Scientific Program

Thursday 18 May
Friday 19 May
Saturday 20 May

Day 1 – Thursday, 18 May



Pre-symposium Opening “Technological innovation helps the clinic”

Moderators: Juan Blanco & Luca Cordaro


Success factors in the treatment of gingival recession defects

Katja Nelson



Speaker will be announced soon.


Predictable and high-quality bone regeneration

Massimo Simion


Digital and guided surgery

Nick Fahey


Coffee break


Is full-arch implant dentistry the panacea for life?

Fazeela Khan Osborne


Stick with me! Utilizing L-PRF for enhanced hard and soft tissue oral regeneration.

Mia Geisinger


Modern wound management – the use of autologous growth factors in everyday dental practice

Marc Quirynen


3D bioprinting and other novel aspects of tissue engineering

Siddharth Vivek Shanbhag


WISE signature drink Women in implantology – supporting & empowering



Day 2 – Friday, 19 May


Welcome and opening

Luca Cordaro & Mariano Sanz


Session 1 – Treatment planning in the digital era

Katja Nelson & Dehua Li

Digital planning in the esthetic zone

Florian Beuer

A comprehensive planning and perfect execution of implant dentistry protocols for full arch cases always has been challenging. Minor errors can have detrimental repercussions on the longevity of the work we do. This presentation aims to present a novel classification system for planning of full arch cases. From assessing the available bone, to lip lines and determining the final prosthetic material and design; all this keeping the patients age in sync with the proposed treatment is the need of the hour. The classification is open ended to allow room for all philosophies of implant dentistry from tilted implants to zygoma or pterygoid implants and any grafting protocol in between. It has the bandwidth to allow all the current digital protocols as well as time tested analogue ones, thereby making this a truly patient-centered approach.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the interplay of factors in the ABCD algorithm and use it for effective treatment planning
  2. Understand the selection criteria for materials and designing options in modern full arch implant dentistry
  3. Understand the workflow of Digital Dentistry in full arch implant prosthodontics

Udatta Kher & Ali Tunkiwala

Analogic planning – is it still viable?

Sergio Piano


Coffee break


Session 2 – Timing in implant treatment

Homa Zadeh

Post-extraction socket development

Mauricio Araujo

Delayed placement

Ronny Jung

Minimally invasive procedures keep the vascularization of the alveolus avoiding scars and other esthetic complications. New development in periodontal procedures allow the clinician to reconstruct the hard and soft tissues in predictable ways.

This lecture explains the diagnosis and digital protocol along with the prosthetic and periodontal planification in order to get predictable results with immediate implants in different clinical scenarios.


  1. To understand the advantages of Immediate Implants
  2. To reason the importance of Soft tissue management to achieve stable results in the rehabilitation of the esthetic area
  3. To comprehend how to be more efficient applying digital workflows

Ramón Gómez-Meda


Lunch break


Session 3 – Treatment of soft tissue defects: do we have relevant innovation?

Mariano Sanz

The role of keratinized mucosa

Ignacio Sanz Martin

Soft-tissue defects treated with autogenous materials

S. Marcus Beschnidt

Soft-tissue defects treated with heterologous materials

Anton Sculean


Science Slam


Coffee break


Session 4 – CAD/CAM implant supported restoration – are they a must?

Irena Sailer

CAD/CAM fixed dental prosthesis: state of the art

Jan Frederik Güth

One-crown one-time concept

Christina Zarauz &  João Pitta

Digital workflow or analog approach?

Julián Conejo


Science Slam – Award ceremony




Dolce Vita Night

Day 3 – Saturday, 20 May


Session 5 – Young OR Foundation Researchers  


Coffee break


OR Foundation Research Award


Session 6 – Can we influence bone and soft tissue healing around implants?

Luca Cordaro

Can we increase soft tissue dimensions in the long-term?

Hom-Lay Wang

Ideal abutment emergence profile anatomy

Ana Torres

Aggressive implant macrodesigns

Marius Steigmann


Lunch break


Session 7 – Do digital technologies really help the implant surgeon?

Juan Blanco

Why accuracy is different to precision

Tiziano Testori

Computer-assisted bone augmentation techniques

Bilal Al-Nawas


Coffee break


Session 8 – Hard tissue augmentation with the conventional approach

Michael Stimmelmayr

The long-term success of bone reconstruction depends of a precise diagnostic, atraumatic surgery, the amount of vascularisation and vitality of the grafted area, correct implant position as well as a systematic soft tissue augmentation. Autogenous bone grafts harvested from the mandible, and used following the split bone block (SBB) technique are offering many possibilities for intra operative facilities leading to a high vascular support of the grafted area which is important for stable long-term results. Splitting the thick cortical block to 2 or 3 thin blocks is augmenting the number of blocks allowing the reconstruction of larger atrophic crest and giving a better adaptation to the recipient site. Filling the space and gaps between the thin block and the remaining crest with particulate bone chips is reducing the time needed for revascularization of the graft improving its vitality compared to the original thick block.


  • Minimal invasive bone augmentation: the “carrot technique”
  • Split bone block technique and biological concept
  • Vertical 3D bone augmentation: the “Box technique”
  • Technique of pedicle connective tissue flap.

Fouad Khoury

Dental implants are a successful and predictable treatment option for missing teeth, where most patients and clinicians seek this treatment to replace missing teeth. Favorable implant outcomes depend greatly on adequate bone and soft tissue for restoratively-driven implant placement, long-term function, and optimal esthetics. For the practicing clinician, predictability of grafting techniques and materials is extremely important where they must understand indications, advantages, disadvantages, risks, and complications. For many years, autogenous bone grafts have been the “gold standard” for bone grafting procedures. Is this still the case in 2023? When are block bone grafts indicated, and should all clinicians be able to offer these techniques to their patients? What is the role of allogenic, xenogenic, or synthetic block grafts? Or, have particulate grafts replaced block grafts entirely? This presentation will update the practicing clinician on advances in block bone grafting techniques and technologies, as well as their advantages, complications, and limitations.

Learning Objectives

  • This presentation will discuss indications, advantages, and complications of block bone grafting to facilitate implant placement.
  • This presentation will familiarize the participant with the various types of block bone grafting materials.

Tara Aghaloo

Guided Bone Regeneration

Juan Blanco


Closing ceremony



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