Nobel Biocare Global Symposium
Program Abstracts

By registering for General Admission at Nobel Biocare Global Symposium, you will have access to all Main Stream and Special Interest Stream sessions.

Discover more details of sessions in the abstracts below.

Main Stream & Special Interest streams
Hands-on/Workshop stream




Main Stream & Special Interest streams

THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH

MAIN STREAM

13:50 Mastering a smile: Advanced treatment solutions and materials

Witness live how to plan, communicate and execute dental and implant esthetic treatments to meet the demands of your patients. This session focuses on digital vs conventional planning, the differences between implant and natural-tooth esthetics, and how material choice and lab technician skills determine the end result.
 


Chair:
David Dunn

Markus Blatz
Michael Gahlert
Iñaki Gamborena
Nasser Shademan
Bernard Touati



16:15 DTX: From diagnostic to treatments

Delivering high-quality dental treatments cannot happen by chance. It requires meticulous and continuous management of image data, various diagnostic steps, proper treatment planning, and excellent collaboration within the treatment team and service providers, like the dental laboratory. This expert-panel session will discuss today’s and soon available possibilities to master all these challenges on a routine basis.


Chair: Pascal Kunz

France Lambert
Alessandro Pozzi

 



17:30 Experience the future: Innovation session

We have something very special to show you. We wish we could say more, but we’d rather you come and experience for yourself the next big thing in implantology.


SPECIAL INTERESTS STREAM
 

08:00 We can do it all: In focus - Nobel Biocare Esthetic Group

The Nobel Biocare Esthetic Group is an established global network that focuses on increasing knowledge, sharing competence and clinical skills. Learn how you can improve the results of your treatments by working as a team with united focus on the patient.
 


Chair: Nicole Winitsky

Malene Hallund
Matilda Qvarnstrom
Julie Schlosser
Åsa Sjöholm 



10:15 Getting the best from implants: Establish implant dentistry successfully in your practice

Do you want to translate your clinical excellence into a highly successful dental implant practice? Gain insights into managing patient flow, setting up patient communications for treatment acceptance, establishing a referral network, marketing and differentiating your practice. Whether you are modernizing a family business, transitioning from general practitioner to implant specialist, or setting up a practice from scratch.
 


Chair: Jay Malmquist



FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH


MAIN STREAM

08:30 Revolutionizing implant dentistry: Innovations to change the way you treat patients

A few major innovations have defined the industry over the last decades. From osseointegration, CAD/CAM prosthetics and Immediate Function, to All-on-4® treatment concept and guided surgery – all of these have benefited the patient and clinician. Now the next major breakthrough is here. The new Nobel Biocare N1™ system reduces complexity, shortens treatment times and removes guess work.
 


Chair:
Gabor Tepper

Oded Bahat
John Brunski
Annette Felderhoff-Fischer
Jill Helms
Sascha Jovanovic
Francesco Mintrone
Paul Weigl
Holger Zipprich



11:00 Spotlight on surface innovations: Breakthrough surfaces for tissue integration at every level

The Mucointegration™ era is here! After decades of focusing only on osseointegration and surface roughness, it is time to look beyond. Come and experience how breakthrough developments in surface technology and surface chemistry benefit osseointegration, and even more importantly, soft-tissue integration for esthetics and long-term tissue health. TiUltra™ and Xeal™ have arrived!
 


Chair:
Eric Rompen

Tomas Albrektsson
Arturo Llobell
Tidu Mankoo
Cristiano Susin
Giorgio Tabanella



14:00 Restoring smiles on Easter Island: The FOR humanitarian mission

The Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) is a global, non-profit organization advocating science, education and humanity in oral rehabilitation. Living up to our promises, FOR has improved the quality of life for underserved patients. Come and see how the Trefoil™ innovation has changed the lives of edentulous natives in one of the most remote inhabited locations on earth.
 


Kenji Higuchi



14.10 Immediate Function and long-term benefits for edentulous patients: Choosing the ideal treatment solution

Immediate Function and the All-on-4® treatment concept have changed the lives of millions of patients worldwide for decades. As the number of edentulous patients is continuously growing and demands are changing, you need to be prepared. You will receive practical guidance, based on live demonstrations, as to which treatments to choose for which clinical situation. Learn how NobelPro Line™ can help you to advance from straightforward cases to mastering even the most challenging situations.
 


