Regenerative therapy. The future of periodontics

N Y State Dent J. 1995 Dec;61(10):34-7.


The role of periodontics in dentistry is changing subtly from primarily resective procedures to regenerative techniques that are becoming increasingly more predictable. The periodontal focus is shifting to regeneration of the attachment apparatus, guided bone regeneration and more desirable implant placement. However, certain techniques and materials may not be as predictable as others and therein lies the predicament for the practicing clinician.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Regeneration
  • Dental Implants
  • Forecasting
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration, Periodontal*
  • Humans
  • Periodontal Attachment Loss / therapy
  • Periodontal Diseases / therapy*
  • Periodontics / trends


  • Dental Implants