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Twenty-two patients native to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) who suffered from mandibular edentulism were treated with the Nobel Biocare Trefoil™ system over the course of 7 days. 

Edentulous rehabilitation
Edentulous treatments
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Dr. Krivitsky discusses the importance of site development for implant placement. She reviews the pattern of resorption following extraction and the important role bone graft plays in preserving the bone architecture. Her focus is on two specific challenges...

Anterior hard & soft tissue management
Immediate implant placement
Anterior implants
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In the week-long project led by Drs. Kenji Higuchi and Ruben Rosenberg, eleven Rapa Nui natives suffering from mandibular edentulism were successfully treated with the innovative Trefoil system.

Edentulous rehabilitation
Edentulous treatments
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A major health concern of Rapa Nui’s (Easter Island's) indigenous population is the high incidence of edentulism. Watch what motivated Drs. Rosenberg and Higuchi to realize this life-changing humanitarian project together with FOR.

Edentulous rehabilitation
Edentulous treatments
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FOR together with Drs. Kenji Higuchi and Ruben Rosenberg have realized a unique humanitarian mission in Rapa Nui. This video gives some first impressions from the full project.

Edentulous rehabilitation
Edentulous treatments
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The fourth dimension of surgical reconstruction with implants involves development of an adjusted surgical protocol, which is time dependent and accounts for normal physiological changes of the skull and face. Previous treatment in 3-D did not address the possibilities of these dyn...

Implant designs
Implant surfaces
Immediate implant placement
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In this presentation different ways to treat severe cases will be presented. The presentation will focus on the rationale and long term results for sinus elevation and implant placement in the extremely resorbed maxillae.

 

 

Dr. Patrick Palac

Radiology
Immediate implant placement
Posterior implants
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In order for a patient to receive a properly placed implant with a functional and esthetically successful restoration, the clinician must be aware of the anatomical limitations of the maxillo-mandibular complex.  

The goal of this presentation is to provide the clinician with...

Radiology
Immediate implant placement
Edentulous treatments
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This lecture will focus on the biologic criteria when it comes to restoring anterior implants using as an alternative a screw or cement retained restoration. The main problematic aspect for the cemented implant restoration will be discussed widely with different clinical examples...

Digital workflow
Guided Surgery
CAD/CAM
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Grafting options in the edentulous maxilla include autografts, allografts and heterografts. Complications for sinus grafting include membrane perforations, sinusitis and graft resorption. Onlay/ inter-positional bone grafts and GBR have resorption rates ranging from 10%-50%, graft...

Edentulous treatments
Implants in compromised sites
Bone grafting and regeneration
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Vertical augmentation presents one of the greatest challenges of bone regeneration in implant dentistry. Patient selection, patient preparation for surgery, precise surgical techniques and postoperative management are the key factors in reducing the rate of bone graft complications...

Bone grafting and regeneration
Soft tissue management
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Reconstruction of the alveolar ridge has become essential for oral rehabilitation with dental implants. Biomaterials of allogeneic, xenogeneic and synthetic origin have long been used in support of alveolar bone augmentation with mixed results. In the last decade, growth factors...

Bone grafting and regeneration
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Regenerating viable bone capable of gaining implant primary stability is paramount in dental rehabilitation today. This can be achieved without additional morbity by the effective use of autologous adult stem cells in combination with allogenic bone and recombinant human bone...

Bone grafting and regeneration
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The trend today is to augment after a tooth is extracted to avoid significant loss of ridge volume and shape. Is there an indication for surgical technique and does the literature support this approach? This presentation will compare results from selected studies and systematic...

Immediate implant placement
Bone grafting and regeneration
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Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is a well established technique for horizontal alveolar ridge augmentation. Since the first publications in the early 1980’s extensive research was carried out focusing on different membranes, grafting materials, and timing of implant placement, as...

Implants in compromised sites
Bone grafting and regeneration