This special Compendium eBook provides two continuing education (CE) articles designed to keep the clinician informed regarding periodontal challenges. The first article evaluates the best type of grafts to address gingival recession, and the second considers the underlying effect of occlusion on periodontal wound healing. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE 1: Acellular Dermal Matrix Grafts for Root Coverage Procedures Review of Products and Introduction of a New Technique Jennifer T. Silc, DDS, MS; and Paul S. Petrungaro, DDS, MS
The first CE article discusses drawbacks associated with conventional root coverage approaches, explains the benefits of acellular dermal matrix grafts, and introduces a laser-assisted technique that can enhance success. The authors explain the benefits of using acellular dermal matrix grafts versus conventional subepithelial connective tissue grafting and demonstrate a laser-assisted vestibuloplasty approach that helps prevent recurrent recession after surgical correction. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Effects of Occlusion on Periodontal Wound Healing Ann M. Decker, DMD; and Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
This second CE article discusses how traumatic occlusion affects the biological system through a series of events that induces an aseptic inflammatory response and bone resorption. If traumatic occlusion is adjusted, even large inflammatory events such as replantation of an avulsed tooth can be successful. This article reviews the biological and clinically relevant effects of occlusal forces on periodontal structures and wound healing. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC