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London Study Club - 06 July 2016

Biologically Driven Minimally Invasive Procedures

Presented by: Jose Navarro
Exhibitor: Campbell Academy, NSK UK, Nobel Biocare
Date: 06 July 2016
Time: 1830 Welcome Drink 1900 Lecture 2030 Three-Course Meal
Location: The Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London, W1K 4ER

An in depth understanding of biology is key for the success of dental treatments. Minimally invasive dentistry has been defined as the application of "a systematic respect for the original tissue.” The synergy created by the respect for tissue and a thorough understanding of biological principles is necessary in order to minimize patient trauma and ultimately better our treatment outcomes. Through different implant treatments, this presentation will cover the benefits of Immediate implant placement in the extraction socket. With adequate case selection and when the appropriate technique is utilized overall treatment times and patient morbidity and discomfort can be minimized. Until recently, there has been no organized, evidence-based treatment protocol. At present, different classification systems can aid clinicians in the decision taking process for this type of procedures. Whilst the success of immediate implant placement in the anterior site depends primarily on the implant positioning and the available soft and hard tissues at the site, molar extraction sockets can also be categorized based upon the bone available within the socket for stabilization of the immediately placed implant. The relevant anatomy of the socket and the tooth as well as a step by step treatment protocol will be reviewed. Issues including gap distance, initial stabilization and anatomic limitations will be addressed.


Dr. José Manuel Navarro received a Certificate in Periodontology and Implant dentistry after completing a 3 year program at New York University College of Dentistry (Chairman Dennis Tarnow). He was also awarded a Master of Science degree in Biomaterials from NYUCD for his research on high strength ceramics (Chairman Van Thompson). Dr. Navarro has received awards for his research from different societies, including the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) best presentation award in 2007 and the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) Research Award in 2011. He has co-authored several peer- reviewed publications and book chapters and is Co-Editor of the book “High Strength Ceramics”. Dr. Navarro is the current chairman of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) Junior Committee. He practices periodontics, prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Gran Canaria, Madrid and London.

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