10 Years Clinical Application of cerabone® - Why, When and How?

Speaker: Damir Jelušić

Originally broadcasted on: 27th March, 2017, 6:00 PM CET Other time zones

During the webinar a series of documented clinical cases, practical tips and tricks in the clinical use of cerabone®, Jason® fleece and Jason® membrane will be presented.


Today’s “dental world” turns around implants; teeth are preserved, bridges are not anymore the treatment of choice, edentulous patients wish fixed rehabilitations. In such environment Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) became a standard procedure in our dental offices. Principles of GBR are well known for many years, but still there are a lot of discussions and research in this field. Why, when and how to use specific materials and techniques became a crucial question for clinicians; always with the aim to obtain clinically successful and predictable results.

This webinar is dedicated to celebrate 10 years of clinical use of cerabone®. After many years of application in my private practice, it is the intention of this webinar to share my clinical experience and findings using cerabone®.

cerabone® is a xenograft, meaning that it is derived from animal tissue, in this case from bovine bone. This is the most universal bone substitute material. It is indicated in situations like socket preservation, ridge repair, immediate implant placement, sinus lift, horizontal GBR and combination of those. It is not indicated alone in vertical GBR. In those situations cerabone® should be mixed with autologous bone or others suitable materials or tissues to enhance the potential for regeneration.

The main characteristic of cerabone® is its purity. This is pure bovine HA obtained by heat-treatment above 1.200°C, biocompatible and safe for use. Crystalline sensation under the instrument is observed, it can be mixed with blood, saline, PRF, autologous bone, etc. During the healing phase it is inert and stabile. It could be combined very well with collagen products, such as Jason® membrane and Jason® fleece. Volume stability is one of the reasons to use cerabone® in the aesthetic zone. This is the main advantage compared with other materials like synthetic or human bone. The volume maintaining effect is permanent and cerabone® particles remain in situ non-resorbed.


Damir Jelušić
Damir JelušićDr. Damir Jelušić, DMD, PhD is one of the leading Croatian dental experts, certified at both the national and international levels. He is the vice president of the implantation section of the Croatian Society of Periodontology (HPD), and active member of a number of national and international associations: European Association of Osseointegration (EAO), International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI) and Croatian Society of Dental Implantology (HDDI).

Dr. Jelušić earned his DMD in Dentistry from the School of Dental Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka. He then went on to complete his specialization in periodontology at the Clinic of Dental Medicine of the University Hospital Center Zagreb. In 2014 he received his PhD title at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb. His PhD research focuses on dental biomaterials and their use in implantology.

Along with academic education, for the past 15 years Dr. Jelušić has been pursuing numerous courses of professional specialization in the field of dental implantology. He completed the two-year Master of Implantology Education Programme at the Branemark Center, and the one year Master of Periodontology held by Dr. Tinti in Italy. He actively participated in numerous courses, trainings and congresses of implant prosthetic rehabilitation held by world class lecturers.

Dr. Jelušić’s state-of-the art private clinic focused on implantology and periodontology is located in Opatija, Croatia. He lectures actively at the national and international levels, and is a recognized speaker for many dental companies. Dr. Jelušić is author of several specialized and scientific articles in the field of dental implantology.

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