Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Greater Zurich Section (Cantons of Zurich / Schwyz / Glarus) of the Swiss Dental Hygienists (SDH) invited Prof. Joe HERMANN to their SDH Study Club to present at the University of Zurich Dental School on latest trends and treatment concepts to completely heal patients suffering from aggressive periodontitis / periimplantitis (type III periodontal disease) including the preservation of the achieved oral health long-term. The speaker could show multiple comprehensive clinical cases of his own clientele step-by-step which have just been published in parts in the bimonthly Swiss SDH Journal ‘Dimensions’. One major take home message was the fact that a chronic periodontitis / periimplantitis (type II periodontal disease) represents an inflammatory process, while an aggressive periodontitis / periimplantitis (type III periodontal disease) is an infectious disease requiring modified treatment concepts to be able to heal such a disease long-term.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Just within four months, the second meeting of the DSI DentaScience® Swiss-Italian Study Club meeting took place in the Continuing Education Center of Dr. Gerhard K. SEEBERGER from Cagliari (Italy), who just became DSI® International Faculty Member. He currently also serves as Counselor of the FDI World Dental Federation and as the President of the FDI European Regional Organization (ERO). This interactive and compelling continuing education event was carried out in collaboration with the National Italian DSI® President, Dr. Gabriele CARUSO, from Cagliari (Italy) presenting to Dental Hygienists, Master Dental Technicians, General Dentists as well as Board Certified Dentists focusing on the bio-logical basis and the direct transfer thereof into healthy, predictable and reliable esthetic outcomes in Implant Dentistry long-term.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
In Warsaw (Poland), the first strategic meeting took place with the management of DSI® Business Partner KaVo, represented by Mrs. Katarzyna GISMAN, President, General Manager, and Board Member (right), as well as Mrs. Sandra WÓJCIK, Marketing and Product Manager (center) from KaVo Polska sp. z o.o. together with Global DSI® President Prof. Joe HERMANN (left). KaVo Poland and the DSI® will focus on a joint approach in sophisticated continuing education in the future to come based upon the unique set-up of the first KaVo Dental Excellence Meeting, as recently held on March 9, 2012 in Cracow (Poland).
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Prof. Joachim S. HERMANN (right) presents the National Polish DSI® President’s Award to Mrs. Katarzyna GISMAN (center), and the DSI® Appreciation Award to Mrs. Sandra WÓJCIK (left) at the Headquarters of DSI® Business Partner KaVo in Warsaw (Poland). Mrs. GISMAN also serves as DSI® International Faculty Member, and will share her extensive experience in multiple professional fields in conjunction with latest continuing education concepts.
Friday, April 20, 2012
At the occasion of the seventh ZP® Dental Excellence™ Study Club meeting at the DSI® Global Headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland), three complex and comprehensive clinical cases treated and presented by Prof. Joe HERMANN could be discussed in an interactive, critical and modular DSI® fashion with Prophylaxis Assistants, Dental Hygienists, General Dentists, Public Health Clinic Professionals, Board Certified Dentists as well as DSI® Business Partners focusing on stable, esthetic and healthy both periodontal as well as periimplant outcomes long-term (Case 1 / Case 2 / Case 3). As one international guest, Dr. Iwona NASTERSKA, Board Certified Oral Surgeon and Specialist in Esthetic Dentistry from Warsaw / Los Angeles (Poland / United States of America) could be welcomed (1st row / forth from left). She recently also became DSI® International Faculty Member providing her compelling knowledge and skills to the DSI® in multiple fields of expertise.
Friday, March 30, 2012
At the occasion of the sixth ZP® Dental Excellence™ Study Club meeting at the Global DSI® Headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland), three complex and comprehensive clinical cases treated and presented by Prof. Joe HERMANN could be discussed in an interactive, critical and modular DSI® fashion with Dental Hygienists, General as well as Board Certified Dentists. Major focus was given to stable, esthetic and healthy both periodontal as well as periimplant outcomes long-term based upon unique Bio-logical Principles which can directly be transferred into daily clinical practice (Case 1 / Case 2 / Case 3). Furthermore, it became clear that periimplant soft tissue results are directly related to crestal bone levels according to the Principle of the Biologic Width. Thus, long-term predictable outcomes of both horizontal and especially vertical hard tissue augmentation procedures (‘Guided Bone Regeneration’ [GBR]) in combination with an appropriate and precise manual 3-D positioning of endosseous implants / implant Microgap levels are a crucial requirement for periimplant esthetic outcomes right at the completion of implant surgery (Restoration-driven Implant Placement / Tissue-directed Implant Placement).
