June 3-6, 2015

Location: London, ExCeL

Congress language: English

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June 3: Hands-on session

Standardized procedures in immediate implantation and restoration - the copy-abutment

Speakers: Dr. Rudolf Fürhauser, Dr. Georg Mailath-Pokorny

Immediate implant placement has developed into a routine procedure and clinical success has been observed in numerous studies. While representing a minimally invasive and convenient therapy from the patients’ point of view, the surgical and restorative steps are complex and demanding. The main surgical issue is correct three-dimensional positioning as the implant axis does not strictly follow the alveolar socket. Cone-beam computed tomographic scans are presented in the course of the workshop to illustrate prevailing conditions. The prosthodontic procedures are as well of great importance for treatment success and should be performed according to a standardized workflow. The term „Copy-Abutment“ arises from the natural tooth being the model for prosthetic restoration in terms of shape and emergence profile. The fundermental slogan of our methodology is „copying instead of (mis)interpreting“. The original cast model is used to immediately fabricate an individualized abutment from composite, that is then scanned to produce a Procera ceramic abutment within several days. The workshop details on all surgical and restorative steps of the treatment concept and long-term results are also discussed. In the course of the hands-on training every participant can produce a Copy-Abutment.

June 4: Industry forum

Hard and soft tissue parameters to support optimal esthetics – Innovative approach to materials and techniques

Speakers: Prof. Christer Dahlin, Dr. Inaki Gamborena, Prof. Eric Rompen

When implant treatment protocols were established, clinicians started to focus on esthetic improvements and long-term restorative results. Innovative prosthetic solutions were developed starting in the 1980’s and in the beginning of 1990’s bone regeneration possibilities and protocols started to reach clinicians.

As bone regeneration today has become a frequent and routine procedure in implant dentistry the next step is to ensure optimal soft tissue outcomes to be able to establish long term esthetic results.

Topics to be addressed by the experts:

- Has treatment protocols changed to manage hard and soft tissue aspects?
- Philosophy of soft tissue grafting and today’s options
- Scientific evidence and mechanical characteristics - creos xenoprotect - a natural collagen membrane

Hard and soft tissue regeneration – Where do we stand today and what will be the future?

Speaker: Prof. Christer Dahlin (SWE)

Aim: To discuss current status and trends in tissue regeneration
Objectives: To define protocols and materials, supported by scientific evidence, to optimize the use of tissue regeneration materials and related techniques. Evidence and mechanical characteristics for creos™ xenoprotect – a natural collagen membrane will be discussed.

A soft tissue grafting concept – An innovative technique to secure esthetic outcomes

Speaker: Dr. Inaki Gamborena (ESP)

Aim: To present a novel solution for maximum volume soft tissue volume in anterior indications
Objectives: To define the philosophy of soft tissue grafting using a innovative approach. The innovative technique using Slim Healing Abutment to maximize outcomes will be presented. Following a patient case to understand why the innovative approach and techniques is a favor to maximize esthetic outcomes. The new screw-retained NobelProcera ASC Abutment and crown are selected for the final solution.

How to optimize transmucosal health and maintain tissues in the posterior region

Speaker: Prof. Eric Rompen (BEL)

Aim: To identify what to consider for an implant treatment in the posterior maxilla
Objectives: To provide comparative understanding of available techniques and product rationals for the treatment of the posterior maxilla.

June 4: Master classes

Soft tissue regeneration – Where is the future?

Speaker: Prof. Christer Dahlin

One of the most renowned researchers in the bone regenerative field. Part of the first researcher group at University in Gothenburg starting to publish findings with bone regenerative procedures and protocols. In the beginning of 1990’s bone regeneration possibilities and protocols started to reach clinicians.

Long experience using digital planning tools (NobelClinician) and its advantages for the end results – a team approach

Speakers: Dr. Andrew Dawood, Dr. Susan Tanner

Experts in 3D diagnostics and outcomes. Surgical and restorative angle of the treatment protocols. Interdisciplinary approach to treat severe cases.

June 5: Industry forum

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

Moderator: Prof. Marc Quirynen
Speakers: Dr. Chandur Wadhwani, Prof. Stefan Holst, Dr. Eric Rompen

The aetiology of complex chronic infections like peri-implantitis demand a multi-causality model to explain the condition, since: (i) peri-implantitis can be caused by more than 1 causal mechanism, (ii) every causal mechanism involves the joint action of several causes, (iii) most causes are neither necessary nor sufficient to produce disease by themselves, (iv) removal of a single cause will not necessarily lead to prevention of the disease, and (v) blocking of a cause will significantly reduce the incidence of the disease. The model makes clear that the understanding of the aetiology is nearly impossible, and that the outcome of the peri-implantitis therapy will depend on many factors. Special emphasis will be given to the factors that can facilitate / improve bone healing (e.g. prevention of compression, optimal vascularisation, implant surface characteristics and influence of cement).