Chair:
Paulo Malo

Enrico Agliardi
Rubén Davó
Andrew Dawood
Ana Ferro
Glen Liddelow



16.30 Patient benefits of immediate solutions: Achieving long-lasting esthetic outcomes

Patients are getting more impatient – they want their teeth now. Nobel Biocare pioneered Immediate Function and has continuously developed it to shorten treatment times. Get insights into decision making, product selection, workflow optimization and digital technologies, such as DTX Studio, to achieve optimal clinical results. Learn from the best how Nobel Biocare products and solutions have changed their practices and careers and how they can change yours too.
 


Chair: Joseph Kan

Óscar González-Martín
Edith Groenendijk
Jose Navarro
Tristan Staas
Gabor Tepper



SPECIAL INTERESTS STREAM
 

11:00 Dental Technology 2.0: The key role of the dental technician from treatment planning to execution

Integrated workflows, designed to increase efficiency and interaction between clinicians and dental technicians drive one main purpose: improving the patient’s smile – and with that everyone else’s too.  Learn the relevant steps to interact as a clinical team and how DTX Studio facilitates communication before, during and after implant treatment to create perfect clinical results.
 


Chair:
Luc Rutten

Robert Dulieu
Robert Nedelcu
Patrick Rutten
Tristan Staas



14:00 Managing complications: Choosing the right path for long-term success

Preventing and being able to treat complications if they occur is a fundamental requirement for any clinician involved in dental implant treatment. This session focuses on clinical and biological complications – how to prevent, how to diagnose and how to treat. Aside from clinical treatment protocols, an overview of currently used and emerging technologies helping to treat peri-implantitis is provided.
 


Chair:
France Lambert

Urs Brodbeck
Michael Danesh-Meyer
Torsten Jemt
Fabrizia Luongo
Peter Schüpbach



16.30 Interested in ceramic implants? How can the advances in ceramic implants benefit your patients and practice?

Ceramic implants have come of age. They are a reliable treatment option for the growing number of patients requesting metal-free solutions. Learn about NobelPearl™, the metal-free, two-piece implant solution with full restorative flexibility and how this technology can be integrated into your daily routine.
 


Chair:
Markus Blatz

Michael Gahlert
Jens Tartsch



SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH


MAIN STREAM

09:00 Guided or navigated surgery? Emerging trends in digital technology

Over the years, dental implant surgery has evolved from traditional methods to computer-aided approaches. Implant surgery using CAD/CAM surgical templates has become widely used and dynamic navigation is gaining popularity. The advantages and disadvantages of each technology will be discussed, considering workflows, practice setup and efficiency, treatment execution, data integration and diagnostic potential.
 


Chair:
Alessandro Pozzi

James Chow
Simon Kold
Armando Lopes
Luca De Stavola
Werner Zechner



11:00 Masters at work: Esthetic outcomes using bone and soft-tissue reconstructions to exceed patient expectations

Experience what is possible today in hard- and soft-tissue augmentation. With an ever-increasing armamentarium of techniques and regenerative materials, keeping up can be difficult at times. In this highly interactive session, you will experience how different surgical approaches have evolved over time and where the limits are.
 


Chair:
Sascha Jovanovic

Oded Bahat
Giacomo Fabbri
Francesco Mintrone
Istvan Urban



SPECIAL INTERESTS STREAM
 

08:30 Growing your practice: Using different channels to create patient flow

A good picture paired with a compelling story is unforgettable. Shared on social media it goes beyond awareness, educating patients and established influencers and extending professional networks. Join this session led by the social media aficionados to learn tips and tricks, how to avoid pitfalls and how to use social media efficiently to position and grow your practice.
 



 


Chair: Giacomo Fabbri

Scott MacLean
Slaine McGrath
Amanda Seay



Hands-on/Workshop stream 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH


8:00 Current clinical and technical protocols for immediate implant placement in extraction sockets

Hands-on A11 

To create a harmonious ‘esthetic’ outcome around dental implants that mimics the surrounding dentition and soft-tissue condition, as well as morphology, is indeed difficult to create and maintain long term. In this hands-on session, a comprehensive approach to optimize functional and esthetic results with immediate implant placement and immediate restoration by blending surgical, technical, and restorative steps into one successful protocol will be presented thoroughly.
 


