Prof. Christer Dahlin
SESSION TOPIC - Role of barrier membranes in GBR - the biological principle revisited. ABSTRACT - This presentation will address the most recent findings within the field of guided bone regeneration (GBR) and discuss how this will affect the clinical use of membranes. The speaker will also address the design of the next generation of barrier membranes.
Dr. David Gonzalez
SESSION TOPIC - Clinical procedures using NeoGen membrane for alveolar ridge augmentation and simultaneous guided bone regeneration. ABSTRACT - This lecture will focus on the indications and surgical techniques regarding hard and soft tissue management for severe bone atrophy cases needing 3D bone augmentation (vertical and horizontal GBR for delayed implants placement), and the use of membranes for simultaneous guided bone regeneration.
Prof. Lars Sennerby
SESSION TOPIC - Does implant design influence clinical success? ABSTRACT – Do design principles and surface topography have an influence on the clinical performance of implants from placement to long-term clinical function with regard to stability, healing, marginal bone resorption and survival?
Dr. Anthony Randi
SESSION TOPIC - Hidden secrets about implant abutments: what you're not being told! ABSTRACT - Esthetic abutment success is predicated on bioengineering and its relation to abutment connection design. We will discuss what manufacturers fail to disclose and what guidelines should be considered for predictable clinical success.
Dr. Thomas Zumstein
SESSION TOPIC - Long-term marginal bone response to dental implants. ABSTRACT - For a good long-term esthetic outcome and to avoid peri-implantitis, it is most important that marginal bone can be maintained around the implant. Patient evaluation, the right drill protocol dependent on different bone qualities, GBR technique where needed, the right implant position, and good keratinized soft tissue are crucial. The presentation will have a focus on the speaker’s clinical experiences and on his investigations.
Dr. Norbert Haßfurther
SESSION TOPIC - Achieving consistent and successful regeneration in complicated cases with NeoGen® membranes without the use of biomaterials. ABSTRACT - Referring to a recent study on clinical cases using NeoGen® membranes without the employment of biomaterials, a general introduction to surgical techniques and wound closure will be given. Against this background, special attention is paid to handling membrane complications and exposures, as well as conducting peri-implantitis treatments.
Dr. Jakob Zwaan
SESSION TOPIC - Digital: Speeding along the digital highway with a smile on your face. ABSTRACT - In a world of rapidly evolving technologies, maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, and dental technicians can interact in the same digital patient file to obtain a multi-specialist diagnosis and treatment plan. This presentation aims to indicate values and risks of digitizing dentistry and will identify the most important obstacles, from the initial diagnostic stages through to the delivery of the final prosthesis, underlining the importance of constant communication between dental practice and laboratory.
Mr. Fredrik Engman
SESSION TOPIC - An introduction to the Neoss® CAD/CAM digital workflow. ABSTRACT - This introduction to the CAD/CAM session will outline the new componentry developed by Neoss to enhance and complement the overall CAD/CAM digital workflow processes.
Dr. Thomas Dietrich
SESSION TOPIC - Early implant failure and its determinants, results from a large multicentre cohort. ABSTRACT - The development of modern implant systems over recent decades has made osseointegration highly predictable. Even though early failure rates of dental implants are now consistently reported to be low, there is marked variation between studies. Large practice-based cohort studies are required to explore reasons for this variability. This presentation will report results of a prospective cohort study on early failure rates of implants placed in a large practice-based network in Europe. The results confirm that the absolute risk of early implant failure is low; however, a number of clinical determinants of early implant failure can be identified and will be discussed.
Dr. Jan Paulics
SESSION TOPIC - New ways to engage your patients and get treatment acceptance. ABSTRACT - Learn the benefits with digital impressions in conjunction with guided prosthetics. See the new workflows with smile design, implant planning and immediate creation of provisionals. Principles and case presentation. Learn how to engage patients and the possibilities of planning and producing surgical guides in your own clinic.
Dr. Tony Strangio
SESSION TOPIC - Complete implant rehabilitation in the digital era. ABSTRACT - The digital era has helped shape modern dentistry with evolving planning software and prosthetic solutions. The lecture will discuss some new concepts and evolving trends involving the edentulous arch. Whether performing conventional or alternative techniques, the goal is still to maintain a prosthetic outcome which is in harmony with the face, lips and smile. A short review of the literature together with case series will be presented.
Dr. Keith Doonan
SESSION TOPIC - Well who’d have thought of that! ABSTRACT - A candid look back at the past two days. Who has been teaching us, what have they told us, what have we actually learnt ….and will it influence us tomorrow?
Dr. Lloyd Searson
SESSION TOPIC - What 30 years of implant-based restorative care has taught me. ABSTRACT - This presentation will take a reflective look at the last 30 years of implant dentistry and challenge our traditional clinical decision making. The intent is to raise awareness of how the industry may influence the marketplace, give a better understanding of implantology as a restorative option, and offer a pragmatic approach to avoiding complications.
Dr. Tasha Mackie
SESSION TOPIC - Soft and hard tissue maintenance around dental implants; long-term follow up. ABSTRACT - This presentation will discuss the considerations for improved success of dental implants when considering soft/hard tissue grafting, patient factors and periodontal/peri-implant management. Pre-implant planning and alternative options will also be discussed. Long-term follow up of crestal bone levels and peri-implant health will be considered with case examples.
Dr. Scott Davis
SESSION TOPIC - Determining appropriate implant prosthetic solutions. ABSTRACT - We make prosthetic decisions every day when restoring dental implants. I will talk about choosing appropriate materials for longevity and biocompatibility, methods of manufacture and the importance of effective provisionalisation and how they affect the long term success of our treatment. I will also discuss methods for cleaning components before insertion or after temporary removal, and how this may affect bone levels.
Dr. Chandur Wadhwani
SESSION TOPIC - Emerging issues with implant restorations – some inconvenient truths beyond cement! ABSTRACT - There is still a preconceived notion that bone is the most important issue for long-term health of the implant, and as long as it is present in sufficient quantity and quality, the dental implant will remain in health. Information is coming to light that casts some doubt on this belief, as soft tissue quality and quantity may be important along with precision in the connection between the dental implant with its abutment and restorative suprastructure. This lecture will elucidate emerging considerations for long term health of the dental implant and its restoration.