Give the Bone the Chance to Survive

Speaker: Prof. Marc Quirynen (BEL)

Aim: To introduce a multi factorial scheme that may cause peri-implant tissue losses.
Objectives: To identify important factors that supports the long term prognosis of the bone around an implant.

The impact of cement, its techniques and protocols for long term outcomes

Speaker: Dr. Chandur Wadhwani (USA)

Aim: To define how residual cement is considered a causal risk factor- Microbial, immune reaction, allergic response, activation of titanium surface may be the route by which bone is lost around implants.
Objectives: To identify restorative driven peri-implant disease and the little knowledge that exists in the dental industry how cement flows and how the hydraulic forces can lead to tissue destruction. By using sophisticated computational fluid dynamics the attempt is to resolve this issue- explaining cement application site, amount, how speed of crown seating, and abutment design can limit problems of residual excess cement. The screw retained angulated screw (ASC) abutment will be presented in this lecture.

Go original – Enhance the long-term integrity of your implants

Speaker: Prof. Stefan Holst (CH)

Aim: To present how implant and restoration has been designed to work as a system to support long term success of the implant treatment.
Objectives: To identify that clinical outcome depends on both the selecting of the right implants and the restorative components and therefore critical for ensuring the long-term clinical success of the treatment. Its importance to understand how the components have been designed so that the criteria for preventing fractures, screw loosening, biological complications and possible causes of treatment failures can be met.

What controlling factors contributes to overall soft tissue health and stability around an implant

Speaker: Prof. Eric Rompen (BEL)

Aim: To understand the different restorative solutions and the key clinical and technical aspects for optimizing soft tissue health and esthetics around implants.
Objectives: How to identify and optimize the biology and its behaviour for an esthetic end result. Which are the peri-implant tissues parameters and implants required to achieve these results? This lecture will discuss the influence of factors such as tissue handling, implant design, abutment type, surface and contour, all of which influence the surrounding biological response.


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Dr. Richard Brookshaw

Dr. Brookshaw qualified in 1996 from the University of Dundee. In 1999 he gained his Masters in Oral Surgery from the University of Sheffield, and furthered his clinical qualification in 2001 by completing their 18 month Implant Programme. Richard has lectured since 2003 and is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer in Implant Dentistry, guided surgery and All-on-4®. In 2009, he was one of the first 5 implant dentists in the country to be awarded the prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Dip Imp Dent RCS Ed).

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Prof. Dr. Christer Dahlin

Professor Christer Dahlin is a Professor in Oral Surgery and Guided Tissue Regeneration at Department of Biomaterials Science, Institute for Clinical Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is also a Senior Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Chairman of the implant division at NÄL Medical Centre Hospital, Trollhättan. Dr. Dahlin has over twenty-five years of experience in implant treatment, teaching and related research and is considered one of the pioneers in the development of the concept of Guided Bone Regeneration that still remains his main focus within research. He is currently project leader for the research group BIOMEMBRANE within the multi-disciplinary BIOMATCELL enterprise, a government-funded Biomaterials initiative in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has published numerous scientific articles and several books and chapters within the field of implants and regeneration. He frequently travels worldwide to lecture, conduct research and teach on this and other implant-related topics. 

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Dr. Andrew Dawood

Dr. Andrew Dawood received the BDS, MRD, RCS, and MSc degrees following training at the Royal London Hospital, Guy’s Hospital, University College Hospital, the Eastman Hospital, and the Hospital for Sick Children. He has been accepted on the Specialist Registers in both Prosthodontics and Periodontics. He has more than 20-years experience in implant dentistry and reconstruction in the atrophic jaw and restoration of the craniomaxillofacial complex. He devotes time to research and development in implant dentistry, and 3D imaging and manufacturing with a team based at his London clinic and other imaging centres throughout England. He lectures in the UK and abroad, and has honorary appointments at University College, St Bartholomew’s, and The Royal London Hospitals.

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Dr. Rudolf Fürhauser

1977-1983 Training as medical practitioner with medical license, University of Vienna; 1987-1989 Specialist training in dentistry at the Dental School of Vienna University Hospital; 1990-2004 Fellow at the department of removable and fixed prosthodontics with Univ.Prof. Dr. R. Slavicek and Univ.Prof. E. Piehslinger / focus on removable prosthodontics and implant prosthodontics; since 2004 member of the Academy for Oral Implantology, Vienna / group practice for implantology with Univ.Doz. Dr. Dieter Busenlechner, Univ.Prof. DDr. Robert Haas, Univ.Prof. Dr. Georg Mailath-Pokorny and Univ.Prof. DDr. Georg Watzek; since 2010 medical director of the hospital / focus on implant prosthodontics, immediate care of implants; extent teaching activity, author of numerous publications and articles.

