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    Implantation with Simultaneous Augmentation

    Grunder, Ueli
    Procedure: - Case evaluation - Incision technique - Implant placement - Membrane adjustment and fixation - Introduction of replacement material - Flap mobilization - Suture technique Contents: Implantation was desired for replacement of a missing upper canine tooth and the adjacent lateral incisor tooth. The initial case evaluation revealed a relatively narrow gap between these two teeth in addition to extensive hard and soft-tissue defects. We selected an incision technique that made it possible to do the augmentation work yet subsequently achieve a tension-free flap closure. Since the bony defect was large while the available space was limited, we had to go for the best possible compromise in regard to implant insertion. After the implants had been inserted, augmentation was carried out using a non-absorbable, titanium-reinforced membrane, bone replacement material, and an absorbable membrane. Extreme flap mobilization was needed to achieve flap closure. An optimal suture technique was used to complete the surgery.
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    Bone Spreading, Bone Condensing

    Streckbein, Roland
    Content: Surgical flap creation and elevation; Use of drill template for exact determination of implant position; Implant site creation; Site preparation / tapping; Bone compaction; Insertion of the implants; Impression-taking; Wound closure; Later implant insertion; Dental lab work; Creating the model with laboratory implants; Shaping the bar frame; Adapting the laser welded frame to the model; Manufacturing the tooth replacement, Fitting the bar into the tooth replacement; Finishing work.
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    Aesthetic upper anterior implant placement case

    Dr. Dominik Büchi
    Dr. Dominik Büchi performed a ridge preservation to keep the soft tissue volume. He then placed an implant 8 weeks later with simultaneous GBR. The final emergence profile was created by a fixed provisional crown.
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    Soft Tissue Management in the Aesthetic Zone

    Daniel Thoma
    Expert presenter PD Dr. Daniel Thoma is a Head of Academic Unit at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Long-term successful outcomes with implant therapy are based on a number of parameters. Among these, the critical assessment of the peri-implant soft tissues and subsequent therapeutical interventions are considered key factors.
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    Cell-to-Cell Communication - Inflammatory Reactions

    Stadlinger, Bernd / Terheyden, Hendrik
    Visualizing the invisible while experiencing a fascination with science is the great challenge that Cell-to-Cell Communication, representing an all-new genre, has set out to meet. A spectacularly sophisticated computer animation in HD quality depicts the highly complex processes of intercellular interaction during an inflammatory periodontal reaction complete with the messenger molecules implicated. The various cell types constitute the main cast of the film, using a finely tuned communication process in their quest to destroy the bacterial invaders, with messenger molecules as supporting cast. A stunning didactic and dramatic experience! Outline: - Biofilm - Gingivitis and the Innate Immune Defense - Periodontitis and the Adaptive Immune Defense - Cleaning and Regeneration
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    Objectives: To demonstrate that dynamic guided surgery is as predictable as conventional surgery.
    Methods: Partially edentulous patients requiring a fixed rehabilitation were selected for this pilot study. No specific contraindications were established, and smokers were not excluded. An impression was taken pre-operatively using an irreversible hydrocolloid (Cavex CA37®) to fabricate a diagnostic cast for moulding the surgical stent (NaviStent®). Afterwards, a standard cone-beam CT (CBCT) scan was made with the NaviStent® in place using a Planmeca Promax 3-D Max®. Images were converted into DICOM files and transformed into a 3-D virtual model using the Navident® software. The potential implant locations were planned in a prosthesis-driven way. For preparing the osteotomy, the drilling axis of the handpiece and the twist drills were calibrated. The osteotomies were prepared at low speed using a high level of cooling. The navigation software guided the drilling procedure in real time. Before installing implants, an extra calibration procedure was performed for tracking the implant. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the clinical outcome up to 12 months post-operatively for implants installed using the Navident® guided surgery system.
    Results: Partially edentulous men (n = 6) and women (n = 7) were included in this pilot study (mean age 52.15 years; range 20–75). Out of these 13 patients, two were current smokers of more than 10 cigarettes per day. Twenty implants were inserted. No mechanical or biological complications occurred during the surgical procedure, and no major complaints were reported, such as hemorrhage, sinus pathology or severe post-operative pain. No implants were lost up to 1 year after insertion, resulting in 100% implant survival.
    Conclusions: Based on the results of this pilot study, real-time navigation is a promising technique. However, there is not yet enough evidence to show that the method is as safe and predictable as conventional implant surgery.
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    Covering a Recession with a Soft Tissue Transplant

