Geistlich Courses & Congresses
The Geistlich Mini-Symposium offers attendees with an opportunity to listen to two world-renowned clinicians talking all things oral regeneration.
Assoc Prof Stephen Chen - Lecture 1:
The inevitable consequence of tooth extraction is resorption and subsequent modelling of the alveolar bone, with a decrease in the dimensions of the ridge. Bone augmentation is often required to compensate for the loss of bone volume, allow implants to be placed in the correct position and to optimise aesthetics. In contrast, ridge preservation aims to minimise this resorption and to enhance the ability for implants to be placed in the correct restorative
position. This lecture will review the evidence for bone augmentation and ridge preservation procedures, and will outline the techniques involved. A discussion on grafting materials and socket closure techniques will be presented.
Dr Paolo Casentini - Lecture 2:
The concept of Prosthetically Guided Regeneration (PGR) has been analysed and treatment options have been devised to deal with complex implant cases involving both bone and soft-tissue defects. The PGR protocol will also allow the classification of different degrees of atrophy, and to select the more appropriate reconstructive technique. The development of CAD-CAM technologies such as individualised titanium meshes (i.e. Yxoss CBR®), as well as novel biomaterials, have helped clinicians combat the challenges faced on a daily basis. A sequence of clinical cases and HD videos will illustrate this new treatment philosophy.
Dr Paolo Casentini - Hands-on Workshop:
Attendees will be given a more detailed overview of the concept of PGR, with the opportunity to trial the use of new biomaterials (Geistlich Fibro-Gide®) and devices (Yxoss CBR® system) that can help the clinician to apply these concepts surgically. Please refer to Dr Casentini Sydney Workshop