Over the last two decades recession coverage and dealing with soft tissue deficiencies has been at the forefront of periodontology and implantology.
Until now the connective tissue graft has shown promise as being the golden standard for attachment gain, percentage of root coverage and long-term outcomes.
However, a secondary surgical site and additional morbidity may deter patients who are reluctant to undergo such a procedure and leave them untreated. Therefore, efforts are being made to replace the CTG with allogeneic or xenogeneic collagen matrices that will achieve similar outcomes.
Recent review articles have shown that these materials could well be a viable alternative to the connective tissue graft in treating recessions.
This webinar will review recent advances in utilizing these materials as alternatives to connective tissue grafts and in addition will show a modified technique for recession coverage using a new innovative collagen scaffold.
Methods for recession coverage
Presenting new techniques using a collagen scaffold that has shown promise in soft tissue enhancement and thickening around teeth & implants and for recession coverage in teeth
Discussing healing differences between OSSIX® Volumax collagen scaffold and other xenogeneic materials and autogenous tissue
Professor Bozic is an Associate Prof. at the Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia. He works in the Croatia’s biggest University Clinical Hospital at the Clinic for periodontology as a specialist in periodontology. In addition to that he also works every day in his private clinic.
Professor Bozic is currently the President of the Croatian Society of Periodontology. He has been a long time Croatian delegate to the EFP, a position which he left in 2017. Between2016-2019 he has been the EFP webmaster and member of the Communications Committee for which he has been elected for another 3 year term.
Professor Bozic’s main focus in his clinical work is the reconstruction of soft and hard tissues in periodontitis affected patients with a special research interest is the application of growth factors, namely BMPs and the Hyaluronic acid in regenerative procedures as well as soft tissue reconstruction utilizing various collagen matrices.
Professor Bozic collaborated in various research projects from the use of BMPs in bone reconstruction to the most recently one where with a group of collaborators they have been awarded a grant for a 4 year clinical study: Normative models of vascular biomarkers for improvement of stratification of cardiovascular risk in primary and secondary prevention (NormPreven), where periodontal parameters will be closely monitored.
Professor Bozic lectures extensively on the national and international level on various topics with more than 50 invited lectures so far, and has been invited twice as a speaker at Europerio meetings. He frequently gives advanced clinical master class courses with live surgical procedures.