology studies;
The introduction of enamel matrix protein derivatives and their outcomes;
Critical appraisal of preclinical and clinical studies;
Factors that may affect the healing with the application of different surgical approaches.
On completion you will have updated your knowledge regarding the use of guided tissue regeneration and enamel matrix derivative on intrabony and furcation defects, and have an understanding of the biological principles underpinning the relevant surgical procedures.
Chair of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry Professor Nikos Donos is the Chair of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry and the Head of the Clinical Oral Research Center (COCR) at the Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). COCR specializes in the provision of randomized controlled clinical trials and experimental medicine studies in oral/dental health. Prior to this appointment, Professor Donos was the Head & Chair of Periodontology, Director of Research and Program Director for the M.Clin.Dent. training program in Periodontology at the UCL- Eastman Dental Institute, London. In 2009, Professor Donos was awarded the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in Hong Kong and in 2012 he was awarded the title of Adjunct Professor at the Dental School, Griffith University, Australia. In 2015, Professor Donos was awarded the title of Honorary Professor at UCL-Eastman Dental Institute.
In 2011, Professor Donos was awarded the prestigious IADR-Periodontology Group Award in Periodontal Regenerative Medicine during the annual International Association of Dental Research (IADR) meeting in San Diego, California. Furthermore, in June 2011, Professor Donos together with his research team, received a commendation certificate during the prestigious Medical Futures event for their (UCLB) patented technology which is based on their research work on synthetic peptide drugs for bone, blood vessels and nerve regeneration.
From 2007-2012, Professor Donos was the Theme Lead (Oral Health) at the Joint UCLH/UCL CBRC and from 2014-2016 he was the UCLH Clinical Research Oral/Dental Health Hub Lead.
Professor Donos is involved as editorial board member in a number of international and national peer-reviewed journals in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry especially in relation to regenerative procedures/implant surgery and has published extensively in both fields. Professor Donos has published more than 150 scientific publications in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry which is a testament to his professional and scientific commitment in the relevant fields.
The clinical expertise of Professor Donos is in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and his clinical research focus is in the area of wound healing following treatment of periodontal disease/peri-implantitis and in the field of bone/tissue regeneration, topics that he regularly lectures on an international level.