SWSP Future Meeting Speakers

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

Dr. Michael A. Pikos, DDS - Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, Pikos Institute

Regenerative Strategies 2021: Single Tooth to Full Arch Reconstruction

Dr. Michael A. Pikos, DDSThis clinical based presentation will cover current hard and soft tissue grafting protocols for single tooth to full arch reconstruction. The use of 3D digital planning and diagnostic protocols will be featured along with comprehensive case presentations. Both horizontal and vertical ridge defects will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of 3D Diagnostics for implant based reconstruction
  2. Understand the role of recombinant proteins and other bioactive modifiers for hard and soft tissue grafting
  3. Understand the synergy of hard and soft tissue grafting for alveolar ridge reconstruction

Teaching Method: Lecture

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships: Consultant: BioHorizons, Carestream, Salvin, Versah, Osteogenics, NDX; Honorarium (past): Ellman, Piezosurgery


Dr. Richard Miron, DDS, MSc, PhD

Platelet Rich Fibrin in Regenerative Dentistry

Dr. Richard Miron, DDS, MSc, PhDThe 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, further research has demonstrated that shorter and slower centrifugation spin cycles ('the low speed concept') additionally favors wound healing by incorporating higher populations of white blood cells and progenitor cells within the PRF fibrin matrix leading to higher growth factor release within the local micro-environment. Parallel to these findings, 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 course aims to highlight the recent advancements made with respect to the newest formulations of platelet concentrates and systematically presents when, where and why specific platelet concentrates may be utilized to further speed wound healing and tissue regeneration for various clinical indications faced in routine daily dental practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide the biological background and scientific rationale for why platelet concentrates speed wound healing
  2. Introduce new protocols using horizontal centrifugation
  3. Provide clinical indications when, where and why to use PRF (membranes and liquid) in regenerative dentistry and facial esthetics

Teaching Method: Lecture

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships: Grants/Research Support: Straumann, Osteology, International Team for Implantology, Bio-PRF

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.

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

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:

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.

To be announced.


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