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Interview with Prof. Kenneth Kornman and Dr. Richard Kao

It is about helping patients before problems occur.

Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland
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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

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

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.

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How to respond to the corona pandemic in the dental office

Dental patients cannot be treated while wearing masks. Are dental professionals therefore at a high risk of contagion? What are the most important measures for dealing with the new situation? Prof Christoph Hämmerle provides answers.

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Essential protection from long-term complications
Ass. Prof. Stefan Fickl | Germany

For long time, soft tissue management was seen as purely esthetic. But around implants both keratinized tissue and sufficiently thick soft tissue have protective functions.

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“It is indispensable to treat peri-implantitis as a whole unit”
Dr. Hector Sarmiento | United States

Dr. Hector Sarmiento has broad experience in the treatment of peri-implantitis. He recently published a new classification system and a basic treatment protocol with different surgical alternatives. We asked him to share his findings and opinions.

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Bisphosphonates as contraindication for augmentations?
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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A revolutionary genetic tool
Dr. Klaus Duffner | Germany

In the past few years a new gene splicing method has fundamentally changed the game for genetics: Crispr/Cas9. These “gene scissors” allow DNA genome building blocks to be modified with previously unimaginable precision

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Together with Gong Ping in Xi’An
Yun Yang | China

Prof. Gong Ping is professor, doctor advisor and director of the Implant Center of West China College of Stomatology. Besides being the associate director of the Dental Implantology Specialty Committee of Chinese Stomatological Association, she is an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). She is author and co-author of several articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and she gives lectures at national and international meetings.

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Geistlich Bio-Oss® and Geistlich Bio-Gide® in combination with orthodontic tooth movement

Do tooth movement modalities have an impact on the intrinsic healing pattern of intrabony defects treated with Geistlich Bio-Oss® and Geistlich Bio-Gide®? A preliminary histological evaluation gives the first answers.1

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“Most patients like the idea of getting a customized solution”
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland, Dr. Luis Marcelo Calderero | Switzerland

Bone block or GBR? Form-stable membrane or customized titanium scaffold? We discussed vertical ridge augmentation treatment options with two experts: Dr. Isabella Rocchietta, London/ United Kingdom and Prof. Bilal Al-Nawas, Mainz/Germany.