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08:30–08:45 Welcome
08:45–09:45 Moshe Shteif:
Custom made allogenic block grafts for augmentation of deficient alveolar ridges
09:45–10:45 Martina Stefanini:
Mucogingival surgery for aesthetic excellence
10:45–11:15 Coffee break
11:15–12:30 Devorah Schwartz-Arad & Tal Weissman-Coifman:
Concepts of treatment in patients with atrophic jaws
12:30–13:30 Stavros Pelekanos:
The single implant in the aesthetic zone. Surgical and restorative aspects
13:30–14:30 Lunch break
14:30–15:30 Orly Nir-Shapira:
Soft tissue around implants – not only aesthetics
15:30–16:00 Svenja Rogge:
NOVAMag® – a new generation of biomaterial combining the best of two worlds
16:00–16:30 Coffee break
16:30–18:00 Marius Steigmann & Hom-Lay Wang:
Implant positioning and prosthesis design for implant long-term stability


08:30–09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00–11:00 Hall A | Marius Steigmann & Hom-Lay Wang:
Socket preservation and soft tissue management around dental implants

Hall B | Martina Stefanini:
mucoderm® for recession coverage – part 1/lecture
Hall C | Stavros Pelekanos:
Single implant placement in the aesthetic zone with or without GBR – Incision design
and soft tissue management – part 1/lecture
11:00–11:45 Brunch
11:45–14:00 Hall A |  Marius Steigmann & Hom-Lay Wang:
Part 2/hands-on
Hall B |  Martina Stefanini:
Part 2/hands-on
Hall C |  Stavros Pelekanos:
Part 2/hands-on

Congress language: English
Translation to Hebrew/Russian will only be provided upon extra payment

Each workshop is limited to 25 participants


Dr. Moshe Shteif



Custom made allogenic block grafts for augmentation of deficient alveolar ridges

Bone augmentation procedures present a challenge for both the surgeon and the prosthodontist. A review of the literature has demonstrated that “a wide range of surgical procedures can be used to correct deficient edentulous ridges.” Based on available data, it is difficult or even impossible to evaluate the priority of one surgical procedure over another.
Many patients that require alveolar ridge augmentation procedures still need to undergo a surgical intervention at another site to harvest autologous bone. The digital technology now gives us the opportunity to visualize the bone defects by means of digital data based on CT or CBCT. Today, a custom-made allogenic bone block can be designed to match each individual defect situation. The use of these allogenic bone blocks offers several advantages: it avoids the need for a second surgical site for autologous block harvesting, therefore reducing the pain and surgical time. In addition, no or only minimal manual adjustment of the blocks is needed.
In the last 30 months Dr. Shteif treated 18 patients with deficiencies in the maxilla and mandible with allogenic customized bone blocks. In his lecture he will present and discuss the cases and outcomes.

Dr. Martina Stefanini



Mucogingival surgery for aesthetic excellence

The recession of the buccal soft tissue margin is a frequent complication of well integrated dental implants. The appearance of metallic structure or even their transparency through the thin buccal soft tissues are common reasons for patient aesthetic complains.
Mucogingival plastic surgery can be successfully used in combination with a prosthetic approach to treat soft tissue dehiscence around dental implants.
This approach consists of a presurgical phase in which the crown is removed and the abutment reduced in order to increase the space between it and the adjacent teeth that will be filled with soft tissues. The second phase is the mucogingival one, consisting of a connective tissue graft positioned above the abutment and completely covered by a coronally advanced flap. During the postsurgical phase a temporary crown is used to condition the augmented soft tissue.
The aim of the lecture is to describe step by step this new combined surgical and restorative procedure for the treatment of soft tissue defects around implants. The use of mucoderm®, a promising porcine acellular dermal matrix for peri-implant soft tissue management, will also be described.
This topic will be addressed in the lecture on Thursday followed by a hands-on session on Friday.


mucoderm® for recession coverage

The hands-on course is planned and designed to develop periodontal surgical skills.
The aim of the workshop is to teach the participants the procedure of the coronal advanced flap and the harvesting technique of the connective tissue graft for the treatment of gingival recessions.
During the workshop, Dr. Stefanini will show the video of the surgical procedure that will be performed by all the participants on pig jaws. Participants will be individually supervised while performing the exercises and will receive direct suggestions.

