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Case study

Minimally invasive approaches for major indications

Dr. Alexander Volkmann | Germany
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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?

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3-D imaging for treatment planning
Assistant Prof. George A. Mandelaris | United States

3-D imaging has revolutionized pre-treatment case analysis and treatment planning. This article addresses the role of CBCT imaging in interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy for skeletally mature patients requiring orthodontic therapy.

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Implant placement with GBR
Prof. Daniel Buser | Switzerland

Circumferential bone anchorage in the alveolar ridge is key to the long-term success of an implant. Therefore, bone defects at the implant site have to be corrected by means of GBR.

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The early days of GBR
Prof. Jan Lindhe | Sweden

Jan Lindhe shaped periodontology and implant dentistry research like few others. Here he looks back to the early days of oral tissue regeneration and compares 1985 to 2015.

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Autogenous bone plus biomaterials
Prof. Matteo Chiapasco | Italy

Autogenous bone grafts stimulate new bone formation but are prone to resorption. Biomaterials are merely osteoconductive but maintain the volume. So, how about combinations of the two materials?

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The future of GBR-membranes
Prof. Christer Dahlin | Sweden

A better understanding of the processes underlying Guided Bone Regeneration might lead to a new generation of products – such as bioactive membranes. A look into the crystal ball.

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The future of bone substitutes
Prof. Christer Dahlin | Sweden

Is it already the time for “doped” bone substitutes? A look into the crystal ball.