permamem® - Horizontal/vertical GBR with a new non-resorbable membrane
Speaker: Stavros Pelekanos
Originally broadcasted on: 25th September, 2017, 6:00 PM CET (Berlin) Other time zonesDuring this webinar, the clinical performance of a new non-resorbable membrane (permamem®) in horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation will be presented.
Furthermore, the handling and fixation of the membrane, membrane removal as well as clinical indications for permamem® will be addressed.
Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a well-established technique in modern dentistry to augment lost hard tissue around dental implants. The basic principle of this method is the placement of a barrier membrane between the soft tissue and residual bone in order to prevent the fast-proliferating epithelial cells from populating the bony defect and to provide space and time for the migration of slow-dividing osteogenic cells into the defect area.
In the course of the evolution of those techniques, different types of membranes have evolved, which can be divided into either non-resorbable or resorbable membranes. Non-resorbable membranes were first introduced in the dental field and are primary made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). They maintain their structural integrity over the whole healing period and are specifically used to regenerate bone defects outside the bony envelope due to a higher stability and better space maintenance properties when compared to resorbable membranes. In this webinar, GBR procedures with different types of membranes will be addressed, with special focus on a new PTFE membrane.
In 2002, he was appointed full-time Lecturer at the Department of Prosthodontics, Dental School, University of Athens, Greece, and is now Assistant Professor in the same department. Since 2013 he is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). His professional affiliations include: the International College of Prosthodontics (ICP), European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Greek Prosthodontic Association and many others. He is a faculty member of gIDE Institute (Global Institute of Dental Education, Los Angeles, California) lecturing internationally and performing hands on courses on implants, aesthetics and restorative procedures.
In 2008 and 2011, Dr. Pelekanos received second and first prize at the scientific award competition of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry held in Madrid, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey respectively. To date he has published over twenty articles in peer reviewed journals and 2 chapters in books.