Learning objectives of the workshop:
1. to describe step by step root coverage surgical procedures
2. to describe step by step connective tissue graft harvesting
3. collagen matrix handling
4. suturing techniques

Dr. Devorah Schwartz-Arad


Dr. Tal Weissman-Coifman



Concepts of treatment in patients with atrophic jaws

The combination of several augmentation and surgical procedures enables better correction of the alveolar ridge in a 3-dimensional manner (ridge height, width and trajectory), which results in better prosthetic and face aesthetic outcomes. Techniques described in this presentation can be considered reliable, safe and very effective to obtain high bone graft survival rates. Moreover, we believe that platelet rich plasma (PRP) and bone-marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) as an autologous source of growth factors and stem cells, mixed with osteoconductive bone substitute and covered with platelet poor plasma (PPP) as a biological membrane may offer a novel therapy with greater efficacy than any other combination or single therapies used in bone regeneration up to now.

The anatomical configuration of the atrophic site creates acquired Angle Class III malocclusion influencing the surgical choices. In this lecture we will present several clinical cases of severe maxillary atrophy. These cases include a combination of sub-nasal sinus elevation procedures and intra-oral autogenous onlay bone grafts used for ridge augmentation combined with bovine bone substitute mixed with PRP or BMAC and covered with PPP. In a few cases also Le Fort I Osteotomy was performed, either simultaneously with dental implantation and immediate loading or two-stage.

Dr. Stavros Pelekanos



The single implant in the aesthetic zone. Surgical and restorative aspects

Successful implant restorations in the aesthetic zone often require demanding surgical and prosthetic therapeutic procedures in order to achieve long-term stable results. Anatomical factors such as a thin buccal bone plate, thin soft tissues and the high scalloping further complicate the decision-making and the treatment workflow.
Clinical experience and scientific evidence show the clinical handling, treatment sequence and workflow are of outmost importance in determining the final outcome of the implant restoration. The soft and/or hard tissue enhancement in the majority, if not in all of the cases in the aesthetic zone is absolutely necessary in order to achieve a highly aesthetic and natural appearance of the implant crown. The timing, the material selection and the type of prosthetic restoration further complicate the decision-making and affect the final result. The aim of this lecture is to analyze and categorize different treatment modalities, focus on the methodology and treatment workflow in aesthetic implant cases and give some guidelines to achieve optimal aesthetic results. Finally, new approaches with the help of clinical case presentations will be discussed.
Learning objectives:
– To understand the rationale of different treatment modalities (immediate vs. delayed implant placement, immediate vs. delayed loading)
– To understand the rationale of different surgical treatments (soft tissue enhancement and GBR)
– To recognize and select the proper prosthetic design (customized vs. prefabricated abutments, screw- vs. cement-retained restorations)
– To learn about new trends and treatment modalities in the aesthetic zone


Single implant placement in the aesthetic zone with or without GBR
Incision design and soft tissue management

The participants will work on models and will have the opportunity to practice the following procedures:
– Immediate implant placement into an extraction socket
– Intraoral preparation and placement of free gingival graft into the extraction socket
– Incision flap design in the aesthetic zone
– Horizontal GBR using allograft and resorbable membrane with pins
– Preparation and placement of connective tissue graft harvested from the palate
– Suturing techniques

Dr. Orly Nir-Shapira



Soft tissue around implants – not only aesthetics

The importance of the peri-implant soft tissues was clarified during the last decade. Its importance for a perfect smile is well established, and its absence in areas that need prosthetic rehabilitation represents a clinical challenge, with a need for accurate diagnosis, planning and high clinical skills. Patient demands to restore the smile zone in a perfect way is not an easy goal to achieve. On the other hand, recent clinical and scientific evidence demonstrates the importance of the peri-implant soft tissues for establishing long-term tissue stability and implant health, not only in the aesthetic zone, but also in other areas. The treatment of insufficient soft tissues is traditionally based on using an autogenous soft tissue graft. This procedure requires a second surgical site, and the size of the graft is limited by the size of the donor site. Biotech companies now tend to develop soft tissue substitutes prepared from tissue banks or xenogenic collagen to replace the autogenous tissue. These soft tissue substitutes are recommended for use only for some of the indications for soft tissue enhancement. In the presentation, we will discuss the indications for the use of the autogenous graft versus soft tissue substitutes. In addition, cases will be presented that allow to follow the planning and execution of soft tissue procedures, avoid common mistakes, and to examine the right ways to treat edentulous areas with insufficient soft tissues from a periodontal perspective.

