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CleanImplant Foundation to raise awareness about implant quality management at EAO congress

At the upcoming EAO congress, the CleanImplant managing director and head of research, Dr Dirk U. Duddeck (left), will provide insights and information about the foundation’s latest study results at Booth F50. (Image: CleanImplant Foundation)
CleanImplant Foundation

CleanImplant Foundation

Fri. 2. September 2022


GENEVA, Switzerland: The non-profit CleanImplant Foundation will be present at the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) and will be providing information at Booth F50, where it will continue its global awareness campaign about production-related contamination on new, sterile-packaged implants. In addition, the foundation will seek to obtain more implants to include in its current scientific study on the quality of dental implants, its fifth study overall.

In what has become the most extensive overview of surface cleanliness performance across the entire industry, the surfaces of commercially available implant systems are examined for concerning remnants from production processes. For this examination, complex, state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope analyses are conducted in collaboration with internationally renowned universities such as Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany.

To ensure a comprehensive overview of the manufacturing quality of the implants available on the market, the implant types to be tested are selected in advance by the foundation’s scientific advisory board. All implant manufacturers who have already provided implants for previous studies are invited to also participate in the current study, and the foundation is calling for the participation of numerous other implant manufacturers. The large-scale quality assessment study will begin when the collection process is complete.

The results of previous studies are alarming. Over a third of all sterile-packaged and ready-to-use implant types exhibited significant levels of foreign particles and residues on their surfaces.

However, there is an easy way to avoid purchasing untested, risky implants. At the CleanImplant Foundation booth at the EAO congress, experts will provide information about the impact of contaminants and advise on selecting the best implant systems. The CleanImplant Foundation creates transparency and awards its Trusted Quality Mark only to implant systems having a high-quality surface. To date, selected implant types carrying the coveted seal come from manufacturers such as Biotech Dental, bredent-medical, BTI, Camlog, Global D, medentis medical, MegaGen, NucleOSS, Sweden & Martina, Zircon Medical and Swiss Dental Solutions. The quality seal is valid for two years. Other implant systems are currently undergoing the testing process.


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