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EDI Journal as the official member magazine of BDIZ EDI – European Association of Dental Implantologists – is the first and only European professional journal of its kind for clinicians with a distinct interest in dental implantology. The specific dental section of this periodical offers great varity of original work, case reports, scientific research and other articles presented by international authors, all helping to make this top-quality platform a truly international voice in oral implantology. A peer-reviewed scientific journal, EDI Journal is also a platform for product innovations, new technologies, techniques and methods. Leading dental implantologists are offered in-depth information on important ancillary themes such as European standards, quality guidelines, legal advice, questions of remuneration and professional qualifi cation and specialization. With a large number of BDIZ EDI partners throughout Europe and beyond, EDI Journal offers direct access to cutting-edge knowledge and places technical excellence and the intra-European exchange of knowledge at the centre of attention, striving towards continual advances in implant education and the creation of pan-European standards and compliance for a progressive harmonization of dental implantology in Europe.


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Editorial: Solidarity
Anita Wuttke, Editor-in-chief
We are living in precarious times. COVID-19, which has held the world in thrall since February 2020, is caused by a non-sentient virus. But the current war in Ukraine is human-induced, and it is close to laying waste to an entire country, just a few hours away from us by air. Unabated and undeterred, Vladimir Putin and his war machine are pressing ahead to subjugate Ukraine—mercilessly and seemingly unimpressed by the horror with which he is perceived outside Russia. “Day after day, the suffering inflicted by the invading Russian army on its cousins in Ukraine is growing”, as the German broadsheet Frankfurter Allgemeine put it. The more people are killed, lose their beloved ones, lose their homes, lose their livelihoods, have to flee, the further Russia is departing from this historically and ethnically close relationship, from the perceived commonality of the Soviet era. And Russia is increasingly isolating itself from the rest of the world...
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Partner Organizations of BDIZ EDI
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Dentistry, oral implantology and Europe—Where we stand now
Christian Berger, Prof Roland Frankenberger, Prof Joachim E. Zöller, Prof Jörg Neugebauer, Dr Markus Tröltzsch, Dr Alfred Büttner, Peter Knüpper
On the occasion of the first 2022 issue, the editorial team of EDI Journal takes a closer look at our current situation. What is the status quo in oral implantology? And the status quo in dentistry as a whole? What keeps us preoccupied in terms of legal and accounting issues? But we will also be looking beyond the oral cavity. Where does dentistry stand in terms of sustainability? Let our experts explain.
Dentaurum Implants GmbH
Getting involved: Portrait: BDIZ EDI—European Association of Dental Implantologists
BDIZ, the German Association of Implant Dentists, was founded in 1989 to lend a strong voice to dentists in private practice active within the field of implant dentistry in their efforts to negotiate reasonable individual fees for private dental treatments. As early as 2002, the Association changed its name—and focus—to become BDIZ EDI, where EDI stands for “European Association of Dental Implantologists”.
Habsburg jaw’s background—Intermarriage secured family’s infl uence
The "Habsburg jaw," a facial condition of the Habsburg dynasty of Spanish and Austrian kings and their wives, can be attributed to inbreeding, according to new results published in the Annals of Human Biology.
A must—not only for beginners
The BDIZ EDI Curriculum Implantology is a must for beginners—but not only. BDIZ EDI regularly offers profound basic training in oral implantology in cooperation with the University of Cologne, which stands out for the great emphasis it places on hands-on exercises. A special feature is that training modules that were not acquired at BDIZ EDI can be integrated into the BDIZ EDI Curriculum Implantology if their scientific character is recognized.
Joint venture with dental chambers—15th European Symposium to be held in Karlovy Vary end of May
One of the highlights of the BDIZ EDI year is certainly the European Symposium, held annually with changing partners in changing European countries. The 15th European Symposium will be held in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, from 27 to 28 May 2022.
At a glimpse—The European view of the situation of dentistry
What is the situation of dentists in the countries of the associated partner associations? In this format we publish in loose succession the reports from the countries. In this issue we start with the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Serbia, Hungary, India and Macedonia.
New tasks for the Secretary General of BDIZ EDI—Jörg Neugebauer new vice president of AO
General Secretary of BDIZ EDI Professor Jörg Neugebauer, DDS, PhD, is the new vice president of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO).
