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Belfast Study Club

14 November 2019
How Important Is The Connection Between Implant and Abutment?

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Presented by: Steve Siovas
Host: Derek Bingham
Date: 14 November 2019
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Crowne Plaza, Shaws Bridge, Belfast, BT8 7XP

There are more than a thousand implant brands worldwide; each one with unique features, different connections and different tools to support the surgical and restorative phase of the implant therapy. How do we choose the implant system that we wish to use and how important is the connection between implant and abutment?

Today, we will critically review the different connections between implant and abutment and we will try to clarify whether this is important or just a “marketing strategy” by the implant manufacturers.

Learning objectives:

  • To review the different connections between implant and abutment
  • To have a greater understanding of the benefits of different connections and different sites in the oral cavity


Steve (Stergios) was born in a small town in Macedonia-Greece. He graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1996), where he completed his MSc and PhD in Prosthodontics. He gained his Diploma in Implant Based Therapy from the German Association of Implantology (2009) and refreshed his knowledge and skills by gaining a second diploma from the European Association for Osseointegration (2018).

Steve relocated to Scotland in 2012 and he is based in Edinburgh, treating patients in four private practices in Scotland for the last seven and a half years, focused on Prosthodontics and mainly Implant based therapy. Apart from dentistry he is a loving husband of a wonderful woman, proud father to three unique sons and a humble son of a pioneering man ahead of his time.


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