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Straumann to host virtual biomaterials symposium next week

At Straumann’s virtual symposium on 9 February, six international dental experts will detail their experiences with the use of biomaterials in contemporary key indications. (Image: T. Schneider/Shutterstock)

Fri. 3. February 2023

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Straumann, one of the leading companies in implant dentistry, will be holding the Global Straumann Biomaterials Virtual Symposium to foster clinical knowledge about oral regenerative therapies. The symposium will be held online on 9 February, starting at 2 p.m. (CET). World-renowned experts will present lectures on the different aspects of regenerative therapies and provide first-hand theoretical and practical insights into choosing and using biomaterials correctly.

Biomaterials are fundamental to periodontal and peri-implant treatment, and their precise management can increase the success rate of each case and can therefore lead to high aesthetic results. However, one of the greatest challenges in oral regeneration is finding the balance between the suitable technique and the proper materials for each clinical indication.

The Straumann symposium will address these issues. For example, Dr Serhat Aslan from Turkey, who is involved in clinical research and development in periodontics, will provide an overview of the most recent treatment options in regenerative periodontal therapy of intra-bony and gingival recession defects. The periodontal specialist will illustrate the fundamentals of appropriate flap design, crucial aspects related to the root surface application of biologics and the use of microsurgical principles to ensure adequate wound stabilisation.

A US-based periodontist and clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Periodontics, Dr Edgard el-Chaar will help participants sharpen their skills in extraction socket management and ridge preservation. He will explain the correct application of biomaterials for immediate and delayed post-extraction implant placement. He will also elaborate on defining adequate treatment strategies based on clinical selection criteria.

Clinicians seeking to refine their decision-making skills in immediate implant placement in extraction sockets will benefit from attending the lecture by Prof. France Lambert, head of the clinic at the University of Liège’s Department of Periodontology and Oral Surgery in Belgium. Prof. Lambert will focus on the factors affecting the success of post-extraction implant placement and how to determine the ideal treatment modality based on the extraction socket phenotype, anticipated physiological post-extraction changes and patient preconditions.

Dr Algirdas Puišys, a periodontist in private practice in Vilnius in Lithuania, will elaborate on maintaining stable crestal bone levels around implants, one of the persistent challenges in regenerative procedures. He will present the state-of-the-art treatment protocols for bone and soft-tissue regeneration, the biological principles, and the advantages and respective limitations of the individual techniques.

Moreover, dental surgeon Dr Antonio Castilla Céspedes from Spain will address the predictability of regenerative procedures, the importance of soft-tissue management and the prevention of healing complications. Based on the notion that adequate wound closure and stability may significantly promote the effectiveness of bone regeneration, Dr Castilla will review soft-tissue analysis approaches and illustrate the principles of incision design, flap passivity and wound closure.

Swedish periodontist and implantologist Dr Ann-Marie Roos-Jansåker will be lecturing on regenerative procedures for the prevention and early management of peri-implant disease. The symposium participants will learn about patient selection, risk assessment, treatment planning and follow-up programmes. Dr Roos-Jansåker will also place emphasis on the importance of understanding each patient’s ability to perform daily optimal biofilm control.

Chaired by Prof. Lambert, the symposium will also provide online participants with the opportunity to interact directly with the speakers to address specific questions.

More information about the symposium can be found at www.straumann.com. Registration is free of charge.

Aesthetic dentistry Biomaterials Continuing education Dental implantology Digital symposium Immediate implant placement Peri-implant disease

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