Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a powerful tool that enables implant placement in many situations that wouldn’t allow it due to bone anatomy. Research shows that probably more than 50% of the implants placed require GBR. In this lecture we will discuss the basic biologic principles that decide about success or failure of GBR, how they have remained mainly unchanged since three decades even facing advances in biomaterials and techniques. The presentation and discussion of successful and failed clinical GBR treatments will enhance the knowledge about the implementation of biological bases and scientific knowledge.
Dr. Simone Janner (Supported by STRAUMANN)
PD Dr. med. dent. is a senior lecturer and board-certified oral surgeon at the University of Bern. He is an ITI Fellow and a Leadership Team member of the ITI Section Switzerland.