Zagreb Symposium

September 29-30, 2017

Location: Zagreb

Language: English

Program – September 29

Theme 1: Treatment enhancement and refinement – evidence counts

9:00 a-m.–10:00 a.m.

“Peri-implantitis – a provoked foreign body response and a man-made disease?” 
Prof. Tomas Albrektsson

10:00 a-m.–11:00 a.m.

What have we learned from clinical protocols in immediately loaded implants?
Dr. Peter Wöhrle

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  


11:30 a-m-–12:15 p.m. 

Immediate implant placement – what makes it possible?
Dr. Isabella Rocchietta                    

12:15 p.m.–13:00 p.m.

Importance of the implant abutment connection for long-term stability and clinical success
Dr. Giacomo Fabbri 

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.


Theme 2: Achieving clinical excellence in challenging situations

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

How can digital dentistry facilitate the workflow of implant placement?
Dr. Peter Wöhrle                    

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Guided bone regeneration protocols in esthetic zone – when, why and how?
Dr. Isabella Rocchietta

4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.  


4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Peri-implant soft tissue integration – barrier that should not be broken.
Dr. Giacomo Fabbri

5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Program – September 30

Theme 3: Established strategies of the soon-to-be edentulous patients

8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

What are the benefits of using the All-on-4® treatment concept?
Dr. Armando Lopes

8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Immediate rehabilitation of atrophic jaws with the All-on-4® treatment concept: prosthetic protocol
Dr. Giacomo Fabbri

9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.


Theme 4 – treatment planning session

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Treatment planning session – Experts discuss case each using their treatment approach.
Dr. Peter Wöhrle, Dr. Isabella Rocchietta, Dr. Giacomo Fabbri, Dr. Armando Lopes

Each expert will present a case. The other experts will present their suggestions on how to treat the same clinical situation, after which the actual treatment is presented.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Hands-on session - September 30

Time for all sessions: 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

On1 concept – maintenance of soft tissue attachment around implants
Dr. Giacomo Fabbri

  • Learn benefits of leaving the immediate soft tissue attachment intact by not removing abutment base
  • Learn how to use the On1 concept for single restorations with immediate temporarization
  • Understand the fabrication of screw-retained restorations using the On1 Universal Abutment

Digital workflow for immediate tooth replacement
Dr. Peter Wöhrle

  • Learn how the use of NobelClinician can simplify treatment planning
  • Use the NobelActive implant for immediate placement in anterior extraction sockets
  • Practice how to design a screw-retained temporary crown to support tissues when applying immediate protocols
  • Understand the impact of concave vs. convex abutment profiles of conical connection implant systems to guide the tissue

Guided bone regeneration techniques with simultaneous implant placement
Dr. Isabella Rocchietta

  • Understand when it is safe to place implants in a narrow ridge
  • Learn to integrate regenerative procedures with simultaneous implant placement using xenogenic bone replacement materials and resorbable membranes
  • Practice suturing techniques used for regenerative procedures

Master class - September 30

Time for this session: 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

The All-on-4® treatment concept and beyond
Dr. Armando Lopes

This master class will discuss goals in surgical and prosthodontic therapy for the fully edentulous patient when using the All-on-4® treatment concept. Clinical management of patients will be presented by demonstrating the data-gathering process, diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical protocols, and fabrication of both provisional and definitive implant-retained prosthesis.


Join us in learning protocols for the rehabilitation of patients with partial edentulism in the esthetic zone. Top experts will share their experiences in evidence-based treatment planning and in using digital tools, modern implant designs, and established surgical and restorative protocols. Discover the innovative prosthetic components that improve treatment outcomes.

Prof. Tomas Albrektsson

Dr Albrektsson started working with osseointegrated implants together with professor P-I Brånemark in 1967. He has since published numerous papers on osseointegration. Currently, Dr Albrektsson is working as professor emeritus of the dept of Biomaterials in Gothenburg and as visiting professor at the department of prosthodontics, Malmö University Sweden.

