Friday, September 29th, 12:45 - 13:45 pm, Room Helsinki 1
Allografts – new perspectives in guided bone augmentation
Speaker: Prof. Daniel Rothamel, Germany and Dr. Robert Oretti, UK
Various clinical indications alone or in combination with guided bone regeneration frequently require bone augmentation. Today, autologous bone grafts harvested from the doner site represent the gold standard for guided bone regeneration but are associated with several shortcomings related to the increase in patient`s morbidity and anatomical limitations of the donor site. Increasing evidence indicates that allografts may represent a safe alternative to autologous transplants in implant therapy. This forum will provide new data and therapeutic concepts on allografts pointing to the potential clinical relevance of these materials in implant dentistry.