Alternative Approaches to Managing Soft Tissue Deficiencies: The Role of Xenogeneic Collagen

Location:
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Date:
Saturday, 21 May 2022 (9:00am to 1:30pm)
Costs:
$595
Speaker:
A/Prof. Mehdi Valizadeh, DDS (Iran), MSD (Perio) A/Prof. Valizadeh is the founder and clinical director of Vision Periodontics (2022) which is a specialist centre for advanced periodontics and implant dentistry located at South Perth, WA. Mehdi is an over-seas trained, board-certified, and Australian-registered specialist periodontist. Formerly being the practice principal at PDI Periodontics (West Perth/Booragoon, WA), Mehdi has an esteemed experience in the field of Periodontics and Implant Surgery. Mehdi is an active member/fellow of multiple prestigious societies in his field of his practice and is the current president of Australian Society of Periodontology – WA branch.
Course language:
English
Country:
Australia
Maximum number of participants:
30
Organizer:
Geistlich Pharma Australia Pty Ltd.
Thematic Focus:
Soft Tissue Management (around implants), Soft Tissue Management (around teeth)
Methods:
Hands-on with model (animal, cadaver, plastic)
Target audience:
Cranio-maxillofacial surgeon, General dentist, Implant specialist, Oral surgeon, Periodontal specialist
Training level:
Advanced
Beginner

The gold standard treatment of soft tissue volume deficiencies involves the harvesting of autologous connective tissue, usually from the palate. Harvesting of connective tissue can be somewhat technically challenging and is associated with donor site morbidity (i.e., pain, bleeding, and risk of infection). Geistlich Fibro-Gide is a novel xenogeneic biomaterial designed specifically for soft tissue regeneration. It is a porcine-derived, porous, resorbable, and volume-stable collagen matrix which encourages angiogenesis and supports the ingrowth and formation of new connective tissue. This can now be achieved without the need of tissue harvesting; offering an exciting new alternative for connective tissue grafts. Collagen matrices can also be useful in the management of certain types of gingival recession defects.

The gold standard treatment of soft tissue volume deficiencies involves the harvesting of autologous connective tissue, usually from the palate.  Harvesting of connective tissue can be somewhat technically challenging and is associated with donor site morbidity (i.e., pain, bleeding, and risk of infection).  Geistlich Fibro-Gide is a novel xenogeneic biomaterial designed specifically for soft tissue regeneration.  It is a porcine-derived, porous, resorbable, and volume-stable collagen matrix which encourages angiogenesis and supports the ingrowth and formation of new connective tissue.  This can now be achieved without the need of tissue harvesting; offering an exciting new alternative for connective tissue grafts.  Collagen matrices can also be useful in the management of certain types of gingival recession defects.