Monday, March 26, 2012
The SSO Swiss Dental Association Section Zug and Center Switzerland invited Prof. Joe HERMANN to present on the ‘Transfer of Biological Principles into daily Clinical Practice - Predictable and Esthetic Outcomes in Implant Dentistry Long-term ?!’ Prof. Joachim S. HERMANN showed two of his own complex clinical cases step-by-step including crucial long-term results covering meticulous Dental Diagnostic Sciences, Periodontics, Hard- and Soft Tissue Regeneration, as well as both periodontal and periimplant ‘Red & White’ Esthetics. (Case 1 / Case 2). An interesting and innovative aspect was also the fact that the speaker presented these clinical cases online off the DSI DentaScience Institute’s® website thus allowing the seminar participant to publicly and constantly access this crucial hand-out information whenever needed. Even though this seminar concluded a busy day in private practice, it was quite informative focusing on clinically relevant and directly applicable issues and being based on a neutral scientific foundation as well.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Latest communication and presentation technologies allow as of today to easily communicate within the international global DSI® Network by visual, auditory, and kinesthetic means via mobile phones, SMS text messages, e-mails, exchange servers, internet platforms, social media (Facebook™, Twitter™, e.g.) as well as via video conferences (Skype™, FaceTime™, e.g.) utilizing Smart Phone / Tablet Computer / Laptop Computer Technology like here in Cracow (Poland). Thus, everyone can decide as to how and when to communicate with the DSI® independent on location and time optimizing an appropriate ‘Work- / Live-Balance’ on an individual basis (also refer to DSI® News dated July 13, 2011).
Friday, March 9, 2012
Prof. Joe HERMANN was invited as both a Keynote Speaker as well as a Member of the Scientific Committee to the inaugural KaVo Dental Excellence Symposium in Cracow (Poland) by DSI® Business Partner KaVo Poland. A major focus was the neutral presentation of knowledge and skills in challenging and sophisticated continuing education serving the needs of a patient in a most individual fashion. Thus, the optimized timing and treatment approach was a major topic, from medical history evaluation, to a meticulous diagnostic work-up, via a customized case presentation in combination with an individual cost estimate, an informed consent covering the active therapy, with a focus this time on Periodontics, Implant Dentistry, and Temporo-Mandibular Joint Sciences as well as long-term Maintenance Care concepts.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
For the second time, the SZAZ Appenzell Dental Study Club, represented by SZAZ Course Director and Founding Member, Dr. Lothar KIOLBASSA (left), invited Prof. Joachim S. HERMANN (right) to present on ‘Immediate Implant Loading Concepts in Oral Implantology’ (also refer to DSI® News dated November 30, 2010). Last time, latest 2-D and 3-D radiographic and imaging techniques were focused on. According to DSI®’s modular teaching approach, Prof. Joe HERMANN showed some of his own clinical cases with long-term results of up to nine years. As of today, it seems to be even possible to treat “Gummy Smile Patients“ predictably with a high lip line and multiple missing teeth in the anterior, esthetic upper sextant and in a partially edentulous population. Such an approach may even preserve both periimplant hard and soft tissue formation in a bio-logical fashion via a functional force transfer and distribution from the ideally 3-D placed endosseous implant within periimplant both hard- and soft tissues, as it has been shown successfully in a comparable way in Orthopedic Surgery ever since the late 1950s.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Prof. Joachim S. HERMANN could present on ‘Timing Protocols in Implant and Regenerative Dentistry’ in a Break-out Session in Borovets (Bulgaria) upon invitation by the Sofia ITI International Team for Implantology Study Club Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Stefan PEEV (1st row / right) to a group of Bulgarian, Finish and Canadian implant experts. The day before, the scientific and clinical foundation of this advanced clinical topic could be laid at the occasion of the ‘International Convention for Advanced Dentistry’ in Sofia (Bulgaria; see DSI® News immediately below). Treatment protocols involved late and delayed implant placements as well as immediate implant and immediate loading approaches being explained by several cases of the speaker’s implant portfolio. As a final conclusion, it has become clear that immediately loaded implants may provide a significant advantage to both the patient and the implant expert in terms of patient compliance, an efficient treatment approach, as well as the maximum preservation of both periimplant hard and soft tissues utilizing the presented concept with nine years of follow-up clinical documentation. In particular, a bio-logically based functional force transfer and distribution from the ideally 3-D placed endosseous implant may provide beneficial results as it has been shown successfully in a comparable fashion in Orthopedic Surgery ever since the late 1950s.