Straumann at the ITI World Symposium 2017

Efficient treatment protocol: the digital workflow

 

Digitalization is impacting the world of dentistry immensely as it becomes one of the most innovative and fastest growing areas in the field. Digital processes, that have been introduced into dentistry already some years ago, will have a tremendous effect on the way dentists and dental technicians will work in the future. Nearly all steps of the dental implant therapy, namely treatment planning, placing of the implant as well as production the temporary and final restorations will be affected by this technology. Therefore, it is expected, that digitalization will not only significantly change the workflow in both dental offices and laboratories, but also make implant dentistry more predictable, reliable and more efficient. The symposium addressed the digital workflow from different angles and the data presented during the symposium clearly indicated how these exiting technologies can be linked together into on digital workflow and used in daily dental practice.

 

Straumann Corporate Forum, May 4th, 2017

Presentation #1 - Digital Approach to Implant Prosthodontics - Prof. German Gallucci

Speaker: Prof. German Gallucci, USA

Biography

Prof. German Gallucci is the Chair of the department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences and the Head of the Division of Regenerative and Implant Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He obtained his Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Gallucci actively participates in clinical research related to implant-prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry. His work has been published in International peer reviewed journals and is member of the editorial board for several scientific dental journals. Dr. Gallucci participates as invited lecturer in international and national conferences and congresses. He is fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Switzerland, and active member of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) – USA, European Academy of Osseointegration (EAO), Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, (GNYAP) and International Academy of Dental Research (IADR).

Presentation #2 - Complete Digital Implant Workflow - Dr. Tim Joda

Speaker: Dr. Tim Joda, Switzerland

Biography

Dr. Tim Joda works as Assistant Professor and Research Associate at the Department of Reconstructive Dentistry & Gerodontology at the University of Bern/ Switzerland. In addition, he is the Head of the Section for Reconstructive Technology + Implant Dentistry [DiRecT+ID]. Dr. Joda is triple-trained as Specialist in Prosthodontics, Implant Dentistry, and Periodontology as well as Master of Science in Prosthetic Dentistry & Biomaterials (MSc Prosth Dent). Dr. Joda was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine Boston/USA in 2014. His main clinical interests are fixed implant rehabilitation concepts. Dr. Joda initiated numerous projects in the field of clinical and translational research related to digital dental technologies and optimization of implant workflows. He received several competitive research grants as principle investigator and has won research prizes from the Swiss Societies of Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD) and Implantology (SGI).

Presentation #3 - Digital Workflow in the Esthetic Zone - Gary Finelle, DDS

Speaker: Gary Finelle, DDS, France

Biography

Gary Finelle received his Dental Degree from the University of Paris 7, France. He completed his doctoral thesis working on soft tissue healing around implants. Between 2011 and 2013, he joined the Advanced Graduate Program of Oral Implantology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (Boston, Massachussets) as a full time resident. His major field of interests is the application of digital technology into the surgical and prosthetic implant treatment workflow. He is involved in implant related research and has published in scientific peer-reviewed journals. Now based in Paris, Dr Gary Finelle maintains a private practice focusing on surgical and restorative implant treatments, adhesive dentistry and esthetic rehabilitations. He is part time clinical faculty in the esthetic department of University Paris V, Hopital Charles Foix, Ivry-sur-Seine). He is currently an ITI fellow, a member of the American Dental Club Of Paris and a member of the EAO.

Presentation #4 - Complete Digital Implant Workflow - Vincent Fehmer, MDT

Moderator: Vincent Fehmer, MDT, Switzerland

Biography

Vincent Fehmer received his dental technical education and degree in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002. From 2002 to 2003 he preformed fellowships in Great Britan and the US in Oral Design certified dental technical laboratories. From 2003 to 2009 he worked at an Oral Design certified laboratory in Berlin, Germany – The Dental Manufaktur Mehrhof. In 2009 he received the degree as a MDT in Germany. From 2009 to 2014 he was the chief dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2015 he is dental Technician at the Clinic for Fixed Prothodontics and Biomaterials in Geneva, Switzerland and runs his own laboratory in Lausanne Switzerland. MDT Fehmer is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, and a member of the Oral Design group, the European Association of Dental Technology (EADT) and German Society of Esthetic Dentistry (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Zahnheilkunde, DGÄZ). He is active as speaker on a national and international Level. Mr. Fehmer has received honours like the prize for the Best Master Program of the Year (Berlin, Germany). He has published numerous articles within the field of fixed prothodontics and dental technology.

Presentation #5 - Capabilities of Digital Technology - Prof. German Gallucci

Speaker: Prof. German Gallucci, USA

Biography

Prof. German Gallucci is the Chair of the department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences and the Head of the Division of Regenerative and Implant Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He obtained his Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Gallucci actively participates in clinical research related to implant-prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry. His work has been published in International peer reviewed journals and is member of the editorial board for several scientific dental journals. Dr. Gallucci participates as invited lecturer in international and national conferences and congresses. He is fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Switzerland, and active member of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) – USA, European Academy of Osseointegration (EAO), Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, (GNYAP) and International Academy of Dental Research (IADR).