True science, original solutions and real innovations greeted visitors to the Nobel Biocare booth at the 2017 annual congress of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO). Taking place in Madrid from 5 to 7 October, the event marked the launch of the Trefoil system, which represents a breakthrough in efficiency for full-arch treatment.
Nobel Biocare presenting this new solution in Madrid alongside a landmark range of immediate solutions for achieving exceptional esthetics. The Trefoil system enables the fixed, definitive full-arch restoration of the mandible in one day. Combining a pre-manufactured titanium bar, three implants and a simplified restorative workflow without provisionals, it reduces the time to teeth and chair time compared with conventional fixed treatment with implants.
Passive fit of the Trefoil system’s pre-fabricated bar is made possible by a groundbreaking fixation mechanism that compensates for deviations in implant placement. At the Nobel Biocare booth, attendees were experience the many features of the Trefoil system via augmented reality technology.
The Trefoil system was also demonstrated at the booth by internationally acclaimed clinicians Dr. Kenji Higuchi and Dr. Rubén Davó. Both are participants in a five-year international, multicentre clinical study evaluating the Trefoil system. Positive preliminary one-year results were presented by Dr. Higuchi in Madrid.
TiUnite sets the scientific standard for surface evidence
The foundation of the Trefoil system, and the other unrivalled edentulous and immediate solutions in Nobel Biocare’s offering, is the TiUnite implant surface. A new systematic review and meta-analysis—the largest such study assessing a single implant brand—has provided the strongest evidence to date confirming the efficacy of TiUnite, further building on an extensive body of evidence supporting Nobel Biocare’s proprietary implant surface. Nobel Biocare issued a press release from the event summarizing the standout TiUnite studies.
Nobel Biocare to offer unique ceramic implant solution
The other big news at the EAO Congress 2017 was the announcement of Nobel Biocare’s partnership with Dentalpoint AG. With its Zeramex™ brand, Dentalpoint is known as a leader in ceramic implant technology.
The agreement will see Nobel Biocare add a unique metal-free two-piece ceramic implant solution developed by Dentalpoint using advanced manufacturing processes. A solution featuring this first-of-a-kind technology will be available from Nobel Biocare in early 2018. The introduction of a ceramic implant further extends Nobel Biocare’s comprehensive range of innovative solutions for Immediate Function and excellent esthetics.
More information about the partnership between Nobel Biocare and Dentalpoint can be found in the dedicated press release.
Top-quality training heads to London
At the EAO Congress Nobel Biocare also ran a corporate forum, with presentations from some of the world’s leading implantology specialists on topics ranging from the benefits of immediate implant placement to the importance of soft tissue management and the life-changing nature of the All-on-4® treatment concept.
Hands-on training was also provided by Nobel Biocare at the event, with Dr. Tristan Staas from the Netherlands leading practical sessions on immediate tooth replacement using NobelActive implants.
World-leading implantology professionals will again take to the stage at the final Nobel Biocare symposium of the year in London, England, taking place November 10–11. Dr. Rubén Davó, who is part of the Trefoil multi-center clinical trial, will present this revolutionary concept to a UK audience for the first time.
Also in focus will be the digital treatment workflow, with several sessions presenters include Paris-based treatment team Drs. Leon Pariente and Karim Dada, as well as Switzerland’s Dr. Roland Glauser.
A full-hands-on program will also run during the two days, led a line-up of leading UK-based educators and renowned international clinicians including Professor Paulo Malo, the pioneer behind the original, proven All-on-4® treatment concept.