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Jahr 2015 Ausgabe 01



Jahr 2015 Ausgabe 01




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Editorial: The role of implantology in the upcoming years

Dr Rolf Vollmer

“Has everything been seen before? Concepts in dental implantology”—this was the topic of the 44th annual meeting of the German Association of Dental Implantology in Düsseldorf last year. I have been active in the field of implantology since the early seventies, and I have seen many trends and designs come and go. The entire time, I was convinced that dental implantology would develop into a scientifically recognised dental discipline based on a large number of trial and error attempts. This vision was realised in 1982 when implantology was formally recognised as an advanced field in dentistry by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde (German Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Dentistry). Nowadays, implantology is formally recognised as a dental discipline...




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Non-compromised aesthetics with multiple single implants in the anterior maxillae

Dr Nikolaos Papagiannoulis & Dr Marius Steigmann, Germany

Tooth mobility is a clinical finding that indicates several difficulties regarding the treatment possibilities of the patients affected. Regardless of the mobility’s cause, periodontal disease, occlusal trauma or a combination, the prosthetic rehabilitation of such patients is challenging. As this case report shows, conventional single-unit prostheses, such as full-ceramic crowns, may solve the aesthetic problems. The aesthetic outcome may be satisfactory at the beginning, but in the medium term the soft tissue will continue to retract. At the same time, the main problem will not have been resolved. Mobility, especially in cases of untreated periodontal disease, will proceed despite the prostheses, which will eventually lose functionality, and a new treatment plan will be needed...


Gingival recessions using a 3-D collagen matrix

Prof. Dr Gregor-Georg Zafiropoulos, Germany

Nowadays, increasing patient demand for covering of gingival recessions has resulted in growing interest in improved treatment options. In recent decades, recession coverage by the combination of a connective tissue graft (CTG) with various flap techniques (envelope technique, laterally repositioned flap, coronally repositioned flap, tunnel technique) has become the standard treatment of recessions, providing very good results with regard to aesthetics and function...


Aadva implant in private practice

Dr Jean Pierre Brun, Dr Philippe Leclercq, Prof. Joe Merheb, Dr Willem Frederik Simons, Prof. Bart Van Meerbeek, Prof. Marc Quirynen, Belgium

Several long-term studies have confirmed that oral implants can offer a predictable solution for the replacement of one or more teeth.1, 2 The number of failures during the first years is limited. However, there are currently numerous disturbing reports about late infections around implants. Some authors have reported incidences of peri-implantitis above 50 per cent after 10 years of loading3, while others have published more favourable data.4, 5...


Use of a full-arch bridge in the maxilla - A case report

Dr Dr Richard Marcelat, France

In dental implantology, optimal and truly passive fit of the framework is mandatory due to the physiology of bone tissue around implants...


How a modern implant system is developed


A dental implant system consists of hundreds of components. It includes everything from the highly advanced implant to simple tweezers. For an optimal function of a system, all parts must interplay. They must fit together like cogwheels and create a smooth and well-functioning totality. If just one cog is misaligned, the entire system will suffer. And this may cause unnecessary problems for the dental team and ultimately the patient...


Straumann provides exclusive insights into production site

Claudia Duschek, Germany

Straumann’s manufacturing plant in Villeret in Switzerland recently opened its doors to representatives of the press to learn more about the manufacture of its dental implant products. The plant is Straumann’s most important production site and one of the largest state-of-the-art facilities in the dental implant segment. It currently produces more than five million components per year...


Manufacturer News


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Becoming Fred —How to deliver extraordinary results

Fred Heppner, USA

Often times, a client will ask about leadership and management skills to help reduce the stress and frustration that may come from managing people in a dental practice. There are many great books on this subject, and recently, I’ve come across a great read, “Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results”, written by Mark Sanborn...


“DGZI and its training programme is internationally highly regarded”

Markus Brakel, Germany

The German Association of Dental Implantology (DGZI) is the oldest dental professional organisation for implantology in Europe and thus one of the leaders in its field. The association, which has around 4,000 members, is an important part of dental implantology history and firmly rooted with diverse international contacts. DGZI has established co-operation with dental technicians and advanced implant training for dentists. The further development of the association is mainly the task of its executive board. In this issue, we present the First Vice-President, Dr Rolf Vollmer (Wissen, Germany)...


IDS 2015 - Implantology with innovation potential


The figures provide confirmation: implantology is a growth area in dentistry. In Germany alone, over 800,000 implants are inserted each year. More than 1,300 different dental implants are currently available; around the world, implantological procedures will achieve an estimated sales volume of five billion US dollars this year—with a strong upward trend. This will also be taken into consideration at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne: every two years, in particular the implantology specialists among the dentists and dental technicians use the world's largest trade fair in the dental sector to inform themselves about product innovations and current trends...


The man who made people smile

Frederic Love

On December 20, 2014, Per-Ingvar Brånemark died after a period of extended illness in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden...




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