Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2013

June 20-23, 2013

Location: New York, Waldorf Astoria

Congress language: English

Great success in the "The Big Apple"

More than 2,000 dental professionals came together for the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2013 in New York. In the grand surroundings of the Waldorf Astoria hotel the delegates explored the latest developments in implant dentistry under the theme “Designing for Life: Today and in the future”.

A varied scientific program held over four days saw well over 100 leading professionals bring this theme to life as they imparted their knowledge, shared their experiences and presented the very latest innovative technology and clinical approaches. 

Although the symposium has come to an end the work of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR), inaugurated at the event, is only just beginning. FOR has been established by Nobel Biocare to deliver tangible progress across three key sections: FOR Education, FOR Science and FOR Humanity. 

Welcome note

Designing for Life: Today and in the future.

A very warm welcome to the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2013 in New York City.

The Scientific Committee and the Nobel Biocare team take great pride in their organization of an important scientific program. Our goal is to explore the boundary of science and learning in addressing the broad context of efficacious implant therapy for ourpatients’ dental life journeys.

To achieve this we have gathered over a hundred speakers and moderators from the international community of dental scholars and related health disciplines. We are confident that the program’s numerous and diverse presentations will enrich your clinical vision of bio-technological creativity that offers scientifically robust and predictable treatment outcomes for partially and completely edentulous patients.

We thank you for joining us and look forward to meeting you either during the meeting or during the social events.

Trust you are well.

George Zarb                                    Richard Laube
Chairman Scientific Committee       CEO Nobel Biocare

Scientific committee

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Prof. Dr. George Zarb (Chairman)

Professor George Zarb recently completed a forty year-plus career in clinical scholarship at the University of Toronto. He has lectured internationally, written and published extensively, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including six honorary doctorates and his two countries' highest civilian recognition, the Order of Canada and the Order of Malta. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Prosthodontics. 

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Dr. William Becker

Dr. William Becker graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry and completed his specialty training in Periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry In 1996, He received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Dr. Becker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He holds academic appointments at the University of Southern California, THE University of Washington. Dr. Becker has authored over 90 studies relating to periodontal therapy and dental implants, and is co-editor Journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. He maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics in Tucson. 

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Dr. Charles Goodacre

Dr. Charles Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1971. He completed a three year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 1974 earned his MSD degree. In 2011, he received Honorary Fellowship in the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Prosthodontists. He served as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry from 1994 to 2013. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics.

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Dr. Burton Langer

Dr. Burton Langer received a DMD degree from Tufts School of Dental Medicine and a certificate in Periodontics and MScD degree in Science from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1966. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a fellow of the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Langer has lectured throughout the world and has published more than 50 articles and written 6 chapters in textbooks. He is the 1992 recipient of the Hirschfeld Award for Clinical Excellence, the 1997 recipient of the American
Academy of Periodontology Master Clinician Award and the NobelBiocare President's Award in 2010. He is in private practice in New York City.

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Dr. Jay P. Malmquist

Dr. Jay P. Malmquist received a DMD degree and advanced training as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. His interest in research on bone physiology and regeneration led him to Emory University where he engaged in research protocols in the evolution of bone proteins and bone grafting techniques. He shares his knowledge in oral surgery and research as a Professor at Oregon Health Science University in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and served as an examiner on the board. He lectures nationally and internationally and has authored numerous articles and chapters in textbooks. His focus in his private practice in Portland includes bone grafting, bone regeneration and dental implant surgery.

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Prof. Dr. Shohei Kasugai

Professor Shohei Kasugai received his DDS and PhD degrees from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU). For 20 years he was in Department of Pharmacology, TMDU, focusing on therapeutic drug development for osteoporosis and bone response to dental implant materials. In 2000, he became Professor of Department of Oral Implantology and Regenerative Dental Medicine and Director of Dental Implant Clinic, TMDU. His current research interests are developing a biocompatible implant and bone regeneration. He received Awards from International Association for Dental Research, Pharmaco-Kinetics Society, Japanese Association for Oral Biology and Academy of Osseointegration. He is a Board Member of Japanese Academy of Maxillofacial Implants, and member of Japanese Society of Oral Implantology, Academy of Osseointegration and European Academy of Osseointegration.

