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East Grinstead Study Club - 14 November 2017

How Far Can We Push Dental Implants?

Presented by: Max Suleiman
Date: 14 November 2017
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The Felbridge Hotel and Spa, London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2BH

The predictable use of dental implants as restorations has been documented. However with time, technical and biological complications can occur and with catastrophic consequences for both patient and clinician. Both the biological interface and the mechanical integrity of the implant reconstruction can be compromised. The aim of this presentation will be to explore the role of loading, implant positioning and implant design on the clinical performance and durability of dental implants. It will try to answer the question ‘How far can we push dental implants?’

Learning Objectives:

Have an in idea of the successful limits of performance for dental implants Understand the biological and mechanical relevance of the implant-abutment connection Appreciate the consequences of compromised implant placement for long-term stability


Max is Consultant Oral Surgeon at Guy's Hospital in London with a special interest in implantology and bone grafting. He also has an implant referral practice in High Wycombe and is also an Associate Specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery at Ashford Hospital in Middlesex and St Peter’s Hospital in Surrey.

He qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital in London in 1980 gaining his Membership to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996. He was one of the first to be awarded a Master of Science Degree in Implant Dentistry at Guy’s Hospital. In 2010 he was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy by King's College in 2010 for his thesis on the Implant-Abutment Connection.

He has been involved with ground breaking implant research for leading implant companies and also advises the industry on implant design and performance. He is also involved in practice and hospital-based postgraduate teaching as well as international lecturing on dental implantology.

Location and Further Actions

Mr Bill Schaeffer