SWSP Future Meeting Speakers

2021 Winter Meeting
January 22 – 24, 2021
Dallas Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, Texas

Dr. Richard Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD
University of Bern, Switzerland, Lead Educator Advanced PRF Education

Dr. Richard Miron, DDS, MSc, PhDDr. Richard Miron is currently lead educator and researcher at Advanced PRF Education and an Adjunct Visiting Faculty in the department of Periodontology in Bern, Switzerland where he completed his PhD studies since 2009. He has currently published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and lectures internationally on many topics relating to growth factors, bone biomaterials and guided bone regeneration. For the past 3 years, Dr. Miron has been recognized by Dentistry Today as being one of the top 100 CE providers in the country and the youngest to ever make the list. He is also the top ranked researcher on Platelet-Rich Fibrin therapy as per Expertscape independent review. He has recently been awarded many recent international prizes in dentistry and is widely considered as one of the top contributors to implant dentistry having won the ITI Andre Schroeder Prize, the IADR Young Investigator of the Year in the field of Implant Dentistry as well as the IADR Socransky Research award in the field of Periodontology (2020). He has written 5 textbooks widely distributed in regenerative dentistry including his best-seller in 2019 titled: “Next Generation Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration”.

SATURDAY PRESENTATION - In-Person and Virtual
Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin

The use of platelet concentrates has had a long-history of use in various fields of medicine as an autologous source of growth factors fabricated utilizing centrifugation of blood under various conditions. While platelet rich plasma (PRP) was proposed as a first-generation platelet concentrate over 3 decades ago, over the past 10 years, platelet rich fibrin (PRF) has seen a steady increase in utilization for a variety of medical procedures due to its lack of anti-coagulation factors favoring fibrin clot formation and faster wound healing. More recently, the development of a liquid PRF provides a new formulation of liquid PRF without using anti-coagulation factors that may specifically be combined with currently available bone biomaterials favoring particle stability, angiogenesis and tissue integration. This talk aims to highlight the recent advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates including recent developments in horizontal centrifugation. Thereafter, the Bio-Heat technology will be presented with an ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 months. Lastly, new clinical applications and uses of PRF will be presented in periodontology and facial esthetics.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Optimization of protocols for any centrifugation device
  2. Update on Bio-Heat technology and the ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 months
  3. Launch of the Bio-Cool technology

Teaching Method: Lecture


SUNDAY PRESENTATION - In-Person Only
Clinical Demonstration with Platelet Rich Fibrin

This demonstration course will cover all the new advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates. This will cover how to make custom-shaped PRF grafts, how to better concentrate liquid-PRF and will provide a better understanding for optimization of the protocols utilized in every day dental practice.Thereafter, the Bio-Heat technology will be presented. This will cover the heating steps necessary to extend the working properties of PRF from a fast-resorbing 2-3 week membrane towards a membrane that lasts 4-6 months. Various protocols will be demonstrated whereby clinicians will learn how to make an extended-PRF membrane that lasts 4-6 months, as well as how to make a novel sticky bone that contains an outer e-PRF membrane that may be utilized for ridge augmentation procedures.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Update on Bio-Heat technology and the ability to extend the working properties of PRF from 2-3 weeks to 4-6 months
  2. Improve cell and growth factor release using concentrated-PRF (C-PRF) protocols when compared to traditional injectable-PRF (i-PRF) on any centrifugation device
  3. Importance of PRF tubes for the fabrication of PRF

Teaching Method: Demonstration

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships: Grants/Research Support: Straumann, ITI, Osteology, Bio-PRF, BioHorizons; Other financial/material support: Founder of CARE Esthetics


2021 Summer Meeting
July 30 - August 1, 2021
Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas

Frank Schwarz, Prof. Dr. Med. Dent. - Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Centre for Dentistry and Oral Medicine (Carolinum), Johan Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany

Frank SchwarzFrank Schwarz has a postgraduate degree in Oral Surgery and is Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology at the Centre for Dentistry and Oral Medicine (Carolinum), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Editorial Board Member for Clinical Oral Implants Research. He is the President of the German Association of Oral Implantology (DGI), a Board Member of the Osteology Foundation and was awarded the André Schröder Research Prize in 2007, the Miller Research Prize in 2012 and the Jan Lindhe Award in 2017.

SATURDAY LECTURE
Treatment Concepts for the Management of Peri-Implant Disease

The management of infectious diseases affecting osseointegrated implants in function has become a demanding issue in implant dentistry. While nonsurgical therapy was effective in the treatment of mucositis lesions, for peri-implantitis, mechanical debridement alone has shown limited efficacy. Adjunctive measures (e.g. local antibiotics/ antiseptics, laser application) may be effective in arresting disease progression at initial sites, however, moderate to advanced peri-implantitis lesions commonly require a surgical intervention. Previous studies have indicated that surgical treatment of peri-implantitis with concomitant placement of a bone filler is associated with clinical and radiographic improvements on both short- and long-term periods. However, the available evidence also suggests, that the effectiveness of regenerative treatment approaches is influenced by several factors, such as the type and configuration of the defect, implant surface characteristics, as well as the method of surface decontamination.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the etiology and major risk indicators for peri-implant disease
  2. To understand the limitations of nonsurgical treatment of peri-implantitis
  3. To be able to select appropriate surgical techniques and materials for regenerative therapy of peri-implantitis associated defects

SUNDAY LECTURE
Autogenous Tooth Roots for Localized Alveolar Ridge Augmentation

Preclinical and clinical data provide evidence, that tooth roots reveal a structural and biological potential to serve as alternative autografts for localized ridge augmentation. In fact, dentin reveals a similar anorganic and organic composition as bone, features osteoconductive as well as osteoinductive properties and also gets involved in the bone remodeling process. This presentation will elucidate this new biological concept and focus on associated surgical procedures for current and future applications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the biological rational for using teeth as bone graft material
  2. To understand various clinical indications for their application
  3. To understand the step-by-step surgical procedures
Teaching Method: Lecture

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships:
None.

2022 Winter Meeting
January 28 – 30, 2022
Dallas Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, Texas

Dr. Leandro Chambrone, DDS, MSc, PhD - Professor, Ibirapuera University, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Clinical Insights About the treatment of Recession-type Defects and Soft Tissue Phenotype Modification Around Teeth and Implants

Dr. Leandro Chambrone, DDS, MSc, PhDPeriodontal and peri-implant soft tissue augmentation plastic procedures have long been used for the treatment of gingival recession (GR) and mucogingival deformities around natural teeth and dental implants. During daily practice, clinicians are required to deal with diverse clinical scenarios and to provide the most adequate treatment options for each particular condition based on the best evidence available, the clinician’s skills, and the patients’ desires.

Learning Objectives:

      1. To define the main factors influencing the predictability of root coverage procedures according to the different patient-, procedure- and outcome-related factors
      2. To translate evidence-based findings to clinical practice, by presenting treatment approaches to the most common “clinical scenarios” related to gingival recession treatment and soft tissue phenotype modification around natural teeth and dental implants
      3. To identify the influence of the keratinized tissue band on the long-term stability of results achieved by reconstructive soft tissue procedures

Teaching Method: Lecture

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships: None.

SUNDAY LECTURE
To be announced.

 

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