Referenten der 9. Jahrestagung 2012
- Doctor in Dentistry
- Professor of Periodontology Bologna University
- PhD in Medical Biotecnology applied to Dentistry
- Active member of Italian Society of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology
- Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
- Winner of scientific prizes for the research in periodontology in Europe and USA
- Authors of scientific publications in the fields of Periodontology and two text books on soft tissue plastic surgery
Treatment of gingival recession has become an important therapeutic issue due to the increasing number of cosmetic request from patients. Patients aesthetic demand, due to the exposure, during smiling or function, of portions of the root surface, is the main indication for root coverage surgical procedures. Very often the most coronal millimeter/s of the root exposure is the only visible part of the recession when smiling, therefore the presence and/or the persistence after therapy, even of a shallow recession may be an aesthetic problem for the patient. Thus, complete root coverage, up to the cemento-enamel junction, is the goal to be achieved when patient complains about the aesthetic appearance of his/her teeth.
Another factor to be considered is most frequently gingival recessions affect group of adjacent teeth In order to minimize the number of surgeries and to optimize the aesthetic result, all the contiguous recessions should be treated at the same surgical time. A new approach of the coronally advanced flap has been used to treat multiple recession defects affecting adjacent teeth in patients with aesthetic demands. This surgical technique has been demonstrated to achieve complete root coverage in all treated recessions in most of the patients irrespective to the number of recessions treated in each intervention. These outcomes can be long term maintained.
The recession of the buccal soft tissue margin is a frequent complication of well integrated dental implants. The appearance of metallic structure or even their transparency through the thin buccal soft tissues are the most common reasons for patient aesthetic complains. Soft tissue plastic surgical procedures and bilaminar techniques in particular, can be successfully used to treat buccal gingival recessions around dental implants and to increase the thickness of buccal soft tissue before implant installation.
Konrad H. Meyenberg graduated in dentistry from the University of Zurich. Subsequently, he completed a 4-year postgraduate program in reconstructive dentistry in Zurich at the Department for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (Prof. Peter Schärer). He maintains a private practice specialising in aesthetic reconstructive dentistry in Zurich. In joint practice with Dr. Marco Imoberdorf (periodontology, implantology) and Dr. Peter Velvart (endodontology) he focuses on the treatment of aesthetic and complex perio-prosthetic cases. He is Senior lecturer in aesthetic-reconstructive dentistry at the University of Zurich Dental School, and has published several articles in international journals in the fields of aesthetic dentistry, implantology, adhesive prosthetics and perio-prosthodontics. He looks back on a longstanding experience of lecturing and teaching in Europe and the US. He is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration and the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry. He is a certified specialist for reconstructive dentistry of the Swiss and European Dental Society. He is a member of the editorial board and reviewer of the following journals: The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, the European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, the Journal of Periodontal Practice and Esthetic Dentistry, Implantology and Teamwork.
Dr. Mauro Merli earned his degree cum laude in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna in 1986, and in 1989 specialized cum laude in Odontostomatology. He is an active member of the Italian Society of Periodontology (S.l.d.P), The Italian
Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (A.l.O.P ) and of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS).
- Dr. Merli held the position of Secretary of the Italian Society of Periodontology from
- treasurer for the 1997-2001 four year term
- vice-president from 2001-2003
- President for the 2008-2009 two year term.
Author of the multimedial book ‘Implant Therapy: The Integrated Treatment Plan’ and several scientific articles, Dr. Merli lectures in National and International conferences and courses . Together with his brother Aldo and sister Monica, Dr. Merli runs a private practice founded by his father Mario, dedicating his clinical activity to treating complex cases from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte: Adhäsivtechnik, vollkeramische Restaurationen, Intraoral-Scanner, CAD/CAM-Technologie, Hochleistungspolymere, Aufbau endodontisch behandelter Zähne, metallfreie Wurzelstifte, Implantatprothetik.
- 1979-1982 Ausbildung zum Zahntechniker.
- 1982 Gesellenprüfung.
- 1986-1991 Studium der Zahnheilkunde in Aachen.
- 1992 Zahnärztliche Approbation.
- 1993 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Klinik für Zahnärztliche Prothetik des Universitätsklinikums der RWTH Aachen.
- 1994 Promotion Dr. med. dent.
- 1998 Tagungsbestpreis der DGZPW.
- 1999-2001 DFG-Forschungsaufenthalt am Dental Clinical Research Center der Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, USA.
- 2002 Oberarzt an der Klinik für Zahnärztliche Prothetik des Universitätsklinikums der RWTH Aachen.
- 2003 Verfasser der wissenschaftlichen Stellungnahme der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde (DGZMK) zum „Aufbau endodontisch behandelter Zähne“.
- 2003 Habilitation (Venia Legendi).
- 2006 Ruf auf die W2-Professur für Zahnärztliche Prothetik und Werkstoffkunde an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
- Von 2006 bis 2009 Mitglied des Vorstandes der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Implantologie.
- 2009 Associate Member der American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED).
- 2010 Auszeichnung „Bester Vortrag“ auf der Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dentale Technologie. Seit 2010 stellvertretender erster Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dentale Technologie (ADT).