This series was filmed at the Megagen 5th European Symposium at the Westminster Park Plaza in 2016. This was a combined talk featuring Dr Ashraf Souayah, Julian Filipov, Davide Faranato and Souheil Bechara. 

Part 1. Biological response to implant therapies by Dr Ashraf Souayah

Aims and Objectives:

  • The rules of good cosmetic outcomes in implant therapy
  • The esthetic parameters to assess for positive outcomes
  • The classification of extraction sites and how to develop soft and hard tissue in implant sites
  • Importance of site development and how to achieve these
  • Minimum soft tissue parameters
  • Tips on management of the narrow extraction sites in the anterior zone

Part 2. Soft tissue and site maturation by Dr Souheil Bechara and Davide Faranato

Aims and Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of buccal bone and its width
  • Does buccal bone width affect bone resorption?
  • Understand the role of soft tissue and the importance of Phenotype (over and above biotype)
  • The importance of thinking out of the box – to use soft tissue to increase the buccal tissue when patients do not want bone grafting
  • An insight into phenotype, the source of soft tissue donor, and how the one abutment one-time technique all benefit to achieve an aesthetic outcome

Part 3. The biology of bone grafting by Micheal Larrson and Julian Filipov

Aims and Objectives:

  • What surgical material to use
  • What biomaterial to use
  • How long do we wait before choosing our implant
  • A comparison of various bone regenerating mechanisms and techniques
  • An overview of what determines success in hard tissue grafting
  • Understand the limitations of grafting

Part 4. Preserving soft and hard tissue by Soheil Bechara

Aims and Objectives:

  • To understand hard and soft tissue management in immediate placement.
  • To understand the principles of immediate loading.
  • To understand the importance of soft tissue support during healing.

Part 5. Summary and questions

Aims and Objectives:

  • Summary and closing of the symposium with Question and Answer session.

5 videos
90 mins CPD/CE