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ITI World Symposium 2017: Meet the next generation of implant dentistry

  The International Team for Implantology (ITI) is holding the next edition of its flagship event – the ITI World Symposium – in 2017 from May 4 to 6 in Basel, Switzerland. The scientific program along with the faculty list have been published on the ITI World Symposium 2017 website at The main theme of the meeting is “Key factors for long-term success”. Find inspiration for your future at the ITI World Symposium 2017. Meet not only the field’s leading international speakers, but also a select group of talented young specialists from around the world, representing the next generation of implant dentistry. Yeliz Cavusoglu and Luiz Gonzaga tell you why the ITI WS 2017 is also the right event for young professionals at the start of their career. Find out why Prof. Irena Sailer and Prof. Urs Belser think you need to be in Basel, Switzerland for the ITI WS 2017. Scientific program chair Prof. Daniel Wismeijer on how new ideas help us to look at things in different ways: Why we from Straumann think you have to be in Basel at the ITI WS 2017! REGISTER NOW For more information and to register for the most important implant dentistry meeting in 2017, go to the official ITI World Symposium website: WEBSITE Keys to the entire treatment cycle from diagnosis through treatment to aftercare More than 80 speakers from all over the world will be sharing their expertise in a series of plenary and parallel breakout sessions over three days. They will be providing keys to the entire treatment cycle from diagnosis through treatment to aftercare, offering sustainable long-term solutions. In addition to the field’s leading international speakers, the faculty also includes a broad cross-section of young and talented specialists from around the world, representing a diversity of evidence-based approaches and the next generation of implant dentistry. The Scientific Program Committee led by Prof. Dr. Daniel Wismeijer has designed a practically oriented program of information and approaches that participants can immediately implement in daily practice. To ensure that the take home messages are directly accessible to as broad an audience as possible, all plenary sessions will be simultaneously translated from English into nine languages. What will be important tomorrow?  “With the theme ‘key factors for long-term success’, the aim is not only to highlight what is state of the art today but also what will be important tomorrow – looking at the technology and approaches that are set to direct practice in the near future,” explained Daniel Wismeijer, Chair of the Scientific Program Committee. “Our speakers are providing keys to various areas within implant dentistry and are also showing how they can be used to open doors to best practice.” The role of technology in our lives is the theme of keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Warwick, a leading cybernetics researcher at the University of Coventry whose area of study is artificial intelligence, robots and cyborgs. Kevin Warwick will be taking a look at how healthcare is developing in the light of technological advances. By contrast, the groundbreaking work of the ITI in the field of implant dentistry during its 37-year history forms the subject of a presentation by Dr. h.c. Thomas Straumann and Prof. Dr. Daniel Buser. Pre-Symposium Corporate Forum The World Symposium scientific program is complemented by a half-day Pre-Symposium Corporate Forum presented by Straumann, Morita and botiss, where opinion leaders talk about their experience with the latest products and technologies. The extensive industry exhibition provides participants with a perfect opportunity to visit key companies, see what’s new and find out how they can apply it in daily practice. THE LOCATION The ITI World Symposium is being held at the Messe Basel within the halls designed by renowned Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron. The unique facade of twisted aluminum bands encloses the ITI World Symposium 2017 setting that is inspired by the dynamic world of modern airports. Bustling departure gates, quiet lounges and a lively exhibition zone provide ample opportunity for the event’s more than 4,200 anticipated visitors to meet and network while taking part in an exciting scientific journey. This is further facilitated by an innovative technology service that allows participants to exchange and gather information using a small interactive device. Any information gathered continues to be accessible and up to date in the “cloud”, which eliminates the need to produce and carry around large amounts of paper during the event. By choosing Basel as the event location, the ITI is returning to its roots and home base. The city itself provides a beautiful backdrop to the event, with a charming old town that is easily accessible from all the hotels and the congress venue. ABOUT THE ITI The International Team for Implantology (ITI) is an academic association that unites professionals around the world from every field of implant dentistry and related disciplines. It actively promotes networking and exchange among its membership of currently more than 15,000. ITI Fellows and Members regularly share their knowledge and expertise from research and clinical practice at meetings, courses and congresses with the objective of continuously improving treatment methods and outcomes to the benefit of their patients. In 36 years, the ITI has built a reputation for scientific rigor combined with concern for the welfare of patients. The organization focuses on the development of well-documented treatment guidelines backed by extensive clinical testing and the compilation of long-term results. The ITI funds research as well as Scholarships for young clinicians, organizes congresses and continuing education events, and runs more than 600 Study Clubs around the globe. The organization also publishes reference books such as the ITI Treatment Guide series and operates the ITI Online Academy, a peer-reviewed, evidence-based e-learning platform with a unique user-centric approach. 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Straumann and maxon motor announce partnership to produce dental implant components by ceramic injection moulding (CIM)

