Wiebe Derksen

City: Arnhem, Netherlands

Academic qualifications: DDS, MSc

Specialization: Implantology, Prosthodontics

Current Positions: Private Practice 

What will he talk about

Restorative considerations in the esthetic zone in a digital workflow

Implant therapy for is considered the 'golden' standard for missing teeth in the anterior maxilla. Nonetheless 'gold' does not seem to be such a smart material for long-term esthetic outcomes. CAD/CAM luckily offers many other possibilities for producing high quality implant restorations. But is it only about creating beautiful teeth for the day of placement or do we strive for long-term stability and biologically safe restorations? Which components and materials can help us achieve these stable results and maybe more importantly which don’t?! The lecture will focus on temporization of (immediate) dental implants in the esthetic zone, different abutment designs & materials and how all these techniques can be implemented in a digital workflow to create biologically safe, strong and good looking anterior restorations.

Who is Wiebe Derksen?

Wiebe D.C. Derksen graduated dentistry Cum Laude in 2010 at University of Groningen. In 2015 he completed the 3-year postgraduate program “Oral Implantology and Implant Prosthodontics” at ACTA (Academic Center of Dentistry Amsterdam). He is co-author of the 5th and 6th ITI-Consensus Reviews on Computer Guided Surgery, and received an ITI-Clinical Research Grant in 2013 for his ongoing PhD project at ACTA on the digitalization in implant dentistry. In 2015 he won the 1st price at the 3M European Talent Award in the category Scientific Research. His expertise and research focuses on guided surgery, intra-oral scanning, abutment choices and CAD/CAM (implant) restorations. He is an international lecturer in the field of digital implant dentistry. Next to this, he holds a private practice in Arnhem for implantology and restorative dentistry.