Delegates to the Neoss lecture, Bone Regeneration Made ‘Simple’, last month enjoyed a treat of European proportions.
The day welcomed speakers from across the continent who reviewed the developments, clinical results and surgical techniques associated with reconstructive dentistry involving titanium-reinforced membranes.
Held at the stunning venue of the Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, the event also gave delegates an early look at the implant company’s new generation titanium-reinforced membrane, Neogen.
Dr Christer Dahlin set the tone with his look at the historical developments in guided bone regeneration (GBR), but was equally interested in looking to the future, explaining to the audience that exciting times were ahead in the field.
He said: ‘After a quiet decade in GBR, there are now some interesting developments ahead. We’re going to see a lot more of what I call the bioactive materials – tailor-made membranes and graft materials that hold huge possibilities for tissue and bone regeneration treatment.’
Elsewhere, the in-demand Dr Isabella Rochietta helped the audience steer clear of some of the potential complications possible when applying reconstructive techniques, in a session on ‘Avoiding pitfalls with guided bone regeneration’.
Professor Lars Sennerby, meanwhile, offered up a lecture on the Neoss implant system itself, giving a 10-year follow-up on its development, research, and the clinical outcomes over that period.
Dr Norbert Haßfurther presented two separate sessions on the day, with one being a step-by-step explanation of the guided bone regeneration concept. He also gave a detailed look at augmentation of large defects in the aesthetic zone.
‘We should always follow the principle of backward planning – or restoratively-driven placement,’ he told the audience.
‘The idea of bone-driven implant placement is not something we should be following.’
With five CPD hours on offer for the audience – made up mostly of experienced dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists, the day was a fine demonstration of high-calibre implant education.
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