Prof Tony Pogrel

Tooth transplantation, reimplantation and surgical uprighting

Although implants have gained enormous popularity in the last 30 years, there is still a role for autogenous tooth transplantation, particularly of third molars into first molar sockets and upper canines. The indications, techniques, results, and complications of this technique will be discussed.

Linked to this will be the appropriate management of avulsed teeth requiring reimplantation, since these are equivalent to transplantation but carried out under adverse conditions.

This lecture will be completed with a short discussion of the indications and technique of surgical uprighting of impacted lower second molars which appear to be increasing in frequency and has been stated to occur in up to 5% of patients.

The recognition and management of Intraoral Dysplasia

Intraoral dysplasia is a histological term to describe what clinically appears as leukoplakia or erythroleukoplakia.

It is known that a small percentage of these cases can proceed to malignancy and this talk will discuss the frequency of this transformation, techniques that may help in recognising transformation, appropriate biopsy techniques and appropriate management of these troublesome lesions.

Risks and complications will also be discussed.


M. Anthony (Tony) Pogrel, B.D.S.., MB, ChB., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S.

Tony Pogrel received his dental degree in 1967 from Liverpool University and his medical degree from Aberdeen University in 1974. He then received further general surgery training and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training in Great Britain, Holland and Miami, Florida.

In 1979, he was appointed consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Peterborough and Cambridge in England, and since 1983 has been on the full-time faculty of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a former chairman of the department (1994-2014) and is currently a professor.

Dr. Pogrel has more than 210 publications in the literature on a variety of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical topics and is a frequent presenter at specialty meetings nationally and internationally.