FCE5: The Role of Growth Factors in Soft Tissue Grafts - Annual Meeting 2019

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FCE5: The Role of Growth Factors in Soft Tissue Grafts

November 3, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm


Ziv Mazor

E. Todd Scheyer


Gordon Douglass

1.5 CE

Periodontics has pioneered the repair and regeneration of gingival tissues with autogenous and alternative tissue grafts. Today the addition of tissue engineering techniques enables the clinician to improve the clinical outcome. The use of biologic agents and growth factors will facilitate healing and periodontal regeneration with soft tissue grafts. Additionally an autologous tissue engineering approach utilizing leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) to create resilient shapeable membrane forms that enhance both hard and soft tissue regeneration will be presented. Histological research will be reviewed showing the periodontal regeneration of these products and techniques. The clinical applications of growth factors, biologic agents to facilitate periodontal healing and L-PRF alone for soft tissue enhancement will be shown.


Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the clinical and histologic outcomes of the use of biologic agents and growth factors.
  • Explain biologic benefits of using L-PRF in soft tissue healing.
  • Review the techniques for root coverage including growth factors.
  • Follow the clinical surgical protocol utilizing L-PRF for gingival recession treatment.
  • Examine the systemic reviews on root coverage with growth factors and biologic agents.


November 3, 2019
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
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