  Two leaders combine strengths to make ceramic implant treatments easier for dentists and more affordable for patients. Straumann to obtain 49% stake in joint venture company, subject to approval by German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt). First CIM components expected in the near term – pending favourable laboratory and clinical results and regulatory applications Basel, 23 November 2016: Straumann has entered a partnership with maxon motor to develop ceramic components for dental implant systems that are produced by injection moulding instead of conventional cutting techniques. The partnership includes a joint venture company, maxon dental GmbH based near Freiburg, in Germany, which will develop and produce CIM components for Straumann. Under the terms of the agreement, Straumann will obtain a 49% stake in maxon dental GmbH – subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office – and has an option to increase its equity stake to full ownership in 2026. Financial terms were not disclosed. maxon motor has 20 years’ experience in CIM for mechanical precision parts. During the past 10 years, maxon motor has broadened the application of its CIM technology to include dental implants and owns various patent applications and patents. The partnership provides Straumann with access to this exciting technology and corresponding expertise. Marco Gadola, CEO of Straumann: “There are few – if any – technology providers in the world that can equal maxon motor with regard to innovation, expertise and reliability in CIM. Combining our strengths in dentistry with their technology leadership, the initial goal of our joint venture is to make ceramic implant treatments easier for dentists and more affordable for patients who want highly esthetic, metal-free solutions. We expect to launch our first CIM components in the near term – providing that the outcome of laboratory and clinical programs and regulatory applications are favourable”. About maxon motor Headquartered in Sachseln, Switzerland, maxon motor develops and manufactures compact electric drive systems for applications requiring high precision and reliability. maxon motor is a worldwide leader for small DC drive systems, which are used in insulin and cardiac pumps, surgical power tools as well as humanoid robots, passenger aircraft and spacecraft. Continually striving for innovation, maxon motor pioneered the use of high strength, low wear injection molded zirconia components in miniature gear and shaft assemblies some 20 years ago. The post Straumann and maxon motor announce partnership to produce dental implant components by ceramic injection moulding (CIM) appeared first on STARGET COM.

Roberto Sleiter/Nathalie Oppliger: Individually milled bone augmentation to restore masticatory function (botiss maxgraft® bonebuilder)

