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Focus: Complications

Bisphosphonates as contraindication for augmentations?

Prof. Bilal Al-Nawas | Germany
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Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen to treat erratic healing

How to deal with extraction sockets that do not show new bone formation after a normal healing period, but instead fill with connective tissue? A prospective, observational study investigates the effect of Ridge Preservation for this condition.1

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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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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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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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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?