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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: Nothing is more constant than change
Anita Wuttke, Editor-in-Chief
Almost 40 years after its scientific recognition, oral implantology has reached a high technical and scientific level. Now the pro- fession is increasingly looking beyond the implantological horizon. How can peri-implantitis be controlled? When and where should preventive measures be taken? How do practitioners deal with the ongoing “epidemic” of periodontitis when—as in Germany—changes in the legal framework make systematic long-term treatment no longer economically viable...
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CAMLOG Biotechnologies GmbH
Partner Organizations of BDIZ EDI
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Scientific Board/ Imprint
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“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.
Guidelines and their functions – Review of the 33rd Conference of Experts on Implantology
Anita Wuttke, Editor-in-Chief
Once a year, the BDIZ EDI invites dental experts to the Conference of Experts on Implantology on behalf of the Consensus Conference on Implantology. In 2023, the one-day continuing education event was held in Kiel in cooperation with the Schleswig-Holstein Dental Chamber.
BDIZ EDI reacts to political situation – General Meeting 2023 in Kiel
Statement by Christian Berger
First the pandemic, then the health care austerity bill. No one in the BDIZ EDI is surprised that the current Federal Minister of Health immediately identified those who have to foot the bill: the outpatient sector and the dentists and general practitioners, their employees and of course their patients. What the BDIZ EDI has set up in 2022/2023 to provide assistance to its members was revealed at this year’s General Meeting, which was embedded in the specialist Expert Conference in Kiel.
Concepts of prosthetic care – 32nd 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.
BDIZ EDI on social media – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
Anita Wuttke, Editor-in-Chief
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.
Straumann AG
Congratulations to the curriculum graduates! 24th Curriculum Implantology is now completed
The 24th Curriculum Implantology, jointly arranged by BDIZ EDI and the University of Cologne, is now completed, following the conclusion of the final exams. The participants had completed eight modules on oral implantology over a period of one year.
Bigger, nicer, more useful New BDIZ EDI implant pass
Anita Wuttke, Editor-in-Chief
The BDIZ EDI has updated its implant pass. Now was a good time, coincident with the launch of the updated BDIZ EDI logo. The size of the implant pass has not changed—it still fits in any wallet. But thanks to a clever folding technique, it now covers a lot more ground.
We want YOU! BDIZ EDI and its multifaceted work
Anita Wuttke, Editor-in-Chief
At IDS, 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.
Osstem Europe s.r.o.
Recommendations for practitioners and patients – BDIZ EDI Quality Guideline for Implantology
The interview was conducted by Anita Wuttke, Editor-in-Chief.
BDIZ EDI President Christian Berger explains in this interview why the association created the Quality Guideline for Implantology. Berger was instrumental in revising the Quality Guideline, which was first published in 2002 and is regularly updated—the latest update is from 2019. It is intended as a set of recommendations for practitioners and patients.
Implant maintenance is a team effort – Implant care instructions brochure for patients
Anita Wuttke, Editor-in-Chief
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—Long-lasting implants for long-lasting beauty” offers well-illustrated instructions and general information about oral health.
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Dentaurum Implants GmbH
Joint statement on the European Health Data Space – Proposal of the Council of European Dentists with partners
In a joint statement, five healthcare professions to include doctors, dentists, community pharmacists, hospitals and nurses support amendments to the European Health Data Space (EHDS), which safeguard confidentiality and ethical duties, propose clarity on medical liability, reduce administrative burdens and offer appropriate compensation for the high costs of digitalisation.
Damage caused by AI: Practitioners’ liability – EU Commission proposes AI Liability Directive
Moritz Wagner
The European Commission published its “Proposal for a Directive on adapting non-contractual civil liability rules to artificial intelligence (AI Liability Directive)” 2022/0303/COD on 28 September 2022. It includes liability rules for damage caused by AI.
BDIZ EDI - Bundesverband der implantologisch tätigen Zahnärzte in Europa
Perio & Family Doctors – EFP launched campaign
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) recently released the outreach campaign “Perio & Family Doctors”, aiming to raise awareness of how a closer collaboration between dentists and family physicians can mean a huge leap forward when treating diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory diseases.
This is Novi Sad… International Congress of USSI EDI
The Serbian partner of the BDIZ EDI, the Association of Dental Implantologists of Serbia (USSI EDI), traditionally organises an international congress twice a year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held online and was sponsored by the Provincial Secretariat for Health.
New President of the FDI – World Dental Congress and FDI General Assembly in Sydney
On the occasion of the 2023 World Dental Congress, FDI held its parliament meetings to make decisions on key matters by voting members of the General Assembly and Council.
