Nobel Biocare at International Osteology Symposium Barcelona

April 25-27, 2019

Location: Barcelona, CCIB

Congress language: English

Visit us at booth 6

Hands-on session

State-of-the-art soft-tissue management for esthetic treatments

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 9:00-12:30
Location: Workshop Room 12
Language: English
Speaker: Dr. Oscar González Martín (Spain)


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

Theoretical background

The workshop will mainly focus 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. Management of complications with implants in the esthetic zone will also be discussed.

Hands-on session on pig jaws – Techniques presented

  - Tunnel technique associated with implant placement from A to Z.

  - How novel materials for soft-tissue graft substitutes can best be utilized.

Corporate forum

GalvoSurge Dental Cleaning System GS 1000: early clinical experience

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 17.00-17:30
Location: Forum 2
Language: English
Speaker: Dr. Markus Schlee (Germany)


When dental implant surfaces are exposed to the oral cavity, biofilms may arise. In such cases, dental implant cleaning may be necessary to remove harmful biofilms, manage the risk of peri-implant disease and facilitate re-osseointegration.

Several cleaning methods are available, including: laser ablation, scraping with curettes or titanium brushes together with saline-soaked cotton pellets, high-pressure sprays, polishing with diamond burs, antiseptics and antibiotics. While these methods disrupt biofilm integrity from the outside, they may not completely remove contaminants. Some techniques may also damage implant surfaces or leave deposits that impair re-osseointegration.

GalvoSurge Dental Cleaning System GS 1000

To address patient and clinician needs for a more-effective, efficient method for cleaning titanium implant surfaces, GalvoSurge has been developed.

GalvoSurge acts directly at the implant surface using electrolysis to remove contaminants. GalvoSurge is designed to clean implants irrespective of their manufacturing process or surface roughness, without altering surface properties or disturbing bone. Clinical investigations of GalvoSurge are ongoing and early clinical experience will be presented.


Dr. Oscar González Martín

Dr. González-Martín received his DDS degree in 1999 from the University of Seville, where he was subsequently appointed assistant professor from 1999 to 2005, alongside private practice.

In 2005, he moved to Philadelphia to obtain his Masters degree in Graduate Periodontics and Periodontal-Prosthesis in 2009 from University of Pennsylvania, where he also received the Arnold Weisgold´s Director´s Award. He joined the UPenn faculty in 2009 as an adjunct assistant professor a postion which he continues to hold. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics in 2009.

In 2010, he received a scholarship to join to the Fixed Prosthodontic and Occlusion Department at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine where he has been Visiting Faculty since 2011.

He currently teaches in the graduate department of Periodontology at the University of Madrid. Dr González-Martín runs a private specialist practice in Madrid dedicated exclusively to Periodontics, Prosthetics and Implants.

Dr. Markus Schlee

Markus Schlee has had a private practice in Forchheim since 1990 and was awarded his habilitation in 2016. He holds the specialist qualifications in periodontology certified by the DGParo and in implantology certified by the DGI.

Dr Schlee holds an Academic teaching and research facility position at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt and is Assistant Professor for Postgraduate Master Programs in Periodontology and Implantology at Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin, Universität Frankfurt, Universität Greifswald, and Dresden International University. He is also a lecturer at the Postgraduate Education Programs for Periodontology (APW) and Implantology (DGI).

Dr. Schlee is an active member of numerous professional associations including: Neue Gruppe, DGParo, DGI, AAP, DGZMK, DGAEZ and APW. He has published extensively, both nationally and internationally, in the fields of periodontology, implantology, soft-tissue management, microsurgery, piezosurgery and esthetics.