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Plenary Programme - Thursday



Tea/Coffee & Exhibition


Opening Ceremony


Moderator: Dr Stephen Jacobs, ADI President

DownProfessor Tomas Albrektsson MD PhD ODhc – Sweden

Professor Tomas Albrektsson

Professor Albrektsson has been the Professor and Head of the Department of Biomaterials, University of Gothenburg, since 1986, and has been the Chairman of that Department since 1988, which today is part of the Department of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgren´s Academy, University of Gothernburg, Sweden. He has been a board member of the Department of Surgical Sciences for more than 10 years and of the Department of Clinical Sciences since 2006.

Professor Albrektsson is the close co-worker of P I Brånemark in the development of osseointegrated oral and craniofacial clinical treatment, which had an international breakthrough in 1982 and 1992. He is a senior member of the team that developed new osseointegrated hip arthroplasties for clinical usage in 2005.

He is the editor of 10 scientific books and the member of the Editorial Board of eight international, scientific journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Osseointegration Research, a scientific monograph, since 2000. Professor Albrektsson has written approximately 650 abstracts, reviews and scientific papers on bone grafts, vital microscopy of bone, experimental implants, oral and craniofacial reconstructions and orthopaedic implants.

The Paper by Brånemark, Albrektsson et al (1983) was in 2006 awarded one of the top papers published in Biomaterials over 25 years. The Paper by Wennerberg & Albrektsson (2000) was awarded title of best paper in Int J Oral & Maxillofacial Implants published in 2000. Professor Albrektsson is ranked among the six most quoted scientists of the Medical faculty of the University of Gothernburg in an investigation covering the years between 1986 and 2001.

In 2010 Professor Albrektsson became an Honorary member of Italian Society of Osseointegration and was elected as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow; R.C.P.S.G. He has presented over 950 lectures to professional audiences all over the world.

RightHow learning from past errors can guide the future of dental implants

Whereas previous attempts to restore the edentulous patient with foreign materials had more or less failed, osseointegration meant a significant breakthrough in oral implantology.  However, the relative success seen after the advent of osseointegration in no way means that this concept is identical to a positive clinical outcome.  Osseointegration must not only be established around the foreign material, it further has to be maintained for good clinical long-term results.

Time and time again we have seen, initially tooted as successful, osseointegrated oral implant systems that in the long term proved clinical disasters due to secondary loss of bone anchorage. The most common mode of failure has been dependent on annual loss of marginal bone mainly due to inadequate implant designs or to bold clinical handling, both cases disturbing the steady state situation around the foreign material.

The unsuitable implant designs have disappeared for obvious reasons, but first after patients unnecessarily losing a lot of jaw bone presenting due problems for subsequent, alternative treatments.  Too bold clinical handling, on the other hand, depends on either poor understanding of the art of surgery or on too liberal recommendations from oral implant companies: “buy my implant, you can do anything with it and load it directly too”.  To avoid further patient challenges in oral implantology, our profession must ask for proper clinical documentation before the launch of new implant systems.


DownMr Michel Magne MDT BS – USA

Michel Magne

Michel Magne was born in la Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland ) in 1958. He grew up and followed his primary education in Neuchâtel, where he certified as Dental Technician in 1979. He developed his technical education in fixed prosthodontics (ceramics) and aesthetics until today.

Between 1985 and 1991, he was consecutively directing two dental laboratories as Master Ceramist and he specialised in implant-supported work, complex oral rehabilitation and bonded porcelain restorations. From 1992 to 2004, he has been the owner and director of Oral Design Center, Dental Laboratory in Montreux (Switzerland). In January 2005, he became Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Director of the Center of Dental Technology at the University of Southern California (USC, Los Angeles).

Since January 2009 he has been President and Director of 901 Michel Magne, Dental Laboratory and Dental Education in Los Angeles, (USA). He is visiting Faculty at several universities and leading teaching academies worldwide as well being in charge of a number of aesthetic courses and postgraduate education. He is author and co-author of articles on aesthetic dentistry and is frequently invited to lecture and teach on these topics worldwide.

DownAesthetic dentistry today – a distinctive approach to nature

The most exciting developments in dentistry have emerged within the past decade. Oral implant dentistry, guided tissue regeneration, improvement of cad/cam technologies, and adhesive restorative dentistry are growth areas. However, bonded porcelain restorations offer a restorative solution that balances the functional and aesthetic needs of the anterior dentition. Porcelain’s optimal stiffness, its ideal surface characteristics, and the bio-mechanical strength achieved through high-performance bonding enable the crown of the tooth as a whole to support incisal or masticatory function. By the same token, the optical effects inherent in the tooth and the lifelike features of the porcelain make this restorative approach ultimate in aesthetics.


Tea/Coffee & Exhibition


DownProfessor Maurício Araújo DDS MSc PhD - Brazil

Professor Mauricio Araújo
Dr Araújo is a Periodontist working both in private practice and at The State University of Maringa, Parana, Brazil. He completed his PhD at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 1998. He is the Chairman of the Perio/Implant Research Unit, State University of Maringá and Senior-researcher at the Department of Periodontology, Goteborg University.

