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Rocking implant dentistry: Live from the ITI World Symposium 2017 Basel – May 4-6

  Basel, Switzerland, is this week’s world capital of implant dentistry. Dental professionals from all over the world are gathering at the ITI World Symposium 2017, the largest to date, with almost five thousand participants. Over the next three days, 101 speakers and moderators will share their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm at the biggest implant dentistry meeting ever held. Outgoing ITI President David Cochran: “I can promise you the best of science and not just science: We’re here to visit with friends and colleagues, hear incredible presentations, dance and eat fantastic food.” Day 1 impressions ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 ITI World Symposium 2017 Day 1 WIN apero (Women in Implantology Network) Women in implant dentistry taking over! Day 2 video interviews German Gallucci on Digital Dentistry Charlotte Stilwell on Edentulous Patient Treatment Bilal Al-Nawas on Reducing Invasiveness Urs Belser on the future of implant dentistry Day 2 Straumann Party The official Symposium Party presented by Straumann​ exceeded its own expectations. The “Straumann Rocks the World” show invited a record number of guests on a musical journey round the world with performances from various countries and cultures. After a long World Symposium day, it was the perfect place to foster old friendships and to get to know new colleagues. “The Straumann Group and the ITI World Symposium connect international business, cultures, and people from all over the world – and it is those cultures we are bringing on stage tonight”, stated Straumann Group CEO Marco Gadola. Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 01 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 02 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 03 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 04 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 05 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 06 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 07 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 08 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 09 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 10 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 11 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 12 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 13 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 14 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 15 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 16 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 17 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 18 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 19 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 20 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 21 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 22 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 23 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 24 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 25 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 26 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 27 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 28 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 29 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 30 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 31 Straumann Party ITI World Symposium 2017 32 The post Rocking implant dentistry: Live from the ITI World Symposium 2017 Basel – May 4-6 appeared first on STARGET COM.

Live from the ITI World Symposium 2017: Urs Belser on the future of implant dentistry

  Basel is a hotspot for art and architecture, and dentistry is a kind of art. Switzerland plays an important role in implant dentistry which is constantly evolving towards digitization and has to deal with increasing patient expectations. Urs Belser’s hope for the future of our field is that prevention and biological thinking become center stage, with “high-tech” restorative approaches coming into effect at the end of the chain. Prof. Urs Belser graduated from the Dental Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland, where he also did postgraduate specialty training in reconstructive dental medicine (board-certified specialist). At the University of Zurich (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Peter Schaerer, M.S.), he was Assistant Professor and then Senior Lecturer at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and Dental Materials from 1976 to 1980. He was a visiting assistant professor (1980-1982) in the Departments of Oral Biology (Chairman: Prof. Dr. A.G. Hannam) and Clinical Dental Sciences (Chairman: Prof. Dr. W. A. Richter), Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia (Canada). Between 1983 and 2012, he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine and President of the Swiss Association of Prosthetic Dentistry from 1984 to 1988. In 2002: he received the Scientific Research Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He was President of the European Association of Prosthodontics (EPA) from 2002 to 2003. In 2006 he was a visiting professor at Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine (Boston, USA), Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences (Prof. Dr. H. P. Weber). From 2005 to 2009, he was President of the School of Dental Medicine, University of Geneva. Since November 2012 he has been a guest professor at the Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology (Prof. Dr. D. Buser), and Department of Fixed Prosthodontics (Prof. Dr. U. Braegger), School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern. In April 2013, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the ITI and Editor-in-Chief of the ITI’s Forum Implantologicum. In November 2014, he received Honorary Membership and Lecturer of the Year Award from the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP). His research activities in the fields of implant dentistry focus on esthetics and the latest developments in the field of CAD/CAM technology and high performance dental ceramics, as well as on adhesive reconstructive dental medicine. The post Live from the ITI World Symposium 2017: Urs Belser on the future of implant dentistry appeared first on STARGET COM.

Live from the ITI World Symposium 2017: Bilal Al-Nawas on Reducing Invasiveness

  For the patient, the question “How much do I suffer?” remains crucial when it comes to dental implant therapy. Expectations have evolved while surgical techniques and the “hardware” have become more and more refined and sophisticated. Bilal Al-Nawas welcomes the trend towards smaller implants and observes the increasing importance of biomaterials. Professor Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Bilal Al-Nawas is a full time Professor and Medical Director at the Department of Oral, Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery at the J. Gutenberg University of Mainz. He has been an Adjunctive Associate Professor at Kyung Hee University School of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea since 2009. A graduate in dentistry and medicine, Bilal Al-Nawas has been affiliated with the University of Mainz for more than 15 years. His major clinical and scientific focus in dental implantology is on clinical studies and basic research. His clinical field of work is compromised patients with risk factors or local bone deficiency, as well as tumor and cleft reconstructions. He has published over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals: He is a Fellow of the ITI Section Germany, an Education Delegate and a member of the Research Committee. In 2006 & 2010 he was awarded: “Best Teacher at the Medical Faculty”. Since 2012 he is speaker of the University Medical Center Focus: BiomaTiCS – Biomaterials, Tissues and Cells. He is President of the International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Societies (IFDAS) and Secretary General of the German Society of Implantalogy (DGI). The post Live from the ITI World Symposium 2017: Bilal Al-Nawas on Reducing Invasiveness appeared first on STARGET COM.

Live from the ITI World Symposium: Charlotte Stilwell on edentulous patient treatment

  Nowadays, people are older when the need for dental restoration becomes acute, compared to past decades. Charlotte Stilwell emphasizes that good oral function is a human right and dentists have to obtain and develop the skills necessary to maintain and restore this essential quality of life in the most appropriate way. Charlotte Stilwell is a specialist in prosthodontics. She qualified from the Royal Dental College in Copenhagen in 1983 and moved to London to pursue her interest in removable prosthodontics. After five years of post-graduate training in the Prosthetic Department, Royal London Hospital Dental School she practiced for nine years in general practice in West Wickham, Kent. In 1997 she took up her current practice position as a referral specialist at a multi-disciplinary Harley Street Dental Clinic in London. Charlotte has an interest in both conventional and implant prosthodontics and management of occlusion and over the past 20 years she has lectured and published articles in all of these areas. Charlotte is a lecturer at the Division of Gerodontology and Removable Prosthodontics, University of Geneva and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. She is also a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, Member of the ITI Education Committee and a Senior Editor for the ITI Online Academy. The post Live from the ITI World Symposium: Charlotte Stilwell on edentulous patient treatment appeared first on STARGET COM.

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