ACPEF News   April 19, 2021

Live Webinar by Thommen Medical USA - Saturday, May 8, 2021


How to Avoid Complications in Oral Implantology - Myth and Facts about Designs, Type of Connections, and Materials from the Clinician’s Point of View
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CT
Speaker: Dr. Konrad H. Meyenberg  
Moderator: Dr. Lars Bouma

*Please note: This non-CE webinar will not be available on demand.*


Anterior and posterior implants imply many different challenges, which will be addressed in this presentation. Most implants today are placed in the posterior region in favor to replace missing single or multiple teeth. In contrast to the anterior zone, the challenge to avoid aesthetic complications is reduced, however it is greater to avoid technical, functional and biological and complications in an area, where more critical anatomical structures need to be respected, and where the access both for the clinician and the patient may be limited, and where higher mechanical loads need to be expected.

This presentation will highlight the following topics:

  • Specific failure and complication rates and their causes;
  • Analysis and recommendations for implant and abutment designs and materials;
  • Analysis of current types of connections and clinical recommendations: smart design versus traditional school;
  • Original versus compatible implant components;
  • Cemented versus screw retained reconstructions: problems, solutions and recommendations;
  • Short and small diameter implants: benefits versus risks;
  • Splinting or single restorations: facts and clinics.

All these considerations will be discussed and illustrated by numerous clinical cases.

Biography: Dr. Konrad H. Meyenberg graduated at the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1985. He completed a 4-year post-graduate program in reconstructive dentistry in Zurich at the department for fixed and remouvable prosthodontics and material sciences (chairman: Prof. Peter Schärer). His special areas of interests and research are aesthetics, implant dentistry, adhesive dentistry and perioprosthetics. He is a certified specialist for Reconstructive Dentistry of the Swiss and European Dental Society. He maintains since 1992 a private practice focused on aesthetic reconstructive dentistry in Zurich, Switzerland, He is since 1990 a well-known speaker at numerous international congresses and events, having presented at more than 500 congresses.

Biography: Dr. Lars Bouma received his DDS degree from the Baylor College of Dentistry and then completed a GPR in Veterans Administration Hospital. He then received a commission in the Air Force where he completed his prosthodontic residency along with attaining a MS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. During an 11-year career in the Air Force Dental Corp, he held positions as; Chief of Prosthodontics, Dental Laboratory Flight Commander, Dental Support Flight Commander, Assistant Direct or of an AEGD residency & Regional Prosthodontic Consultant. He now maintains a full-time private practice limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in Oklahoma City and holds an academic appointment at the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. Dr. Bouma is an active teacher and lectures nationally. Dr. Bouma is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the ACP

This non-CE webinar is sponsored by:




More information from Thommen Medical USA:

At Thommen Medical, we strive to support you as a partner in your pursuit of clinical excellence, lifetime implant performance, and a successful practice. With a long-term view of clinical success, we are proud that our product development is driven by science, not trends.

We provide one comprehensive implant system, based on a unique, proven design, optimized over three decades of clinical success with the MULTIGUARD Protection Solution. The MULTIGUARD Protection Solution is a combination of innovative features working together to protect implant integrity by maintaining mechanical stability and an optimal bio-response for the life of the patient.

Thommen MULTIGUARD Protection Solution Flipbook brochure: https://cleverlight.com/clients/thommen/index.html


MULTIGUARD Protection Solution Long version: https://youtu.be/JhhlIjsQqz0
MULTIGUARD Protection Solution Short version: https://youtu.be/lnmVCnVZfOk


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