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Tand of implant, Evidence versus marketing

prof. lambis petridis dds, ms, phd, fhea (uclondon)

vrijdag 18 oktober 2024

Global demographics indicate that life expectancy is increasing and our patients tend to retain more of their teeth in the latter stages of life. The last decades have seen many important developments in the field of tooth replacement and oral rehabilitation strategies including the introduction of implant dentistry, adhesive dentistry, and various new materials processed through analogue or digital workflows. The adoption of all of the above has been exponential and the current choices for a clinician are numerous. This can lead to confusion and errors in choices compounded by aggressive commercial marketing with limited data on long-term success and complications. The aim of this educational day will be to try and filter the “noise” and present an evidence-based approach to treatment planning, decisions and clinical practice in Prosthodontics in the age of Digitization. The topics covered will include: Topic 1: Treatment planning and management of partially edentulous patients Topic 2: Implant systems and connections- Marketing vs. evidence Topic 3: Control and management of implant prosthodontic complications. Recipes for predictability and peace of mind. Topic 4: Digital workflows and clinical dentistry- Need to adapt or just fear of missing out (FOMO)?


Professor Lambis (Haralampos) Petridis D.D.S. (Thessaloniki), Cert. Prosthodont (Boston), M.S. (Boston), PhD (Thessaloniki), FHEA (London)

Professor Lambis Petridis qualified from the Dental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). He continued his studies at Tufts University, Boston, U.S.A. where he completed an Advanced Education Programme in Prosthodontics (1997) and acquired a Master of Science degree (1998). He completed his postgraduate studies with a PhD degree from Aristotle University (2001). In 2018 he became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) UK in recognition of his teaching methods and processes. From 2003-2012 he served as Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the Department of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics at AUTH. In 2012 he was appointed Associate Professor at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London where, since 2019, he is Professor and Chair of Prosthodontics. He is the Director of the Master in Clinical Dentistry Prosthodontics-Advanced Training Programme and also an Honorary Consultant at the Royal ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital. He has authored and co-authored a number of scientific papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, and has headed several past and current research projects in the field of Prosthodontics, Implants and Aesthetic dentistry.
Professor Petridis is a registered Speaker and Fellow for ITI, a member of the International College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the European Prosthodontic Association, the British Society of Prosthetic Dentistry, the Cochrane collaboration Oral Health Group, and an affiliate of the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.


8:30-9:00 Registratie 9:00-10:30 Treatment planning and management of partially edentulous patients 10:30-11:00. Koffiebreak 11:00-12:30 Implant systems and connections: Marketing vs. evidence 12:30-14:00. Lunch 14:00-15:30 Control and management of implant prosthodontic complications.Recipes for predictability and peace of mind. 15:30-16:00 Koffiebreak 16:00-17:30 Digital workflows and clinical dentistry: Need to adapt or just fear of missing out (FOMO)? 17:30. Drink