CleanImplant Foundation promotes awareness of clean implant surfaces at IAOCI 2022

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CleanImplant Foundation promotes awareness of clean implant surfaces at IAOCI 2022

From left: Dr Dirk Duddeck, founder of and head of research at the CleanImplant Foundation, presenting the certificate of “Trusted Quality” to Arthur J. Francis, vice president of SDS Swiss Dental Solutions USA. (Image: CleanImplant Foundation)

Wed. 6. July 2022

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WASHINGTON, US: The CleanImplant Foundation recently introduced its non-profit initiative at the 11th annual meeting of the International Association of Ceramic Implantology (IAOCI), held in Washington from 19 to 21 May, and awarded the foundation’s “Trusted Quality” seal to a second implant system from SDS Swiss Dental Solutions. An important topic discussed over the three days was the impact of dental implant materials on implant success and the fast-growing problem of peri-implantitis.

During the meeting, Dr Dirk Duddeck, founder of and head of research at the CleanImplant Foundation, gave a lecture titled “50 shades of white—the hidden danger of factory-related contaminants on sterile-packaged implants”. In it, he presented the latest results of the organisation’s SEM analysis of sterile-packaged implant systems, reporting significant quantities of foreign particles caused by the production or packaging process found not only on titanium implants but also on ceramic implants. All these implant systems had received the CE mark or US Food and Drug Administration market clearance.

“Unfortunately, we see far too many surface impurities and contaminants that are technically avoidable,” Dr Duddeck pointed out. “The fact that implants can be produced and packaged cleanly is evidenced by all the implant manufacturers which have been awarded the CleanImplant ‘Trusted Quality’ seal for their implant system.”

During the meeting, SDS Swiss Dental Solutions was awarded the “Trusted Quality” mark for the surface cleanliness of its SDS1.2 implant. Arthur J. Francis, vice president of SDS Swiss Dental Solutions USA, received the certificate on behalf of the ceramic implant manufacturer. In October 2021, the company received the seal for its SDS2.2 implant system.

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