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Prof. Dr. Stefan PEEV (left), Oral Surgery Board Certified Dentist and President of the Bulgarian Association of Oral Implantology, and industry partner Institut Straumann AG, represented by Mr. David DIAS (right), Regional Head Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Distributors / Middle East ITI Section Administrator, organized the ‘International Convention for Advanced Dentistry’ in Sofia (Bulgaria) where Prof. Joe HERMANN (center) could give a presentation on ‘Transfer of Biological Principles into Daily Clinical Practice - Basis for Esthetics and Long-term Success ?!’. The major topic of this presentation was a comparison of bio-logical periimplant hard and soft tissue reactions in relation to a ‘Bone Level’ vs. a ‘Soft Tissue Level Implant Approach’, as well as a ‘Platform-Switching Design’ compared to a ‘Matched-Platform Implant Design’.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Prof. Joachim S. HERMANN (right) presents the National Italian DSI® President’s Award to Dr. Gabriele CARUSO (left), President of the Swiss-Italian DSI® Study Club as well as International DSI® Faculty Member at the same time. He is a Board Certified Oral Surgeon and has a private practice in Cagliari (Italy) in the fourth generation with a focus on Periodontics, Implant and Esthetic Dentistry. Another important aspect of Prof. HERMANN’s second visit to Cagliari was also the strategic preparation and planning process of the ‘First National Italian DSI® Congress’ (‘Primo congresso nazionale DSI®’) taking place in 2013.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Dr. Gabriele CARUSO (left) and Prof. Joe HERMANN (right) are discussing up-to-date treatment concepts in relation to Implant Dentistry at the occasion of the first DSI DentaScience® Swiss-Italian Study Club Meeting taking place in Cagliari (Italy) with experienced Dental Hygienists, Master Dental Technicians, General as well as Board Certified Dentists. Thus, it seems to be crucial to first successfully heal patients with a diagnosis of inflammatory chronic periodontitis (type II periodontal disease / ca. 60% of world-wide population), and in particular, individuals suffering from aggressive periodontitis (type III periodontal disease / ca. 20% of world-wide population) prior to sophisticated implant, regenerative, restorative, prosthetic, and / or orthodontic therapy. An interesting fact in that regard are latest scientific reports with more than 30% of complications / failures in implant patients after 10 years (periimplantitis / implant loss). This clearly shows the necessity to first create a healthy oral cavity environment and only after completion thereof, to start with the above-mentioned forms of therapy to be successful long-term and to provide the patient with a maximum satisfaction.
Monday / Tuesday, February 6 / 7, 2012
Based upon his academic teaching appointment at the University of Greifswald (Germany), Prof. Joe HERMANN could give a two-day clinical seminar / hands-on course on ‘Soft Tissue Level Implant Dentistry’ to international undergraduate as well as postgraduate students originating from Germany, Poland, Iran, Jordan, Russia, Ukraine and Sri Lanka together with DSI® Business Partner Institut Straumann AG. Primarily, the young Periodontists / Implantologists got introduced to unique Biogical Principles to provide them with a clear and direct guideline to long-term success. Secondarily - and as the major focus of this seminar - all course participants could transfer this knowledge and directly practice their new skills on pig mandibles.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN could give the keynote speech and talk about latest trends in Periodontics, Implant and Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Sharjah / Dubai (United Arab Emirates [UAE]), the first and largest Dental Hospital in the UAE and the overall Gulf Region as invited speaker of the 3rd Sharjah Dental College & 16th Emirates Medical Association International Conference. The University Dental Hospital Sharjah (UDHS) / Faculty of Dentistry was founded in 2004 and is integrated in the compound of medical and health sciences. Therefore, a comprehensive approach in Medical Sciences was of major importance during this international conference focusing on the Art of Dentistry as an important branch of Medical Sciences and not on a separate discipline by itself.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Chronic (type II periodontal disease) and aggressive periodontitis / periimplantitis (type III periodontal disease) occur in about 80% (60% / 20 %) of all patients in our today’s clinical practices. Thus it has become of utmost importance to precisely identify and distinguish type II vs. type III periodontal diseases to be able to primarily and completely cure such different illnesses (inflammation vs. infection) and secondarily maintain the state of health based upon an individual bio-logical risk assessment and a customized maintenance care protocol long-term. In that regard, Prof. Joe HERMANN could talk at the ‘Annual Berlin Prevention Days’ to about 350 Dental Hygienists, Prophylaxis Assistants and their General Dentists upon invitation by the Philipp-Pfaff-Institute in Berlin (Germany). As one of the major conclusions, it has become clear that such an approach will provide the least incidence of dental urgencies in the daily dental practice, and especially, will also allow to even more focus on a sophisticated level Dentistry with increased financial benefits both for the patient as well as the team of Dental Professionals.
