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Digital clinical photography: how to capture high-quality pictures (ITI Learning Pathways)

  The importance of photography in implant dentistry cannot be overstated. Clinical photography is both an art and a science – and thus a scientific approach is required to master this powerful tool. A new ITI Online Academy Learning Pathway provides professional knowledge. Make ideal use of the camera when documenting your cases Proficiency in composition, exposure, and focus require a structured approach, and that’s where the new ITI Online Academy Learning Pathway on Digital Clinical Photography can help, which is especially useful for clinicians wishing to document cases for lectures and presentations. In addition to a Learning Module dedicated to this topic (author: Frank Eugene Lozano), content includes clinical cases that demonstrate the ideal use of dental photography in documenting: various treatment stages, including prosthetics, laboratory steps, and surgical procedures. “A picture is worth a thousand words” This old adage is especially true in dentistry. Clinical photography is an indispensible tool for documenting and communicating various stages of implant treatment. This Learning Module and Assessment will teach you the skills and techniques needed to capture high-quality images. Although mastery of photography requires practice, predictable results are possible right from the start. At the end of this Learning Module you will feel confident that your camera is set up to capture consistent clinical images. What you can learn components of an optimal digital clinical photography setup appropriate camera settings for intraoral and extraoral images standard clinical views for dental team communication ideal shade-taking photographs academy.iti.org/library/-/academy/pathway/2201 ITI Learning Pathways: A key principle of the ITI Online Academy is to offer you maximum freedom with regard to which content you choose to extend and deepen your knowledge in implant dentistry. Learning Pathways are self-instructional content clusters that comprehensively explain and illustrate implant dentistry topics by combining the relevant theoretical knowledge with examples from clinical practice. academy.iti.org/library/-/academy/pathways About the International Team for Implantology (ITI): The ITI is a worldwide, non-profit association of professionals in implant dentistry. The objectives of the ITI are the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about implant dentistry and related fields. The ITI’s mission is “… to promote and disseminate knowledge on all aspects of implant dentistry and related tissue regeneration through education and research to the benefit of the patient.” www.iti.org The post Digital clinical photography: how to capture high-quality pictures (ITI Learning Pathways) appeared first on STARGET COM.

The social factors of implant therapy (ITI Online Academy Learning Pathway)

  When a patient suffers loss of teeth, social, psychological and physical well-being are all impacted. Social and psychological factors, in particular, play a significant yet often overlooked role in the success or failure of dental implant therapy. A Learning Pathway of the ITI Online Academy addresses the non-biological factors that affect treatment outcomes: • Social factors that may impact a patient’s willingness to accept a treatment plan • Prosthetic factors that patients consider to be of primary importance • Reasons why a person might refuse to accept implant treatment URL: https://academy.iti.org/library/-/academy/pathway/2101 The practice of implant dentistry is as much about experience as it is about science. Social Factors will strengthen your understanding of the importance of a complete impression of the individual patient. The post The social factors of implant therapy (ITI Online Academy Learning Pathway) appeared first on STARGET COM.

Surgical event in Warsaw: Testimonials from clinicians and mentors (Straumann® Pro Arch/Bone Level Tapered Implant)

  March 2016: together with our Polish Distributor, Schmidtdental (www.schmidt-dental.pl), Straumann set up a 4-day surgical event (read the review) with 22 patients (27 edentulous jaw cases) in Warsaw. Lead by Dr. Krzysztof Chmielewski, 15 selected clinicians took part in this event, which put to the test of daily practice the Straumann® Bone Level Tapered Implant (BLT) in combination with Straumann® Guided Surgery (now BLT-ready) and the Straumann® Pro Arch solution. One of the key goals was to provide these top surgeons with a unique clinical experience to fully convince them of the Straumann solutions. CLIP 1: THE CLINICIANS AND THEIR EXPECTATIONS (7:09 MIN) We asked the participants about the expectations they had on this surgical event. CLIP 2: THE MENTORS’ PERSPECTIVE (9:36 MIN) The mentors’ (Drs. Krzystof Chmielewski, Orcan Yüksel, Pedro Goncalves, Michel Dard) expectations and their findings. What is your experience after the first case? How will your patients benefit from this procedure? What is happening in this event? Why is Straumann doing this? How did the overall workflow look like? THE STRAUMANN® PRO ARCH SOLUTION THE STRAUMANN P2P PROGRAM THE STRAUMANN® PRO ARCH SOLUTION A SYMPHONY OF TREATMENT WORKFLOW, PRODUCT DESIGN, MATERIAL AND SURFACE The Straumann® Pro Arch solution is based on the treatment concept introduced by Paulo Malo (Malo et al., 2003b) and offers a safe, reliable and less complex treatment option for patients requiring full-arch treatments. Patients and clinicians benefit from the combination of the individualized prosthetics and the surgical advantages of the Straumann® SLActive® implant surface, as well as the unique material properties of Roxolid®. In combination with the Straumann® Bone Level Tapered Implant this solution offers the perfect symbiosis of treatment workflow, product design, material and surface: excellent primary stability even in compromised bone situations surface properties designed to maximize your treatment success and predictability. THE STRAUMANN P2P PROGRAM A UNIQUE BREAKTHROUGH IN PARTNERING WITH CLINICIANS AND LINKING RESEARCH TO CLINICAL EXCELLENCE The Straumann P2P (Peer-to-Peer) program started around 2 years ago and is currently expanding worldwide. Thanks to the Straumann Research Team and the local distributor in Poland, 15 surgeons with a high level of clinical expertise were identified, and they then participated in a clinical investigation to develop further the Pro Arch surgical technique. From the initial pilot cases to the calibration of the peers, the project culminated in an in-line case series in which 27 fully edentulous cases were fully rehabilitated and documented in 4 days (Hotchkiss et al., 2016). Sunday, March, Warsaw, Poland: the team is ready for action. Straumann Pro Arch Surgical Event Warsaw 2016 - 08 Straumann Pro Arch Surgical Event Warsaw 2016 - 17 Straumann Pro Arch Surgical Event Warsaw 2016 - 22 Straumann Pro Arch Surgical Event Warsaw 2016 - 20 Straumann Pro Arch Surgical Event Warsaw 2016 - 32 Straumann Pro Arch Surgical Event Warsaw 2016 - 33 Brochure Download the Straumann® Pro Arch brochure. Scientific review The scientific facts about the Straumann® Pro Arch solution. More All about the Straumann® Pro Arch solution at a glance. The post Surgical event in Warsaw: Testimonials from clinicians and mentors (Straumann® Pro Arch/Bone Level Tapered Implant) appeared first on STARGET COM.

