Update on Bone Substitutes: What Every Dentist Needs to Know
Course Description: In Dr. James Fine’s lecture on bone grafting, he dissected thorny issues of autogenous vs allografts vs xenografts. Jim explained the differences between cortical and cancellous bone grafts, and if the two should be combined. Now, in the second lecture on bond grafting, Update on B, one Substitutes Dr. Fine, who heads Columbia’s PG perio program, tackles what happens when bone substitutes are introduced into the scheme of osseous regeneration and wound healing.
This lecture addresses both known and unknowns. What is tissue engineering? Should patients who smoke receive treatment? Can bisphosphonates aid in wound healing? Is your patient Vitamin D deficient and why does this matter? Why should we know more about Forteo? Jim answers these questions and raises many more, all that affect patient outcome…and what every dentist needs to know.
Course Objectives: After completing this course participants should be able to:
- Understand how tissue engineering affects wound healing
- Recognize which issues affect clinical outcomes and are not influenced by technique
- Understand when Xenografts should be used instead of allografts
- Know the healing times of different graft materials
- Realize the importance of Vitamin D and periodontal outcomes
- Understand the importance of synthetic parathyroid hormone
- Recognize the role NSAIDS have in bone healing
- Understand Bisphosphonates and how they affect bone metabolism