Friday, December 2, 2011
In recent years, computing software allows virtually for any changes of crucial contents on still digital images other than digital raw files, which can be compared to performance enhancing drugs in high performance sports. As a consequence to such a world-wide reality in publishing as well as continuing education sciences, all DSI® Faculty Members agreed upon a common DSI® Disclaimer to never modify such pictures in the medically relevant areas-of-interest by means of computing software. Furthermore, since both remodeling of periodontal / periimplant hard- as well as soft tissues macroscopically takes 9+ months, all DSI® documentation will be based upon long-term clinical outcomes (2+ years) and best upon moving clinical pictures / videos / real-time live patient documentation. Therefore, DSI® course participants as well as DSI® Business Partners can expect reproducible, predictable and reliable treatment outcomes on their patients on a bio-logical basis long-term.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
In recent years, it has become evident that chronic general diseases as well as a multitude of severe and live-threatening general diseases are directly linked to both periapical as well as lateral periodontitis. Surprisingly, most aggressive anaerobic Periodontopathogens / Implantopathogens are the same / identical and independent of whether they have an endodontic or a periodontal origin. Therefore, the DSI® curriculum also provides sophisticated courses in Endodontics where course participants can train their skills using professional Operating Microscopes (OPMI) in combination with latest high-technology endodontic equipment.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Effective today, the DSI® provides (co)authored scientific papers by Prof. Joe HERMANN (peer-reviewed / international impact factor publications) in an open PDF-file format online which will allow the reader to easier get access to / study / understand the independent scientific background which then can directly be transferred into everybody’s daily clinical practice. Furthermore, this online scientific background information allows DSI® course participants to perfectly well and individually prepare DSI® CE-Events ahead of time and to study particular details of such a course in a Hand-Out information format after completion of an interesting DSI® course as part of DSI®’s Monday Morning Take Home Messages™.
Friday, November 25, 2011
The German Association of Oral Implantology (DGI) celebrated ‘60 Years of Periimplant Hard Tissue Integration’ with 3’500 participants at the occasion of the 25th DGI Annual Meeting taking place in Dresden (Germany). As a keynote speaker, Prof. Joachim S. HERMANN could present his latest news on a bio-logically driven implant placement protocol, and in particular, on eight-year results of successful immediate implant loading (100% Success Rate) in single and multiple tooth gaps in partially edentulous patients which may provide the least / no amounts of buccal and crestal Bone Loss (cBL) as well as minimal / no amounts of recession of the Gingival Margin (GM) long-term.
Friday, November 18, 2011
For the fifth time, the ZP® Dental Excellence™ Study Club joined in at the DSI® Headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland) comprised of referring general dentists as well as specialists and their teams discussing a bio-logical approach to come up with predictable and reliable implant esthetics long-term. As a crucial aspect of this DSI® Continuing Education event, it has become clear that a different biology seems to be involved with Bone Level Implants as opposed to Soft Tissue Level Implants as well as the fact that switched platforms are supposed to react differently in comparison with conventional matched platform implant designs. As a conclusion, it has been suggested - at the basis of both experimental and clinical data - that the best results can be achieved when using a Soft Tissue Level approach in combination with a matched platform implant design.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Prof. Joe HERMANN was invited to Basel (Switzerland) by the Swiss Association of Dental Laboratories (VZLS) in close collaboration with the Institute Straumann AG, presenting on periimplant crestal hard and soft tissue biology both from a clinical as well as experimental point of view comparing Bone Level vs. Soft Tissue Level Implant approaches. As a major conclusion, it became evident that different locations of the crestal Bone Level (cBL) will directly influence the level of the Gingival Margin (GM) according to the principle of the Biologic Width (BW). Thus, perfect periimplant ‘Red’ as well as ‘White Esthetics’ are directly dependent on each other and related to a bio-logically-driven ‘Tissue-directed Implant Placement’ as well as a precise ‘Restoration-driven Implant Placement’ Protocol (3-D-Implant Positioning).
Friday, October 28, 2011
At the occasion of the fourth ZP® Dental Excellence™ Study Club meeting at the DSI® Headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland), referring general dentists as well as specialists and their teams were discussing a bio-logical approach to come up with predictable and reliable implant esthetics long-term. A crucial aspect seems to be a different biology involved with Bone Level Implants as opposed to Soft Tissue Level Implants as well as the fact that switched platforms are supposed to react differently in comparison with conventional matched platform implant designs. Finally, it has been suggested - at the basis of both experimental as well as clinical data - that the best results can be achieved when using a Soft Tissue Level approach in combination with a matched platform implant design.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Upon invitation by the Upper Lake Zurich Rotary Club from Rapperswil (Switzerland), Prof. Joe HERMANN could present on the interaction of aggressive periodontitis and heart attack as well as stroke and multiple other severe general diseases / conditions. In that regard, it could be discussed that such an aggressive oral disease occurs at a rather high percentage of about 20% of the overall world-wide population. Furthermore, it has become clear that aggressive periodontitis / periimplantitis does not just trigger such potentially fatal diseases, but really can directly be responsible for such diseases. Thus, a completely healthy oral cavity can be a major contributor for patients’ general health and longevity in general.
