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Birmingham Study Club - 24 October 2018

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

Presented by: Stephen Jacobs
Exhibitors: Anthogyr, The Dental Imaging Company, Megagen Implants (UK & Ireland), CT Dent
Date: 24 October 2018
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre, Central Square, Birmingham, B1 1HH

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. The weight of evidence for both aspects of this argument will be discussed, and evidence will be presented to support this, including brand new data from Dr Jacobs regarding implant stability and socket grafting


Stephen Jacobs BDS FDS RCPS (Glas) MJDF RCS (Eng)

Stephen qualified from Birmingham University in 1985 and went into general dental practice. He started in implant dentistry in 1991 and since then has devoted his career to the practice of implant dentistry, he is regarded as one of the foremost implant surgeons in the United Kingdom. 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 Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology UK (ADI), a committee member and Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, and the UK Ambassador for AO. He is Chair of the Global Program Development committee at 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, an editorial reviewer for IJOMI, 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.

Stephen is a Key Opinion Leader and Ambassador for Dentsply Implants and Osstell.

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