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A chat with Jung-Chul Park

Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland
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A breakthrough in soft-tissue regeneration
PD Dr Daniel Thoma | Switzerland

Soft tissue augmentation without using grafts from the palate – the new collagen matrix Geistlich Fibro-Gide® makes it possible.

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“It’s not only science. There is a lot of art involved.”
Thomas Pfyffer | Switzerland, Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Geistlich invested heavily to develop its latest product, the 3D collagen matrix Geistlich Fibro-Gide®. Dr. Terance Hart, Director Research, and Dr. Mark Spilker, Chief Scientific Officer, talk about innovation, research pathways and strategic collaborations.

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Hope from 3D printing
Dr. Klaus Duffner | Germany

Demand for human tissue is enormous. As a result, great hope is now being placed on computer-controlled “bio-printers”. In particular, considerable progress is being made with tissues that do not depend on capillaries and nerves.

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Augmentation procedures for geriatric patients
Prof. Zhuofan Chen | China, Dr. Zhipeng Li | China

Old age is not a contraindication for bone augmentation and implant placement, but patient and technique factors have to be considered.

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Heart renewal in newts
Dr. Klaus Duffner | Germany

When newts lose a leg, they regenerate a new one.  Even destroyed cardiac tissue is swiftly replaced by healthy tissue. What is the underlying mechanism?

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Loss of a transplant due to alveolitis
Ass. Prof. Michael Stimmelmayr | Germany

First peri-implantitis occurs, then alveolitis following explantation. How should this case be treated?

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In Milano with Giulio Rasperini
Reto Falk | Switzerland



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Dealing with peri-implantitis
Prof. Stuart J. Froum | United States

For two decades Prof. Stuart Froum has been treating peri-implantitis patients. He has recently published the results of his experience.

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“Our body needs protected space”
Dr. Klaus Duffner | Germany

Collagen is an ancient building block for life that makes a broad variety of tissues. Conversation with the collagen expert Dr. Lothar Schlösser, Head of Geistlich Material Discovery Research, on the successful use of collagen in regenerating bones, cartilage and skin.

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Prof. Bilal Al-Nawas | Germany

Not all patients on anti-resorptive therapy have a high risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw. When is implantation possible, and what should a dentist consider?

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Sinus floor elevation
Adjunct Prof. Dr. Michael R. Norton | United Kingdom

During a sinus floor elevation, various complications can arise from a perforation of the Schneiderian membrane. How can we predict and avoid complications? How should we deal with a perforated membrane?

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In Monaco with Julio Joly
Débora Furlani | Brazil



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Customized bone regeneration with Yxoss CBR®
Dr. Marcus Seiler | Germany

Yxoss CBR® is a customized titanium grid structure designed for the regeneration of bone defects – based on a patient’s CBCT or CT data. It stabilizes the graft in the optimal position and can be easily removed later.

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“Risk assessment helps avoid peri-implantitis!”
Prof. Stefan Renvert | Sweden

Thorough diagnosis, patient selection and treatment planning can help decrease peri-implantitis risk.

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Communication is part of the cure
Dr. Francesca Rossini | Italy, Dr. Michele Rossini | Italy

For patients, an edentulous area is a “gap;” the word “bone” makes people feel uncomfortable; and the word “surgery” in the context of dentistry creates confusion. What is important when explaining a dental treatment to patients?

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How to plan bone reconstructions
Dr. Ueli Grunder | Switzerland

Anyone planning bone regeneration should never just follow a rigid decision tree, but focus instead on the most important connections and factors.