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Live Webinar by Thommen Medical USA - Thursday, May 12, 2022


How to Avoid Complications in Oral Implantology - Myth and Facts about Designs, Type of Connections, and Materials from the Clinician’s Point of View
Thursday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CT
Speaker: Dr. Konrad H. Meyenberg
Moderator: Dr. Roberta Wright

*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. Roberta Wright is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Prior to joining Implant and Prosthodontic Associates in Oklahoma, Dr. Wright worked for several years in private practice in Boston, where she was recognized as one of Boston’s Top Dentists every year in practice. She formerly was on faculty in the Post-Graduate Implant Dentistry Program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and has continued her enthusiasm for teaching at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.


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