Tie-in transactions with prescriptions? Medicinal product advertising law and sweepstakes campaigns by mail-order pharmacies
Inken Huschke
The pharmaceutical market is booming. For quite some time now, this market has no longer been strictly controlled and devoid of competition. At the same time, the national legislator is—understandably enough—interested in preventing any kind of improper influence on consumers when it comes to their individual health. German ideas of what the concept of controlled trade in pharmaceuticals should entail are far less liberal than those of some of its European neighbours. It is therefore not surprising that cross-border trade in medicines is a particularly sensitive area of competition law. The European Court of Justice (ECJ), in its judgment dated 24 July 2021 (C-190/20) had to decide whether a mail-order pharmacy can be legally prohibited from offering a sweepstakes to recruit customers where entering the sweepstakes is contingent on filling a prescription for a prescription-only medicine.
Partnership of BDIZ EDI and OEMUS MEDIA AG
BDIZ EDI konkret and EDI Journal, the specialist journals for implantological practitioners, have been published by OEMUS MEDIA since January 1st, 2022. The European Association of Dental Implantologists (BDIZ EDI) and the publishing house signed the contract in December 2021.
CED calls for exemption—Statement on e-evidence proposal
At their meeting in September 2021, the board of directors of the Council of the European Dentists (CED) examined the developments related to the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters COM(2018) 225 (e-Evidence Regulation).
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Implant maintenance is a team effort
The European Association of Dental Implantologists (BDIZ EDI) has published an English edition of its implant maintenance brochure. In easy-to-understand language, the brochure entitled “Implants—longer-lasting and longer beautiful” offers well-illustrated instructions and general information about oral health.
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Joint press release from BDIZ EDI and associated partners
Representative statement on the war in Ukraine
Solidarity with dental colleagues and all people in Ukraine
Dr Freddie Sloth-Lisbjerg President CED, Dr. Michael Frank President ERO
It is with great dismay and concern that dentists in Europe, represented by the Council of European Dentists (CED) and the European Regional Organization of the World Dental Federation (ERO), look at the events in Ukraine. After more than seven decades of peace and security, no one would have believed just a few days ago that they would have to witness a war of aggression in Europe. The images of the people tightly packed in the metro stations of the capital Kiev, seeking shelter from the bombings, painfully remind us all of how fragile and in need of protection even our long taken-for-granted state of peace really is. Russia's attack has turned the wheel of history far back. The fear of a third world war, perhaps even waged with nuclear weapons, has returned...
FDI calls for medical neutrality to be observed in Ukraine
FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) stands in solidarity with the healthcare community and our National Dental Associations to express deep concerns about the war taking place in Ukraine. We call for the international principle of medical neutrality and human rights to be upheld and respected. The escalating health crisis in Ukraine has deeply alarmed FDI. We want to stress that medical facilities and health workers must not become military targets. Protection of healthcare workers, including dentists and dental teams must be ensured. The security of health personnel must be guaranteed, and health professionals should not be prevented from performing their professional duties...
Qualification forexperienced implantologists—Certification as an EDA Expert in Implantology
For many years, BDIZ EDI has been catering to experienced and well-versed oral implantologists by offering the certification exam for EDA Expert in Implantology. Jointly with the European Dental Association (EDA), BDIZ EDI regularly invites interested dentists to take the certification exam, which we would like to present in this article.
Results of the clinical approach of ceramic dental implants—Scientific survey of ESCI supported by BDIZ EDI
Ceramic implants are already established in modern dental implantology as a supplement to the treatment spectrum with titanium implants. An increasing interest can be observed not only on the part of health-conscious patients, but also in the dental profession due to biological advantages. Promising short- and medium-term data on the successful use of ceramic implants are already available. .
Dentists in motion pictures—Professor Axel Karenberg about dentistry in the cinematopraphic oeuvre
Prof. Dr. med. Axel Karenberg
Portraits of dentists in films represent an important source of historical images. The dentist motif captures scientific and technological developments and reflects common interactions—complete with existing and changing social values. They represent the profession and its popular image—visually as well as sociologically.
Osstem Europe s.r.o
Minimally invasive implant placement with internal sinus floor elevationMahssa Arjmandi, Dr med dent, Mannheim, Germany
Mahssa Arjmandi, Dr med dent, Mannheim, Germany
The surgical oral rehabilitation of elderly patients with pre-existing conditions, sometimes exacerbated by an insufficient bone supply, requires a minimally invasive procedure that avoids inflicting strain on the patients. Even if the amount of available bone in the maxillary sinus region is limited, denture retention in senior patients can be significantly improved by a simple and uncomplicated procedure. MIMI—which stands for “minimally invasive method of implantation”—in combination with an internal direct maxillary sinus lift, shortens treatment times and causes virtually no postoperative discomfort. This article presents the MIMI procedure as exemplified by a case report.
