Bone Grafting

Regenerative Periodontal Therapy generally requires the use of dental bone graft materials to restore damaged tissue contours.  There are many bone graft materials which can be used to treat bone (osseous) defects.  Using the patient’s own bone has long been the gold standard for periodontal grafts, however harvesting bone is invasive, and in most cases produces injury to another part of the body to restore the damaged jaw bone.  Synthetic bone graft materials are available, but none have proven stable over the long term or able to stimulate the body to regenerate lost bone.  Osseous tissue from non-human species is available as well, but we choose not to use that in our practice, as there have been cases of disease transmission to recipients of animal derived graft materials.  Donated human bone has proven to be osteogenic, and is a very effective substitute for the patient’s own bone.  It is abundant, and though rather costly, is well tolerated and provides an excellent result.  Human bone graft material is provided by tissue banks, the same organizations that provide donor organs such as hearts and kidneys.   Because of the sensitive nature of this material, South River Periodontics uses bone only from one tissue bank, Lifenet.  We are confident that Lifenet provides a safe material, which has been screened and processed in a manner that assures its safety and effectiveness.  Lifenet treats those who have donated their tissues with great respect, and we are very comfortable using their bone and soft tissue graft materials.

Four Convenient Locations for Periodontal Therapy, Dental Implant Surgery and Third Molar Extraction

South River Periodontics
Annapolis Location

104 Forbes St, Suite 204,
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 295-1000

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For the Communities of:

Annapolis, Admiral Heights, Naval Academy,
West Annapolis, Eastport, Severna Park, Maryland's Eastern Shore, and surrounding communities.

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South River Periodontics
Barrington Location

310 Maple Ave, Suite 107,
Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 247-2200

Barrington Rhode Island (Maple Avenue Family Dentistry)

Proudly Serving patients in Barrington, Warren, Bristol, East Providence and Southeastern Massachusetts.

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South River Periodontics
Marriottsville Location

2600 Longstone Ln, Suite 101,
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 442-0103

Marriottsville (Revive Dental)

Proudly serving patients in Ellicott City, Frederick Sykesville and Western Maryland

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South River Periodontics
Rockville Location

9850 Key West Ave,
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 838-9300

Rockville (Rockville Smile Design)

Convenient to the I-70 corridor from Washington DC, and Northern Virginia through the Washington DC Suburbs in Maryland and Frederick

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  • American Board of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • The Capital


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Annapolis periodontist

I have been going to South River Periodontics for years. I can't say enough about Dr. Robert Bouffard, DDS. His expertise and chair-side manner are positively beyond compare. I actually enjoy going to the dentist! If you're searching for a fabulous dentist who takes the time to actually get to know his patients and provides the best in dental treatment, one who will also explain procedures to you and treat you with the utmost respect and care, look no further than Dr. Robert Bouffard!

Linda Lee Annapolis, MD Dental Patient

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104 Forbes St, Suite 204, Annapolis, MD 21401
310 Maple Ave, Suite 107, Barrington, RI 02806
9850 Key West Ave, Rockville, MD 20850
2600 Longstone Ln, Suite 101, Marriottsville, MD 21104