Director of Oral Surgery and Periodontology department at Clínica Médico Dental Pardiñas in A Coruña, Spain.
PhD Student at Universidad A Coruña.
Dr. Simón Pardiñas López graduated in Dentistry in Madrid (Spain). In 2010 he enrolled the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Oral Surgery at the New York University. He became Expert in Periodontics by Universidad Complutense (Madrid) in 2011. In 2012 he completed the Masters in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation by the European School of Oral Rehabilitation, Implantology and Biomaterials, receiving the Best of the Promotion award. He then completed the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Periodontics at New York University in 2013 and became a Fellow of the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists). In the year 2014 he obtained the Diplôme Universitaire d’Implantologie Orale et Maxilofaciale at the Toulouse University. Dr. Pardiñas López is co-author of the book titled “Evidence-based Implant Dentistry” (Springer), has published in high-impact scientific journals and lectures at national and international congresses.
He is member of the Academy of Oseointegration Young Clinicians Committee and Opinion Leader at Biotechnology Institute.
He currently works at private practice in A Coruña (Spain), and he is the director and research leader of Fundación Clínica Pardiñas, a non-profit organization that provides treatments at no cost to the most disadvantaged sectors of society.
Which Is The Best Graft For Bone Augmentation? Is The Use Of Growth Factors Effective? An Evidence Based Approach.
The long-term predictability of dental implants is directly associated with the quality and quantity of the available bone for implant placement. When the alveolar ridges lack appropriate volume, reconstructive surgery is needed. Several surgical techniques and bone grafting materials are available for that purpose. The surgeon needs a critical evaluation of these techniques and biomaterials to be able to select the most appropriate procedure and graft type. There is an increase in the demand for reconstructive surgery and thus bone substitutes, principally due to changes in the lifestyles with expectation of a good life quality, and the wide acceptance of minimally invasive surgery. Considerable controversy still exists regarding the choice of the most reliable technique and materials. Data from scientific literature should be analyzed with care, as many papers do not have enough long-term basis and have methodological biases. Decision making in evidence-based implant dentistry involves diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainties, clinicians’ heuristics and biases, patients’ preferences and values, as well as cost considerations. In this lecture, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and clinical trials are the main source of data obtained to compare different therapeutic alternatives and materials. This evidence-based approach, combined with the clinical experience, assures clinicians that their therapeutic decisions are supported by solid research. The aim of this presentation is to evaluate different grafting materials in order to help clinicians to make decisions based on the available scientific evidence literature and patient´s clinical characteristics, maximizing their success and minimizing morbidity. The Presenter will show the outcomes of his latest original research and clinical results. He will focus on the different grafting materials available for bone augmentation, including alveolar ridge augmentation, guided bone regeneration, sinus floor augmentation and extraction socket preservation. The benefits and effects of using autologous growth factors will be analyzed showing clinical results, including a novel protocol using Plasma Rich in Growth Factors for treating osteonecrosis due to bisphosphonates.