Graft volumetric changes of collagenated xenograft
Dr Livio Lo Faro, Dr Francesco Giachi Carù & Prof Tiziano Testori, Italy
Placement of dental implants is an increasingly common approach to the replacement of missing teeth.1 Implant-supported prostheses can be used as an alternative to traditional bridgework or removable dentures in case of partially and completely edentulous patients. However, the posterior region of the maxilla is usually a challenge for surgeons owing to the bone resorption that occurs after tooth extraction.2–3 Moreover, the maxilla mainly consists of spongy bone, which is one of the least dense in the oral cavity.4 To compensate for atrophy and increase the bone volume available for the insertion of implants, various techniques have been developed.5 Maxillary sinus elevation is a predictable and well-documented method to increase bone volume for maxillary implant placement.6, 7 ...
Partial extraction therapy andimplant treatment in the maxilla
Dr Snježana Pohl, Dr Mijo Golemac, Dr Daniela Grgic Miljanic , Dr Pantelis Petrakakis & Prof Jelena Tomac, Croatia & Germany
Various techniques and methods based either on grafting of the fresh extraction socket (ridge preservation) with different materials and delayed implant placement or on immediate implantation with grafting of the gap between implant and socket wall have been applied in order to prevent ridge alterations after tooth extraction. However, insights concerning superiority of the type of grafting technique or material are scarce.1, 2 Partial extraction therapy, leaving either the whole root (root submergence therapy) or the buccal part of the root (socket shield technique) of hopeless teeth inside the extraction socket, may have clinical significance as an alternative to conventional preservation procedures. These techniques are based on the observation, made already 80 years ago, that resorption of the bundle bone within the extraction socket may be reduced by leaving the root or a root fragment inside the socket, attached by a healthy periodontal ligament to the buccal socket wall, providing good blood supply to the hard and soft tissue.3–5
The modified coronally or laterally displaced tunnel for the treatment of singular and multiple recessions
Anton Sculean, Prof Dr med dent. Dr hc mult, MS, Bern, Switzerland
The predictable coverage of recessions often poses a particular challenge to the practitioner. With the development of tunneling techniques, results can be achieved today that were unthinkable a few years ago. In the following, clinical cases are used to demonstrate the surgical technique and the results of MCAT and LVT in the treatment of singular and multiple recessions in the mandible and maxilla.
The Osstem-Hiossen Meeting 2022: The symposium returns to Europe
AIC Europe (Advanced Dental Implant Research and Education Center Europe) has confirmed that its symposium will be held in Rome (Italy) as scheduled on 28 and 29 October. The two-day event will consist of lectures by more than 20 renowned speakers from Europe and abroad, as well as a live surgery, a round-table discussion and an oral competition. The organisers expect more than 700 participants.
The full range of oral surgery applications
Mag.Komm. Agnes Hufnagl
For the first time, W&H can cover the entire workflow for minimally invasive oral surgery with a modular solution. With a new add-on for Implantmed Plus, the Piezomed module, the company is breaking new ground: implantology and piezo surgery are now combined in a single device. This will simplify clinical work and open up new prospects for treatment. Andreas Brandstätter, Strategic Product Manager for Oral Surgery and Implantology, was impressed with the new standard for the market. We spoke to him about the product’s positioning and benefits for users.
A great union of dentists
Everyday thousands of dental professionals across the globe use Straumann products to give patients the confidence to smile again—to laugh freely with friends, to eat the foods they love. Our mission is to change people's lives by giving smiles back. But while Straumann produces dental implants and everything related to them, it’s not the implants that change’s you, the dental professional, who does.
Sustainability is not achievable by dental practices working on their own
When it comes to sustainability in the dental practice and to “green dentistry”, initial steps have been taken by various groups and associations to address the topic. Dr Markus Tröltzsch takes a different approach. Together with his brother and another partner, he founded greenviu GmbH. In this interview he explains his motives, goals and hopes.
The new fixing screw—development for the digital workflow
Improvements always start in the detail. True to this motto, the innovators at Dentaurum Implants have developed the fixation screw. It allows the new titanium scan abutments to be inserted safely and precisely. This ensures that the abutment is correctly inserted, even in areas that are difficult to view—without additional X-rays.
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