Qualification forexperienced implantologists – Certifi cation as an EDA Expert in Implantology
Anita Wuttke, Editor-in-Chief
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.
Clinical and scientifical differences between 1-piece and 2-piece ceramic dental implants – Clinical and scientifical differences
Curd Bollen1, Martin Jörgens2, Netherlands
Ceramic dental implants have long ceased to be hype, on the contrary, they can offer a significant addition to the daily dental implant practice. Not only their favourable aesthetics play a significant role, but also their ability to work completely metal-free is of added value, surely for patients with a proven allergy for grade 5 titanium, containing the hyperreactive components vanadium and aluminium.
A tsunami is hitting oral implantology
Dr Ronald Möbius, MSc, Germany
Peri-implantitis is characterised by inflammation and bone resorption. Reducing the inflammation is important; it is a prerequisite, the first step, but not the therapy of bone metabolism. If the bone metabolism is negative, this is reflected in bone resorption, which ultimately leads to implant loss.
Long-term peri-implant stability
Interview with Dr Ausra Ramanauskaite
The Implant Solutions World Summit in Athens provided a platform for implantology specialists to learn together, make professional contacts and network. The editorial team of EDI Journal took the opportunity to discuss the latest findings on peri-implantitis with one of the speakers, Dr Ausra Ramanauskaite from the University Hospital in Frankfurt am Main.
Mandibular two implant retained overdenture – Viability in simplicity
Dr Sanjay Sah, Nepal
Removable Complete Dentures are commonly fabricated for edentulous jaws. The stability of removable complete denture depends on the height and width of the edentulous area.
Three-unit bridge in the posterior area – A step-by-step clinical case report
Sergio Piano, Italy
Incorporating digital workflows into our treatments can provide numerous bene- fits, including increased precision and quality of results. Nevertheless, selecting the correct quality and design of materials for our treatments is just as crucial as performing a comprehensive decisionmaking process to define our clinical strategy and workflow. The following case report describes a smile makeover in a woman with high aesthetic aspirations. A digitised process, implant placement, and immediate implant loading were among them...
Global company expands – OSSTEM Implant announces opening of the new subsidiaries in Europe
South Korean company OSSTEM Implant is significantly expanding its business activities in Europe this year. In the first half of this year, OSSTEM opened new subsidiaries in Spain and France, and this will be followed in the upcoming months by the opening of other new subsidiaries, including in Netherlands or Portugal.
Passion delivered and healthy smiles supported – Dentsply Sirona’s Implant Solutions World Summit in Athens
More than 500 participants from 40 countries joined 50 international speakers at Dentsply Sirona’s Implant Solutions World Summit, which took place in Athens, Greece from 8 to 10 June 2023. The three-day event brought together an outstanding group of professionals from the implant dentistry community in a setting steeped in history and scientific discovery.
The Association Dentaire Française Congress is the place to be – Diving into dentistry excellence
Every year at the end of November, the French Dental Association organises the Congrès de l’ADF, the leading event in the field of dentistry and continuing education in Europe, which uniquely combines in one single venue—the Palais des Congrès de Paris—a scientific conference open to all members of the dental team with an international exhibition that showcases all the latest dental technology.
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 wellproven 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. In general, more favourable soft-tissue attachment around zirconia than around titanium can be observed, with blood circulation similar to that around a natural tooth, as well as a more mature and pronounced soft-tissue integration. This comes with an ease of use entailing aspiration security thanks to the integrated screw and a colour-coding to clearly identify the corresponding prosthetic platform...
“We fi ght dirty” – How a simple quality assessment on dental implants became a grassroots movement
Interview with Dr Dirk U. Duddeck
The CleanImplant Foundation performs tests on the quality of randomly selected, sterile-packaged dental implants in cooperation with accredited testing laboratories. We interviewed Dr Dirk U. Duddeck, Managing Director and Head of Research of the foundation
EXIS IOS Solutions expands its portfolio – Bringing new end-to-end digital workfl ows to dental practitioners
DEXIS IOS Solutions is pleased to announce the expansion of its portfolio and ecosystem through new digital end-to-end workflows. The new and enhanced workflows are designed to align with the objective of DEXIS IOS Solutions to support dental practitioners in accelerating their workflow, resulting in increased productivity and improved patient experi- ence. To reinforce this objective, DEXIS IOS Solutions is focused on three crucial principles: ease of use, productivity and practice expansion. Practitioners can now easily expand their range of services through aligner and denture treatments as well as in-house printing, offering their patients personalised and innovative care...
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CleanImplant Foundation CIF GmbH