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Dr. Iñaki Gamborena

Dr. Iñaki Gamborena received his dental degree from Universidad Odontológica Dominicana in 1989, a certificate in Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders from the Mexican Association of Occlusal Reconstruction in 1990, and a certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the Autónoma Nuevo León University in México in 1992. He then pursued his post graduating training in the US with a certificate in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree in Dentistry from the University of Washington in 1996, were he was awarded with the Bolender contest award for clinical and academic excellence. He received a certificate in Oral and Craniofacial Implants from the University of Texas in 1997. Dr. Gamborena is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washingtons since 2001, assistant professor at the department of preventive and restorative sciences at the University of Pennsylvania since 2007 and clinical assistant professor at the department of periodontics at Medical College of Georgia since 2009. He is the Editor in Chief of Quintessence Técnica Journal (Spanish version). He is a member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry since 2002, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry since 2011, and lectures worldwide. His private practice in San Sebastián is dedicated to esthetics, restorative dentistry and implants.

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Holst

Professor Stefan Holst graduated from the Medical University of Hanover, Dental School in 1999, followed by a postgraduate education at the Louisiana State University Dept. of Prosthodontics (Head: Gerard Chiche), New Orleans, USA. He then joined the faculty of University of Erlangen, Dept. of Prosthodontics where he held a position as Professor of clinical education and headed the CAD/CAM research laboratories for eleven years prior to joining Nobel Biocare as Global head of Research and Science in 2013. In 2012 Professor Holst was appointed Adjunct Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. From 2009-2011 Professor Holst served as Associate Editor of the Quintessence International journal and he has been a member of the editorial review board of the International Journal of Prosthodontics since 2011.

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Prof. Dr. Georg Mailath-Pokorny

Doctorate of general medicine, University of Vienna. Specialty degree in dentistry, specialty training inmaxillofacial surgery. 1991 Habilitation in dental medicine with oral surgery as specialty. 2003 President of the Austrian Society for Oral Surgery and Implantology. 2004 Founding memberof the Academy for Oral Implantology, Vienna. 2006 Board member of the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO). 2010 Conferral of the title of ‘Universitätsprofessor’ (‘University Professor’). Author of more than 100 publications on oral surgery. 

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Prof. Dr. Marc Quirynen

Professor Marc Quirynen received his dental degree in 1980 and his education and training in periodontology in 1984, and his PhD in 1986 all from the Catholic University of Leuven. In 1990 he was appointed Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Leuven where he teaches periodontology and anatomy. His research focus has been in oral microbiology investigating the influence of surface characteristics on bacterial adhesion and the effect of antiseptics, oral malodor, simplification and optimization of periodontal therapy including implant surgery. He has published more than 300 articles in international peer-reviewed journals including, the Journal of Clinical Periodontology where he is Associate Editor, the Clinical Oral implants Research, the Journal of Dental Research, and the Periodontal Practice Today and Parodontologie.

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Prof. Dr. Eric Rompen

Professor Eric 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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Dr. Susan Tanner

Dr. Susan Tanner qualified from University College Hospital in 1986. After hospital appointments at Guy's Hospital and The Westminster Hospital, Susan went on to study for a Master's Degree in Prosthetic Dentistry at The Eastman Dental Hospital. She set up a prosthodontic treatment facility in the maxillofacial department of St Bartholomew’s Hospital until devoting herself entirely to the Dawood & Tanner practice. Susan has more than 20 years experience working with dental implants. In 2000, Susan was accepted on to the Specialist Register in Prosthodontics. Susan lectures extensively in the UK and abroad, giving live demonstrations both on stage and in her surgery on a one to one basis. In addition to Specialist Practice, Susan has a particular interest in rehabilitation for patients with facial deformity, and is a trustee of the charity 'Saving Faces'. Having been in the forefront of advanced dentistry, Susan is a keen proponent for driving forward the agenda for increasing the presence of women in the field of aesthetic dentistry.

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Dr. Chandur Wadhwani

Dr. Wadhwani received his specialty certificate in prosthodontics with a master’s degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He is currently in private practice in Bellevue and past president of the Washington State Society of Prosthodontics. He also teaches at the University of Washington in graduate prosthodontics.