This lecture describes the planning, execution, and preliminary results of a clinical study aimed at augmenting bone in the atrophic posterior mandible using granular biphasic calcium phosphate seeded with autogenous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells and covered with a titanium reinforced ePTFE membrane. Data from the first 11 augmented patients show promising results.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
recognize different donor sites for harvesting mesenchymal stem cells
understand that the use of mesenchymal stem cells to augment maxillofacial bones is still at an experimental stage
respect the time and funds needed to provide clinical evidence for the use of new techniques