  The 72-year-old healthy male patient presented at our practice in mid-2014 with the aim of improving his dental situation (Fig. 1). His quality of life was substantially impaired by his very mobile upper and lower dentures. He wanted to improve his appearance and, in particular, achieve a stable fit of his dentures, ideally by fixed implants in the upper and lower jaws. The upper jaw showed residual dentition with a very poor and unsightly periodontal situation (Fig. 2). In the lower jaw there was a complete denture on a severely atrophied bone ridge (Fig. 3). PRODUCT INFORMATION BY THE MANUFACTURER The botiss maxgraft® bonebuilder is a new innovative, customized allogenic bone block which is individually designed and adjusted to the desired 3-dimensional bone contour. Based on planning data and clinician-approved, the bonebuilder is produced by a milling machine and is provided in a sterile condition ready for implantation. It is the ideal bone substitute to rebuild 3-dimensional defects and to reconstruct the ridge, allowing a patient friendly treatment PICTURE DOCUMENTATION Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Fig. 5 Fig. 6 Fig. 7 Fig. 8 Fig. 9 Fig. 10 Fig. 11 Fig. 12 Fig. 13 TREATMENT PLANNING Since the volume and quality of bone in the upper jaw were satisfactory (type II according to Lekholm and Zarb criteria), following extraction of the residual teeth with a poor prognosis, we opted for a fixed prosthesis on four implants. The initial situation in the lower jaw was more difficult. The severely atrophied edentulous lower jaw and the close proximity of the bone to the inferior alveolar nerve meant that implants were possible only in the interforaminal area (Fig. 4). The bone resorption was even clearer on a CBCT scan. We therefore decided to proceed with a substantial interforaminal bone augmentation prior to implant insertion. First of all, the upper jaw was provided with an ideal solution in terms of both function and esthetic appearance. During this time the lower jaw was adapted accordingly in preparation for the definitive implant provision in a second step. Since the implant provision for the lower jaw represented the greater challenge in this patient in terms of anatomy, surgery and implantation, this case report will focus only on the procedure for the lower jaw. PLANNING In order to obtain sufficient bone for the augmentation in the lower jaw and avoid any morbidity associated with iliac crest bone harvesting in this patient, we opted for the allogeneic bone augmentation technique proposed by the company botiss. The detailed planning included a CBCT scan and the virtual transmission of the ideal prosthetic arrangement of the lower jaw teeth (Fig. 5). The position of the implants was defined and the required bone material calculated. The data was then transmitted to botiss, who prepared our custom-made blocks from bone tissue (Fig. 6). SURGICAL PROCEDURE The first step was the bone augmentation with the individually milled bone blocks (maxgraft® bonebuilder). To this end, the bone surface of the application points was lightly freshened, and the maxgraft® was then fixed in place with Straumann osteosynthesis screws (Fig. 7). Collagen-modified xenogeneic bone replacement material was then applied and covered with the porcine collagen membrane (Fig. 8). Periosteal fenestration was followed by tight primary closure of the wound. An OPT was recorded postoperatively for control purposes (Fig. 9). Four months after the bone augmentation two interforaminal implants (Straumann® RN ø 4.1mm, length 8mm, position 33, 43) were inserted (Figs. 10 and 11), and the osteosynthesis screws were removed at the same time. PROSTHETIC PROCEDURE Three months after the implantation definitive impressions were taken for the lower jaw implants, as well as conventional bite registration and preparation of a wax checkbite. The patient was provided with a hybrid denture anchored on a CADCAM titanium bar with extensions distally and male retainers (Fig. 12). One minor special feature is the connection between the implant and bar, which involves the use of special abutments. The patient was told how to clean the bar and the implants in the upper jaw. Furthermore, a 4-month recall guarantees a stable prosthetic outcome (Fig. 13). CONCLUSION CADCAM systems for the preparation of individually produced bone blocks like those supplied by Botiss facilitate minimally invasive bone augmentation procedures. At the same time, these long-lasting implant solutions offer maximum comfort for the patient. Roberto Sleiter Dr. med. dent. Studied dental medicine at the Università Cattolica in Rome, Italy. Specialist in oral surgery (since 2002). Private practice in Egerkingen, Switzerland. External Senior Physician at the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland with Prof. Daniel Buser. Member of the Swiss Dental Association (SSO), the Swiss Society of Oral Surgery and Stomatology (SSOS) and the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SGI). Nathalie Oppliger Dr. med. dent. Studied dental medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Trained at the Clinic for Reconstructive Dentistry and Myoarthropathy, University of Basel. Dentist in the practice of Dr. Roberto Sleiter, Egerkingen The post Roberto Sleiter/Nathalie Oppliger: Individually milled bone augmentation to restore masticatory function (botiss maxgraft® bonebuilder) appeared first on STARGET COM.