Dr. Peter Wöhrle

Dr. Peter Wöhrle received DMD and MMedSc (oral biology) degrees from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, in addition to a specialty certificate in prosthodontics and a specialty certificate in implant dentistry. Prior to his studies in Boston, he completed a four-year dental technician program in Switzerland. At Harvard, he worked with others on developing the concept of immediate loading with Brånemark implants. Later, he applied these principles to the single tooth and the concept of immediate tooth replacement. He lectures worldwide, and his practice in Newport Beach, California, focuses exclusively on dental implants.

Dr. Isabella Rocchietta

Dr. Isabella Rocchietta graduated in 2002 with full marks in dentistry from the University of Milan, Italy, where she was also awarded a one-year scholarship from the school's Department of Medicine. Today she is a research fellow at the Division of Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Dr. Rocchietta is a resident and tutor at the Department of Periodontology, University of Milan, Italy, and a research consultant for the Institute for Dental Research and Education (IDRE). She is also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the Italian Society of Periodontology and Chairman of the EAO Junior Committee. Dr. Rocchietta is the author of several national and international peerreviewed publications, as well as several book chapters. Today she is an international speaker on bone regeneration by means of growth factors and scaffolds, tissue engineering, osseointegration, and implant surface modifications.

Dr. Giacomo Fabbri

Dr. Giacomo Fabbri graduated with honors in dentistry and dental prosthodontics at the University of Pavia. He is an active member of the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (A.I.O.P), a prestigious scientific Academy in the field of esthetic and prosthetic dentistry. He has published several international articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectured in Italy and abroad on topics related to fixed prosthodontics and implant prosthodontics with specific interest on esthetics, new materials and minimally invasive approach. He works in Ban Mancini Fabbri Specialist Dental Practice, located in Cattolica (Italy), in the field of esthetics and prosthetic rehabilitation on natural teeth and implants.

Dr. Armando Lopes

Dr. Armando Lopes graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Lisbon, in 2003 joining the MALO CLINIC team in 2004. Currently Director of the MALO CLINIC Lisbon, he was also the Oral Surgery Department Director between 2007 and mid 2015, and Director of the Imaging Department between 2007 and early 2011. Practicing exclusively in oral sugery and dental implant rehabilitation, Armando Lopes has an extensive know-how on total rehabilitation using the MALO CLINIC Protocol (All-on-4® treatment concept including zygomatic approached) and is also an expert in guided surgery. One of the MALO CLINIC key speakers, Armando Lopes lectures regularly at international courses, conferences and other training events featuring oral rehabilitation, implantology and guided surgery. With a Master in Clinical Dental Research from the University of Granada (2013), Armando Lopes is also author and co-author of several scientific publications.

Products in focus

creos xenogain

The creos xenogain portfolio comprises an extensive range of non-sintered xenogenic bone substitutes for guided bone regeneration (GBR) and guided tissue regeneration (GTR) procedures. 

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On1 concept

The unique On1 Base moves the restorative platform of Nobel Biocare conical connection implants from bone level to tissue level. It remains in position from implant placement to finalization, which leaves the soft tissue undisturbed for optimized healing. 

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All-on-4 treatment concept

All-on-4® treatment concept

The All-on-4® treatment concept is a cost-efficient, graftless solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery. 

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Registration fee

Symposium - Clinician*

Including socials: Euro 350
Excluding socials: Euro 250

Hands-on Sessions: Euro 95 

Master class Sessions: Euro 75

* The fees are not subject to any Sales Tax

** The registration fee for Symposium participants inlcudes admission to the scientific program lectures, access to the industrial product exhibition, a registration package (incl. bag, program, pen, notepad) and the attendance of coffee breaks, lunches and the Welcome Cocktail on Friday, September 29, 2017. Participants can attend only one Hands-on Session or Master class. The price indicated above counts for one Hands-on session one Master class session.

General information


Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, Kneza Borne 2, Zagreb, 10 000, Croatia

Symposium reception

Date: September 29
Time: 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Venue: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel
Dress code: Dark suit for men, cocktail dress for women

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