The Course will focus on the principles and possible approaches to promote the regeneration of oral and periodontal tissues.
Oral anatomy, histology and embryology
Basics of periodontics, implantology
Dental implants, biologic effects of implant surfaces
Tissue grafts and bone substitutes
Biomaterials and Scaffolds
Use of growth factors in tissue engineering
Stem cells and gene therapy
International reviews and scientific commentaries will provided by the teacher.
The following chapters will be useful for the course:
Strategies in regenerative medicine (Ed. M. Santin, Springer, 2009, pp. 55-154, 431-466);
Osteology guidelines for Oral and Maxillofacial Regeneration (Quintessence, 2011);
Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Springer, 2009)
Assessment methods and criteria
End-of-term evaluation and continuous assessment. Written examination by a multiple (four) choice tests.