10-13 October 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark

“20 years – what have we learned?”

20th Anniversary Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO)

A special event

This 20th edition of the annual EAO meeting is special and provides the opportunity to look both at the past as well as into the future. The program contains a variety of pre-congress courses and sessions, all focusing on topics highly relevant for clinicians working in the field of implant dentistry. Short oral presentations, research competitions, and posters will also update us on the most recent research achievements relevant for implant therapy. Interactive sessions, such as discussions of cases published on the EAO website prior to the congress, will be included for the first time.

Straumann – contributing from the start

A large trade exhibition and a range of industry satellite symposia have also been included in the program. Straumann has been attending as one of the five Founding Gold Sponsors from the very beginning, i.e. when the first EAO meeting took place in Leuven, Belgium, in 1992. At this year’s symposium – “Implants for Life” – Straumann will focus on the key success factors of implant treatment.


„Implants for Life“1: key success factors for implant treatment

“Simply Doing More” is Straumann’s philosophy in serving the implant dentistry community. At Straumann, we focus our efforts on successful outcomes for patients and clinicians. In this year’s Satellite Symposium, highlights of the key success factors for implant treatment in both the surgical and restorative phase will be presented by well-known clinicians and speakers who will share evidence-based support and clinical examples with the audience. Chair: Ronald Jung, Switzerland.

1 „…FOR LIFE“ ” refers to an improved quality of life with a dental implant in comparison to no treatment. Awad M.A. et al, Measuring the effect of intra-oral implant rehabilitation on health-related quality of life in a randomized controlled clinical trial. J Dent Res. 2000 Sep; 79(9): 1659-63


“Implants for Life”: key success factors for implant treatment

Ronald Jung, Switzerland

Key success factors in the surgical phase

Dr. med. dent. Ronald Jung. Associate Prof. and Vice Chairman at the Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine, University of Zurich. Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Periodontics, Health Science Center, University of Texas, San Antonio/USA.

Abstract: Prerequisite for an optimal solution is a thorough risk analysis of the patient’s case profile in order to evaluate an adequate implant treatment plan, which is in compliance with the patient’s clinical, esthetic as well as his economic needs. Modern tools will be presented which can facilitate this planning phase as well as the surgical procedure. For a successful surgical phase, it is of outmost importance to identify the critical parameters of the individual patient situation in order to avoid failures. This decision process encompasses the planning, extraction, implant selection, augmentation and management of the soft tissue. In order to achieve optimal functional and esthetic outcome, it is crucial to generate stable peri-implant tissue conditions. Therefore the surgeon can choose between different implant types, surfaces, sizes, and has well-established options for regeneration of lost bone and soft tissue using GBR technology (Guided Bone Regeneration). Successful treatment options using wel-known as well as novel technology materials will be presented which are proven to achieve long-term success for dental implants, as well in functional as in aesthetic parameters.

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Will Martin, United States of America

Key success factors in the restorative phase

Will Martin, DMD, MS. Associate Professor in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Prosthodontics and Director of the Center for Implant Dentistry at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry, Gainesville/Florida.

Abstract: Evidence-based success has resulted in increasing utilization of dental implants in the treatment of all forms of edentulism. This success has led to higher expectations by our patients in having durable, natural-looking and longer lasting implant restorations. With this, we are also faced with continual advances in techniques, materials and technology that promise to provide increased productivity while improving clinical outcomes. While it is our responsibility to determine the restorative approach that is best indicated for a given clinical situation, several restorative factors have been shown to play a key role in successful long-term outcomes. Whether through communication (with the surgeon or technician), execution (provisional and impression procedures) or delivery (materials and maintenance), a commitment to consistency can lead to predictability. This short presentation will highlight these factors through sharing evidence-based support and clinical examples with the audience.

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Giovanni Salvi, Switzerland

Key success factors to provide long-term success and satisfaction in implant therapy

Dr. med. dent. Giovanni E. Salvi. Associate Professor and Vice Chairman and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Periodontology at the University of Bern/Switzerland.

Abstract: Several titanium dental implant systems have been developed and used for the rehabilitation of partially or fully edentulous subjects. The success of dental implants is based on the establishment of osseointegration. Studies have documented that osseointegration is dependent on the implant surface characteristics, with roughened implant surfaces yielding higher percentages of bone-to-implant contact compared with implants with smoother surfaces. From a clinical point of view, high survival and success rates have been obtained with sandblasted and acid-etched (SLA®) titanium surfaces in a variety of situations ranging from early loading to implants inserted in areas of poor bone quality. In addition to the implant surface characteristics, long-term success of dental implants is also dependent on the risk profile of the patient. Conditions such as poor oral hygiene, smoking, susceptibility to periodontitis, lack of compliance with maintenance care and diabetes were identified as risk indicators for peri-implantitis. It should be noted, however, that the prevalence of peri-implantitis has been inconsistently reported in the literature due to the lack of universally accepted definitions. The aim of this presentation is to summarize available evidence on the conditions associated with long-term survival and success of dental implants.

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Thursday, 11 October 2012
Time 16:45 – 18:45 hrs
Venue Auditorium 11 – 12
Language English