Guided Tissue Regeneration: Principles and Surgical Protocols

Dr. Giacomo Tarquini, Guided Tissue Regeneration: Principles and Surgical Protocols
Speaker: Dr. Giacomo Tarquini
Category: Periodontics
CE Credits: 1.25
Format: MP4 Video
This CE course covers the Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) principles for the treatment of intrabony defects around teeth. Detailed descriptions of both the biological rationale and the surgical proto...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 12/7/2022
  • Expiration Date: 12/7/2025
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.25 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 490.

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

This course covers the Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) principles for the treatment of intrabony defects around teeth, which represent an anatomical sequela to the apical spread of periodontitis: GTR aims indeed to obtain an increase in the periodontal attachment level of a severely compromised tooth, a complete resolution of intrabony defects, a decrease in pocket depth and, finally, no or minimal decrease in gingival recession.

Detailed descriptions are given of both the biological rationale and the surgical protocol that underlie GTR.

Also, the diagnostic path and the multi-level prognostic factors evaluation are the subject of an in-depth discussion, as well as a detailed analysis of risk factors.

When it comes to the surgical approach, a detailed clinical flow chart leading to the right choice among the various techinques for GTR is presented and each surgical technique is showed following a “step by step” approach with the help of a large number of pictures and clinical videos.

Since GTR involves the use of barrier membranes, grafting of bone substitutes, and employment of biologically active regenerating materials (alone or in combination) a detailed regeneration strategy based on the properties of each biomaterial as well as the shape of the defect is addressed to help clinicians make informed choices.

Clinical potential and limits for Guided Tissue Regeneration compared with other surgical techniques as well as the role of Supportive Periodonta Therapy (SPT) are also discussed. The clinical efficacy and effectiveness of periodontal regenerative procedures is discussed on the basis of speaker’s personal experience and in the light of most recent high level scientific evidence.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Make a proper case-definition of periodontitis
  • Diagnose the presence of intrabony defects which are candidates for regenerative therapy
  • Identify all risk factors according to a multi-level analysis
  • Select the right surgical technique to treat any kind of defect according to the GTR principles
  • Make a biologically-oriented choice among the extensive set of biomaterials
Description of Speaker:
Giacomo Tarquini, DDS, graduated with honors in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics from the University La Sapienza of Rome in 1994. He completed his training and specialized in periodontology at the Department of Periodontology of University La Sapienza of Rome. Today, he practices the free profession in Rome with a particular interest in the disciplines of periodontology and implantology. He is also a consultant, professor, tutor and lecturer for a variety of dental specialties. Along with various articles, Tarquini is the author of the textbook, “Techniques of Periodontal Surgery from Diagnosis to Therapy.”

In the past 12 months, the lecturer/author declares that neither he/she nor any member of his/her family have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial entities nor have been paid directly by dentists and other health professionals within the field of dentistry or health care.

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