speakers dr robert marx

Pikos Hard and Soft Tissue Symposium 2016

In-Situ Tissue Engineering for Bone Regeneration

In-situ tissue engineering refers to the regeneration of clinically useful tissue (in this case bone) in the site desired. Combining clinically available growth factors, cell composites and an acceptable matrix, predictable bone regeneration has already been proven in sinus lift surgeries, ridge augmentations, cystic defects, and even continuity defects. The use of in-situ engineering is safe, reduces patient morbidity, and regenerates implantable bone in the outpatient clinical setting without the need for bone harvesting or complex instrumentation.




Learning Objectives:
• To learn how in-situ tissue engineering regenerates bone and supports soft tissue healing
• To learn to clinically apply in-situ tissue engineering for patient benefit
• To understand the dose, correct proportions and timing of the components of in-situ tissue engineering


Robert E. Marx, DDS
Robert E. Marx, DDS is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and is well known as an educator, researcher, and innovative surgeon.  He has pioneered new concepts and treatments for pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial area as well as new techniques in reconstructive surgery.

His many prestigious awards, including the Harry S. Archer Award, the William J. Giles Award, the Paul Bert Award, the Donald B. Osbon Award, and the Daniel Laskin Award, attest to his dedication and commitment to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

His textbook “Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology:  A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment” has also won the American Medical Writers Associations Prestigious Book of the year Award and his other textbooks “Platelet Rich Plasma: Dental and Craniofacial Applications”, “Tissue Engineering”, “Oral and Intravenous Bisphosphonates Induced Osteonecrosis”, and an “Atlas of Bone Harvesting” have been best sellers.  He is a section editor of Oral and Craniofacial Tissue Engineering and serves as a reviewer to many journals.