Team communication, treatment planning and execution represent the three pillars of interdisciplinary implant therapy. In a free webinar on 9 December, Dr Ricardo Mitrani will describe how utilising digital technology enhances and facilitates this process, allowing the team to deliver results with a higher level of precision. Prior to his presentation, Mitrani, who maintains a private practice with a focus on prosthodontics, implants and aesthetic dentistry in Mexico City in Mexico, gave a short preview of his topic.
NEW YORK, U.S.: The New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has received funding and in-kind support from Straumann Group North America, a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions, in order to make dental implants more accessible for patients in need and to foster and enhance student education at NYU Dentistry.
BASEL, Switzerland: Now that the first half of 2020 is over, the Straumann Group has reported that the SARS-CoV-2 crisis has reduced its revenue by 22% to CHF 605 million (€562 million), compared with the first half of 2019. Dental practices closed in many parts of the world, and business declined drastically in mid-March, reaching a trough in April. When lockdown measures began to ease and dental practices reopened, sales began to climb in May, and this trend continued through June. Whereas the pandemic hit all markets, the extent of the impact varied in different regions.
When tooth loss occurs later in life, ageing and multimorbidity impact dental treatment decisions. There is sufficient evidence to state that the mandibular implant overdenture is a well-established treatment modality, certainly in non-dependent edentulous individuals, but little is known on the very old and geriatric edentulous patients with comorbidities. They often present unfavourable anatomical conditions and effects of the multiple medications for their chronic conditions. The present webinar therefore describes the use of minimal-invasive and simple treatment concepts for elderly, edentulous patients and discusses the risks of implant placement that are related to their medical conditions. It further highlights possible complications which may arise with the onset of dependency and/or frailty and advises further simplification of the implant-restorations when needed. Recall and maintenance in this group of patients is crucial to assure the patients’ benefit from the intervention