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Prof. Dr. Ye Lin

Professor Ye Lin is Professor and Chairman of Department of Oral Implantology in School and Hospital of Stomatology at Peking University. He is Past-President of China Society of Oral Implantology. He has authored multiple published articles on implant dentistry and he lectures nationally and internationally on oral implantology. His research focuses on alveolar augmentation technology and implant esthetics.

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Prof. Dr. Regina Mericske

Professor Regina Mericske received her dental and PhD degrees at the University of Bern. Dr. Mericska-Stern is the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, and the Director of the Master Program in Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry. She is an outstanding teacher as evidenced by her student selecting her as teacher of the year. She lectures worldwide, and is an honorary member of the Japanese Association of Implantology, Past-President of the international College of Prosthodontists and European Prosthodontic Association, and currently the President of the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry. Her activities, both in clinical practice and clinical research, cover the field of Implant Prosthodontics and Geriatric Dentistry.

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Friedrich Neukam

Professor Friedrich Neukam received a DMD degree from Mainz University in 1976 and the MD degree in 1984 and PhD in 1994 from Hannover University. He trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and was a Senior Staff member at Hannover University Medical School. Since 1995 he has served as Chairman and Head at the Department of Oral and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery at Erlangen-Nuremberg University Dental School. He has served as President of the Germany Society of Implantology, General Secretary and President of the European Association of Osseointegration and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has lectured nationally and internationally and is the author of numerous published articles. 

Prof. Dr. Eric Rompen

Professor Rompen is the head of the department of Periodontology, Dental Surgery and Dental Medicine and a Professor of Periodontology Dental Surgery at the University of Liège, Belgium. He also acts as the head of the postgraduate program in Periodontology & in Implantology and is the former President of the Belgian Society of Periodontology (2001–2004).

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Prof. Dr. Massimo Simion

Professor Massimo Simion is professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontology, Dental School, University of Milan (Italy). He received a degree in Medicine and Surgery (1979), and Specialization in Odontostomatology and Dental Prosthodontics (1982) from the University of Milan. President of EAO (2001-2003) and immediate past-president (2004-2005), Prof. Simion has been a member of the EAO Council since 2005. He serves as referee for Journal of Periodontology, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and Clinical Oral Implant Research. He has published several scientific papers, and lectures internationally on Periodontology, osseointegration and bone regeneration.

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Emeritus Professor Daniel van Steenberghe

Emeritus Professor Daniel van Steenberghe, MD, PhD, Oral Surg, Periodontol, Honorary Citizen Aix-en-Provence, H.F.R.C.S. (Ireland), Dr.h.c., Medal of City of Paris, AO Brånemark Osseointegration Award, Co-opted member German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina” and Academy of Medicine of Cordoba. Applied the Brånemark osseointegration technique, since 1982, at Leuven University. Cofounder and first president of EAO. Honorary member of: ISBOR, Slovenian Society Osseointegration, Polish Society Implantology, International Academy Computer-Aided Implantology, Tsjech Society Osseointegration, Pierre Fauchard Academy etc. Was (associate) editor of the Journal of Head & Neck Pathology, Clinical Oral Implants Research, Clinical Oral Investigations, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Former president national entrance examination in medicine. Published > 300 full papers, (co)authored 14 books. Seventeen of his PhD and Masters’ students became University professors.