Straumann-botiss YoungProAward 2016 goes to Vítor Sapata for his research on the topic of bone regeneration around dental implants

  This year’s prize was presented September 10th at the botiss bone & tissue World Congress in Berlin to Vítor Sapata, MSc. Sapata, a native of Brazil is currently a Research Scholar at the University of Zurich Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Science in Switzerland. He holds a Master’s degree in Dental Science from the State University of Maringá in Brazil and completed a Periodontology Residency at the same faculty. He is in private practice in his hometown and a PhD student at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Vítor Sapata is also a member of the academic network of the International Team of Implantology (ITI). “I have had a strong interest in research and have conducted my studies with the objective of becoming a professor and a well-recognized researcher in the future. During Dental School I was part of a research team responsible for the surgeries of Professor Maurício Araújo. That was my first experience in research and it introduced me to a very challenging and motivating environment that changed all my professional perspectives.” wrote Sapata.  He credits his mentors Professors Cléverson Silva, Dimitris Tatakis,  and João Batista César Neto for directing his passion for research. The winning entry and its clinical relevance The subject of his work was localized bone regeneration around dental implants using biological mediators. By testing the influence of biological mediators (rhPDGF-BB or rhBMP-2) for bone regeneration around dental implants, the study sought to demonstrate if and how the use of biological mediators could improve predictability and reduce morbidity. “Vítor Sapata conducted a systematic study addressing the critical topic of bone regeneration around dental implants, with the most recent investigative methods. His contribution in an acute and controversial research domain offers arguments to an educated use of growth factors in clinical practice and contributes to a novel approach in the field of Guided Bone Regeneration.” Prof. Michel Dard, Global Medical Director & Head of Medical Affairs at Straumann ABSTRACT Read the abstract of Dr. Sapata’s study “Localized bone regeneration around dental implants using recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 and platelet-derived growth factor-BB. A comparative histologic study in the canine.” Click here From left to right: Dr. Andreas Pabst, the YPA winner of 2015, Vitor Sapata, winner 2016 and nominees Dr Young-Dan Cho, Dr Gábor Gaál. FURTHER NOMINEES Dr Young-Dan Cho Dentist (resident) and researcher at the School of Dentistry, Seoul National University. Sponsor/Mentor: Prof. Hyun-Mo Ryoo, DDS.,Ph.D., Department of Molecular Genetics & Dental Pharmacology at the School of Dentistry, Seoul National University.  cacodm@hanmail.net Topic: “Direct gingival fibroblast/osteoblast trans-differentiation via epigenetic modification for the alveolar bone regeneration” Dr. Gábor Gaál Dentist (resident) and researcher at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Szeged, Hungary. Sponsor/Mentor: Dr. David Botond Hangyási, Department of Periodontology at the University of Szeged. gaal.gabor@me.com Topic: “Success of gingival recession coverage” IMPRESSIONS FROM THE CEREMONY YoungProAward 2016 Dr. Andreas Pabst, winner of the YPA 2016, with Dr. Drazen Tadic, Managing Partner botiss. YoungProAward 2016 Presentation of Dr. Drazen Tadic, Managing Partner botiss. YoungProAward 2016 L-R: Dirk Probst, Head Product Management Biomaterials at Straumann with YPA winner Vítor Sapata and Dr. Drazen Tadic, Managing Partner botiss. YoungProAward 2016 Vítor Sapata, MSc, winner of the YoungProAward 2016. YoungProAward 2016 Nominees Dr. Young-Dan Cho and Dr. Gabor Gaal YoungProAward 2016 L-R: Dirk Probst, Head Product Management Biomaterials at Straumann, Dr. Gabor Gaal (nominee), Dr. Young-Dan Cho (nominee) and Dr. Drazen Tadic, Managing Partner botiss. The YoungProAward in Regenerative Dentistry was inaugurated by Straumann and botiss biomaterials at the botiss bone & tissue days World Congress in 2014, with the aim of fostering the development of young dental professionals in the field of regenerative dentistry and dental biomaterials research. The Award therefore focuses on dental professionals, including practitioners, students, researchers etc., who are under the age of 35. The post Straumann-botiss YoungProAward 2016 goes to Vítor Sapata for his research on the topic of bone regeneration around dental implants appeared first on STARGET COM.

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