Masters in Regeneration Series


Dr. Samuel Lynch

Biology of Regeneration for Clinicians: Why We Do What We Do

Dr. Lynch is perhaps the world’s foremost expert on the biology of tissue regeneration and wound healing, and how to take advantage of these biologic principles to improve patient care.  He has pioneered the development and clinical use of some of the most popular biologic regenerative therapies in dental and craniomaxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery and dermal wound healing. He will discuss the 1) biology of regeneration in the oral cavity; 2) how pure rhPDGF-BB compares to PRF and PRP,  and other biologics promoted for use in dental surgery; 3) the biologic rationale of when to use membranes with rhPDGF, and when they may do more harm than good; 4) how to achieve faster influx of healing stem cells and new blood vessels into your hard and soft tissue grafts; and 5) application of these biologic principles in numerous clinical cases.

Dr. Homa Zadeh

Biologics in Oral Plastic Surgery

Periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue deficiencies may be treated through a variety of approaches. Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) technique has a number of advantages which makes this technique suitable for periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue regeneration. A variety of biologics have been used to enhance wound healing. Recombinant Platelet Derived Growth Factor-BB (rh-PDGF-BB) has had a long history of application in periodontal and peri-implant regeneration. This presentation will review the applications of rhPDGF-BB in VISTA for oral plastic surgery. The rationale, scientific evidence and clinical protocol for the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant deficiencies will be discussed.

Dr. Marc Nevins

Advances for Esthetic Dental Implants: Minimally Invasive Techniques w/ Biologics (rhPDGF-BB)

This presentation will provide a clinical update on minimally invasive approaches for Esthetic Implant Site Development. The utilization of recombinantly engineered platelet-derived growth factor-BB (rhPDGF-BB) has accelerated the trend toward minimally invasive surgical procedures to preserve and enhance the esthetic foundation for dental implant supported restorations. This program will present guidelines for incremental levels of flap elevation from flapless to open procedures for implant site development. The use of growth factors has increased the ability for optimal hard and soft tissue regeneration with less invasive techniques. This course will provide a decision matrix for how to manage extraction site defects including whether to raise a flap and how to sequence soft tissue grafting.

Dr. Ernesto Lee

The S.M.A.R.T. Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting Technique: Improved Outcomes, Superior Esthetics, Fewer Complications

Dr. Michael McGuire

Techniques for Achieving Optimum Soft Tissue and Bone Healing for Esthetics and Function Around Teeth and Implants

Dr. Robert Horowitz

Techniques for Tissue Regeneration using rhPDGF and/or PRF: When, Where and Why?

Dr. Donald Clem

Techniques for Optimizing Clinical Results and Patient Satisfaction While Minimizing Staff Time Using Biologics

Dr. Todd Scheyer

Techniques for Achieving Optimum Soft Tissue and Bone Healing for Esthetics and Function Around Teeth and Implants

Dr. Jeff Ganeles 

Techniques for Predictable and Esthetic Root Coverage in a Busy Private Practice