Thursday, September 29 - Saturday, October 1, 2011
The first DSI® Expert Level Academy Meeting took place at the national French DSI DentaScience Institute® in Grenoble (France). Major focus was given to the anatomy, handling and preservation of Periimplant Soft Tissues. As an integral part of this meeting format, about 50% of the overall duration of this high-end course was a Hands-On seminar, allowing each participant to directly transfer unique Biological Principles into daily clinical practice (Program / Testimonials / Photo Gallery). Early 2012, the appropriate Periimplant Hard Tissue Course will take place in a modular fashion and as an ideal combination. Furthermore, the Periimplant Soft Tissue Course will be repeated during the fall season of 2012 as well.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
During the Eurosymposium 2011 in Constance (Germany), Prof. Joachim S. HERMANN spoke on Oemus Media TV / DSI® YouTube Channel about the State-of-the-art in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in 2012. Nowadays, there is ample evidence for the fact that Dental Implants should only be placed in a completely healthy oral cavity when trying to achieve complication- and / or failure-free as well as esthetic long-term results. This is even more important since about 70% (!) of the overall world-wide population suffers from periodontitis. Therefore, it seems to be crucial to transfer unique Biological Principles into daily clinical practice. Furthermore, a healthy status of both teeth and implants should be monitored by a specialist team dealing with a meticulous analysis of the medical history, diagnostic work-up, active therapy as well as maintenance care long-term.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
At the occasion of the 6th South German Implantology Days in Constance (Germany), Prof. Joe HERMANN could present on latest trends as well as challenges and limits of Dental and Oro-facial Diagnostic Sciences. A major aspect was the fact, that every single diagnostic tool - from periapical radiography up to Cone-beam Computer Tomography (CBCT) - should be used where necessary and based upon a specific indication (Oral Surgery / Periodontics / Endodontics / Orthodontics / Implant Dentistry / Prosthodontics). As of today, the CBCT technology has become the ’Standard of Care’ in multiple compelling diagnostic indications in analogy to the introduction of conventional panoramic radiography (Pano) some 40+ years ago. As a consequence, oro-facial treatments can be carried out significantly more precisely and in a (more) minimally-invasive fashion. Another interesting fact is the significant reduction in radiation doses of about 75% comparing CBCT with conventional head and neck Computer Tomogram (CT) technology (Periapical Radiograph ca. 1x : Pano 4x : CBCT 16x : CT 64x). Furthermore, it seems to be important to understand that Board Certified Radiologists (Germany) need to carry out and analyze 2’500+ imaging examinations while going through a six-year full-time residency. This explains the fact that Dentists as well as Physicians using CBCT technology do have a great responsibility and should have a record of extensive continuing education, training and experience when using this unique technology.
Monday, September 19, 2011
One of the most important goals of the DSI DentaScience Institute® is a comprehensive approach in sophisticated Dentistry including multiple fields of expertise offering continuing education events on a global perspective and in analogy to the DSI® Philosophy. In that regard, the international DSI® Dental Technology Study Club was founded at the global DSI® Headquarters focusing on latest visions and perspectives in combination with an appropriate transfer into daily practice in the field of Dental Technology. The new President of this DSI® Study Club is Master Dental Technician Thomas H. SEITNER from Stuttgart-Ostfildern (Germany). Further founding members are from left to right as follows: Dental Technician Christoph RYCHEN from Basel-Binnigen (Switzerland), Master Dental Technician Markus LEUZINGER from Zurich (Switzerland), Master Dental Technician Renzo TRACHSLER from Zurich-Küsnacht (Switzerland), Prof. Dr. Joe HERMANN from Zurich-Nänikon (Switzerland), Master Dental Technician Romy MEIER from Bern-Herzogenbuchsee (Switzerland), Master Dental Technician Bernhard HÜGI from Zurich-Egg (Switzerland), Master Dental Technician Raphael BÜSSER from St. Gallen (Switzerland) as well as Master Dental Technician Felix BAUMANN from Olten (Switzerland). The following founding members were not present on this photograph: Dr. Hervé BUATOIS from Grenoble (France), Dr. Gabriele CARUSO from Cagliari (Italy), Master Dental Technician Alessandro CATTANEO from Cagliari (Italy), Master Dental Technician Marc-André LERICHE from Beaune (France), Dr. Bertold MEISTER from Hamburg (Germany), Dental Technician Martina MEISTER from Hamburg (Germany), Master Dental Technician Alwin SCHÖNENBERGER from Zurich-Glattbrugg (Switzerland), Dental Technician Erich WIRZ from Basel (Switzerland) as well as Master Dental Technician Thomas H. SEITNER from Stuttgart-Ostfildern (Germany).
