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Join us at the Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting Corporate Forum
Phoenix Convention Center
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Room 127AB - Session Two
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Applications of Atelocollagen Plug in Extraction Site Preservation and Implant Site Development
H. Ryan Kazem, DMD
Dental implant replacement of missing teeth requires adequate hard and soft tissue for creating biologically-compatible restorations. Socket preservation and implant site development are essential in implant replacement therapy and achieving highly aesthetic and functional results. The predictability of such procedures is influenced by the site location, defect type and size, soft tissue quantity and quality, health of the surrounding tissues, and proximity to the sinus in the posterior maxilla. As such, conventional guided bone regeneration techniques may only sometimes be an option in socket preservation and augmentation. Atelocollagen is a unique material that can be used alone or in conjunction with other materials in site development. In this program, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi discusses the applications of Atelocollagen in socket management and presents several simple and complex clinical cases with a step-by-step process in site development.
11:15 am – noon
Er: YAG Laser Decontamination of Failing Implant Surfaces
Véronique Benhamou, BSc, DDS, Cert. Perio.
Oral rehabilitation with dental implants has been proven to be an effective procedure. However, the incidence of peri-implantitis has become an emerging concern and the effective decontamination of modern implant surfaces can be problematic. The complex modern surface topography of implants offers a perfect haven for bacterial adhesion and colonization. The main objective of peri-implantitis treatment is to eliminate soft and hard deposits, without changing the topography or causing implant surface damage and enabling the eventual regeneration of bone around a failing implant. The Erbium yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er: YAG) laser with a wavelength of 2940 nm is presented, as part of a complete protocol, as a treatment option for the removal of biofilms from contaminated dental implants. Its laser light is well-absorbed by biofilms, and it does not affect the implant surface allowing for a more predictable attempt at regeneration around certain defects.
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