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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Thursday, September 15, 2011
7:00AM - 9:00AM


(C) 204B


The Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Reconstruction of the Maxillofacial Region

Gregory J Lutcavage, DDS
Private Practice
Goldsboro, NC

John E. Fidler, DDS
Private Practice
Goldsboro, NC


Bone reconstruction in the maxillofacial region can be challanging. The use of a donor site can lead to increased morbidity. THe use of rh BMP-2 has revolutionized reconstruction. It has increased the success of reconstruction while decreasing donor site morbidity in many cases. This course will help the clinician understand the use of rh BMP-2 in reconstruction.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the basic science of Bone Morphogenetic Protein and its uses.
  2. Increase the clinician's knowledge of the role of rh BMP-2 in reconstruction
  3. Provide alternatives to the use of iliac crest grafts and other donor morbidities

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