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Dr. Hervé BUATOIS (left) and Prof. Joe HERMANN (right) were meeting in Grenoble (France) to further discuss and fine-tune the upcoming DSI® 2011 Continuing Education Events in Grenoble (DSI® Expert Level Academy 01/2011 and 01/2012) with the DSI® Winter Academy 2012 in Saas-Fee (Valais / Switzerland) as well as the DSI® Spring Academy Meeting 2012 in Vilamendhoo (Maldives). Furthermore, Dr. BUATOIS received the National French DSI® President’s Award from Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN since he just took over the national French DSI® Presidency from Dr. Jean-Nicolas HASSON in Mulhouse (France).
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (’Principal Investigator’), an international research team (United States of America / Switzerland / Germany / Jordan) could show for the first time different both periimplant hard- and soft tissue reactions in relation to the implant insertion depth as well as implant surface characteristics comparing a relatively smooth, machined titanium surface with a Sandblasted, Large-grit and Acid-etched Surface [SLA]). In this first peer-reviewed publication (ISI® Impact Factor: 2.479 / Ranking: # 9) it could be shown that the amount of crestal bone loss could be decreased significantly. Furthermore, periimplant connective tissue fibers adjacent to SLA surface textures showed a perpendicular fiber orientation into the surface as opposed to scar-tissue like connective tissue characteristics in relation to relatively smooth machined titanium surfaces.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Implantologist Dr. Carlo METZLER from Lugano-Manno (Ticino / Switzerland) invited Prof. Joe HERMANN to present to his personal Study Club on the selective identification and successful long-term healing of aggressive vs. chronic periodontitis / periimplantitis (Course Objectives / Summary). Major focus was also given to the significant impact of aggressive periodontitis / periimplantitis in direct relation to severe general diseases. Scientific evidence for such a correlation already exists today for Heart Attack, Stroke, Thrombosis / Embolism, Endocarditis, Alzheimer’s Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pneumonia, Orofacial Malignoma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Urethritis / Cystitis / Pyelonephritis, Prostatitis / Orchitis, Premature Delivery / Pre-term Low Birth Weight, Breast Implant Foreign Body Reactions and Psoriasis.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Effective today, the multilingual DSI® Website (German / French / English / Italian) is now globally available with unlimited audio-visual remote access away from the office / on the road for perfect interactive use on Apple iPhones and iPads as well as on other smart phones and tablets. All contents are updated almost daily, and thus, the DSI® interactive platform can be used as an ideal customer / patient education tool not being dependent on a stationary desktop computer.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Prof. Joe HERMANN (left) during his visit to the German Headquarters of DSI® Business Partner Geistlich Biomaterials in Baden-Baden (Germany) discussing future projects in close collaboration with the Managing Director, Dr. Thomas BRAUN (center), and Marketing Director, Mr. Michael WAGNER (right). On an international level, major fields of interest will be the subjects of ‘Socket Preservation’, ‘Lateral Ridge Augmentation’, ‘Vertical Ridge Augmentation’, ‘Site Development’ , ‘Subantral Augmentation / Internal and External Sinus Lifts’, and ‘Periodontal / Periimplant Soft Tissue Management’.
Friday, July 1, 2011
In recent years, major international epidemiological studies have clearly shown that only about 5% of our world-wide population are periodontally / periimplantologically healthy, ca. 10% exhibit a periodontal / periimplant gingivitis (type I A periodontal disease - low-risk patient group), about 65% of all patients do have a chronic periodontitis / periimplantitis (type II periodontal disease - low-risk patient group), whereas ca. 20% (!) suffer from aggressive periodontitis / periimplantitis (type III periodontal disease - high-risk patient group). A challenge in today’s successful clinical practices remains the ideal assignment of Prophylaxis Assistants, Dental Hygienists, General Dentists, and Periodontists to the appropriate patient groups based upon the specific difficulty level (Course Objectives /Summary).
Friday, July 1, 2011
Two weeks after the first ZP ZurichPeriodontics® Dental Excellence™ Study Club meeting, further referring general dentists and dental hygienists from several countries joined in at the DSI DentaScience Institute® in Zurich focusing on ’Distinguishing Criteria for the Detection of Chronic vs. Aggressive Periodontitis / Periimplantitis ?! Can a complete oral healing be achieved and maintained long-term ?!’ (ZPSC02/2011). One of the major issues of this seminar was the identification of 12 specific criteria allowing to distinguish a chronic periodontitis / periimplantitis (low-risk patient group) from an aggressive periodontitis / periimplantitis (high-risk patient group).
