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Industry Hands-on

Please note that the hands-on sessions organized by the industry are optional (160€ per participant) and the registration should be made during the congress registration.

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  • Friday 27th September
    9:00-11:30 or 13:30-16:00

    Morning (9:00-11:30)

    The use of a sugar cross-linked volumizing collagen scaffold, as a minimally invasive option for soft tissue enhancement around teeth and implants
    Speaker: Darko Bozic (Croatia)

    Soft tissue quantity and quality play a significant role in the long-term health and aesthetic maintenance of teeth and implants.  Recessions tend to increase and may expose teeth to root caries, increased plaque accumulation, inflammation and pain during brushing. If left untreated ˝recession defects in individuals with good oral hygiene have a high probability of progressing during long-term follow-up˝. Studies have shown that implants sites with thick tissue phenotype have less bone loss during remodeling and have stable marginal bone levels. In implants there are mounting evidence to justify surgical procedures aimed at increasing soft tissue thickness and keratinization. Among those, connective tissue grafts has been shown to be the gold standard for both teeth and implants. But over the last decade there has been an effort to develop xenogeneic collagen matrices to replace the connective tissue graft. Recent advances have put several products on the market with varying success. In the workshop I will describe a newly developed collagen scaffold that has shown promise in soft tissue enhancement and thickening around implant and for recession coverage in teeth. The participants will learn practical procedures to properly apply, prepare and adapt the material and how to suture it.

     Afternoon (13:30-16:00)

    Bone and Tissue Augmentation and Regeneration – A Simplified Approach to Create True Bone
    Speaker: Yuval Zubery (Israel)

    Guided bone regeneration with animal, synthetic or human derived materials will frequently create a combination of new vital bone and graft remnants. This presence of graft remnants may be one of the etiologies for peri-implantitis that has reached an epidemic proportion in recent years.

    A new approach that combines highly purified collagen with a well-controlled sugar cross-linking technology allows us to restore a natural new bone and soft tissue combination. In addition, it simplifies the surgical technique and achieves a more predictable outcome.

    In the workshop we will present the materials and practice surgical techniques aimed at restoration of lost hard and soft tissues around dental implants. We will practice hands-on surgical techniques on an animal model and help establish the knowledge  necessary for a successful implants and regenerative practice.

  • Friday 27th September
    9:00-11:30 or 13:30-16:00

    Morning (9:00-11:30)

    Knowing the efficacy of implant non-surgical treatments

    Non-surgical treatment of periimplant diseases: theory and hands-on training
    Speaker: Gonçalo Assis (Portugal)

    Peri-implant pathologies have a high prevalence in the population. Viable biofilm control is of particular importance in limiting inflammation which can lead to bone loss or loss of soft tissues. Performing this procedure minimally invasively allows the patient to adhere to a maintenance protocol. In this training we will highlight the clinical procedures used in order to maintain adequate peri-implant health by using the Guided Biofilm Therapy concept, describing their potentialities and limitations, using documentation with clinical cases and hands-on training with pre-clinical models. 

    Afternoon (13:30-16:00)

    Knowing the efficacy of GBT in periodontal non-surgical treatment and non-surgical treatment of implant diseases

    Non-surgical treatment of periodontal and periimplant diseases: theory concepts (advantages and limitations) and hands-on training
    Speaker: Ricardo Faria Almeida (Portugal)

    Periodontal and peri-implant diseases have high prevalence in the clinical practice nowadays. The new research show us how to deal with the treatment of both diseases, based in the minimally invasive therapies, like the GBT. The purpose of this hands-on course will be to discuss the real advantages of these new concepts and how to apply it to the clinical practice. The presentation will be based in theorical concepts and clinical cases (videos), to help the clinicians to used it in a daily practice. We will also use the pre-clinical models to describe the advantages, potentialities and limitations of this new protocol. 

  • Friday 27th September
    9:00-11:30 or 13:30-16:00

    Morning (9:00-11:30)

    Immediate restorations -  Meet the demands of your patients and grow your practice.
    Speaker: Tristan Staas (The Netherlands)

    Learn hands-on from one of Europe’s leading immediate implantologists, Dr. Tristan Staas, how immediate protocols with NobelActive can grow your practice and deliver outstanding long-lasting esthetics for your patients. In this session you will get insights into the surgical and restorative considerations you need to be aware of to achieve successful immediate anterior replacements. In the session, the impact of breakthrough innovations such as the Xeal and TiUltra surfaces and the new Nobel Biocare N1 implant system will also be explored.

    Afternoon (13:30-16:00)

    Immediate implant placement – Patient benefits of graftless immediate solutions.
    Speaker: Gabor Tepper (Austria)

    Experience hands-on graftless immediate implant placement in anterior and posterior extraction sockets with NobelActive, now with the revolutionary surface innovations Xeal and TiUltra. Practice how to achieve optimal primary stability in all bone densities D1 to D4 through the different drill protocols. In this session the new Nobel Biocare N1 implant system will also be explored.  

  • Friday 27th September

    Identifying candidates for immediate placement in a post-extraction socket in the anterior zone; use tissue management guidelines to preserve natural gingival contours and execute necessary surgical techniques 

    Update on current research and presentation of a novel Implant design for post extraction immediate loading with hard and soft tissue preservation 

    Hugo De Bruyn (Belgium)
    Pär-Olov Östman (Sweden) 

    Immediate implant placement in a post-extraction socket in the aesthetic zone is challenging. Anatomic challenges may necessitate cement-retained restorations or angled abutments, neither optimal for preserving mid-facial tissue.

    We’ll demonstrate how the use of an implant with a novel design, Inverta, ™ together with appropriate screw-retained restoration can help maximize bone and soft tissue volume. A dual or Co-Axis® Implant design allows for subcrestal angle correction.

    After the workshop, participants should be able to:

    • Identify patients for post-extraction socket immediate placement in the anterior zone
    • Incorporate tissue management guidelines to preserve natural gingival contours
    • Explain the benefits of a site-specific implant and screw-retained restorations
    • Execute the necessary surgical techniques



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