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Wakefield Study Club - 03 February 2016

Biomimetic Periodontology

Presented by: Roberto Rossi
Exhibitor: Osstem UK, Implantium, Trycare Ltd
Date: 03 February 2016
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield, (J39 M1), Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF4 3QZ

Modern periodontal treatment has changed in the course of the years, since the need for aesthetics and the pressure of the patients has shifted the attention from basic function. Nowadays surgical techniques aided by the use of the microscopy and of micro-instruments give the chance to the periodontist to refine his skills and to address the aesthetic needs in a more efficient way.

The presentation will evaluate all aspects of periodontal treatment dealing with aesthetics: periodontal plastic surgery for root coverage and soft tissue augmentation, treatment of infrabony osseous lesions, treatment of ridge defects, periodontal and prosthetic problems, and problems concerning the soft tissue around implants.

Learning Objectives: 1. To understand the meaning of Biomimetics 2. To evaluate the different problems related to periodontal disease and its effects 3. To diagnose and treat all the effects of periodontal disease with biomimetic surgical techniques 4. To put aesthetic and function always into the treatment plan


Dr Rossi graduated in dentistry with honours in Genova and then specialised in Periodontology at Boston University Graduate School of Dental Medicine in 1992.

He received the M.Sc.D in Periodontology with a publication in the Journal of Periodontology.

After returning to Italy he established a practice limited to Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

He has been doing research in the field of guided tissue regeneration with different groups. He has ben a professor in the departments of Periodontology in different universities (Genova, Padova, Pisa, Chieti, Roma) and is a professor at the Master in Periodontology programme at the University of Roma Sapienza since 2000.

He is a member of the Italian Society of Perio (SidP), International member of the American Academy of Periodontology and an active member of the Italian Society of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED). He is an honorary member of the Bohemian Society of Implantology and former secretary of the Boston University Italian Alumni association.

Dr Rossi is a national and international speaker and an author of publications on peer reviewed magazines. He is also a co-author of the book Bone Biomaterials and Beyond, having particularly contributed to the chapters on guided tissue regeneration.

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