Friday, June 17, 2011
Mrs. Manuela KLAUSER (left) and Mrs. Gretel FREIBURGHAUS (right) as both course participants as well as representatives of DSI® Business Partner Medirel Ltd. from Agno / Ticino (Switzerland) exhibiting the latest news of their product portfolio in relation to the topic of the inaugural ZP ZurichPeriodontics® Dental Excellence™ Study Club Meeting (ZPSC01/2011) on ‘Distinguishing Criteria for the Detection of Chronic vs. Aggressive Periodontitis / Periimplantitis’ at the DSI DentaScience Institute® in Zurich. Due to such a close collaboration with partners in business and industry, DSI® course participants always can take advantage of the latest developments in dentistry, and if desired, immediately can get in touch with these professionals. In that regard, the major focus was given to power-driven sonic toothbrushes, interdental tooth brushes as well as multi-compatible ultrasonic device tips for professional cleaning purposes.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Prof. Joachim S. HERMANN (second from left) visiting Dr Hervé BUATOIS (second from right) and his team in his Private Clinic / Continuing Education Center ‘Clinicimplant’ in Grenoble (France). Mrs. Evelyne ROUAT (right) is the responsible Clinic Manager, and Mrs. Nathalie FRANSSEN Head of Clinical Operations (left). Furthermore, Dr BUATOIS and Prof. HERMANN further developed the global DSI® Curricula inaugurating the DSI® Expert Level Academy format with the first two international expert level centers being located in Zurich (Switzerland) and Grenoble (France). DSI® Expert Level Academy meetings from now on will focus both on high-end presentation formats in combination with a direct transfer of this acquired knowledge via hands-on seminars. The first DSI® Expert Level Academy Meeting already will take place in Grenoble (France) from September 29 – October 1, 2011 (Preliminary Program).
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The first ‘International Symposium on Cone-Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT)’ took place in Warsaw / Poland, where Prof. Joe HERMANN could present on long-term results related to the topic “How much Dental Diagnostic Sciences Do We Need ?! - From Periapical Radiography to Cone-Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT)”. It became clear as a conclusion of this international conference that up-to-date Radiology / Dental Diagnostic Sciences are not just separate, descriptive sciences any more, but have become clinical sciences and thus, a crucial part of a sophisticated daily clinical practice. In addition, more and more synergies are being developed with specialists in the field of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Medicine, which will allow improve both the quality of ENT as well as Dental Medicine.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN was one of the main speakers at a Hamburg (Germany) Symposium on the relationship between Periodontitis and General Health Issues. As of today, there is ample evidence that aggressive periodontitis / periimplantitis (type III periodontal disease) can directly cause or exaggerate the four most lethal diseases world-wide (World Health Organization [WHO]) like heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Also endocarditis, rheumatoid arthritis, premature delivery, pre-term low birth weight, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, malignant tumors in the oral & maxillofacial area and rejection of breast implants seem to be linked to a transferable infectious type III periodontal disease (‘Kissing Disease’) why a completely healed and healthy oral cavity (!) seems to be of utmost importance.
Thursday, March 24 - Saturday, March 26, 2011
Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN presented on latest technologies in Dental Diagnostic Sciences at the occasion of the 34th International Dental Show (IDS), the world-wide biggest fair of dental professionals (115’000 visitors), in cooperation with global DSI® Partner KaVo on the topic ‘From Periapical Radiography to Cone-Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT) – How much Dental Diagnostic Sciences Do We Need ?!’.
Saturday, February 26 - Saturday, March 5, 2011
In 2011, the DSI® Winter Academy took place in Saas-Fee (Valais / Switzerland) as an international, multilingual Congress (French / German / English). The major focus of this ‘Advanced Level Meeting’ was given to a chronological and sophisticated patient treatment approach as well as an immediate transfer of this knowledge into the successful daily clinical practice (Program / Testimonials / Photo Gallery).
Friday, February 11, 2011
Anesthesiologist Dr. Stefan MATTHIAS (right) and nurse anesthetist, Ms. Brigitte SCHÄFER (center) from DSI® Partner narkose.ch visiting the DSI® Headquarters / the ZP ZurichPeriodontics® Clinic in Zurich after the completion of a four-hour i.v. sedation surgery with Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (left). In addition, future lecture series on ‘Challenges and Limits of i.v. Sedation vs. General Anesthesia’ at the DSI DentaScience Institute® have been discussed and planned meticulously.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Dr. Hervé BUATOIS (left) and Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (right) preparing together in France the first DSI® Fall Academy Meeting, taking place from September 29 - October 1, 2011 in F-Grenoble with the expert level topic ‘Challenges and Limits of Periimplant Soft Tissue Management’. Furthermore, the second DSI® Winter Academy Meeting will be organized again in Saas-Fee (Valais / Switzerland) from March 3 - 10, 2012 focusing on ‘Immediate Loading in Implant Dentistry - Myths versus Realities ?!’ as well as ‘How much Dental Diagnostic Sciences do We Need ?! - From Periapical Radiography to 3-D Cone Beam Computer Tomography !’
