speakers dr dan spagnoli

Pikos Hard and Soft Tissue Symposium 2016

Tissue Engineering Enhanced Horizontal and Vertical Bone Regeneration

Proper ridge volume, ridge relationships and bone viability are essential requisites for long term implant success. This presentation will review surgical approaches to the maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridge that involve the preservation of flap vascular supply and methods of vertical and horizontal ridge regeneration. The surgical techniques of space maintenance including osteotomies and mesh with rigid fixation will be described. Regenerative graft science and application will be reviewed in relation to each defect. The use and application of graft materials alone or in combination will include rhBMP2/ACS 1.5mg/ml (Infuse Medtronic), allogeneic bone, autogenous bone, bone marrow aspiration and concentration of stem cells.


Learning Objectives:
• Understand the application of available tissue engineering methods to ridge reconstruction
• Understand the role of space maintenance, flap design, and flap vascularity for successful ridge regeneration
• Understand the methodology of osteotomy preparation, mesh design and treatment planning


Dr. Dan Spagnoli
• Undergraduate: BS Biology and Chemistry, West Virginia Wesleyan College
• Graduate: MS.& PhD, Anatomy, West Virginia University School Of Medicine
• Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology School of medicine.
• Dental School: DDS West Virginia University School of Dentistry
• Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: LSU HSC School of Dentistry & Charity Hospital
• Practice: 23 years Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery (University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) Clinical professor Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery LSU
• Current Position: Associate Professor & Chairman Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery LSU HSC School of Dentistry.
• Research and Publications: Primarily in the areas of tissue engineering, reconstructive surgery, TMJ surgery, Distraction Osteogenesis