Piotr Majewski MD, PhD, Assistance Professor at Jagiellonian University Cracow, Poland
A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine Department of Dentistry, Jagiellonian University (UJ) Cracow. Since 2004 he has been Head of the Department of Implantology at the Institute of Dentistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow as well as Director of the CEIA (Central European Implant Academy) where he conducts the scientific research and educational program. A member of the European Association of Osseointegration – EAO, Piezosurgery Academy and Board Member of Polish Implantological Association. From 2010 he is lecturer of 2 Year Continuum Education Program in the field of implantology at College of Dentistry, New York University. He is currently working on a number of research projects on the influence of modifications in the implant surface on the osseointegration process in cases of immediate implantation and immediate implant loading. He mainly specialises in tissue regeneration techniques, aesthetic prosthetic restorations on implants and immediate implants loading.He has delivered dozens of speeches and presentations on implantology both in Poland and abroad (Great Britain, Switzerland, Spain, Israel, the Czech Republic, China, Taiwan, India, South Africa and USA) and is the author of 62 publications on implantology and tissue regeneration in academic periodicals both in Poland and abroad.
Biologic and clinical criteria of qualification for alveolar ridge reconstruction procedures.
In the past years the dental implantology has undergone the development mostly due to new possibilities created by regenerative procedures of hard and soft tissues. There are many surgical techniques as well as biomaterials available nowadays. Today we treat more and more sophisticated and compromised cases. The qualification for the proper procedure should take into consideration several factors in which the biology of bone regeneration plays a major role.
Based on this aspect Author will discuss the indications for autogenous bone grafts versus guided bone regeneration procedures. Thorough the discussion the clinical aspects of autogenous, allogen grafts and different regenerative procedures: tent techniques and the use of titanium mesh techniques will be presented. As the regenerative therapy may be unpredictable due to the fact that the procedures are “technique sensitive” the author will present also modifications to the surgical techniques that allow for achieving better clinical results in long term observations.