Strategy of simple, effective, safe and economical bone augmentation
Prof. Kasugai is a Professor of Emeritus of Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU). Until 2020, he was a chairman in Department of Oral Implantology and Regenerative Dental Medicine and a director of Dental Implant Clinic in TMDU. He has a strong background in basic sciences, especially bone tissue and biomaterials, together with extensive clinical experiences in dental implant treatments, which makes him an opinion leader in dental implant field.
Encouraging the healing potential of the bone and providing a space for bone regeneration.
Strategy of simple, effective, safe and economical bone augmentation.
Encouraging the healing potential of the bone.
Autologous bone graft is still a gold standard for bone augmentation; however, invasiveness and limitation of harvestable bone volume are the problems. Simple, effective, safe and economical ways for bone augmentation are ideal. The current trend of tissue engineering is applying one or combination of cells, signal molecules and scaffold to the regenerative site, which is effective. However, this strategy is complicated and time -and cost- consuming. I will propose a new strategy for bone augmentation: Encouraging the healing potential of the bone and providing a space for bone regeneration.
- Learn the basic concept of tissue engineering
- Learn current materials and techniques of bone augmentation
- Understand a new strategy for bone augmentation