Iñaki Gamborena



8:00 Building confidence in hard- and soft-tissue management in the esthetic region


Hands-on A21

Pink esthetics has evolved since 1997 and is now a standard of care through planned esthetic implant position and bone and soft tissue augmentation techniques. Parameters to achieve esthetic treatments in the esthetic zone and discusses aspects of the bony foundation, soft-tissue management, safe biological distances, like implant to tooth/implant distances, biologic width and their integration in the diagnostic and planning procedure. Summary of 5 important themes for bone, soft tissue, implant health and esthetics: Bone preservation and regeneration, implant surface, design and position, soft-tissue thickness and quality, prosthetic tissue support, restorative emergence and material.
 


Sascha Jovanovic


8:00 Immediate implant placement: Two philosophies with the same end in mind

Workshop A31

Long-term clinical success with immediate implant placement and loading protocols are now established and accepted treatment modalities. In this workshop session you will experience diverse and partially opposing clinical approaches by two experts representing different schools of thought – aiming for the same outcome. Indications such as single-tooth esthetic zone, sinus lift or graftless or large complex cases are to be presented and interactively discussed with the audience.
 


Giorgio Tabanella & Gabor Tepper



8:00 Overview of graftless edentulous treatment modalities and insight into 'Dynamic 3D Navigation'

Hands-on A41

At this hands-on session, you will gain a comprehensive overview of the clinically proven protocols to provide fully edentulous patients with graftless treatment options. Practice the All-on-4® treatment concept and the relevant components, as well as the X-Guide navigation system for an edentulous protocol.
 


Armando Lopes



13:00 Digital workflow for immediate tooth replacement

Hands-on A12

Digital planning and treatment to provide an immediate prosthetic solution for single and multiple unit implant placement using the latest digital tools available with static guided surgery approach or with dynamic navigation system especially in challenging situations with proven protocols to obtain optimal results also in the esthetic area.
 


Alessandro Pozzi



13:00 All-on-4® step by step restorations: From planning to functional and esthetic immediate provisionals 

Hands-on A22

The All-on-4® treatment concept can provide a fast and reliable delivery of an immediate provisional prosthesis with high esthetics and function. Throughout the session, participants will have the opportunity to review the process behind the pre-surgical planning that can grant an immediate esthetic and functional result. Furthermore, the entire protocol of provisional delivery, developed with years of experience, will be shown and each participant will have the possibility to work on a real model and prosthesis to put into practice what they have just learned.
 


Enrico Agliardi



13:00 How the integration of Digital Dentistry changed my practice

Workshop A32

‘Digital toys’: Hardware and software possibilities. 

How to set up your practice with: IO scans, CBCT, and Guided Surgery (with in-house Printing) or Navigated Surgery (with X-Guide/DTX Suite). Learn all you need to know about integration of hardware and software.

Digital workflow: Predictability in every digital Implant treatment.

Freehand vs. Guided. Guided vs Navigated.  X-Guide vs. DTX Studio. Time-to-tooth concept. Immediate implants. Single-tooth replacement. All-on-4® treatment concept. Grafting cases. Experience the biological and mechanical benefits of a digital workflow. Experience the clinical treatment options resulting from digital integration.

Teamwork: Productivity. Bring in the team. Learn to use your team the most efficient way. Get more clinical time by moving digital.
 


Simon Kold



13:00 State-of-the-art soft tissue management for esthetic treatments

Hands-on A42

Introduction to the current state-of-the-art, in-socket preservation, bone augmentation and immediate implant placement in the anterior zone.

In this session the focus will be on peri-implant tissue management around anterior implants, using soft-tissue augmentation and provisional restorations. Current alternatives for the use of soft-tissue graft substitutes will be considered and management of complications with implants in the esthetic zone will also be discussed.
 


