Regenerative

Discussions related to bone grafting during dental implant procedures.

Closing over Bio Gide or leaving it exposed?

Is it better to get partial coverage over the wound site and membrane with minimal tension or is it better to completely cover the membrane with a flap, even if it is under some tension?

Would you use PRGF in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma?

I have a patient who has been daignosed with Multiple Myeloma, since PRGF is Plasma Rich in Growth Factors and Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the Plasma Cells, would using PRGF in the extraction sites concentrate cancer cells in the jawbone?

Stem Cells for Bone Regeneration: Discussion Topic

There has been considerable interest in using mesenchymal stem cells and pluripotent cells for bone
regeneration. This is especially important for use in stimulating bone regeneration in extractions sites.

Membranes Over Bone Grafts: Is This Really Necessary?

In my training, we were required to place membranes over every bone graft, but I have observed that some oral surgeons do not always use membranes to cover their bone grafts sites, and I have had many difficulties with membranes.