Invitation to LASAK IBERIA symposium

10. října 2016

DeustoLASAK´s partner in the Iberian market, LASAK IBERIA, is organizing the second Clinical & Scientific Update on Friday 18th November 2016 at Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain. Seven highly renowned experts in periodontology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and implantology will share their experience with the audience.

The moderator of the symposium is Dr. Carlos Aparicio MD, DDS, MSc, MSc, DLT, PhD, from Barcelona (Spain). He created the first center focused exclusively on implant-supported dental rehabilitation in the maxilla. These days, he works with patients with bone atrophy and major bone loss. A few years ago, such procedures required more than one treatment and a minimum period of two months without teeth, but, today, it is possible to fix a patient’s dentition with little trauma and with excellent prognosis in a few hours. He is the author of the book, “Zygomatic Implants. The Anatomy/guided Approach.”

Bilbao Dr. Iñaki Lekuona´s lecture is titled, “Periodontitis: Quiet enemy of my favorite organ”. He will speak about the main facts influencing cardiovascualr mal-functioning, among them inflammation and chronic infection caused by periodontitis. He will review the studies that analyze the random or direct relationship between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease. He will also summarise the current standpoint of the European Prevention Guidelines in relation to periodontitis as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Alfredo Martínez, will share his experiences about “Soft tissue management in implantology. Beyond grafts.” This presentation attempts to provide a vision beyond the description of a technique. To achieve satisfactory results, the process should start with a correct diagnosis based on an interview, photos supported with imaging tests and the systematic use of a Rx/surgical splint for the correct positioning of the implants. Soft tissue management is not only important from an esthetic point-of-view, but also from the functionality and periodontal health point-of-view.

Most often, implants are used as an option to rehabilitate edentulous spaces adjacent to natural teeth with reduced periodontal support in patients potentially sensitive to periodontitis. The presentation of Dr. Adrian Guerero: “Peri-implantitis prevention: what to do before, during and after implant therapy”, will focus on the description of the latest scientific evidence supporting the use of a periodontal supportive therapy program (TPS) as a method of primary and secondary prevention, both of periodontitis and peri-implantitis. The various phases of dental implant treatment within the context of a comprehensive patient treatment plan will be discussed.

Periodontist Dr. Pilar Batalla will present, in her lecture, the “Influence of prosthetic abutment height in peri-implant marginal bone loss”, the results of three different studies regarding peri-implant bone loss influenced by using different heights of prosthetic components. She will discuss, how to improve the planning of implant placement in order to prevent peri-implant bone loss.

The periodontist and implantologist, Dr. Curd Bollen, from the Netherlands, will lecture on “Implants & Halitosis: Screws with a smell!”. Halitosis is still, largely, a taboo subject in our society, although it is a common problem. The oral cavity is the major origin of this “disease”, followed by the ENT-area and several blood-borne diseases. First, the origin of the phenomenon will be discussed. It is explained that volatile sulphur components and amines, produced by the anaerobic microflora in the oral cavity, are the main contributing fragrances. Furthermore, the different detection methods will be highlighted.

Dr. Arturo Bilbao Alonso will review, in his lecture “Implantology Over-Indications”, different situations where it can be considered that an unnecessary or potentially “problem-creating” treatment has been performed, even leading to case failure. These “over-indications” should be divided according to time criteria, starting with the planning phase, and followed by the implant insertion, performance of reconstructive techniques, rehabilitation and maintenance phases.

Implantology complications are usually caused by a lack of, or poor, planning. Dr. Jorge Caubet will present the topic, “Complications with implants in clinical practice”. The most difficult complications are normally generated in the esthetic sector because it is a very visible area where case management is very often multidisciplinary. Economic hardship times, “pushing” many dental clinics to “over-indicate” implant treatments, have also fostered the increase of such type of complications.

If you are interested to attend this symposium, please, contact LASAK IBERIA via e-mail: You can download here more information about the lecturers and their lectures.