1st Women’s Implantology Network (WIN) workshop – a strong committment to female empowerment

  In October 2016, 14 female dentists from 9 countries (mainly from Europe) met in Zurich, Switzerland for the 1st “Women’s Implantology Network” workshop (WIN). These women had different professional backgrounds but they shared in common their young spirits, openness towards new technologies and innovations, and the true appreciation of diversity. On the first day the participants shared their views on the topic in a workshop, followed by an intensive speaker training session on the second day Why? There is a clear trend in most parts of the world, and many publications and studies from different countries are reaching the same conclusion: Since more and more women are graduating in dentistry, the proportion of female dentists will substantially increase in the upcoming years. Despite this trend, women still remain underrepresented when it comes to opinion leadership, entrepreneurship, and academic careers. One question arises in this context: how will this trend impact the field of dentistry, and what are the implications for practices, work models and implantology? Click on the picture to enlarge – Source: Figures 2012-2013 by local dental associations, scientific publications and Straumann estimates. The participants’ profile: Women who are working either in a private practice and/or in an academic role were invited to the meeting. The participants were interested in sharing their knowledge and experience about their personal career path and the challenges they have faced and had to overcome as women. Based on this, we discussed the possibilities how to support other women in the same situation. The group is committed  and motivated to contribute towards a better legacy for the next generation of women. The agenda: The day started with an introduction into the theme with presentations by Prof. Frauke Müller and Michael Hotze, followed by a discussion based on the “World Café” approach, where the individual aspects and challenges faced by women in dentistry were discussed and proposals developed for initiatives to make a change and support other women. At the end of the day Marco Gadola gave an overview of strategic initiatives, including the importance of the role of females in dentistry. After the workshop, the participants were invited to enjoy a “Chocolate Seminar” with a tasting session and self-made chocolates. On the next day, a speaker training session led by trainers Sylvia Pitz and Dominik Schott was on the agenda and proved very productive, with numerous funny moments, as can be seen in the pictures. IMPRESSIONS AND QUOTES Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Workshop October 2016 in Zürich, Switzerland: a group of female dentists shared their knowledge and experience about their personal career path and how they can support each other. Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN02 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Quote Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN04 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN05 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Quote Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN07 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN08 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Quote Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN10 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN11 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN12 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN13 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Fun at the chocolate session! Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN15 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Fun at the chocolate session! Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Fun at the chocolate session! Women's Implantology Network (WIN) WIN18 Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Presentation techniques. Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Presentation techniques. Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Presentation techniques. Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Presentation techniques. Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Presentation techniques. Women's Implantology Network (WIN) Quote What does it mean to be a woman in dentistry? According to the workshop participants, the main challenges experienced by women on their career path were internal (self-imposed) pressures, leading to lack of confidence, and family care obligations (children, parents, other relatives). But there were also external pressures: women face more entry barriers while being confronted with gender stereotypes. “The path will be difficult for a woman in surgery and academia” is a statement they have been hearing since the early stages of their career. Based on these insights, some proposals for concrete initiatives were made: Offer individualized career path consulting services Improve the options for women to assume leadership positions Increase the pool of female speakers so that women are present at all levels (study clubs, local, regional and international events) Establish mentorship program for young graduates with the opportunity to learn from role models/experienced mentors. Re-entry courses for those returning to work after maternity (or other) leave Targeted courses on business, career paths, management etc. FINDINGS AND NEXT STEPS The feedback from the participants was extremely positive regarding both the speaker training and the workshop. Virginia Hochstetter, Global Medical Marketing Manager at Straumann states: “The workshop definitely exceeded our expectations. There was such a positive and relaxed atmosphere. People who had just got to know each other suddenly behaved as if they were best friends. There was a very open and collaborative attitude, and both professional and personal experiences were shared openly.” It seemed that this was only the beginning of something significant and that everyone was looking forward to expanding the group, involving more regions, and initiating future collaborations. A first group of female dentists for future collaboration was founded and is already exchanging views. A number of initiatives were proposed to make a difference in supporting other women in dentistry, as well as future generations of female dentists. The post 1st Women’s Implantology Network (WIN) workshop – a strong committment to female empowerment appeared first on STARGET COM.


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