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Thursday, June 6
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Session I: The Next Generation of Implant Dentistry

Management of Extraction Sockets—Scientific Data and Their Clinical Relevance

Otto Zuhr
Thursday, June 6
9:05 am - 9:55 am
Grand Ballroom (Salon E, F)

Modern treatment concepts have shifted implant dentistry away from the traditional two-stage surgical protocol, instead favoring immediate implant placement and immediate provisionalization. Immediate implants in the esthetic zone seem to be just as successful as those placed using traditional protocols. Therefore, patients and clinicians have reframed their respective treatment approaches and expectations regarding this new development. However, the criteria used to define success often remain unclear, particularly in the esthetic zone. In addition to successful osseointegration of an implant, the esthetic outcome should also be satisfying. Therefore, this presentation will focus on new treatment options and on possible problems and shortfalls with immediate implants in the esthetic zone. The participants should learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of the different treatment approaches and be able to differentiate between high-risk and lowrisk cases.

Otto Zuhr, DDS, Dr med dent, received his Dr med dent from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Aachen in 1992, after which he began a dental practice in Munich. Several educational programs led him to Switzerland, Scandinavia, and the United States during the following years. From 1999 to 2008, he worked together with Drs Bolz, Wachtel, and Hürzeler and became an associate member in the Institute of Periodontology and Implantology (IPI) in Munich. In 2009, he founded a new clinic together with Marc Hürzeler. Dr Zuhr has written several articles in the field of periodontology and esthetic dentistry and lectures internationally. In 2001, he was named a Specialist in Periodontology by the German Society of Periodontology (DGP). He has been a board member of the DGP since 2007.