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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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Geistlich Pharma AG
Editorial: BDIZ EDI and legal action
Dr Stefan Liepe, Managing Director, BDIZ EDI
These days, BDIZ EDI is waiting for a letter from the German Federal Ministry of Health. On behalf of the BDIZ EDI, Prof. Thomas Ratajczak, our legal counsel, has requested a statement on the inequality of treatment inherent in the German medical and dental fee regulations. In his five-page letter, he asks how it is possible that the value of a fee point according to the German Standard Schedule of Fees for Dentists (GOZ) has remained unchanged for 65 (sixtyfive!) years. “After this immense period of time, there is no way to justify a situation in which dentists (and physicians) are treated so unfairly as the Federal Ministry of Health has treated them for decades, compared to other liberal professions—veterinarians being a good example”, Ratajczak writes...
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CAMLOG Biotechnologies GmbH
Partner Organizations of BDIZ EDI
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Scientific Board / Imprint
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Seminar offers—BDIZ EDI will provide online lectures in 2023
There is a great demand for information on advanced dental topics in continuing professional development. European and international members and other interested parties can choose from several BDIZ EDI online seminars. For members of associated partner organisation, the seminars are free of charge. Just tick the topic you would like to be presented online.
Straumann AG
“Implantology step by step”: Start of the training series—From the basics to the master class: BDIZ EDI offers webinar series on implantology
BDIZ EDI is launching a series of webinars that will leave no questions unanswered when it comes to oral implantology and related disciplines. Starting this autumn, everything will revolve around implantology—step by step. Hosted by Prof. Johannes Einwag (Würzburg), the series covers the entire range from the basics to the master class.
A proud anniversary: 25th Curriculum Implantology—Register now for Cologne—Curriculum South starts in 2024
The BDIZ EDI Curriculum Implantology is a must for beginners—but not only for them. The BDIZ EDI regularly offers profound basic training in oral implantology in cooperation with the University of Cologne. The Curriculum stands out for the great emphasis it places on hands-on exercises. A special feature is that training modules completed elsewhere can be integrated into the BDIZ EDI Curriculum Implantology if their scientific character is recognised. The 25th Curriculum will start in Cologne in October 2023. And as a result of the tremendous demand, BDIZ EDI now announces its new Curriculum South, to start in Munich in 2024.
A cornucopia of small innovations—This was IDS 2023
The 40th International Dental Show (IDS) celebrated 100 years of IDS with a ceremony on the eve of the opening day and the obligatory ribbon-cutting by the Lord Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker. The general mood in Cologne was good. After five days of the fair, the organisers were satisfied with the number of exhibitors and visitors. Digital workflows and sustainability were the trending topics at IDS 2023.
NSK Europe GmbH
Diagnosis the digital way—Interview with Dr Tina Mandel, University of Cologne, about her dental app
Interview with Dr Tina Mandel, University of Cologne
Dr Tina Mandel, senior physician at the Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Cologne, has developed an app for patients that answers their dental questions before they visit their dentist. In an interview with Anita Wuttke and with “test user” Christian Berger, Mandel explains the idea behind her app.
President-elect of the Academy of Osseointegration—Meet Professor Jörg Neugebauer
Meet Professor Jörg Neugebauer
He was the second European, after Michael Norton, to become a member of the prestigious AO, the Academy of Osseointegration in the United States. Now Professor Jörg Neugebauer (Landsberg, Germany), Secretary-General of BDIZ EDI, is in the starting blocks for the highest office in the AO as President-elect. He will be the first President from Germany of this internationally leading association. In this interview, he outlines the importance and goals in the AO.
We want YOU! BDIZ EDI and its multifaceted work
Anita Wuttke
At IDS 2017, BDIZ EDI launched its “We want you” information campaign. The aim is to interest young dentists from Germany and Europe in oral implantology and in the work of BDIZ EDI. These efforts have been intensified at IDS 2023.
Osstem Europe s.r.o
A versatile mixture—A versatile mixture
Under the Italian sun, implantology and modern dentistry were on the agenda in the best weather in Valpolicella/Italy. The Giornate Veronesi 2023 once again offered a varied mix of scientific lectures, seminars as well as table clinics and scored a lot of points with the supporting programme. As an official cooperation partner of OEMUS MEDIA AG and the 16th Europe Symposium, BDIZ EDI was also in attendance.
BDIZ EDI on social media—Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
Anita Wuttke
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube are the most popular social networking channels. BDIZ EDI uses these platforms to keep its own members and the members of partner associations, as well as all users interested in oral implantology, informed.
Zircon Medical Management AG
Oral implantology in the Himalayas—International Implantology Congress in Nepal
Anita Wuttke
After almost three years of delays by the Corona pandemic and several forced cancellations, the Nepal Society of Implant Dentistry (NSID) ventured a new start. Now it could finally take place in Kathmandu in April 2023. BDIZ EDI was there as a cooperation partner.
