18-20 november 2020 - Bern


Master Course in Bone Grafting Procedures: 
How to achieve excellent long-term Results with GBR and Sinus Floor Elevation.

An interactive 3-day Course with Live Surgeries and Hands-on Workshops

Place / Course location:
School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern
André Schroeder Auditorium, Freiburgstrasse 7, 3010 Bern

Course directors:
Prof. em. Dr. Daniel Buser, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
Prof. Dr. Vivianne Chappuis, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology

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Dr. Mariya Asparuhova, Laboratory of Oral Cell Biology
Prof. Dr. Dieter D. Bosshardt, Robert K. Schenk Laboratory of Oral Histology
PD Dr. Simone Janner, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
Prof. Dr. Thomas von Arx, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology

Course objectives
Long-term studies with dental implants have clearly shown that a circumferential implant anchorage in bone is an important prerequisite for the long-term stability of implants. Hence, bone augmentation procedures have become routine in daily practice, and are used in roughly 60% of dental implants to improve the local bone volume. The two main surgical techniques for bone augmentation are the GBR technique, and the sinus floor elevation (SFE) procedure using either a simul-taneous or a staged approach. Both techniques are used with composite grafts using two bone fillers with different characteristics.
As first filler serve locally harvested autologous bone chips to accelerate the bone formation in the defect area. The second one is a low-substitution bovine bone filler for volume stability. These two bone fillers have synergistic characteristics, and thus optimize the regenerative outcome and the long-term stability of the augmented area. These fillers are normally covered with a membrane, most often a non-crosslinked collagen membrane. Both augmentation techniques provide excellent regenerative outcomes and long-term stability with high predictability as documented by numerous clinical 10-year studies.
The speakers will present the biological basis for current surgical procedures in various lectures, and the criteria for the selection of appropriate biomaterials. State-of-the-art information will also be provided on 3D preoperative analysis of implant patients with anatomic borderline situations using CBCT. The GBR and SFE techniques will not only be presented and discussed in various lectures, but also demonstrated with 5 to 6 live surgeries.
Besides the lectures and live surgeries, hands-on workshops are offered.
SAC-Classification: Class A+C (advanced and complex).

• Welcome and current trends in implant surgery
• Oral anatomy in implant patients
• Cellular and molecular aspects of bone healing
• The power of autologous bone chips using the BCM (Bone Conditioned
Medium) technique
• Bone healing in membrane-protected defects: What barrier membranes and
what bone grafts and bone fillers are best suited for successful augmentation
• Hard and soft tissue alterations post extraction incl. socket grafting
for ridge preservation
• Implant placement post-extraction: When immediate, when early, when
• Early implant placement with simultaneous Contour Augmentation using
• SFE with the lateral window and with the Osteotome technique
• GBR procedures in the mandible
• GBR procedures in complex cases
• Long-term results with GBR and SFE
• 5–6 Live surgeries with GBR and SFE procedures
• 2 hands-on workshops practicing the GBR and SFE technique

Course type
Theoretical and practical course with live surgeries and hands-on workshops
(total of 25 CE credit hours)

Language: English

Course fee
CHF 3200.– for dentists
CHF 1800.– for post-doc students
(only with confirmation of the University)

Including course material and coffee breaks. The lecture handouts can be downloaded from a class room at the day of the presentation.

Each participant will receive a certificate with 25 hours of CE credit.
For non-Swiss citizens: The recognition of the CE credit is your own responsibility.

Please note: Taking pictures and videos is strictly prohibited.