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Master Course in Esthetic Implant Dentistry: How to achieve good long-term Results with Implant Esthetics and how to handle Esthetic Complications and Failures

School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern André Schroeder Auditorium, Freiburgstrasse 7, CH-3010 Bern
March 24th - 27th 2021
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Prof. em. Dr. Daniel Buser Dr. Vivianne Chappuis Prof. em. Dr. Urs C. Belser Prof. Dr. Dieter D. Bosshardt Dr. Ramona Buser Prof. Dr. Anton Sculean


• Esthetic principles and risk assessment

• Extraction techniques and post extraction treatment

• Immediate, early, late implant placement

• Diagnosis, treatment planning, digital technology

• Step-by-step surgical procedures

• GBR in complex situations

• Prosthetic rehabilitation

• Complications and failures, implant removal

• Soft tissue conditioning, Pink Power Concept

• Live surgeries and hands-on workshops

• Training at advanced and complex level (SAC)

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 concerning bone and/or soft tissue deficiencies is often complex, which is frequently observed in the anterior maxilla.

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. In some cases, esthetic complications can be handled with an additional soft tissue augmentation procedure using connective tissue grafts. Whereas in other cases, esthetic implant failures are caused by implant malpositioning, which leads to implant removal. In such cases, a new surgical implant treatment is applied in most cases.

This interactive continuing education course has been established 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.

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 esthetics

• 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 how?

• Implant placement post extraction: When immediate, when early, when late?

• Early implant placement with simultaneous Contour Augmentation using GBR

• Soft tissue conditioning with provisional restorations

• Definitive restorations with ceramo-metal or full-ceramic crowns or bridges

• 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 recession

• 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 deficiencies