Diagnosis, Challenges & Management

A not to be missed workshop for all dentists!
Join Prof Axel Spahr, EMS and Geistlich for a full day workshop focused on Peri-Implantitis.

About the Workshop

This full day hands-on masterclass will focus on the critical issues related to managing patients with peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis and provides training on various surgical modalities of peri-implantits for optimal treatment outcomes.

This workshop will present the different non-surgical and surgical treatment alternatives and critically evaluate their efficacy. This will include the use of regenerative techniques in combination with different types of bone grafts. Furthermore, risk assessment tools for the development of an appropriate and customised maintenance/recall programme of patients receiving dental implants will also be discussed.

Learning outcomes:

  • Key preventative measures regarding the supra structure to maximise longevity of dental implants and minimise risks for peri-implant disease
  • “Hopeless” vs “Questionable” implants - decision-making criteria
  • In which clinical situations is a regenerative approach the preferred treatment option for peri-implantitis including the use of bone graft?
  • Which clinical situation would benefit from the use of a membrane?
  • In which clinical situations is a resective approach the preferred treatment option for peri-implantitis?
  • What benefits and potential risks may be associated with an implantoplasty procedure?
  • How do we maintain peri-implant health after treatment for long term success?

All preventive measures should be undertaken to prevent peri-implant complications. Individualised treatment planning, surgical treatment as well as a regular maintenance program are crucial for dental implant success.

The hands-on workshop is limited to the first 20 participants and is available for dentists only.

Axel Spahr
About the Trainer

Prof Spahr is Head of Discipline Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry and Subject Area Periodontics as well as Deputy Head of School at The University of Sydney Dental School. He is also Head of the Department Periodontics at the Sydney Dental Hospital.

Axel is the former Head of Periodontics at the University of Ulm in Germany and has worked at various international universities and research facilities. He has additional training in microbiology, molecular biology, extensive experience in basic science research, animal research and clinical research. Prof. Spahr’s research interest includes periodontal regeneration, bone regeneration, periodontitis and systemic diseases, antimicrobial therapy as well as dental implants and peri-implant diseases. He has led large externally funded research projects and is collaborating with leading international research groups and companies in the field of periodontology, implantology and bone regeneration. He is the author of numerous publications in international peer-reviewed dental and medical journals, book chapters and has presented his work at professional conferences worldwide. Prof. Spahr is a board registered periodontal specialist, he works part-time in an established specialist periodontal and implant practice in Sydney and is the past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), the International College of Dentists (ICD), and the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA).

9:00am - 5:00pm

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