Concepts of prosthetic care—Expert Symposium on Regenerative Procedures in Dentistry
For the 32nd time, the Expert Symposium under the direction of Prof. Joachim Zöller (Cologne) will take place on Fuerteventura this year, bringing together academic research and clinical practice. From 27 October to 3 November 2023, there will be many interesting lectures, leisure and sports at the Robinson Club Esquinzo Playa in Fuerteventura.
Recommendations for national governments—Position on dental workforce
The Council of European Dentists (CED) adopted policy recommendations on solving imbalances in dental workforce numbers and distribution, calls for robust measures to improve current status quo. This is the result of the General Meeting of CED in Stockholm in May 2023.
Europe Ticker +++
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A leading authority on expert opinions has left us—Obituary: Dr Hans-Hermann Liepe
Christian Berger on behalf of the BDIZ EDI Board
Dr Hans-Hermann Liepe, retired dentist from Hannover, died at the age of 82 after a short but serious illness. Liepe, who had rendered outstanding services to the German dental profession in professional politics for decades, was chairman of the Expert Committee of BDIZ EDI from 2005 to 2017.
Did you ever know…
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Not every breach of the GDPR automatically entitles to compensation—Judgement of the European Court of Justice in Case C-300/21
ECJ press release of 4 May 2023
Starting in 2017, Österreichische Post AG (“Austrian Post”) collected information on the political affinities of the Austrian population. Using an algorithm, it defined “target group addresses” according to sociodemographic criteria. An affected citizen who had not consented to the processing brought an action for damages, initially before the Austrian courts. The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) responded to a request for a preliminary ruling from the Austrian Supreme Court.
“Regulation is legally possible and urgently needed”—Investor-owned medical care centres (MCC.)
German Medical Association, 25 May 2023
The problem is a European one. This issue includes a report (see Europe Ticker) on the situation in Spain, where several investor-owned dental chains have failed their patients. The powerful German Federal Dental Association has issued a statement calling for state regulation of medical care centres (MCCs).
Qualification forexperienced implantologists—Certifi cation as an EDA Expert in Implantology
Anita Wuttke
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.
Treatment of a patient with severe bruxism, loss of vertical dimension, tooth wear and fracture of dental implants—Multidisciplinary integration of odontology and sleep unit
Dr Eduardo Anitua, DDS, MD, PhD, Spain
Bruxism can be defined as a repetitive masticatory activity in which teeth are clenched and/or grinded. It is accompanied by other symptoms such as headache, facial and muscular tension in the peri-oral area as well as in the head and neck and sometimes pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).1,2 It was first described in medical literature in 1907 by Maria Pietkiewicz1,2 and was related to sleep in the first clinical approach. However later it has been shown that in some patients this habit also persists during the day, in phases of concentration or in moments of stress during daily activity.2–4 ...
Rehabilitation of the edentulous posterior mandible Augmentation and implantation in a two-stage approach—Rehabilitation of the edentulous posterior mandible
Prof. Marcel Wainwright, Luxembourg
Patient demand for fixed tooth replacements is increasing worldwide. However, in order to provide implant-supported restorations for partially or completely edentulous patients, often bone defects resulting from atrophic changes must first be addressed...
Implant and alloplast synergy in a complex anterior maxillary case
Mark Worthing BDS (Wales), FDS RCS (ENG)
The labial portion of the anterior maxilla provides unique challenges for intra-oral host bone regeneration. The aesthetic zone presents minimal margin for error. This case study demonstrates the use of novel implant design together with β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) particulate alloplast graft material in the anterior maxilla for immediate tooth replacement therapy...
ceramic implants is online!
Soft-tissue thickening—natural revascularisation with NovoMatrix®
Andreas van Orten DDS, M.Sc., M.Sc.
The presence or creation of an adequate peri-implant soft-tissue cuff appears to have a decisive influence on both the osseous and soft-tissue volume dimensions, as well as on the superstructure’s ability to integrate inconspicuously into the peri-implant environment and establish inflammation-free conditions in the long term.67 At the present time, there is no universal consensus regarding the need for the presence of keratinised mucosa around implants or the exact volume of soft tissue to prevent peri-implant diseases as effectively as possible. However, there is circumstantial evidence that soft-tissue augmentation has a long-term positive impact on peri-implant health.29
Compact know-how—Expert Symposium of BDIZ EDI
Short, angulated and reduced-diameter implants. The 18th Expert Symposium in Cologne offered an exciting and highquality one-day congress programme.
