The high-level topics and diverse program featured 28 scientific presentations over 5 sessions. The audience praised the evidence-based results supported by reliable statistics and the remarkably practical approach. Common to all presentations was the overriding desire to provide patients with the best possible treatment.
Of the topics discussed, Professor Frank Schwarz, Düsseldorf, explained why implants with a machined shoulder should be inserted at the transition height of the micro-rough surface while Dr. Arndt Happe, Münster recommended the correct positioning for immediate implantation.
The highlight of both congress days was the panel discussion on ?Complications ? what can we learn from them?. In session 6, 4 experts presented complications of implant treatment and restorations, which had occurred in practice. Congress delegates were asked to join the panel to discuss the solution approaches and the audience was involved in voting on the treatment options.
Numerous delegates took the opportunity of attending the practical or theoretical pre-congress workshops. Renowned speakers explained scientifically proven surgical and prosthetic techniques and treatment concepts for daily routine in dental practice. The workshops provided excellent opportunities for a fruitful exchange between dental professionals and industry partners. The insights gained then lead to further in-depth discussions amongst colleagues on the following two days of the congress.