In alphabetical order

Enrico Agliardi – Tomas Albrektsson – Oded Bahat – Stephen Balshi – Thomas Balshi – William Becker – Jean-Francois Bedard – Edmond Bedrossian – Markus Blatz – Andrew Bock – Wolfgang Bolz – Franck Bonnet – Larry Brecht – John Brunski – Robert Carmichael – Gerard Chiche – James Chow – David Chvartzsaid – Christian Coachman – Lyndon Cooper – Joe Coursey – Lesley David – Rubén Davó – Andrew Dawood – Pierre de Grandmont – George Duello – Steven Eckert – Marco Esposito – Jean-Marc Etienne – Egon Euwe – Aaron Fenton – Yvan Fortin – Bertil Friberg – Ophir Fromovich – Iñaki Gamborena – Jeffrey Ganeles – David Gelb – Roland      Glauser – Oscar Gonzalez-Martín – Charles Goodacre – Patrick Henry – Kenji Higuchi – David Hirsch – Stefan Holst – Oliver Hugo – Philippe Hujoel – Torsten Jemt – Ole Jensen – Saj Jivraj – Sascha Jovanovic – Joseph Kan – Shohei Kasugai – Iven Klineberg – Björn Klinge – Sreenivas Koka – Pascal Kunz – Ernest Lam – France Lambert – Burton Langer – Laureen Langer – Ye Lin – Armando Lopes – Stefan Lundgren – Sunyoung Ma – Michael MacEntee – Jay Malmquist – Paulo Malo – Tidu Mankoo – Christopher Marchack – Regina Mericske-Stern – Ricardo Mitrani – Andrea Mombelli – Steven Moss – Peter Moy – José Navarro jr. – Friedrich Neukam – David Nisand – Patrick Palacci – Stephen Parel – Ken Parrish – Alessandro Pozzi – Marc Quirynen – Franck Renouard – Andrea Ricci – Dennis Rohner – Eric Rompen – Louis Rose – Patrick Rutten – Luc Rutten – Eirik Salvesen – Peter Schüpbach – Massimo Simion – Tristan Staas – Lambert Stumpel – Louwrens Swart – Gwen Swennen – Giorgio Tabanella – Gabor Tepper – Bernard Touati – Istvan Urban – Eric van Dooren – Daniel van Steenberghe – Guaracilei M. Vidigal – Luc Vrielinck – Hannes Wachtel – Thomas Wade – Barry Wagenberg – Terry Walton – Georg Watzek – Ann Wennerberg – Shane White – Peter Wöhrle – Johan Wolfaardt – Glenn Wolfinger – Keng Mun Wong – Michiel Wouters – George Zarb

Main program

Introductory session

Moderators: William Becker, George Zarb

Speakers: Gerard Chiche, Ann Wennerberg, Peter Schüpbach, Michael MacEntee, Patrick Henry, Philippe Hujoel, Burton Langer

Patient Journey 1 – Missing Anterior and Posterior Single Teeth

Moderators: Peter Wöhrle, Charles Goodacre

Speakers: Shane White, Torsten Jemt, Eirik Salvesen, Egon Euwe (3D movie), Eric van Dooren, Iñaki Gamborena, Patrick Rutten, Laureen Langer

Patient Journey 2 – Missing Multiple Anterior Teeth

Moderators: Bernard Touati, Sascha Jovanovic, Lesley David

Speakers: Peter Wöhrle (3D movie), Ricardo Mitrani, Giorgio Tabanella, Oded Bahat, Markus Blatz, Andrea Ricci

Patient Journey 3 – Missing Multiple Posterior Teeth

Moderators: Stefan Holst, Eric Rompen

Speakers: Pierre de Grandmont, Bertil Friberg (3D movie), Ernest Lam, Andrew Dawood, Massimo Simion, Franck Renouard, Peter Moy, Keng Mun Wong

Patient Journey 4 – Managing the Terminal / Failing Dentitions and Their Transitions to Edentulism

Moderators: Roland Glauser, Peter Moy

Speakers: Kenji Higuchi, Alessandro Pozzi (3D movie), Regina Mericske, Terry Walton, Steven Eckert, Saj Jivraj, Paulo Malo (3D movie)

Biological Stream: On Enriching the Treatment Paradigm – Marginal Bone Integrity, Its Maintenance and a Possible Role for Biomaterials