Cutting edge science and innovation—Dentsply Sirona Implant Solutions World Summit 2023
From 8 to 10 June, the Dentsply Sirona Implant Solutions World Summit 2023 took place in Athens, Greece, where science has its origins. Inspired by connection and future innovation, the event delivered immersive experiences to inspire and feed attendees’ passion for implant solutions. Implant professionals from around the world who are passionate about elevating the dental industry and improving the quality of implant treatments and care for patients convened for three days of knowledge exchange, inspiration, and networking...
New approaches to immediate restoration and soft-tissue management—Osteology Symposium 2023
The International Osteology Symposium (Barcelona, 27–29 April 2023) brought together leading experts from all areas of regeneration to offer an exciting programme of 80 lectures and 14 workshops under the scientific direction of Dr Pamela K. McClain and Dr Istvan Urban. As a Gold Partner, BioHorizons Camlog offered two educational sessions—an informative corporate forum on immediate restoration with Conelog® Progressive-Line and a workshop on soft-tissue management with NovoMatrix™, the next-generation soft-tissue augmentation material.
A global academic symposium uniting dental professionals—OSSTEM World Meeting 2023
Osstem Implant, a leading global dental implant manufacturer, recently concluded its highly anticipated Osstem World Meeting 2023. As a flagship global academic symposium, the event brought together renowned dental professionals from around the world for two days of knowledge exchange and hands-on learning. Held in Istanbul, Turkey after a three-year postponement due to the pandemic, the symposium proved to be a remarkable success. With a diverse range of sessions, expert speakers, and cutting-edge technologies, the Osstem World Meeting 2023 set new standards for dental education and collaboration.
Digital dentistry—the sky is the limit
Dr Shivi Gupta
Dr Shivi Gupta (Fig. 1) graduated in dentistry from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2002. She completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio before moving to San Diego in 2004. After joining her current practice partner as an associate in 2010 in a newly founded practice, she became a partner in 2015. Dr Gupta conducted team trainings, attended continuing education courses and brought new services to the practice. She has always been interested in teaching others and sharing her knowledge on digital dentistry. During the first DS World in Dubai from 5 to 6 February 2023 our editorial team had the chance to interview Dr Shivi Gupta on the topic of digital dentistry regarding her experiences in daily practice, patient reactions as well as its challenges and opportunities. As a mother of two, Dr Gupta also advocates for more females in dentistry and the beneficial balance between a professional career and family.
More manufacturers prove the production quality of their implant systems
CleanImplant Foundation gives orientation for dentists and patients toward a “clean” medical product...
Whither ceramic implantology? New trends in oral implantology
Dr Jens Tartsch
Over the past few decades, oral implantology has made more progress than almost any other dental discipline. Most questions regarding biological principles, treatment protocols, bone augmentation or implant materials and geometries have been scientifically investigated—and answered. The available systems have largely converged in terms of design and protocols, as Dr Jens Tartsch, President of the European Society for Ceramic Implantology (ESCI), confirms in this interview.
Empowering dentists: comprehensive educational programmes in Europe
OSSTEM IMPLANT Scientific Community (OIC), the scientific community of OSSTEM IMPLANT, is committed to empowering dentists through its comprehensive educational programmes. With a wide range of offerings, including both offline and online courses, and academic symposiums, the OIC aims to strengthen the scientific community and facilitate dentists’ access to advanced implant surgery techniques. The organisation’s European body, the OIC Europe, provides dentists with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the field of dental implantology through its annual average of over 150 courses across Europe
Blutkonzentrate im September in Frankfurt am Main (newsartikel)
Ceramic Healing Abutments: the fi rst step to harmonious soft tissue healing
Straumann Ceramic Healing Abutments: the fi rst step to harmonious soft tissue healing These healing abutments for Straumann bone level implants enable aesthetics from the day of surgery and offer favourable conditions for soft-tissue attachment, thereby supporting a healthy peri-implant environment. Their well-proven zirconia material helps surgeons and prosthodontists who are looking for less plaque attachment (smoother surface compared to titanium) and they support soft-tissue healing from the day of surgery...
Improved osseointegration thanks to the bone growth concept
The design of implants plays a crucial role in implant treatment, as it can contribute to optimal osseointegration. That’s why bredent has equipped its implants with a backtaper that provides more space for bone and soft tissue to attach...
The two-piece zirconia implant with long-term studies
Patent™ has eliminated the drawbacks of conventional two-piece zirconia implants. Its innovative prosthetic concept perfectly complements the material properties of zirconia: the cemented glass fibre post, having a dentine-like modulus of elasticity, is able to attenuate masticatory forces and transfer them to the implant in favourable way, ensuring reliable long-term function. Additionally, the patented production pro- cess, in which all surfacemachining steps are completed before sintering, creates a high endosteal surface roughness (Ra 5,7 μm) that is essential for fast and predictable osseointegration...
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