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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
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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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Sinus grafting is recognized as an effective treatment modality with high implant survival rates having been reported. The lateral approach technique entails opening a lateral window in the bone and elevating the sinus membrane from the inferior aspect of the maxillary sinus so...

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Sinus graft surgery can be performed as either a one-stage or a two-stage approach.

 

The decisive factor in choosing a simultaneous approach (one-stage surgery) over a delayed approach (two-stage surgery) typically is based on two factors: 1.) the amount of remaining alveola

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Sinus graft surgery can be performed as either a one-stage or a two-stage approach.

 

With the single-stage surgery, the bone grafting and implant placement are performed in one surgery with the graft placed first, followed by implant placement. In the case of a two-stage surge

Posterior implants
Implants in compromised sites
Sinus augmentation
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Rehabilitation with implants in the posterior maxilla is challenging due to the rapid reduction of the available bone which is the result of physiological resorption of the alveolar process together with increased pneumatisation of the maxillary sinus. Augmentation of the sinus...

Implant designs
Posterior implants
Implants in compromised sites
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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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Guided bone regeneration as a concept and in practice has been prevalent for many years and has yielded scientific evidence useful to assist the clinician in choosing the right technique for the right clinical situation. In this presentation, basic principles of guided bone...

Implants in compromised sites
Bone grafting and regeneration
Sinus augmentation
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The development of the concepts and practice of osseointegration has created a quiet revolution in dentistry with favorable practical results. Concepts of osseointegration as they were defined by P.I. Brånemark evolve through major changes regarding the material, design, and...

Sinus augmentation
Peri-implantitis
Success & failure