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Speakers - Periodontal Conference 2016

Prof. Dr. Mariano Sanz

MD – Degree- Universidad Complutense of Madrid
Specialist in Stomatology. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Specialist in Periodontology. University of  California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Doctor en Medicine (PhD degree). Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Honorary Doctorate for the University of Goteborg (Sweden) and San Sebastian (Santiago de Chile)
Professor and Chairman of Periodontology. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Director of the Graduate Programme “Master in Periodontology”. Universidad Complutense de    Madrid

Past-Secretary General of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)
Past-President of the Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA)
Past-President of the Pan European Region of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR-PER)

Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Evidence-Based Dental Practice and Member of the Editorial Committee of: Journal of Periodontal Research, Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implant Research, Clinical Oral Investigations, European Journal of Dental Education and European Journal of Implantology

Has published scientific more than 250 articles and book chapters in Periodontology, Implant  Dentistry and Dental Education.
Has given multiple courses and seminars in Periodontology, Implant Dentistry and Dental Education.



Future perspectives in Periodontal Regeneration. Application of bioengineering principles.

Current periodontal regeneration technologies are aimed for the treatment of periodontal intrabony lesions with the goal of improving the overall tooth prognosis and maintain the natural dentition in chronic periodontitis patients. Systematic reviews from randomized clinical trials have demonstrated that this goal is predictable and these technologies are used according to decisions based on specific patients and site characteristics (the anatomy of the lesions, adjacent teeth, etc.). In spite of this high predictability these interventions have not become generalized and there is a common belief among practitioners that they are difficult and unpredictable. The advent of bio-engineering principles based on the use of cells with capacity to differentiate into the target tissues, growth factors able to provide the differentiation signals to these cells and scaffolds able to maintain the space to enable the tissue reconstruction may enable to overcome some of these difficulties. In this presentation we shall provide the bases on the use of cell therapy applied to periodontal regeneration and the first results of experimental and humal clinical trials using these principles.