Founding Partner Workshops

Thursday, 21 April 2016


To register to a Founding Partner Workshop it is compulsory to be registered to the Scientific Programme (Friday and Saturday).

12 Geistlich Biomaterials - hands-on workshop

10.00–13.15
Todd Scheyer, USA
Daniel Thoma, Switzerland

English
€ 250
30 participants max.

Ridge preservation using traditional and innovative hard and soft tissue grafting materials: an evidence-based approach

Theoretical background:

Alveolar ridge management is critical to the success of maintaining the health, aesthetics and function of teeth and dental implants. Both autogenous grafts and biomaterials are currently used to maintain hard and soft tissue. The workshop provides an overview of the literature and of current and future ridge preservation techniques.

Scientific basis for ridge preservation:

  • Objectives, necessity, indications for ridge preservation
  • Current techniques using autogenous tissue
  • Techniques using innovative alternative materials
  • Current research and further applications using collagen-based materials and growth factors

Hands-on part – techniques presented:

  • Soft tissue punch, free gingival graft (including harvesting of the graft from the palate)
  • Applying bovine collagen-based biomaterials
  • Tunnel technique with connective tissue graft harvested from the palate

Model: pig maxilla


14 Geistlich Biomaterials - hands-on workshop

10.00–13.15
Francesco Cairo, Italy

Giovanni Salvi, Switzerland

English
€ 250
30 participants max.

Soft tissue management and treatment concepts for peri-implant diseases

Theoretical background:

Francesco Cairo, Italy

  • Clinical significance of soft tissue around dental implants for prevention of peri-implant diseases
  • Connective tissue graft and collagen matrix for increasing soft tissue
  • Surgical treatment strategies to obtain aesthetics

Giovanni Salvi, Switzerland

  • Risk factors for peri-implant diseases
  • Diagnosis and prevention of peri-implant diseases
  • Non-surgical and surgical therapy of peri-implant diseases

Hands-on part – techniques presented:

  • Soft tissue augmentation procedures using connective tissue graft and collagen matrix
  • Regenerative techniques for the treatment of peri-implantitis using a bone substitute and a collagen barrier membrane

Models: pig mandible and plastic model


15 Geistlich Biomaterials - hands-on workshop

10.00–13.15
Matteo Chiapasco, Italy

Rainer Schmelzeisen, Germany

English
€ 250
30 participants max.

What are the current possibilities and limitations in major horizontal and vertical augmentation?

This hands-on workshop will provide insights into the state of the art of major ridge augmentation techniques utilising GBR and bone grafts.

Theoretical background:

The theoretical part will review the available techniques and the corresponding scientific data in order to enable the participants to take evidence based decisions in diagnosis, patient selection and treatment planning following prosthetically driven hard and soft tissue reconstruction principles.

Hands-on part – techniques presented:

  • How to properly perform bone harvesting procedures from intraoral sites respecting important anatomical structures
  • How, when, and why to perform major reconstructions with autogenous bone blocks in combination with proven biomaterials
  • How, when, and why bone splitting with inlay grafting is indicated
  • How to manage the most common potential complications of the techniques

Model: pig mandible