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A triumph with dentists

Published: 13/07/2017

An event showcasing a global step-change in dental bone grafting techniques has been hailed a "triumph" by more than 50 of the UK's leading dentists.

The event, ‘Experience how synthetic materials are changing grafting’was hosted by ethoss Regeneration Ltd at the National Motorcycle Museum in Coventry. 

The delegates heard from Peter Fairbairn, clinical director of ethoss, about his experience of using ethoss, a synthetic bone graft solution for dental implants, in more than 1000 grafts – regularly achieving results of 50 per cent new bone in just 12 weeks. 

ethoss is a bi-phasic synthetic material made from a mixture of beta tri calcium phosphate and calcium sulfate and is completely free from animal or human content. The composition of ethoss, which has a built-in?cell-occlusive barrier, removes the need for a?separate collagen membrane and provides a highly stable graft. 

The built-in membrane function prevents soft tissue ingress and?helps to?dramatically speed up healing times by allowing the periosteum?(and?the related?blood supply)?direct contact with the?graft?site. This means surgical procedures can be completed much more quickly and reliably, benefitting both patient and dentist.? 

Peter said, "We were delighted to welcome so many dentists from across the UK to the National Motorcycle Museum – a venue which champions the very best in British innovation and engineering – to learn about new and progressive materials and techniques in the field of dentistry. 

"ethoss is improving the field of bone grafting and implant placement on a fundamental level – with significant benefits for both the dentist and the patient.” 

Delegates also heard from other leading dentists about the latest developments in bone grafting. Mike Ainsworth, from Sheffield, discussed a new tenting technique which uses large slowly-resorbing sutures to stabilise graft material and aid retention of volume in challenging cases. Mukesh Soni, from London, also spoke about his experiences with the material.