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AAP releases regenerative therapies results

March 16, 2015

By Jean Williams

The American Academy of Periodontology released results of its June 2014 workshop on regenerative therapies for periodontal disease in the February 2015 editions of the Journal of Periodontology and Clinical Advances in Periodontics.

The workshop, Enhancing Periodontal Health Through Regenerative Approaches, yielded systematic reviews, consensus reports and practical applications reports. The Journal of Periodontology published the systematic reviews and consensus reports. Clinical Advances in Periodontics published the practical applications reports.

In a Feb. 27 press release, the AAP said, “The practical application reports provide the unique component of the workshop. Each practical application paper describes a specific clinical situation, different approaches that may be considered in its management and how to make treatment decisions based on the provided evidence. Clinical Advances in Periodontics also offers illustrative images and videos that further detail the clinical situation, how it was managed and its expected treatment outcomes.”

Topics of the workshop included the following:

  • Periodontal Soft Tissue Root Coverage Procedures: Managing gingival recession based on current evidence with a primary outcome goal of complete root coverage.
  • Periodontal Soft Tissue Non-Root Coverage Procedures: Assessing the need for gingival augmentation procedures (non-root coverage) around natural teeth.
  • Intrabony Defects: Periodontal regenerative strategies for the management of intrabony periodontal defects.
  • Furcation Defects: How periodontal furcation defects should be managed via periodontal regenerative therapy and what parameters should be used for treatment selection.
  • Emerging Regenerative Approaches for Periodontal Reconstruction: Can emerging technologies for periodontal regeneration become clinical reality?

For the systematic reviews, consensus reports and practical applications report, visit