Optimizing Bone Grafts for Periodontal and Bone Regeneration: Taking a Closer Look at Grafting Options
Bone grafting materials have been successfully utilized in regenerative dentistry for nearly 3 decades. While autografts remain the gold standard, alternatives including allografts, xenografts, and synthetic alloplasts have dominated the market owing to their ease of use. This lecture will focus specifically on the regenerative properties of each of these classes of bone grafts and explicitly inform clinicians on their ideal uses for bone grafting in all clinical indications. Much like one implant size/shape cannot be utilized for all implant cases, neither should one bone grafting material be utilized for all grafting procedures. This lecture will aim to provide an understanding of when and where to use xenografts versus allografts, FDBA versus DFDBA, and the limitations and pitfalls to utilizing one grafting material for all cases. Furthermore, updates to next generation grafting materials including osteoinductive synthetic materials (Osopia), novel bone adhesives (Tetranite), and particulate dentin grafting (Kometa Bio) will be provided. Lastly, novel research from the presenter’s lab will reveal for the first-time new grafting materials (yet to be released to market) specifically designed to make grafting cheaper, more effective and optimized for every clinical indication.
- Understand the regenerative properties of each class of bone grafts and understand their specific uses
- Compare and contrast all allografts on the market: Understand how to properly select them from the hundreds of vendors
- Discuss and understand why non-resorbable xenografts are in fact favorable in certain clinical situations
- Reveal new grafting materials yet to be released to market that will favor cheaper, more effective and more optimized bone grafting for every clinical indication