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Dick Barendregt

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Dick Barendregt

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Dick Barendregt (DDS, MSc, PhD) finished dental school in 1988 at the University of Groningen. He worked as dentist in the Royal Dutch Navy and several private practices for a period of 5 years.
In 1991 he started his Master of Science training in periodontology at the University of Amsterdam. After finishing his training in 1994 he worked as periodontist in 2 referral clinics restricted to periodontology.
In 1996 he founded his own clinic in Rotterdam. In his clinic he works as a specialist in periodontology and implantology. The last 20 years the emphasis in patient treatment has been on the interdisciplinary planning (Proclin Rotterdam) together with endodontists, orthodontists, prosthetic dentists, dental technicians and oral surgeons.
Dick Barendregt received on November 4th 2009 his PhD degree on his thesis “Probing around teeth” and was appointed on July 1st 2019 as Adjunct Professor at the Department Periodontology, Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina. He is author and co-author of several articles and chapters on dental traumatology and autotransplantation.


Autotransplantation, a viable option for patients of all ages

Manfred Leunisse, Edwin Eggink, Dick Barendregt, and Jacqueline Surtea

Autotransplantation is a widely used treatment option in the Scandinavian countries. The principle supporting the success of autotransplantation, is a vital periodontal ligament, as published over the last more than 50 years. This periodontal ligament provides a normal development of the surrounding tissues and adaptation to the natural growth of the patient. This in sharp contrast to dental implants, which fail to have these characteristics and are therefore not applicable for adolescents and young adults ór adult patient with a high remodeling rate.
In the past 20 years, due to the interdisciplinairy approach within the referral practice Proclin Rotterdam, comparable healing is achieved with autotransplantion of teeth with closed apices. When the proper guidelines are applied, closed apices turn out to be as successful as the open apices, on the short as well as on the long term. Factors like an optimal endodontic treatment (preferably before transplanting), early functional loading and infection control are the main parameters for success. Based on the clinical success, autotransplantation has become an indication for tooth replacement at all ages and, when applicable, preferrable over treatment with dental implants.

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