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Factory-related contaminants as an overlooked factor for peri-implantitis and update on bioactivation of implant and abutment surface

Date: 19 November 2022 | Time: 14:00-15:00 (GST) | Location: Online Event

Abstract

Neither the announcement of legal action against the publication of analysis results nor telephone threats against the investigating scientists change anything about the findings: A recent quality assessment study conducted in collaboration with the Charité University Medicine, Berlin, revealed an alarming number of sterile packaged dental implants with factory-made contaminants among the 100+ tested samples. Significant amounts of hazardous impurities and even numerous nickel-, tungsten- or chromium-containing metal particles raise serious concerns among dentists. Unfortunately, the majority of dental practitioners only have little unbiased information about the surface quality of the implants they use in their daily practice.

Interviews with renowned experts like Prof. Tomas Albrektsson (Department of Biomaterials, Gothenburg University) and Prof. Jack Ng (American Board of Toxicology, University of Queensland) underline the crucial importance of this topic for the practitioner. The costs for inferior-quality implants will be borne by patients and clinicians. Inflammatory processes, bone loss and even implant failure as possible consequences of impurities and uncontrolled foreign body reactions affect the patients directly. Additionally, dentists risk losing their reputation or may even face lawsuits and claims for damages. Join the webinar and stay informed.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn more about the biologic response on foreign bodies and the relation to peri-implantitis.
  • How to determine the cleanliness on sterile packaged dental implants – different methods of analysis.
  • Update on bioactivation of implants and abutments: Learn about the effect of vacuum plasma cleaning
  • See why residue-free implant surfaces are crucial for successful osseointegration.
  • Get information about the extent of contaminated implants in the market and learn how to avoid using implants of inferior quality.
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