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23. A Prospective Pilot Study on the Clinical Application of Stromal Vascular Fraction Stem Cells in the Treatment of Miller Class I and II Gingival Recession Defects By Nicholas Toscano, Danny Holtzclaw, Steven Victor 37 Immediate Molar Implant
Regenerative medicine is a rapidly expanding set of innovative technologies that restore function by enabling the body to repair, replace, and regenerate damaged, aging or diseased cells, tissues and organs. In the practice of surgical dentistry, a number of products and techniques have been introduced and used over the past 20 years to stimulate regeneration of dental tissues including bone and gingiva. One such technique which has recently been used for such purposes is the use of adult multipotent cells obtained from adipose tissue. The aim of this prospective pilot study case series is to report use of the IntelliCell™ adipose processing technique to obtain adult multipotent cells for use in the treatment of gingival recession.
37. Immediate Molar Implant Placement: A Private Practice Clinical Investigation By Alphonse Gargiulo, Thomas Manos, Mark Kolozenski, James Morrone, Alex Tzanos
The success rate of immediately placed solid screw type implants into fresh molar sockets was described in the present private practice clinical investigation. Ninety-five patients, 42 female and 53 male began and completed the study. Age of patients ranged from 19 to 75 years, with a mean age of 50.5 years. Ninety-seven solid screw type implants were placed with 100% success rate over a 3 year range of treatment.
49. A Comparative Retrospective Follow Up of Patients Treated with Implants Either with a Blasted or Super Hydrophilic Surface with or without an Adjunctive GBR Procedure By Thomas Zumstein, Nyree Divitini, Neil Meredith
The study aims to report the outcomes from a retrospective clinical study on a super hydrophilic implant and compare these results with those reported on an implant with a blasted surface.
61. Histological and Computed Tomography Analysis of Amnion Chorion Membrane in Guided Bone Regeneration in Socket Augmentation By Steve Wallace, Charles Cobb
Tooth extraction often results in the loss of height and width of alveolar bone in untreated socket sites. Subsequent reduction in the height and width of alveolar bone can compromise the placement of implants. Numerous non-resorbable and resorbable membranes have been successfully utilized for guided bone regeneration (GBR). Placental tissue is considered immunoprivileged, possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and provides a protein enriched matrix to facilitate cell migration. The purpose of this case series was to evaluate the use of allograft amnion chorion membrane (ACM) for use in (GBR) over extractions grafted with freeze-dried allograft bone (FDBA) in preparation of implant placement.
75. Soft Tissue Esthetics in Implant Dentistry Strategies for Sucess: A Case Presentation By Lanka Mahesh, Gregori Kurtzman
Echoing the relationship between the periodontal tissues and a natural tooth, the supporting tissues of an osseointegrated implant must be organized not only to anchor the implant in the bone, but also to provide functional and esthetic dental rehabilitation. Where esthetic rehabilitation is concerned, it is governed by multiple patient and surgical factors defining the esthetic risk in the anterior region (esthetic zone). The aim of this paper is to discuss multiple factors which must be considered for optimal soft tissue esthetics in implant dentistry.
87. I’m a doctor…why do I need a PR and Social Media Campaign? By Rachel FIne, Andrea Smacicia
Many dental and medical professionals shy from publicity and social media because they mistakenly believe they don’t warrant the attention, they are often too humble to invest in PR or feel they don’t have the time to be active on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, and they believe they can’t afford it. The reality is that the public is hungry for credible information that can help them lead healthier lives and in today’s ultra competitive market, dental and medical specialists simply can’t afford not to invest in marketing themselves. Combining Public Relations and Social Media is the most effective way to increase awareness of your practice among key, targeted audiences: media and influencers, professional peers, existing patients, potential new patients, and widespread consumers who rely on experts like yourselves to help guide their decision making in a time when they largely feel neglected by the medical field.