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Thursday, February 7, 2019
VISTA for Periodontal & Peri-Implant Plastic Surgery
Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD

The Cork and Craft
16990 Via Tazon
San Diego, Ca. 92127

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Thursday, February 7, 2019


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VISTA for Periodontal & Peri-Implant Plastic Surgery
Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD

Course Description

Gingival recession and peri-implant mucosal defects remain a therapeutic challenge, approached through an array of therapeutic options. Selection of therapeutic modality is often based on clinician’s preference and experience. Vestibular incision subperiosteal tunnel access (VISTA) is one of the options, which may facilitate the treatment of gingival and peri-implant mucosal defects. Some of the biologic principles and available evidence for the treatment of these mucosal defects will be reviewed to highlight the possibilities and limitations of MGR therapy.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
•  Risk assessment and scientific evidence
•  VISTA: rationale and technique
•  Guidelines for graft material selection: autogenous donor tissue, allograft, xenograft, platelet-fibrin and growth factors

Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Dr. Zadeh is a tenured Associate Professor and the director of the post-doctoral periodontology program at the University of Southern California (USC), Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Zadeh received his doctor of dental surgery degree from USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. He has also completed advanced clinical education in Periodontology and earned a PhD degree in immunology from the University of Connecticut, Schools of dental medicine and medicine. Dr. Zadeh is internationally recognized for his clinical and scientific expertise. His clinical areas of interest range from esthetic and minimally invasive periodontal and implant surgery, as well as tissue engineering. Dr. Zadeh directs the Laboratory for Immunoregulation and Tissue Engineering (LITE) at USC, dedicated to studying basic mechanisms to regulate bone and tissue regeneration/destruction under health/disease states, as well as conducting clinical trials of dental implant outcomes. He has extensive publication track, having published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many book chapters. Dr. Zadeh has served as the director of the USC International Periodontal and Implant Symposium for the past 15 years of its 43-year history. Dr Zadeh served as the president of the Western Society of Periodontology in 2017. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) and American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Dr. Zadeh also maintains a part-time private practice limited to Periodontology in Southern California.


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