    Heinz, Bernd / Jepsen, Sören
    Objectives: Use of a soft tissue graft for recession coverage at tooth 23 and for gingival augmentation. Content: 1. Incision around tooth 23, intra-sulcular preparation, mobilization of coronal sliding flap, and pre-flap preparation. 2. Root smoothing, reduction of ground cavity with diamond burs from Perioset system. 3. Preparation and harvesting of connective tissue flap from palate, Emdogain application, and wound closure. 4. Placement of interrupted interdental sutures for fixation of connective tissue flap.
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    Live surgery Surgical treatment of bone necrosis

    Schultze-Mosgau, Stefan
    Outline: - Surgical wound debridement - Sequestrotomy - Preparation of the soft-tissue bed - Plastic, tension-free, saliva-proof wound closure List of materials Basic surgical tool set: - Surgical blade - Preparation scissors - Pair of tweezers - Suture materials
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    Periodontal Preserve Therapy (Examples)

    Clotten, Stefan
    Content: - Periodontal maintenance therapy for teeth 34 and 35, including the regeneration of a bone defect using bone replacement material, collagen membrane and sutures. - Curettage for treatment of periodontal pockets. - Treatment of gingival pressure sores caused by tight-fitting orthodontic apparatus. - Incision of buccal attachment to relieve gingival pressure for elimination of gingival recession.
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    Regenerative Therapy for Multiple Recessions

    Heinz, Bernd
    Contents - History - Emdogain Application - Incision - Periosteal Incision - Root Smoothing - Suture Technique - PrefGel Application Synopsis: Regenerative periodontal surgery with Emdogain enamel matrix protein: The goal of regenerative periodontal surgery is to rebuild destroyed periodontal structures. Bone transplants, bone replacement materials, and nonresorbable and resorbable membranes have been and still are being used. In a new therapeutic approach to periodontal regeneration, the root surface is conditioned using an enamel matrix protein derivative (Emdogain, Biora). The protein complex stimulates the regeneration of root cement, which in turn leads to the regeneration of bone and collagen fibers. Since the early 1980's, Professor Lars Hammerström's Swedish research team has performed extensive research and studies on this method and its mode of action. Emdogain is now used for treatment of vertical bone defects and furcation defects. The exposed root surface is first carefully scaled using handheld instruments or a rotating, fine-grain diamond drill. PrefGel EDTA suspension (Biora) is then applied for 2 minutes, then thoroughly rinsed with physiological saline solution. The EDTA suspension serves to remove the smear layer and opens the dentinal tubules, leading to improved binding of Emdogain to the root surface. Emdogain is applied to the blood- and saliva-free root surface immediately after rinsing. Finally, the wound is sutured closed.
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    Implant-supported removable restorations in the edentulous jaw

    Wolfart, Stefan / Weber, Volker
    Contents: - Patient presentation, impression, comprehensive jaw relation records - Wax-up, Fabrication of the provisional restoration - Fabrication of a DVT based planning and drilling template - Surgical procedures for inserting four implants in the mandible - Suturing and relining of the existing denture as a provisional restoration - After 12 weeks: Reentry and insertion of healing abutments - Harvesting a free gingiva graft to extend the attached gingiva - Verifying implant stability using Periotest - Reworking the existing denture to fit on the healing abutments - Impressioning with custom tray (pick-up technique) - Demonstrating the line finder to transfer face axis - Fabricating the three restorations with Locator® attachments, electroplated double crown, precision-milled bar - The matrix and retention parts of the Locator® system, transferring the Locator® abutments to the implants - Fabricating the electroplated copings, intraoral adhesively connecting the electroplated copings to the cast framework (passive fit), finishing and delivery - Removable restoration on a custom-milled bar, clinical and laboratory workflow, delivery - Maintaining implant-supported restorations
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