Gözde Işık has graduated from Marmara University, School of Dentistry, İstanbul, Turkey in 2013. She completed her training in 2018 at Ege University, School of Dentistry on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Between 2019 and 2022, she served as a Lecturer at Ege University, School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, İzmir, Turkey. In 2023, she was entitled as an Assistant Professor, and she still continues to work in the same department. She has started to PhD education on stem cell at Ege University, Institute of Health Sciences, in 2022. She is member of the European Association for Osseointegration and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society. Her special interests are advanced implant surgery, bone augmentation techniques and platelet concentrations.
Missing teeth, periodontal diseases or physical trauma can lead to alveolar bone deficiency. Different types of augmentation materials are used in clinical practice to minimize resorption and to provide sufficient bone volume for implant insertion. These augmentation materials are classified as autograft, allograft, xenograft and alloplast. The idea of using extracted teeth is considered a recent available alternative of these materials. Autogenous tooth graft consists of dentin particles which comprises type I collagen and also it has organic and inorganic components of alveolar bone. Autogenous tooth graft provides the migration of preosteoblast and its cellular growth throughout the graft surface based on the osteoinductive and osteoconductive properties. Therefore, it is thought to be effective material to stimulate bone formation. In this presentation, the results of in vitro and in vivo analyses of autogenous tooth graft will be discussed by giving information about the preparation steps of this augmentation material.