Moderators: Tomas Albrektsson, Daniel van Steenberghe

Speakers: Bertil Friberg, David Chvartzsaid, Sree Koka, Björn Klinge, Marco Esposito, Andrea Mombelli, Massimo Simion

Digital Stream: On Enriching the Treatment Paradigm – Digital Solutions in Implant Dentistry

Moderators: John Brunski, George Duello, Egon Euwe, Luc Rutten

Speakers: Andrew Dawood, Luc Vrielinck, Stefan Holst, Pascal Kunz, Oliver Hugo, Armando Lopes, Lambert Stumpel, Patrick Rutten

Reconstructive Surgery and Restorative Solutions for Severe Cases

Moderators: Johan Wolfaardt, Shohei Kasugai

Speakers: Stefan Lundgren, Dennis Rohner, Jay Malmquist, Friedrich Neukam, Larry Brecht, David Hirsch, Gwen Swennen, Robert Carmichael

Special program

Minimally Invasive Surgical Protocols

Moderator: Armando Lopes

Speakers: David Nisand, Yvan Fortin, James Chow, Patrick Palacci

Immediate Function and Its Scientifically Documented Efficacy and Effectiveness

Moderator: Joseph Kan

Speakers: Marco Esposito, Roland Glauser, Ken Parrish

Immediate Placement – Implant Placement in Fresh Extraction Sockets

Moderator: Barry Wagenberg

Speakers: Joseph Kan, Tristan Staas, José Navarro, David Gelb

Soft-tissue Integrity and Associated Optimal Esthetic Outcomes

Moderator: Tidu Mankoo

Speakers: Eric van Dooren, Iñaki Gamborena, Luc Rutten

Benefits and Complications Associated with Fixed Implant Rehabilitation Using Graftless Solutions for the Edentulous Maxilla

Moderator: Lesley David

Speakers: Paulo Malo, Edmond Bedrossian, Rubén Davó, Stephen Parel

Emerging leaders session

Tissue Volume at Anterior Implants: A Key to Esthetic Success

Moderators: Eric Rompen, Bernard Touati

Speakers: Oscar Gonzalez-Martín, France Lambert, Sunyoung Ma

Master classes

From the Planning to the Long-lasting Esthetic Outcomes of Zirconia Implant-based Restorations. From Clinicians’ and Technicians’ Perspective

Speakers: Markus Blatz, Luc Rutten

Tilted Implants such as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept: What Influence Do They Have on Our Decisionmaking Process for Edentulous or Potentially Edentulous Patients?

Speakers: Wolfgang Bolz, Hannes Wachtel

Master the All-on-4® Treatment Concept in a Team Approach

Speakers: Stephen Balshi, Thomas Balshi, Glenn Wolfinger

The All-on-4® Treatment Concept – Step by Step Procedure Using 3D Technology

Speaker: Enrico Agliardi

Periodontal and Implant Treatment Challenges for the Aging Population

Speaker: Louis Rose

Horizontal and Vertical Ridge Augmentation of Soft and Hard Tissues for Optimal Implant Esthetics

Speaker: Sascha Jovanovic

NobelActive® Implant: Esthetic and Immediate Function Benefits

Speaker: Ophir Fromovich

NobelActive® Universal Implant-based Solutions also for Challenging Clinical Situations

Speaker: Blackie Swart

Bone Regeneration with Today’s Techniques and Materials. Has Treatment Protocols Changed to Decrease the Morbidity of the Donor Site?

Speakers: Massimo Simion, István Urbán

Managing Terminal / Failing Dentitions and Their Transitions to Edentulism – Total Rehabilitation Surgical and Prosthetic Protocols

Speaker: Paulo Malo

Immediate Implant Placement – A Progressive Concept or Too Aggressive a Solution?

