Thursday Mar 14

Thursday Morning

Geistlich Biomaterials Corporate Forum

8:00 – 9:00 am

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9:00 – 9:45 am

Grafting the Esthetic Zone for Implants

Waldemar D. Polido, DDS, MS, PhD

Numerous details are indispensable to achieve an excellent esthetic result in implant dentistry. Among them is the increasing need for bone and soft tissue augmentation in the esthetic area, in both vertical and horizontal aspects. However, these grafts can be applied at different moments of the treatment, according to the clinical situation. Immediate or delayed implant placement, socket preservation procedures and staged grafts and implant placement are the possible choices to rehabilitate the esthetic zone.

10:15 – 11:00 am

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Designing a Connective Tissue Graft Alternative from Scratch: Perspective From Prototype to 3-Year Clinical Follow-up

Daniel Thoma, DMD

Recent clinical data underlined the importance of a sufficient mucosal thickness to provide healthy peri-implant tissues and favorable esthetics. A newly developed volume-stable collagen matrix provides similar outcomes with respect to soft tissue volume but is associated with less morbidity and complications than autogenous grafts, thereby offering significant benefits for patients and clinicians.