He has together with his co-workers published ground-breaking research in the fields of ridge alterations following tooth extraction, ridge preservation, bone formation in extraction sockets and immediate implant placement. He is an ITI Fellow, the ITI Chairman in Brazil and an Osteology Foundation Board member. He is member of the editorial board of several journals.

DownManagement of the alveolar socket

This presentation will describe a series of studies in humans and animals regarding the preservation of the alveolar process dimensions following tooth extraction. Studies will be presented which have evaluated the dimensional alterations that occur in the alveolar process after tooth extraction. It will be demonstrated that following tooth extraction the alveolar process undergoes a pronounced alteration that is more pronounced in the buccal than in the lingual/palatal compartment. Thus, various studies that evaluated different putative socket preservation techniques, including immediate implant placement and/or grafting, will be presented. The outcome of such techniques will be discussed.


Moderated Discussion


Buffet Lunch & Exhibition


Moderator: Dr Michael Norton, ADI Scientific Committee

DownProfessor Clark M Stanford DDS PhD - USA

Professor Clark M Stanford

Dr Stanford is the Associate Dean for Research and Centennial Fund Professor for Clinical Research, Dows Institute for Dental Research and Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa. He holds secondary appointments in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Dr Stanford received his BS, DDS, Certificate in Prosthodontics and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He runs the Office for Clinical Research and is Director for the Nanoscience section of the NIH Institute for Clincal and Translational Sciences (ICTS) at the University. He is the author 14 book chapters, 84 published papers and more than 170 published research abstracts.

He is the recipient of 15 academic awards including the 2007 State of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence and the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award (2007). He sees patients in a intramural practice at the University with an emphasis in Prosthodontics and management of congenital anomalies.

DownIntegrating the process for predictable aesthetics into clinical practice

  • Communication and workflow in patient risk assessment, image-based treatment planning and plan performance
  • Application to patient specific CAD/CAM abutment designs
  • Evaluating the impact of these design features on patient outcomes.
The process of tooth replacement with dental implants is complemented by assessment of patient-specific risk factors, appropriate site development and communication amongst the entire team.  Following the successful placement of the implant, a mucosal architecture is created which develops a natural transition from the implant to the final restoration. The ability to capture and design this contour into a patient-specific abutment is the next level of technological development.  The predictability of this process is becoming enhanced through the applications of new technologies, expanding on our long-established protocols for implant therapy


Moderated Discussion


Tea/Coffee & Exhibition


DownDr Stephen L Wheeler DDS - USA

Dr Stephen L Wheeler

Dr Wheeler is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the United States. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1974, and his postgraduate and residency training from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry graduating in 1981. While Dr Wheeler practises the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, he has specialised in the field of implant reconstruction which presently involves 80% of his time. Over the past 30 years he has placed over 8,000 implants of various types on patients of all ages and has become an international lecturer on the subject.

Dr Wheeler has helped to pioneer many bone and soft tissue grafting techniques used to aid in implant reconstruction and has been involved in the prototype development of several implant modalities. Dr Wheeler is a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration and the American Society of Osseointegration. He is on the Executive Board for the Academy of Osseointegration as well as the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness. He has authored numerous articles for both national and international journals on dental implants and grafting techniques. Dr Wheeler has been active both in teaching and prasticing the team approach to implant dentistry through lectures and live surgical training courses both in his office and abroad.

DownImmediate implant placement: is it safe and predictable?

Few protocols in implant dentistry have gone through as many changes as the immediate placement of an implant following tooth extraction. There has been a huge shift from the earlier surgical techniques calling for delayed and submerged implant placement, to the more recent panacea for placing immediate implants with early or immediate loading. This shift was initially guided by a concern for bone loss following extractions especially in the esthetic zone.

Initial studies seemed to indicate that immediate implant replacement helped to prevent or even eliminate this bone loss. Implant companies have supplied us with tapered implants and more aggressive thread patterns for better anchorage in extraction sockets, and when combined with the obvious need for fewer surgical interventions, shorter treatment times, and happier patients, it was not long before virtually everyone was touting this protocol.

Unfortunately, there is always a reality check, and over the past few years, many have been concerned with the difficulty still in obtaining primary stability, bone fill into the implant/socket gap, unpredictable hard and soft tissue healing, recession in the esthetic zone and potentially higher failure rates. In fact, there are numerous reports now of catastrophic failures following immediate implant attempts leaving large hard and soft tissue defects. Today there appears to be a reappraisal of the benefits from this protocol, unless very strict criteria are used in case selection.

This presentation will discuss the present knowledge on this subject, combining personal experience, results from consensus studies, and a review of the literature. Specific indications and contraindications for immediate placement will be discussed in an effort to help guide the practitioner in case selection. Techniques and technology will also be reviewed to assist in providing more predictable long-term functional and esthetic results.


Moderated Discussion

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