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London Study Club

8 February 2023
Tetranite® - A New Future & A New Way for Bone Repair & Implant Stabilization

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Presented by: Dr Michael Norton
Host: Eddie Scher
Date: 8 February 2023
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: 1 Wimpole Street, Westminster, London, W1G 0AE


The need for a bone adhesive is a challenge that has remained unmet. The concept of a "bone glue" to repair simple and comminuted fractures, as well as to glue orthopaedic devices in place, is considered a holy grail.

Today such a product has been developed to satisfy the properties necessary for a bone adhesive. Its simple chemistry, which is free of cytotoxic or mutagenic effects, reacts in a wet environment to form Calcium Phosphoserine Monohydrate which induces a phasic degradation process which appears osteopromotive, forming de novo bone. This imparts characteristics of osteoconductivity and resorbability, ensuring that over time the glue is replaced with new bone, promoting fracture healing and osseointegration. At the same time the glue imparts a high degree of primary stability negating the need for high mechanical bone compression as in press fit or threaded implants and may negate the need for bone plating of fractures.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. To learn about the concept of bone glue
  2. To understand how Tetranite works biochemically and histologically
  3. To understand how Tetranite works clinically


Dr. Michael R. Norton BDS FDS RCS(Ed) graduated from the University of Wales School of Dental Medicine in 1988. He runs a practice dedicated to implant & reconstructive dentistry in London. He is a specialist in Oral Surgery and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Dr Norton is Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School.

In 2017, Dr Norton became the 31st President of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the first non-American President in its history and he is now a Life Fellow of AO. He is also Past President (1999-2001) and Honorary Life Member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), UK.

Dr Norton is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI) and acts as reviewer for a number of other journals.

Dr Norton is a consultant and adviser to a number of implant and bone regeneration companies and maintains a worldwide reputation for his lectures and courses and is widely published in the literature.

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