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Embryomimetic Regeneration: New Concepts for Osseointegration

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Martin Chin, DDS

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Develops many devise and techniques for distraction osteogenesis of the orbit, midface, and alveolar process
  • Private practive, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California

Embryomimetic regeneration is a new concept for creation of osseointegration, bone reconstruction, and periodontal repair. Recent discoveries in biotechnology and developmental biology can now be applied to clinical dentistry, resulting in new procedures that can solve disorders that were previously untreatable. Bone biologists have unveiled the mechanisms that form bone in the embryo and have demonstrated that these mechanisms are preserved and remain active in the adult. Modern investigators used advanced imaging technology to show how embryos create a skeleton through a process involving a collagen fiber network precursor. The same mechanism of embryogensis operatesin the adult. The purpose of this presentation is to outline a step-by-step approach to the effective use of these new techniques. Long-term clinical results will be presented that will verify improved efficiency and predictability of treatment outcomes, particularly where there is a need to place implants in compromised sites.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completino of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Identify the four essential requirements for bone forming construct

2. Design a surgical procedure incorporating the four essential requirments to form bone

3. Understand the role of the Sharpey fiber matrix in the formation of bone and osseointegration.

AGD Subject Code: 690

Topics: Chin, Embryomimettic Regeneration, osseointegration