Current potential of regenerative periodontal surgery: Established concepts and new ideas
Nowadays, in the era of aesthetics, any treatment in dentistry must be performed meticulously to maintain a natural tooth or provide successful replacement. Recent developments in the field of regeneration have enabled clinicians to perform minimally invasive, patient-friendly approaches. Tooth retention procedures involving regenerative periodontal surgeries have been well documented over the last 20 years. Innovative surgical techniques and sophisticated flap designs have improved the clinical outcomes and decreased patient morbidity. Success of periodontal regeneration is highly correlated with wound stability in the early and late phases. Biomaterial exposure or healing by secondary intention may lead to bacterial contamination in the surgical area and impair the outcomes of periodontal regeneration particularly in the interproximal site. To date, different surgical procedures have been proposed to preserve the interdental papilla during the early and late phases of wound healing to prevent contamination of the regenerating area and eventual wound failure. However, published findings do not report 100% primary closure over the defect-associated papilla during the wound healing process. An ideal flap design may overcome this particular issue and preserve the original anatomy of the entire interdental soft tissues. This presentation is aimed to introduce the historical roadmap of regenerative periodontal approaches to a novel tunnel-like surgical technique designed specifically to maintain the integrity of the defect-associated interdental papilla.
Biography : Serhat Aslan, DDS, PhD
Prof. Serhat Aslan is a graduate of Ege University, School of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree. He attended Periodontology Program of Graduate Study offered by Institute of Health Sciences at Ege University and awarded a PhD degree at Periodontics. He maintains a private practice limited to periodontics, fixed prosthodontics and implants with focus on microsurgery, hard and soft tissue reconstruction and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Aslan is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Italy. He is an Invited Professor in Post-graduate Program in Periodontology and Implantology, University of Porto, Portugal.
Currently, he is the board member and treasurer of Turkish Society of Periodontology. Also, he is a member of European Federation of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology and Turkish Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Aslan is intensely involved in mono/multi-center clinical research and development in periodontology, with special emphasis to plastic-periodontal surgery, guided bone/tissue regeneration and esthetic implant therapy.