Pedicle Procedure Use in the Management of Regenerative Therapy Problems
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $49.00


This course offers a detailed discussion of the process of regenerating a lost periodontium.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  1. Discuss the advantages of pedicle procedures versus free soft tissue grafts.
  2. Discuss the detrimental effects of exposing a regenerative site to the oral environment.
  3. List several combination techniques employed today as regenerative procedures.
  4. List some of the soft-tissue conditions that are adverse to continuous coverage of the regenerative site.


Regenerating a periodontium that has been lost because of disease has been made possible by the use of demineralized freeze-dried bone allografts (DFDBA), guided tissue regeneration with e-PTFE membranes, and combination therapies involving DFDBA covered by either an e-PTFE membrane or calcium sulfate. During regenerative therapy, problems may arise because of an adverse mucogingival condition, loss of a papilla, or significant exposure of the membrane from soft-tissue recession, slough, or fenestration leading to direct exposure of the site to the oral environment. Pedicle procedures can be used to cover these regenerative sites while providing mucogingival repair.


  1. Introduction

  2. Case Presentations:

    1. Case 1 - Periodontitis, Interproximal Papilla loss

    2. Case 2 - Clinical Attachment Loss, Intrabony Defect, Frenum Pull

    3. Case 3 - Class II Buccal Furcation

  3. Discussion

  4. Summary

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