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Webinar to examine porcine xenograft use in surgery

By DT Study Club
December 05, 2016

LEIPZIG, Germany: Bone grafting is a common procedure in periodontology and implantology, as it replaces missing or defective bone with a suitable substitute. While methods of grafting often utilise materials obtained from artificial sources or the patient’s body, other natural sources can also be used. In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar, Dr David Wong will present a case review of a new porcine xenograft and explain what makes it an ideal substitute.

Autografts, allografts, alloplasts and xenografts are all commonly used treatment options for periodontal and implant-related defects. Choosing a bone grafting source is a crucial component of this treatment, as using the incorrect material or surgical technique can lead to the material’s resorption or failure to integrate. Wong will provide a deeper understanding of the latest porcine xenografts and their diverse applicability in this webinar. Additionally, his presentation will introduce a new pre-hydrated membrane for treating gingival recession.

Wong is a periodontist and runs a private practice in Tulsa in the US. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma’s College of Dentistry in 2005, he co-founded the Tulsa Institute, a company that offers courses in periodontal and oral surgery, with Dr Steven Kendrick. Wong has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and lectures internationally and throughout America.

The 1-hour webinar, titled “A review of porcine xenografts in periodontal and implant-related surgery”, will be broadcast live on 16 December from 2 p.m. CET. Attendance is free of charge after easy registration on the website. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat window and have the opportunity to earn a continuing education credit by completing a multiple-choice questionnaire on the topic discussed. The webinar is sponsored by Dentsply Sirona.

Dental professionals interested in attending the course may register online here.

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