This video below, from Dr. Roberto Rossi, demonstrates the Cortical Lamina Technique, a ‘new’ simplified way to treat bone deficiency. Because of its flexibility and elasticity, it often does not even need any means of stabilization like pins or screws, making the procedure faster and easier for the clinicians.
“Various techniques for bone regeneration have been described in the literature. Bone blocks carry the risks of slow or insufficient revascularization and regeneration. Collagen membranes do not have the mechanical properties to provide a space and stability for proper regeneration. Most of them are resorbed to quickly to hold up a barrier function over an appropriate time.
The new bone lamina technique employs a partially demineralized cortical xenogenic lamella to reconstruct the cortical plate. It combines the stability usually only found in non-resobable membranes with the biodegragation only found in collagen membranes. In combination with a resorbable bone substitute the bone lamina technique is a unique approach to a biological regeneration of bony ridge defects in implant dentistry.” See: The bone lamina technique: a novel approach for lateral ridge augmentation–a case series.
Wachtel H1, Fickl S, Hinze M, Bolz W, Thalmair T, Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2013 Jul-Aug;33(4):491-7.
About Dr. Roberto Rossi
Dr. Roberto Rossi is Doctor of Dentistry at Genoa University in Italy. Dr. Rossi is also received a Master of Science in Periodontology at Boston University and has established his practice in Italy limited to Periodontology and Implant dentistry.
Dr. Rossi is a researcher on guided tissue regeneration and he is a professor in the departments of Periodontology of different Italian Universities. He is also a professor at the Master in Periodontology programme at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome since 2000 and a Member of national and international associations.
Roberto Rossi is a lecturer and is also an author of publications on peer reviewed magazines. He helped to co-author the book ‘Bone, Biomaterials and Beyond’.
Learn more at: http://www.drrossi.com/