Part 1 Aims and Objectives:

  • Understanding implant concepts for zero bone loss and what contributes to this.
  • Understanding implant design and how it can contribute to bone stability – discussion about the smooth collar, implant connection, implant length.
  • Understanding how other factors such as platform switching, polished collar and implant position play a role that can contribute to bone loss.
  • Understanding the role of how soft tissue and vertical thickness contributes to bone loss around implants.
  • An insight into the research that led to understanding the importance of VERTICAL soft tissue for bone level stability.
  • Understanding what factors can lead to bone loss around implants.

Part 2 Aims and Objectives:

  • Understanding what is considered as thin or thick tissue and threshold to distinguish thick and thin.
  • Understanding various surgical methods and their effect on bone loss relative to the type of soft tissue.
  • Understanding how flapless techniques can impact bone loss in thin soft tissues, as well as immediate implants.
  • Understanding the biological concepts and possible theories of why thickened soft tissue reduced/contributes to zero bone loss concepts - discussion about the relation between plaque and soft tissue.
  • The role of platform switching and its relationship to soft tissue thickness contributing to zero bone loss concepts.
  • The role of immediate implants and soft tissue relating to zero bone loss concepts.
3 videos
75 mins CPD/CE