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.