Corporate Session an der Europerio in Amsterdam
Speaker: Daniel Thoma
Autogenous connective tissue grafts were for a long time considered to be the gold standard for soft tissue volume augmentation. These transplants are, however, associated with an increased patient morbidity. Geistlich Fibro-Gide®, an innovative soft tissue substitute, demonstrated to be non-inferior at implant sites, reduces patient morbidity compared to autogenous grafts and maintains the augmented volume up to 1 year post crown insertion.
Speaker: Giovanni Zucchelli
Treatment of gingival recession is an important therapeutic issue due to the increasing number of cosmetic requests from patients. Patients aesthetic demand, due to the exposure, during smiling or function, of the root surface, is the main indication for root coverage surgical procedures, thus complete root coverage, up to the cemento-enamel junction, is the goal. The gold standard procedure is the coronally advanced flap with connective tissue graft. Harvesting graft procedure is related to longer surgical chair time, postoperative pain and discomfort. A new collagen matrix can be successfully used in combination with a coronally advanced flap to increase soft tissue thickness.