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Motherwell Study Club - 02 February 2017

Walk the Walk, Talk the Torque - Can We Reliably Quantify Implant Stability?

Presented by: Stephen Jacobs
Exhibitor: Bredent, Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Imaging Company
Date: 02 February 2017
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Dakota Hotel Eurocentral, 1-3 Parklands Avenue, Motherwell, Nr Glasgow, ML1 4WQ

One of the current hot topics in implant dentistry is the relevance of implant insertion torque to the success or failure of implants. This has become especially relevant as the early, or even immediate, loading of implants has become a more desirable goal of both clinicians and their patients.

In this lecture, insertion torque and implant stability will be discussed in relation to their strengths and weaknesses as predictors of implant risk, and whether clinicians should be looking at other ways of measuring this risk in order to achieve more predictable treatment outcomes.


Stephen qualified from Birmingham University in 1985 and went into general dental practice. He placed his first implant in 1991 and since then has devoted his career to the practice of implant dentistry.

His training was carried out in the UK, USA and Europe and he now lectures extensively on all aspects of dental Implantology throughout the United States, Asia, Continental Europe and the UK.

Stephen runs his implant referral practice in Glasgow, UK, where all aspects of implant and reconstructive dentistry are carried out.

Stephen is a Key Opinion Leader and Ambassador for Dentsply Implants and Osstell, and carries out in practice research, currently working on 3 projects. Stephen is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology UK (ADI) and a committee member and Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, and the UK Ambassador for AO. He is a founding Board member of PEERS UK, and is the Past Scientific Chairman of the ADI.

He is on the editorial board of three journals and runs a variety of courses at his practice, including a comprehensive year course for those willing to get started in the field of Implantology, sinus grafting and restorative programs. Stephen currently mentors several dentists and is experienced with many implant systems.

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