Quality Resource Guide: Periodontal Regeneration (3rd Edition) is organized by MetLife.
Originally published: March 2009
Updated and revised: March 2013 and July 2017.
Expiration date: July 2020
MetLife designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits for the review of this Quality Resource Guide and successful completion of the post test.
The third edition of this Guide takes a comprehensive approach to the regeneration (new bone, cementum and periodontal ligament) of the periodontal attachment apparatus as well as the soft tissues of the periodontium. Recent systematic reviews form the basis for identifying those clinical circumstances and therapies most likely to result in regeneration as opposed to repair through the formation of a long junctional epithelium. Currently available bone and gingival grafting materials are discussed and compared, including the role of guided tissue regeneration. The section on case selection and evidence based treatment outcomes provides guidance for the practitioner faced with recommending either regenerative therapy or extraction and implant placement. The Guide is extensively referenced and the numerous illustrations are a valuable adjunct to the narrative.
Following this unit of instruction, the learner should be able to:
• Describe the clinical and biological goals of periodontal regeneration.
• Recognize the clinical and radiographic features of periodontal defects that are favorable for successful periodontal regeneration.
• Gain a familiarity with current treatment approaches for achieving periodontal regeneration.
• Understand treatment outcomes based on recent evidence-based systematic reviews.
• Identify conditions and factors that may adversely impact treatment outcome.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Periodontics and Periodontology