With each passing decade, more research is done on GBR, and more surgeons begin adopting this practice with incredible results. Prof Daniel Buser has assembled a team of the top names in implant surgery to put together a comprehensive guide on the materials, indications, techniques, timing, and results of GBR. The book begins with the science of bone regeneration, describing how bone and soft tissue will react and behave under different circumstances, before delving into the different methods and uses of GBR based on the presenting scenario. How to properly time and stage grafting, implant, and prosthetic therapy is a major focus. Case examples are presented documenting each patient's bone regeneration from start to finish, frequently with long-term follow-ups of 10 years or more. Emphasis is given to incision technique and flap design; the selection, handling, and placement of barrier membranes; the combination of membranes with autogenous bone grafts and low-substitution bone fillers; and aspects of wound closure. This book offers solutions for those who want to begin providing implants to a wider range of patients, for GBR veterans who want to refine their skills and practice more advanced techniques, and for implant surgeons who want to keep up to date with the most current research and technology in GBR.
"Dr. Daniel Buser is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, and Executive Chairman of the School of Dental Medicine at University of Bern in Switzerland. He stayed twice in the USA at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston (1989-91) and Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas (1995). In 2007/08, he stayed on a Sabbatical at the University of Melbourne.
He served as President of various academic associations, the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) in 1996/97, the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (1999-2002) and the Swiss Society of Oral Surgery and Somatology (2002-07). He is also member of the Board of Directors and President-elect of the ITI (International Team for Implantology), is member of the Board of Directors of the Osteology Foundation (2004-), and is President of the Swiss Implant Foundation (2007-).
He received several scientific awards by professional organizations such as the Andr- Schroeder Price (1995) by the ITI, the Osseointegration Foundation Research Award (1966 and 2007) by the Academy of Osseointegration,-the Honorary Membership Award (1997) by the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Daniel M. Laskin Award (1997) by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
His main research areas are in bone regeneration around endosseous implants, surface technology and Guided Bone Regeneration. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 publications."