An intense scientific exchange, under the heading of “Reconstructing Biology or Replacing for Prothesis”, was witnessed by all participants and observers during the III AO’s Charter Chapter Spain 2017. BoneModels, sponsor of the event, was there in full force to find out about latest trends and techniques, under the watchful eye of Dr. James C. Taylor and Dr. Joerg Neugebauer. Let’s highlight the 5 most important points.
First, are short implants destined to be the first choice at the expense of long conventional implants? Dr. Franck Renouard defended this idea and qualified that a great deal of skill is required when using short implants for low bone volume patients. Click here if you wish to obtain further information on this subject.
Secondly, in which cases should we use prosthesis instead of regenerating soft tissue? We must surely all agree that this is a delicate issue. Accordingly, Dr. Patrick Palacci showed us many successful cases in which he achieved great results.
For its part, Dr. Joan Pi Urgell presented a wealth of information through his experience and offered a vast range of options available in order to avoid the invasion of vital anatomical structures in terms of tilted posterior implants.
The III AO’s Charter Chapter offered a high-class scientific debate with diversity of opinion. We seldom have the chance to join forces with first-rate researchers.
The importance of the dental implant-abutment connection through peri-implant pathology was placed on the table by Dr. Pablo Galindo, who pointed out the constraints of biological response.
Finally, Dr. Rui Figueiredo provided an overview of current available therapies for peri-implantitis diseases. He emphasized the different surgical and non-surgical techniques.
Dr. Rojas-Vizcaya, proud Academy of Osseointegration Ambassador to the Spain Charter Chapter, presented a lecture about the total Virtual Implant Patient (VIP) protocol for full mouth rehabilitations using dental implants, integrating a tomography, intra-oral and extra-oral scanner for treatment planning and case execution. Also, he strongly encouraged to become a member, due to its benefits regarding world-wide networking an continuing education opportunities. Click here in case you are interested.
In conclusion, it was a very enriching experience in every way, since everybody left the hotel with the feeling that it was really worthwhile.
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