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Bioactive glasses in implant dentistry

Roberto López-Piriz (Spain)

Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Language: Spanish
Chair(s): M. A. López-Andrade (Spain)

Learning Objectives

  • > Review of the basics in biomaterials and tissue engineering for bone regeneration.
  • Presentation of progresses and challenges of bioactive glasses in the dental field.
  • > Show the latest scientific research in peri-implantitis prevention and bone regeneration by means of bioactive glasses.


Bone loss is a prevalent condition in implant dentistry and is what defines peri-implantitis. Although autogenous bone is generally considered as the‘gold standard’in bone-reconstructive surgery, a major scientific research activity has been developed to provide an ideal bone substitute. Fourth generation bioactive glasses have shown to be an ideal porous structure for bone regeneration while improving mechanical properties as scaffold. Furthermore, bioglasses display biocide properties which make it particularly suitable for peri-implantitis prevention.

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Madrid, Spain

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