Dr. Verdugo was recently invited to Rome to lecture on "Periosteal Guided Bone Regeneration, PGBR" & "The craniofacial regeneration paradigm through skeletal progenitor & stem cells" where research data was presented on the Long-term Facial tissue stability around implants augmented using the PGBR model. The meeting was sponsored by the Vatican and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Universities & Research, Regional Committee of Rectors and the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome. Professors from around the world gathered to lecture on different topics spanning form Medicine, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Urology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pharmacy, Sport Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Bioethics, Law, Economy & Finances, Communications, Environment, Geography and Territory, Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, International Relationships, Science of Technology, Theology...

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 Fernando Verdugo, DMD, PhD     PERIODONTAL & DENTAL IMPLANT SURGEON​         DIPLOMATE IN PERIODONTOLOGY & DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY

           AMERICAN BOARD OF PERIODONTOLOGY      

     WE CARE FOR YOUR HEALTH        OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Implant superinfections with opportunistic bacteria, yeast and viruses, are plausible risks associated to the wrong use of systemic antibiotics. Lack of follow-up and antibiotic susceptibility testing may lead to ongoing microbial challenges that exacerbate the disease progression. A personalized 3-month supportive therapy may help prevent risks by sustaining a normal ecological balance, decreasing specific pathogen proportions and maintaining ideal plaque control.

“Systemic antibiotics and the risk of superinfection in peri-implantitis”

Archives of Oral Biology 2016; 64: 39-50. Verdugo F, Laksmana T, Uribarri A.


Mucosal recession & bone loss can compromise anterior implant esthetics

"Autogenous bone block augmentation with staged implant placement is a predictable, short-healing, reconstructive protocol in the esthetic zone maintaining stable peri-implant tissues long-term. Implant augmented sites seem more resistant to develop a recession than adjacent teeth.

Teeth were 7 times more likely to present a facial recession than adjacent augmented implants at 52-144 month follow-up. Implant success rates were 100%"

​ "Autogenous bone block grafting provides facial implant tissue stability long-term"

Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research 2017; Verdugo F, Uribarri A, D'Addona A