Oscar González-Martín



13:00 True versatility for edentulous cases with the All-on-4® treatment concept and NobelPro Line™

Workshop A52

The All-on-4® treatment concept protocol is an innovative surgical procedure for the rehabilitation of edentulous jaws. By taking advantage of the dense bone available in the anterior maxilla and between the mandibular foramina, this widely applicable surgical technique allows for the treatment of a significantly greater number of patients, while avoiding the need for complex, time consuming and often debilitating bone grafting procedures. This course will teach you the skills and know-how to treat challenging and complex edentulous patients using the All-on-4® treatment concept surgical protocol and the specially designed NobelPro Line product range. Giving you a comprehensive overview of the advanced All-on-4® treatment concept protocol, this course focusses specially on how to solve clinical complications, like cases with lack of bone volume in the posterior mandible and poor bone quality in the posterior maxilla, which implants are best to each case type and mastering of the approach when it comes to highly skilled cases that are not eligible for the hybrid and extra-maxilla approaches. This will give you the tools to improve your understanding of the technique with advantages for you and your patients.
 


Paulo Malo



FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH

Some of the Hands-on/Workshop sessions focus on landmark innovations, and all information on these will be revealed on the day. (Sessions B11, B12, B13, B14, B21, B22, B23, B24, B31, B32, and B33).

17:30 On1 ReSurfaced: Maintaining full restorative and surgical flexibility with added clinical benefits

Workshop B34

More details to follow.
 


Bernard Touati



14:00 Esthetic-driven implant dentistry and navigation: Contradiction or a perfect match?

Workshop B51

More details to follow. 
 


Luca De Stavola & Andrea Fincato



16:30 How to deal with complications: Your guide, step-by-step

Workshop B52

Learn from complications and failures: How to turn failures into success. A step-by-step surgical guideline on the retreatment of failures. Reduce the healing time and improve patient’s comfort during the retreatment. Risk assessment in the retreatment of failures: which is correct way of retreating failures?
 


Giorgio Tabanella



14:00 Building confidence in hard- and soft-tissue management in the esthetic region

Hands-on B41

Pink esthetics has evolved since 1997 and is now a standard of care through planned esthetic implant position and bone and soft tissue augmentation techniques. Parameters to achieve esthetic treatments in the esthetic zone and discusses aspects of the bony foundation, soft tissue management, safe biological distances, like implant to tooth/implant distances, biologic width and their integration in the diagnostic and planning procedure. Summary of 5 important themes for bone, soft tissue, implant health and esthetics: Bone preservation and regeneration, implant surface, design and position, soft tissue thickness and quality, prosthetic tissue support, restorative emergence and material.
 


Sascha Jovanovic



SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH

8:30 Photodontics: Digital photography for dental professionals

Workshop C21

Dental photography is a vital step in the diagnosis pathway and the key point for communication; in the first case, photography allows us to see magnified parameters that help in doing a diagnosis and subsequently a treatment plan. The second one allows us to speak the same language with the dental technician and the rest of the team and overall, it allows us to communicate with the patients. By implementing a photography protocol in our daily routine we can see our case improvements day by day.
 


Pier Carlo Frabboni



11:00 20-minute esthetic smile design

Workshop C22

Learn about the principles of designing custom made smiles, how to plan and realize micro composite esthetics in 20 minutes.
 


Nasser Shademan



8:30 Advanced implant solutions for the edentulous maxilla with NobelZygoma

Hands-on C41

The All-on-4® treatment concept protocol is an innovative surgical procedure for the rehabilitation of edentulous jaws. By taking advantage of the dense bone available in the anterior maxilla and between the mandibular foramina, this widely applicable surgical technique allows for the treatment of a significantly greater number of patients, while avoiding the need for complex, time consuming and often debilitating bone grafting procedures. This course will teach you the skills and know-how to treat challenging and complex edentulous patients using the All-on-4® treatment concept surgical protocol and the specially designed NobelPro Line product range. Giving you a comprehensive overview of the advanced All-on-4® treatment concept protocol, this course focusses specially on how to solve clinical complications, like cases with lack of bone volume in the posterior mandible and poor bone quality in the posterior maxilla, which implants are best to each case type, and mastering of the approach when it comes to highly skilled cases that are not eligible for the hybrid and extra-maxilla approaches. This will give you the tools to improve your understanding of the technique with advantages for you and your patients.
 


Paulo Malo



8:30 Indication based edentulous treatment solutions

Workshop C51

Edentulous patients is a growing problem that general practitioners have to face in everyday practice. Thanks to the use of different surgical protocols, it is possible to treat every patient with immediate loading, avoiding long and demanding grafting techniques. Throughout the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to treat compromised patients in different clinical situations and how to manage possible complications thanks to the use of tilted implants and providing an immediate esthetic and functional solution.
 



 


Enrico Agliardi