Periodontal minimally invasive surgical and non-surgical therapy of intrabony defects
Hands-on Courses
26 Oct 2023, 09:00 - 18:00 Zabeel House | Onyx Tower 2 | Dubai | UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry, Periodontics


Face-to-Face Training | Dubai (full day)


Periodontal regeneration of intrabony defects has come a long way from when it was first introduced several decades ago and it now moving more and more towards a minimally-invasive approach, aiming to reduce time and costs as well as patient morbidity. This course will show a clear treatment algorithm, starting from the application of Minimally-invasive non-surgical periodontal therapy (MINST), based on stimulation of the formation of a stable blood clot and leading to very impressive clinical results. Surgical techniques and biomaterials have also evolved and should be applied to defects presenting residual pockets after non-surgical therapy. The course will review the evidence for papilla-preservation techniques and for various types of minimally-invasive surgical approaches for the regeneration of intrabony defects. The hands-on aspects will cover both surgical and non-surgical techniques, describing instruments and biomaterials needed.

Download the brochure: 26.10.2023_Prof Luigi Nibali_Brochure.pdf

Learning objectives

  • Understand how the anatomy of periodontal intrabony defects can shape their treatment towards regeneration.
  • Understand the modern concepts of periodontal regeneration.
  • Familiarise with the concepts of minimally invasive surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy.
  • Have a clear plan for how to approach intrabony defects to maximise their healing potential.
  • Learn how to do different minimally invasive periodontal surgical techniques.


09:00 – 10:30
Intrabony defects: detection and implication (risk of tooth loss)
Understanding the morphology of intrabony defects: why is it important?
Soft and hard tissue considerations
Non-surgical treatment options
Principles of MINST (minimally invasive non-surgical therapy): how can we save teeth?
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Minimally invasive non-surgical periodontal therapy: how to use the technique Clinical cases discussion and planning
12:30 – 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00
Minimally invasive surgical treatment options for intrabony defects
Intrabony defects: how do we push the boundaries of what is ‘possible’?Biomaterials for regeneration/reconstruction of intrabony defects
15:00 – 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00
Papilla preservation techniques
Minimally - invasive surgical techniques
Surgical use of biomaterials for regeneration
17:00 – 18:00
Final considerations, cases and discussion

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