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Sequential Ridge Augmentation Protocol - Interview with Dr. Neel Bhatavadekar

“Soft tissues need to be analyzed as thoroughly as the bone”

Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland
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Geistlich Mucograft® is non-inferior to palatal graft – also in the long run
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

 

Free gingival graft is considered the gold-standard to widen the keratinized tissue in the vestibulum. In 2014, a randomized controlled split-mouth study by McGuire et al. showed that Geistlich Mucograft® is just as capable of achieving the goal of generating >2 mm of keratinized tissue.1 Now the authors confirmed the efficacy also in the long run – with follow-up times up to eight years.2

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"Are You Full-filled?"
Dr. Liu Qian | China

When is the right time to fill the gap in immediate implant placement? What is the most straightforward approach? Dr. Qian from China explains what she believes makes a dental surgeon feel fulfilled.

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YXOSS CBR®– a closer look at the bone formation
Prof. Claudia Dellavia | Italy

Histology: a closer look at the bone formation.

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“The key advantage of this technique is its simplicity”
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

Dr. Francisco Delille has placed more than 100 immediate implants in the posterior maxilla with simultaneous crestal sinus floor elevation – and is convinced of this approach. We discussed with him about predictability, surgery time, and complication rates.

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"I would fill the gap in any case"
Dr. Giulia Cerino | Switzerland

Prof. Jan Cosyn has a lot of experience in the controversial field of implant placement timing. We asked him to shed some light on the question: Immediate implant placement - when is hard and soft tissue grafting indicated?

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Can Ridge Preservation prevent sinus lift?
Prof. Dr. Jae-Kook Cha | South Korea

Can Ridge Preservation reduce vertical changes and thereby prevent sinus lift? Prof. Dr. Jae-Kook Cha from Korea ran the first randomized clinical trial to answer this question.1 

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Preventing alveolar bone resorption: Possibilities and limitations
Dr. Jun-Yu Shi | China, Dr. Hong-Chang Lai | China

Osseointegration is no longer the only criteria for implant success. Sufficient peri-implant bone volume also plays a decisive role in maintaining long-term stability and esthetics. Thus, prevention of alveolar bone resorption has become a lively topic.

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"It is about helping patients before problems occur."
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

In August 2019 the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) organized a Best Evidence Consensus (BEC) about Phenotype Modification Therapy. What were its findings? We discussed with Prof. Kenneth Kornman and AAP president Dr. Richard Kao.

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Orthodontics’ effect on periodontal phenotype
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Orthodontic tooth movement can increase the incidence of bony dehiscence and gingival recession. Dr. Hector Rios, USA, investigates how this effect can be minimized. We talked to him about healthy conditions, short treatment time and long-term success.

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Rescue of Implants Affected by Severe Peri-implantitis
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

In his lecture at the Geistlich + YOU online congress, Dr. Mario Roccuzzo offered his insights on treating cases of severe peri-implantitis using a protocol he has been successfully using over the last 20 years. In this interview, he answers some related questions.

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Uneventful open-healing using resorbable collagen membranes
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

The survival rate of implants placed immediately into extraction sockets with bone and soft tissue regeneration in an “open-healing” technique was 100% after 4 years in function.1

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Collagen Membrane Improves the Quality of Newly Formed Bone
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

Implant stability and the success of dental implant treatment depends largely on the density, quality, and quantity of the bone at the recipient site.1-3

 

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Geistlich Bio-Gide®: from Protection to Maturation
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

Collagen membranes are used in different treatment protocols including ridge preservation, maxillary sinus lift, or filling bony defects around the dental implant. Vascularization is one of the most important factors in the prognosis of treatment outcomes in the augmented site.1

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What is the difference between Geistlich Mucograft® and Geistlich Fibro-Gide®?
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Geistlich Mucograft® and Geistlich Fibro-Gide® are both collagen matrices optimized for soft tissue regeneration. Sometimes customers ask us: What’s their difference? Well, curtain up and the word is yours, dear matrices!

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Clinical benefits of filling the gap at immediate implant sites
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

In his lecture at the Geistlich + YOU online congress, Dr. Robert Carvalho Da Silva from Brazil shared his insights on the clinical impact of filling the gap when implants are placed immediately after tooth extraction. The focus was bone and soft tissue regeneration for preventing esthetic and biologic complications in the long run.

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"How much barrier time of a membrane is needed?"
Dr. Jordi Caballé-Serrano | Spain

How long is long enough? Dr. Jordi Caballé-Serrano investigated membranes with different barrier times and their impact on bone regeneration. His findings shed new light on a question customers often ask us.