Saturday, 15 September - 2:30pm
This lecture reviews current knowledge, advances, methods, and materials in relation to regenerating tooth-supporting tissues lost due to Periodontal diseases. Today, marginal periodontitis therapy aims at complete regeneration of lost periodontal tissues (restitutio ad integrum) rather than merely preventing further attachment loss. The objective of this presentation is to outline and evaluate past and current concepts of periodontal regeneration and to describe possible future developments concerning periodontal regeneration.
Axel Spahr is Head of Periodontics at the Sydney Dental Hospital and Head of the Discipline of Periodontics at the University of Sydney.
Axel is the former Head of Periodontics at the University of Ulm in Germany and has worked at various international universities and research facilities. He has additional training in microbiology, molecular biology, extensive experience in basic science research, animal research and clinical research. A/Prof. Spahr’s research interest includes periodontal regeneration, bone regeneration, periodontitis and systemic diseases, antimicrobial therapy as well as dental implants and peri-implant diseases. He has lead large externally funded research projects and is collaborating with leading international research groups and companies in the field of periodontology, implantology and bone regeneration. He is the author of numerous publications in international peer-reviewed dental and medical journals, book chapters and has presented his work at professional conferences worldwide. A/Prof Spahr is a board registered periodontal specialist, he works part-time in an established specialist periodontal and implant practice in Sydney and is the past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR).