True grit - does particle size matter?
It has long been believed that particle size may be one of the most crucial factors in the performance of a bone substitute material. This short presentation reviews the range of particle sizes found in commercially available bone substitute materials and the data available regarding how particle size may affect performance.
Anthony Bendkowski is an oral surgeon and principal of a ten-surgeon group of clinics providing an oral surgery and implant reconstructive referral service in London and the South East of England. He qualified from University College Hospital Dental School, London, in 1982 and subsequently gained extensive experience in both hospital and practice-based oral surgery. He has over 20 years’ experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. Anthony has a keen interest in all aspects of dental education and has lectured on and run bone augmentation and implant training courses for a number of years. He is Immediate Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK), an Examiner for the Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry as well as for Membership in Oral Surgery for The Royal College of Surgeons, England. Clinically he undertakes all aspects of bone grafting, including iliac crest for reconstruction of extensively resorbed cases.
Qualifications: BDS LDSRCS MFGDP DipDSed DPDS MSurg Dent