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Bastian Wessing


2000 Certified dental technician (CDT) degree.
2006 DDS degree, University of Aachen (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule RWTH), Germany.
2006 – 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Director Prof. Dr. H. Spiekermann, University of Aachen.
2009 Doctorate degree (Dr. med. dent.).
2010 Partnership in a Community Dental Practice Clinic at Luisenhospital, Aachen.
Treatment and research focus on general prosthetic rehabilitation, implant surgery and prosthetics, GBR and biomaterials.
2010 Certified Specialist for Implantology (DGI).
2013 Lecturer for the FH-Aachen University in the area «Radiation Protection in Dentistry».
Author of several publications in the field of implantology, periodontology & prosthetic dentistry.

Resources from this author

Scientific posters

Soft tissue augmentation with a collagen-based 3D matrix

Autologous soft tissue grafts are common but pose several disadvantages, including the need for multiple surgical sites, postsurgical discomfort, and limited tissue volumes, which has led to the development of alternatives. This retrospective study evaluated clinical performance of...

Hard & soft tissue management
Soft tissue management
Anterior hard & soft tissue management

Patient cases

Horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation of a knife-edge ridge

A 54-year-old man presented with missing right lower teeth and ridge deficiency. Horizontal and vertical augmentation by GBR (Guided Bone Regeneration) was carried out using the “Tenting Screw Technique”. Two implants and a free gingival graft were placed.

Posterior implants
Implants in compromised sites


Werner Zechner & Bastian Wessing: Simultaneous GBR and implant placement in horizontal ridge augmentations

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

Patient cases

Immediate implant placement in the molar region with an alternative osteotomy approach

A 25-year-old female patient presented a deep undermining carious lesion on the lingual surface of the endodontically treated tooth, solved by an immediate implant placement procedure using the “pre-extractive interradicular implant bed preparation” technique.

Immediate implant placement
Posterior implants

Patient cases

Immediate implant placement with a screw-retained restoration using the angulated screw channel abutment

A 29-year-old male patient presented himself after a traumatic injury with nonspecific pain in the maxillary front area. Tooth #11 FDI (#8 US) showed only little discomforting response to percussion. the patient opted for an implant-based prosthodontic restoration.

Immediate implant placement
Anterior implants
Minimally invasive procedures