Socket Bone Grafting Techniques using d-PTFE Membranes

Anthony Reganato, DDS, MD, Socket Bone Grafting Techniques using d-PTFE Membranes
Speaker: Anthony Reganato, DDS, MD
Category: Oral Surgery
CE Credits: 2.5
Format: MP4 Video
This course will explore the advantages of using d-PTFE in socket grafting applications. Since primary closure is not used, a second surgery is not required for membrane removal. The procedure is rapi...more
  • Running Time: 2 hours
  • Released: 6/4/2014
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 310.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


Dense PTFE is non-resorbable and chemically stable. In addition to its long history in the field of guided tissue regeneration, PTFE has been used for over 30 years in cardiovascular applications such as suture, vascular grafts and heart valves. PTFE is bio-inert and does not cause inflammation. If manufactured with a small pore size (0.3 microns), bacteria are prevented from entering the structure of the barrier while still allowing diffusion of oxygen and small molecules across the membrane. Upon implantation, dense PTFE is immediately coated with plasma proteins, facilitating cellular adhesion to the smooth, biocompatible surface. This cellular adhesion is observed to form a hermetic seal, providing resistance to migration of bacteria and epithelial cells around and under the membrane when it is exposed in the mouth. Plasma protein adsorption also facilitates diffusion of soluble organic molecules across the membrane. Removal of dense PTFE is simplified due to the lack of tissue ingrowth into the surface structure. The primary advantage of high-density PTFE is the ability to remain exposed in the mouth while protecting the underlying defect and bone graft. The membrane is soft, flexible and easy to handle. Primary closure is not required and the membrane may be removed without additional surgery if exposed. If primary closure technique is used, the membrane may be easily removed through a small incision in a flapless technique.

Description of Speaker:
Anthony J Reganato is a Private Practice Periodontist and Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Originating out of Long Island, NY, he attended New York University College of Dentistry for his DDS Degree, continuing on with a 2-year GPR Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, NY. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010 with two Certificates in Periodontics and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Dentistry, and is currently practicing in several general practitioner offices in the Chicagoland area.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Understand design principles of surgical flaps that facilitate placement and retention of d-PTFE membranes
  • Understand the need for thorough debridement of the surgical site prior to the placement of biologic materials at the surgical site
  • Manage d-PTFE membrane application in regards to trimming of the membrane in order to accommodate the morphology of the defect, as well as seating of the membrane in order to prevent its distortion upon placement
  • Understand suturing principles that facilitate flap and membrane adaptation to the surgical site
  • Perform minimally invasive socket grafting techniques using d-PTFE membranes when primary closure cannot be obtained at the surgical site and when a gain in keratinized tissue is desired

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program. He does declare that he does have a financial interest in educating dental professionals.

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