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Interview: Why I joined the ITI

2022 has some great new ITI membership benefits in store. But what do our members like most about the ITI and why did they join us in the first place? To find out more, we asked one of our ITI Members, Simon Bate from UK. Read the interview to see how the

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Fig. 2a: Implant (upper left two) presented with probing pocket depths of up to 11 mm
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Peri-implant diseases

Introduction It is estimated that around 12-18 million implants are sold annually across the globe. The likelihood of a patient attending your dental practice with at least one dental implant in situ is high (Klinge et al. 2018). This reinforces the need for general dentists to acquire the knowledge and

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Fig. 8: The Straumann Mono Scanbody is attached in preparation for the digital intraoral scan
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The benefits of tissue level implants restoratively

One of our biggest challenges in implant dentistry is managing patient expectations and providing long-term patient-centered solutions. Patients expect dental implants to look and function like teeth, but we know as implantologists that due to anatomical variance differences will always remain. A dental implant lacks a periodontal ligament and is

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Is my flap passive enough?

Soft tissue management is a crucial aspect of any bone augmentation procedure, since wound dehiscence is detrimental to new bone formation. Looking at the data in the literature, this is not so rare, indeed an incidence of dehiscence around 12-20% has been recently reported for vertical bone augmentation with guided

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Fig. 9: Full-arch implant-supported rehabilitation with three bone anchor pins on the palate, two posterior sleeveless holes for 16-mm implants and two anterior sleeves for fully digital implant placement. Note that the buccal portion of the guide was cut in postproduction to allow visibility of the surgical field
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Digital planning-guide creation: Tips & tricks in guided implant placement

A surgical guide carries all the information of prosthodontically guided implant planning. It is the summarized concept of all parties involved in treatment planning: lab technician, prosthodontist, and oral surgeon. An accurate and practical surgical guide is one component to place implants in an ideal position. The transfer of the

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Mesenchymal stem cells in oral implantology and bone regeneration

Regenerative dentistry As life expectancy increases in modern years, so does the importance of maintaining a healthy natural dentition. Towards this end, regenerative therapies play a central role, however without always achieving a predictable treatment outcome. The diversity of clinical cases, the biology of the patient, and the diversity of

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