Dr. Pierpaolo Cortellini received his MD from the University of Florence (Italy) in 1980, and his DDS in 1984 from the University of Siena (Italy). Visiting Professor at KU Leuven (Be) Dept. of Oral Health Sciences, he is the founder of the reaserch non-profit organisations ATRO (Firenze, IT) and ERGOPerio (Berne, CH). He is Past President of the Italian Society of Periodontology and of the European Federation of Periodontology. Promoter and Coordinator of six “National Educational Projects” from SIdP, he was Scientific Chairman of Europerio 6 and of the 1st EFP Master Clinic. He runs a multidisciplinary private practice and a Private Educational Center in Florence (Italy). Dr. Cortellini is involved in clinical research in periodontology since 1982, with special emphasis for periodontal regeneration, mucogingival surgery and diagnosis. Dr. Cortellini lectures extensively on a national and international level; he is referee of the main scientific journals in the field of periodontology, and is the author of more than 150 original publications in scientific journals.
This lecture will focus on the description of different surgical techniques for soft-tissue augmentation to reconstruct altered alveolar ridges in edentulous areas when pontics are placed to restore aesthetic and function. In particular, the application of onlay graft procedures, pouch procedures and interpositional wedges will be discussed, along with a step by step prosthetic sequence to obtain a natural emergence profile of the pontic from the soft tissues and the best “pink – white” match. Short and long-term outcomes will be evaluated.
This lecture will focus on the description of a clinical strategy for the treatment of intrabony peri-implant lesions based on the application of papilla preservation flaps and minimally invasive surgery. The surgical approach will be described in details, along with a decontamination protocol based on the adoption of a combined mechanical and chemical approach. The selection of the proper regenerative material will also be challenged. The post-surgical healing, patient morbidity, short and long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of this regenerative approach will be evaluated.