Friday, 14 September - 3:20pm
Tissue engineering harnesses cutting-edge cell and molecular biology and biomaterial science in order to regenerate lost or damaged parts of the body. A variety of tissue engineering approaches have been proposed for alveolar bone regeneration, involving a combination of different cell types, bio-scaffolds, and biologically active molecules. This lecture will describe novel bone tissue engineering approaches using 3D printing and biofunctionalization of scaffolds with growth factors and drugs. The feasibility of combining these approaches with established surgical techniques will be explored, and their potential for clinical utilisation will be critically evaluated.
Saso Ivanovski is the Professor of Periodontology at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry where he leads the specialist training program in periodontology. He currently combines this position with his part-time specialist practice in periodontics and surgical implant dentistry. Saso is a Fellow of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) and past federal president of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS) and the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP). Saso has published over 100 articles in the peer-reviewed literature and leads an internationally recognized research group with an interest in oro-dental regeneration, tissue engineering and implantology.