Day 1 – Thursday, 18 May


Pre-symposium Opening “Technological innovation helps the clinic”

Juan Blanco & Luca Cordaro


Pre-symposium part 1

Juan Blanco & Luca Cordaro


Success factors in the treatment of gingival recession defects

Katja Nelson


Aesthetic and functional goals require implants placed in prosthetical ideal position and thereby the need to augment a resorbed ridge. A wide variety of techniques, some of which are very invasive are discussed in the community. The goal to proceed as safely, minimally invasively and as cost-intensive as possible often falls by the wayside. The author will evaluate and critical appraise the current literature and evidence and present a simple modified tenting technique as a consequence. He will deepen these results on the basis of clinical cases and long-term data.


  • Basics of bone healing
  • Comparison of the properties of various bone substitute materials
  • Presentation of a simplified method of extensive augmentation

Markus Schlee


Predictable and high-quality bone regeneration

Massimo Simion


Guided Surgery – Is it time to move out of the stone age?

Nick Fahey


Coffee break


Pre-symposium part 2

Juan Blanco & Luca Cordaro


This lectures overviews and questions whether the full arch rehabilitation is the panacea for life for edentulous patients. It discusses the rationales for their application and examines new ideas and options available to the implant dentist.


  • Does the full arch rehabilitation meet the patients expectations long-term, and has our understanding improved
  • How has the full arch rehabilitation process changed in 25 years and is the prognosis more favourable
  • Does our modern day technologies minimise peri-implantitis for full arch patients

Fazeela Khan Osborne


After injury or surgical intervention, platelets are natural reservoirs of growth factors and cytokines that play a critical role in healing through the formation, maturation, and repair of soft and hard tissues. Platelet concentrates (PCs) have been used to improve such healing in multiple applications throughout medicine and dentistry since the 1940s. As technology has evolved, the development of second-generation PCs, including leukocyte-rich platelet rich fibrin (L-PRF) have become an integral part of many dental practices due to the lower cost of preparation, the ease and high rate of patient acceptance of autologous materials, and the myriad oral applications for enhancement of hard and soft tissue grafting procedures. This course will seek to review the current understanding of the underlying mechanisms of action of L-PRF as well as the evidence regarding its utility in oral surgical procedures and its capability to improve handling characteristics of graft materials. Further, we will review the step-by-step protocols for L-PRF preparation from venipuncture through insertion into a patient in a variety of clinical scenarios and will provide hands-on practice with these steps to allow dental healthcare practitioners to develop new skills to apply in practice.

Learning objectives

  • Identify different platelet concentrates (PCs), preparation protocols, and the advantages and disadvantages of these PC for use in oral surgical procedures.
  • Describe the effect of PCs on the different cells involved in the regeneration of oral tissues and the evidence of how these impact healing after oral surgical procedures.
  • Evaluate the clinical applications for the adjunctive use of PCs to improve oral hard- and soft-tissue regeneration outcomes.

Mia Geisinger


The benefits of L-PRF in oral “regenerative” procedures.

Leucocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF), a 2nd generation platelet concentrate, is an 100% autologous blood derived product, which can be obtained, quickly and at low cost.  L-PRF is chair-side produced from peripheral blood, which is immediately centrifuged without any anticoagulants.
L-PRF is rich in fibrin, platelets, and leucocytes (20-fold higher concentration than whole blood) and can be transformed into relatively strong membranes circa 0.5 mm in thickness.  These L-PRF membranes releases large amounts of growth factors for a long period (up to 7 days) and possess antibacterial and angiogenic capacity.  As such L-PRF membranes offer “significant” and “clinically relevant” advantages in soft- and hard tissue regeneration including ridge preservation, sinus floor augmentation, horizontal/vertical bone augmentation, and osseointegration.
My presentation will give you the support to use this new “concept” without further dilemmas!

Marc Quirynen


3D bioprinting and other novel aspects of tissue engineering

Siddharth Vivek Shanbhag


WISE Happy Hour



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