Dr. Svenja Rogge



NOVAMag® – a new generation of biomaterial combining the best of two worlds

The NOVAMag® product line introduces a new kind of biomaterial that is unlike any previously seen in regenerative dentistry. It offers excellent mechanical stability, yet is fully degradable, requiring no surgery for its extraction. Therefore, NOVAMag® combines the best properties of the currently used resorbable and non-resorbable materials.

NOVAMag® is made from magnesium metal, which has had a long history of use within the medical field. Yet it is only recent technological advancements and improvements in metallurgical knowledge that have enabled botiss to create a product that is safe, reliable and extremely effective. This presentation will introduce you to the many benefits of magnesium and what makes it the ideal biomaterial. For instance, magnesium ions released by magnesium metal as it is resorbed are already present in the human body.

In fact, magnesium is the 12th most abundant element in the human body. In-vivo results of the NOVAMag® fixation screw and NOVAMag® membrane are presented, demonstrating their reliable function and excellent tissue regenerative capabilities. This latest innovation from botiss will leave you keen to become a member of the NOVAMag® family.

Dr. Marius Steigmann


Prof. Hom-Lay Wang



Implant positioning and prosthesis design for implant long-term stability

Achieve implant osseointegration is no longer a challenge, however, how to achieve predictable implant aesthetic, maintain implant longterm stability and avoid implant complications remain the main task for all implantologists. To achieve these goals, mandate careful planning and proper implant placement based upon a 6-dimensional implant positioning (e.g., bucco-lingual, mesio-distal, apico-coronal, timing, angulation and soft tissue consideration) as well as proper prosthesis fabrication. This presentation will address how the implant should be placed and how soft and hard tissue procedures will be able to help in achieving this optimal goal. Furthermore, ideal prosthesis designs that are needed for implant longevity will also be presented. At the end of this lecture, the participants will have a detailed understanding of how implants should be placed, restored and maintained in their daily practice to achieve long-term stability.

Educational objectives:
– Learn how to avoid implant complications and maintain implant stability overtime.
– Know the concept of implant positioning and its ability to achieve implant aesthetic.
– Learn what are the keys for implant prosthesis design in order to maintain implant long-term stability.


Socket preservation and soft tissue management around dental implants

This workshop is a unique concept based on the interactive presentation of two leading specialists in the field of dental implant rehabilitation, Prof. Hom-Lay Wang and Dr. Marius Steigmann. The course gives insight into current bone augmentation and soft tissue management techniques.

Prof. Hom-Lay Wang‘s lecture concerns bone augmentation and socket preservation. Currently there are many techniques available for horizontal bone augmentation. These include but are not limited to socket augmentation, immediate implant placement, guided bone regeneration (i.e. sandwich bone augmentation), monocortical graft (either auto- or allogenic), and ridge split/expansion. This seminar will discuss these approaches and provide a “decision tree” that can assist clinicians in choosing the most predictable procedure for socket management and horizontal bone augmentation. Furthermore, Prof. Hom-Lay Wang addresses common implant complications, in particular the biological aspects thereof, as well as approaches for their prevention. A decision tree on how to manage these complications will be presented, and the pros and cons of techniques used to treat implant diseases/complications will be discussed.

Dr. Marius Steigmann focuses on different soft tissue management techniques to achieve optimal aesthetic results in every situation. There is an increasing emphasis on soft tissue management in implantology. Manipulation of the soft tissue before implant placement, during the process of implant placement or while the implant is uncovered should be carried out with as little trauma as possible for the soft tissue. Sufficient soft tissue mobilization to ensure primary wound closure can be challenging, especially for extensive bone augmentations. Dr. Marius Steigmann has developed special flap designs and locationspecific suturing techniques to improve soft tissue management, such as the aesthetic buccal flap and the periosteal pocket flap, which may be used in demanding augmentations.

Registration fees

Congress only: 800 NIS + VAT
Congress + one workshop: 1950 NIS + VAT


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International Convention Center
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Tel Aviv, Israel


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