Speaker: Gabor Tepper

Current Concepts in Osseointegration

Speaker: Bertil Friberg

Multi-causality of Peri-implantitis – Give the Bone the Chance to Survive

Speaker: Marc Quirynen

The Effect of Disinfection Treatments and Successive Abutment Dis / Reconnection on Peri-implant Tissues

Speaker: Guaracilei Macial Vidigal Jr.

Master Challenges with Implant Bar Overdentures to Successfully Treat Edentulous Patients

Speakers: Andrew Bock, Thomas Wade

Soft and Hard Tissue Architecture as Support for Successful Treatment Outcomes

Speaker: Franck Bonnet

Stress-Minimizing Surgery Using Short / Narrow Implant Solutions

Speaker: Franck Renouard

The 10-year Evolution of NobelGuide® – What We Have Learned from Our First Patients

Speaker: Christopher Marchack

Think Digital – NobelClinician™

Speaker: George Duello

Social Media and Its Impact on Networking and Marketing Your Practice

Speaker: Edward Zuckerberg

Hands-on sessions

All-on-4® Treatment Concept – Surgical Part

Instructors: Stephen Balshi, Thomas Balshi, Glenn Wolfinger

All-on-4® Treatment Concept – Restorative Part

Instructors: Stephen Balshi, Thomas Balshi, Glenn Wolfinger

NobelActive® and NobelActive® 3.0 – Introduction

Instructor: Ophir Fromovich

NobelActive® and NobelActive® 3.0 – Advanced

Instructor: Ken Parrish

OsseoCare™ Pro

Instructor: Nobel Biocare Team

NobelProcera® Open House – Meet the Experts

Instructor: Nobel Biocare Team

Master Different Type of Abutment Designs

Instructor: Nobel Biocare Team

NobelReplace® – Conical Connection and Tri-Channel

Instructor: Giorgio Tabanella

Regenerative Materials and Hands-on with Pig Jaw

Instructor: Sascha Jovanovic

Provisional Crowns and Impression Copings

Instructor: Christopher Marchack

Provisional Crowns and Impression Copings - Restorative Part

Instructor: Christopher Marchack

Brånemark System® Zygoma Implants

Instructor: Edmond Bedrossian

Prosthetic Update / Abutment Selection

Instructor: Alessandro Pozzi

NobelClinician™ Software

Instructor: Nobel Biocare Team

Master the Software Tools for Various Implant Bar Designs

Instructor: Nobel Biocare Team

Dental technician day

Innovation in CAD/CAM Dentistry

Speaker: Patrick Rutten

Custom Esthetics Powered by NobelProcera®

Speakers: Tristan Staas, Michiel Wouters

All-on-4® Treatment Concept Work Flow and Tips and Tricks

Speakers: Jean-Francois Bédard, Joe Coursey

Smile Design and Material Selection for White and Pink Esthetics Over Implants

Speaker: Christian Coachman

New Restorative Solutions for Efficiency and Esthetics

Speakers: Stefan Holst, Patrick Rutten

Implants Esthetics in the Digital Age

Speakers: Jean-Marc Etienne, Bernard Touati

Post-Symposium program

The Predicament of Edentulism – How Viable and Universal Is the Implant Solution?

Moderators: George Zarb, Edmond Bedrossian

Speakers: Aaron Fenton, Friedrich Neukam, Stefan Holst, Georg Watzek, Lyndon Cooper, Rubén Davó, Ole Jensen, Jeff Ganeles, Ye Lin, Steven Moss, Iven Klineberg



The Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria is recognized as one of the most signifi cant examples of Art Deco and architecture in the world. As one of the first ‘grand hotels’ to combine elegance with best amenities and services, The Waldorf Astoria New York has been world-renowned for over a century.

Social event


Symposium party at The Pier Sixty

Don’t miss our Symposium Party on Friday evening at the largest waterfront venue in Manhattan, The Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.

You will be treated to entertainment, buffet and drinks throughout the evening. Meet and network with the Nobel Biocare community.

This evening will certainly become a memorable experience.iring Hudson River water views and flexible spaces that are perfect for events.

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