Prof. Agliardi at the EAO

"The only dentist who never loses implants is the dentist who never places them."

In the next video of the EAO Congress industry forum on the All-on-4® treatment concept, Professor Enrico Agliardi, a distinguished maxillofacial surgeon, sheds light on the management of complications.


Prof. Agliardi opens by touching upon some recent scientific publications that reaffirm the success that can be achieved when using this concept.1,2 Most notably, in a 2022 systematic review of 24 studies with 10,500 implants, just 269 implant failures occurred at up to 18 years’ follow-up.1

He then delves into a variety of clinical cases, offering a closer look at how his team effectively managed complications and failures at different stages of All-on-4® treatment. Cases include problems at immediate loading, at long-term follow-up, of posterior and anterior implants, and in upper and lower jaws.

Throughout the presentation, Prof Agliardi underscores the resilience and long-term success that can be achieved with the All-on-4® treatment concept, both in terms of function and esthetics, even when challenging and unexpected situations occur.

In conclusion, Professor Enrico Agliardi leaves his audience with a poignant reminder from the inventor of dental implants,:

"The only dentist who never loses implants is the dentist who never places them."
Per-Ingvar Brånemark

This encapsulates the inevitability of challenges in the field but emphasizes the importance of effective management to prioritize the best interests of patients.


1. Agliardi E, Pozzi A, Romeo D, Del Fabbro M. Clinical outcomes of full-arch immediate fixed prostheses supported by two axial and two tilted implants: A retrospective cohort study with 12-15 years of follow-up Clin Oral Implants Res 2023 Apr;34(4):351-366. 
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2. Del Fabbro M, Pozzi A, Romeo D, et al. Outcomes of Fixed Full-Arch Rehabilitations Supported by Tilted and Axially Placed Implants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2022 Sep-Oct;37(5):1003-1025.