Recently we were able to host clinicians at an event held in downtown Montreal, QC. The event featured a presentation by the accomplished speaker Dr. Barry P. Levin.
Dr. Barry Levin is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has been teaching the periodontal and implant surgery in the graduate periodontal program at the University of Pennsylvania since 1996. He has authored or co-authored over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Levin presented on Guided Bone Regeneration with Confidence. His cases included the OSSIX® PLUS and how the resorbable membrane can yield excellent bone quality even if it is left exposed. He noted the ossification of the OSSIX® PLUS membrane and described the unique patented GLYMATRIX® technology which uses ribose sugar as a cross-linking agent. Since a chemical such as an aldehyde is NOT used, studies show that OSSIX® does not cause a foreign body reaction like other cross-linked membranes (Rothamel et al. Biodegradation of collagen membranes, Clin. Oral Impl. Res. I6, 2005 / 369-378).
OSSIX® VOLUMAX was launched at the 2016 American Academy of Periodontology meeting, thus, Dr. Levin has had the opportunity to work with this new unique 3D scaffold. He has used it around the collar of implants in order to achieve additional bone volume. OSSIX® VOLUMAX is now Health Canada approved and we will have it available to Canadian clinicians within a few weeks, stay tuned!
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