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Using d-PTFE Barriers to Enhance Bone and Soft Tissue Regeneration

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An exploration of novel clinical applications for dense polytetrafluorethylene barriers.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. List various applications for dense polytetrafluorethylene (d-PTFE) barriers in periodontal procedures, and explain clinical considerations for their use.
  2. Describe using the “ice cream cone technique” with a d-PTFE barrier.
  3. Identify various factors and timing considerations for therapies involving implant placement for extracted teeth.

This course was issued in the July 2017 issue and expires 7/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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