The Use of Regenerative Materials to Enhance Outcomes

May 31, 2014

Today numerous regenerative materials play a role in allowing clinicians to routinely meet the challenges of periodontal and implant therapy. This includes particulate and putty bone grafts, occlusal collagen, ePTFE, platelet rich fibrin, and amnion-chorion membranes, and recombinant and naturally derived growth factors. Based on published literature and personal experience, Dr. Holtzclaw will share his beliefs on the use of regenerative materials to enhance our ability to save teeth, failing implants, and increase the predictability of placing implants.

The learning objectives include:

-Review available bone grafts substitutes with an emphasis on the benefits of using new allograft blends.

-Look at the levels of predictability provided various types of occlusal membranes when left exposed to the oral environment in site preservation.

-Discuss specific combinations of regenerative materials for the treatment of periodontal defects, failing implants, and site preservation.

-When to consider adding a growth factor to treatment plans.

-How utilization of regenerative materials allows for the use of surgical techniques which reduce surgery time, trauma to the patient, and increase predictability.

Dr. Holtzclaw maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and dental implants in Austin, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander during 12 years of service, completed General Practice residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and residency in Periodontics at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Dr. Holtzclaw has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles relating to various aspects of periodontics and implant dentistry and provided over 100 lectures worldwide. He has been named a Leader in Continuing Dental Education by Dentistry Today for 8 consecutive years (2007-2014), is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and currently serves as the Co-Editor-in- Chief of the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry, and an editorial board member of Clinical Advances in Periodontology.



Dan Holtzclaw
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