Thursday Mar 14

Thursday Morning

Nobel Biocare Corporate Forum

Leading Innovations for Immediate Function, Shorter Time-to-teeth and Long-term Success – All for the Better of the Patient

Implant design and surface quality are critical factors for successful, immediate and long-term clinical outcomes. While immediate function has been well established as a standard treatment protocol, implant surface plays a key role for predictable fast osteointegration and subsequently long-term success.

This forum will reveal breakthrough innovations and display the links between research and clinical practice. You will experience cutting-edge solutions such as innovative surface technologies, two-piece metal free ceramic implants, navigated surgery and implant designs providing solutions for all indications – all presented by experts on how to integrate these solutions successfully into everyday clinical routine.


8:00  8:30 am

The Importance of Biological Understanding to Drive Innovations

Keynote address: Jill Helms, DDS, PhD

Patients and clinicians alike increasingly demand high esthetic solutions and shorter treatment times. While many factors accelerate innovation, enhanced biological response is perhaps one of the most important innovation drivers to address these needs with advanced dental implant systems. To understand how biology responds to novel site preparation tools, implant geometries and connections, as well as advanced surfaces, it is important to develop robust model systems in which these new designs can be thoroughly scrutinized. It is important to consider hard and soft tissue response throughout the entire treatment, from site preparation to osseointegration and soft tissue healing.

This lecture will illuminate how building upon a solid preclinical understanding of key design features can not only steer critical design changes, but also lay a foundation for predictable clinical success.


8:30  9:30 am

A New Era in Tissue Integration – Landmark Innovation in Surface Technologies

Chandur Wadhwani DDS, MSD (Moderator), Tomas Albrektsson, MD, PhD, RCPSG, Sascha Jovanovic, DDS, MS, Cristiano Susin, DDS, MSD, PhD (TBC)

Implant surfaces were predominantly designed to boost osseointegration, but little attention has been given to abutment surface that is paramount for soft-tissue stability. Roughness is not the panacea for tissue integration. Precise tailoring of surface chemistry to the specific biology of the tissues, is capable of further advancing not only osseointegration but also mucointegrationTM and will set a new standard for long-term esthetic results.

Introducing the era of mucointegration, the panel will discuss landmark innovations in implant and abutment surfaces which address the biological and clinical needs, highlighting and advanced surface technology that facilitates tissue integration at every level.


9:30  10:00 am

How Advances in Ceramic Implants Have Benefited My Patients and Practice

Michael Gahlert, Prof., Dr. Med. Dent.

Recent trends show an increasing demand for metal-free implant solutions. Through a combination of advancements in materials science and ceramic implant design, the first completely metal-free, two-piece, screw-retained ceramic implants are now available offering the clinical predictability and results clinicians and patients have come to expect.

In this presentation, Prof. Gahlert will provide a short historical overview of ceramic implants and examine the latest scientific evidence supporting the predictable lasting ceramic implants of today. Sharing his clinical experience with the recently introduced NobelPearlTM implant, he will discuss which patients can benefit and explore their advantage of the latest innovation and technology with ceramic implants for routine clinical use.


10:00 – 10:30 am

Navigation: The Next Revolution in Implantology

Laith Mahmood, DDS, MD

Dynamic navigation allows for same-day guided implant treatment and features real-time guidance of the drill position and anatomy during free-hand surgery. The X-Guide™ delivers interactive, turn-by-turn navigation, providing the ability to improve the precision and accuracy of implant position, angle and depth. This allows patients to benefit from shorter time to teeth and predictable outcomes through highly precise implant placement. Additionally, platforms for data integration, management and communication offer enhanced workflow efficiency.

Attend this session to learn how DTX Studio™ suite allows patient data to be handled with ease for successful collaboration with the entire treatment team and experience how it allows you to proceed directly to navigated surgery with X-Guide™.


10:30 – 11:00 am

Selecting the Right Treatment Approach to Ensure Longevity in all Situations

Jay Neugarten, DDS, MD

For more than a decade, many edentulous patients have enjoyed a higher quality of life and significant benefit from the All-on-4 treatment concept. Catering to the distinct treatment needs of diverse patients requires the right tools and equipment. With the NobelPro LineTM innovative concept, clinicians extend their treatment options for patients while developing their practice to address an increasingly broad range of clinical cases, from standard to complex.

This presentation addresses clinical considerations to master rehabilitation of edentulous patients from standard to complex and the All-on-4TM treatment concept for long-term success.


11:00 – 12:00 pm

Achieving Esthetic Excellence – From Planning to Execution With State-of-the-art Protocols and Technologies

Giacomo Fabbri, DDS; Sascha Jovanovic, DDS, MS

Achieving esthetic excellence in immediate function requires a perfect harmony of GBR, drilling protocol, implant design and surface, and components. To this aim, the proven NobelActive implant has over 10 years of scientific and clinical evidence. But how can today’s ever increasing esthetic demands be met by implant surgery?

In a dialogue between prosthodontist and surgeon, this presentation will discuss clinical cases from prosthetic planning to execution, examining the result of a good esthetic plan in the context of both patient and clinician limitations. The long-term esthetic and functional outcomes of immediate implant protocols will be discussed with insight into future development.