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First prospective randomized clinical trial

Can Ridge Preservation prevent sinus lift?

Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland
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“Thorough cleaning of the extraction socket is key”
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Dr. Diego Velasquez, USA, has extensive experience with Ridge Preservation. We discussed with him indications, complications and the influence the selected biomaterial has on the treatment outcome. 

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Research that should influence clinical practice
Dr. Ulpee R. Darbar | United Kingdom

Systematic reviews, despite heterogeneity and standardization issues, can give the clinician a framework from which to assess and plan their patients, temporarily making up for the current lack of randomized controlled trials particularly in the fi eld of dental implantology. This article provides a short overview of key published systematic reviews and their relevance to the clinician.

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A chat with Dr. Chen Bo
Dr. Giulia Cerino | Switzerland

We met Dr. Chen Bo, Peking University, China, during Osteology Barcelona. She shared with us her experience in bone regeneration plus some personal insights.

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“Simplified treatment is not necessarily good treatment”
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Do dentists and patients have unrealistic expectations about what technology can do? With AAP past president Dr Don Clem, we discussed the search for simplified treatment, predictability and what it really takes to become a better surgeon.

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Oral Regeneration Topic
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Scientific radar, expert interview, webinar - all on the same topic. In the Oral Regeneration Topic, which is organized every six months by the Osteology Foundation, you can learn a lot about selected matters.

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Minimally invasive approaches for major indications
Dr. Alexander Volkmann | Germany

A significant ridge deficiency with horizontal and vertical dimensions. How should this three-tooth gap be treated?

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The challenge of treating cancer patients
Prof. Rogerio Belle de Oliveira | Brazil

When dental practice faces neoplastic patients, risk and failure increase. An overview of influencing factors and suitable treatments.

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Should we extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant?
Dr. Amit Patel | United Kingdom

Regenerative surgical procedures have long been considered a suitable method for restoring lost periodontal structure and functional attachment. But how did the concept develop? And what can we expect in the future?

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Dealing with extraction sockets
Dr. Daniele Cardaropoli | Italy

Following tooth extraction, the maintenance of the original bone volume is paramount. But what parameters need to be considered?

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“Explantation is a decisive turning point for the patients”
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Explantation can be a last resort to handle an infected implant. Dr. Mauro Merli, Italy, has gained experience in this unpleasant procedure and the subsequent rebuilding of jaw bone. Here he shares his insights into minimally invasive techniques, suitable materials and the value of listening to the patient’s expectations.  

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Proper flap and suture techniques are key to success
Dr. Luca De Stavola | Italy

Major bone augmentations with either Guided Bone Regeneration or a bone block increase bone volume significantly. But without proper flap techniques, wound dehiscences can jeopardize success.

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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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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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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.

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Immediate implant placement - Planning
Ass. Prof. Stephen Chen | Australia

Many things have to be considered before placing an implant immediately. A brief guide for everyday practice.

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Immediate implant placement - Handling
Ass. Prof. Stephen Chen | Australia

Thick gingivae, an intact facial bone wall, sufficient bone volume on the apical aspect, no infection – ideal conditions for immediate implant placement. How to do it?