23-27 maart 2021 - Bern


Master Course in Esthetic Implant Dentistry: How to achieve good long-term Results with Implant Esthetics and how to handle Esthetic Complications and Failures
An interactive 4-day course with Live Surgeries and Hands-on Workshops


March 24 – 27, 2021
School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern
André Schroeder Auditorium, Freiburgstrasse 7, 3010 Bern

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Course directors:
Prof. em. Dr. Daniel Buser, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
Prof. Dr. Vivianne Chappuis, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
Prof. em. Dr. Urs C. Belser, Dept. of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology

Prof. Dr. Dieter D. Bosshardt, Robert K. Schenk Laboratory for Oral Histology
Dr. Ramona Buser, Dept. of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology
PD Dr. Simone Janner, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
Prof. Dr. Anton Sculean, Dept. of Periodontology

Course objectives
For more than 20 years, implant esthetics has become a dominating topic in implant dentistry. The rehabilitation of partially edentulous patients with implant supported restorations in the anterior maxilla is challenging for involved clinicians due to the high esthetic expectations of patients. In addition, the anatomical situation is often complex with bone and/or soft tissue deficiencies, which are frequently present in the anterior maxilla.

This interactive CE course has been established 20 years ago for experienced colleagues in implant dentistry. It systematically presents the well documented treatment concepts for the handling of single tooth gaps or extended edentulous spaces in the anterior maxilla. These concepts have been developed over the years by our group providing successful esthetic outcomes with high predictability and a low risk of complications. All relevant aspects of diagnosis, esthetic risk assessment, treatment planning, step-by-step surgical procedures and prosthetic rehabilitation with provisional and definitive restorations will be presented and discussed. The speakers will address the biologic basis for current surgical and prosthetic procedures in various lectures. The surgical techniques including bone augmentation procedures with the GBR technique will be presented with different live surgeries.

On Saturday, the handling of esthetic complications and failures will be discussed. These complications and failures have significantly increased in recent years. Most of these failures are caused by improper treatment quality of involved clinicians, in particu-lar the implant surgeon. In some cases, esthetic complications can be handled with an additional soft tissue augmentation procedure using connective tissue grafts from the palate. However, the most important cause for esthetic failures is a facial implant malposition. In these cases, the implant must be removed and a new implant treatment is applied in most cases.
In addition to the lectures and live surgeries, two hands-on workshops complement the master course. SAC-Classification: Class A+C (advanced and complex).

• Welcome, objectives of the course and introduction into the topic of
• Fundamental esthetic principles revisited for implant restorations
• Esthetic risk assessment and basic surgical principles in the esthetic zone
• Bone healing in membrane protected defects: Bone grafts, bone
substitutes and barrier membranes
• Ridge and soft tissue alterations in post extraction sites
• Extraction technique in implant patients & socket grafting: When and
• Implant placement post extraction: When immediate, when early, when
• Early implant placement with simultaneous Contour Augmentation using
• Soft tissue conditioning with provisional restorations
• Definitive restorations with ceramo-metal or full-ceramic crowns or
• Digital technology in esthetic implant dentistry: Where are we today?
• GBR procedures in complex situations
• Prosthetic handling of sites with multiple missing teeth
• Causes of esthetic implant complications and failures
• How to remove osseointegrated implants using the Reverse Torque
Technique (RTT)
• How to use soft tissue augmentation at implants with a mild mucosal
• Surgical and prosthetic concepts to retreat patients following the removal
of esthetically failed implants
• How to use the Pink Power Concept to compensate for vertical tissue

Course type
Theoretical and practical course with live surgeries and hands-on workshops
(total of 30 CE credit hours)

Language: English

Course fee
The Master Course can be booked for all 4 days incl. live surgeries,
or just for Day 4 alone (day of esthetic failures)

Master Course Day 1–4
CHF 3500.– for dentists
CHF 2000.–* for post-doc students
*for post-doc students (only with confirmation of the University)

Master Course day 4 alone
CHF 500.– for dentists
CHF 300.–* for post-doc students
*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 30 hours of CE credit.
For non-Swiss citizens: The recognition of the CE credit is your own responsibility.

Taking pictures and videos is prohibited.

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