Monday, January 31, 2011
Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (right) teaching a group of international students from Germany, Iran, Jordan, Poland, Russia, South Korea and Ukraine at the occasion of a two-day seminar on ‘Soft Tissue Level Implant Dentistry’ taking place at the University of Greifswald (Germany). Major focus was given to a thorough theoretical introduction as well as several hands-on seminars on pig mandibles.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Christoph REINSCHMIDT, PhD, Vice President and Country Manager Straumann® Switzerland (left), and Anna ZANONI, Head Marketing Straumann® Switzerland (center), visiting Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (right) at the DSI® Headquarters in Zurich to finalize details in preparation for the DSI® Winter Academy 2011 in Saas-Fee / Valais (Switzerland; Final Program).
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Bettina A. HERMANN (middle) and Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (right) visiting the French DSI DentaScience Institute® Headquarters and the National DSI® President, Dr. Jean-Nicolas HASSON (left) in Mulhouse (France). Major focus was the strategic planning of all future DSI® activities in French speaking regions / countries in 2011 und 2012.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (in front of screen) lecturing to a group of 34 participants of the `SZAZ Appenzell Dental Study Club’ and referring Doctors at the DSI® Headquarters on current trends in `Dental Diagnostic Sciences’ focusing on the transition from periapical conventional / digital radiography up to current `Cone-Beam CT Technology [= CBCT]’.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (top row / left) and Dr. Markus F. THOMA (top row / second from left) together with members of the ‘Zurich Diving Dental Study Club (ZZTS)‛ during a 10-day Continuing Education Seminar on ‘Orofacial Pain’ in Wakatobi (South Sulawesi / Indonesia). Distinguished speaker of this event exclusively was Dr. med. et med. dent. Dominik A. ETTLIN (top row / right) from Zurich University (CH), Head of the Department of Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The Straumann® company launches a new membrane for Guided Bone Regeneration called MembraGel™ world-wide and introduces it to the Swiss market. The membrane is comprised of polyethylene glycol (PEG) which is applied as a liquid and sets in situ. As this is an innovative technology requiring different handling to conventional membranes, Straumann® is combining the launch with an education program that includes hands-on product training, making the product available only to dental professionals who have participated in a particular training program.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Dr. Oender SOLAKOGLU (left), German National DSI® President and Director of the ‘Seattle Study Club Hamburg (SSC)’ and Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (right) initiate a close collaboration between the DSI® and the SSC-Hamburg at the occasion of Dr. SOLAKOGLU’s visit of the DSI® International Headquarters in Zurich. Major focus of all joint continuing education (CE) events in the future will be the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, based upon an intense collaboration of Dental Hygienists / General Dentists and Specialists. The first CE highlight will be the DSI® Winter Academy 2011 taking place in Saas-Fee (Switzerland) from February 26 - March 5, 2011. (Program)
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (left) and US-American National DSI® President Dr. Steve RIMER (right) are about to prepare the DSI® Fall Academy Expert Level Meeting in Eastern Africa (Kenya) which will take place in October 2012 focusing on latest News in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
The ‘German Association of Oral Implantology (DGZI)’ invited Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN (second from left) to Berlin (GER) to give a talk on ‘Short Implants’ celebrating their 40th International Annual Meeting, followed by an intense exchange of thoughts during an expert panel discussion under the guidance of DGZI Board Member and President Elect, Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank PALM (left).
Monday, September 13, 2010
Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN and the Swiss core group of Business Partner ‘Institut Straumann Ltd.’ evaluate current and future business projects in a comprehensive fashion at the DSI DentaScience Institute®’s Headquarter in Zurich-Nänikon.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The DSI® Global Headquarters in Zurich welcomes a group of Japanese Periodontists accompagnied by their Dental Hygienists focusing on the successful treatment / healing of ‘Aggressive Periodontitis / Periimplantitis (Type III Periodontal Disease)’ via a real-time live surgery and a theoretical back-up.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The sixth international DSI DentaScience Institute® was established in Japan with its National DSI® Headquarters in J-Osaka. National DSI® President and Head of the DSI® Swiss-Japanese Study Club is Oral Surgeon (J) Dr. Yasushi NAKAJIMA standing in front of the ‘Nakajima Clinic’ in Osaka.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The fifth international DSI DentaScience Institute® just opened its doors in Brazil with the National DSI® Headquarters in BR-São Paulo. National DSI® President and Head of the DSI® Swiss-Brazilian Study Club (right) is Periodontist (USA, BR) Prof. Dr. Luiz ALVES DE LIMA meeting in Switzerland with National Italian DSI® President, Dr. Gabriele CARUSO (left) and National US-American DSI® President, Dr. Stephen RIMER (center).
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The fourth international DSI DentaScience Institute® has been initiated in the United States of America with its National DSI® Headquarters in USA-Boca Raton, Florida. New National DSI® President and Head of the DSI® Swiss-US-American Study Club (left) is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (RSA, USA) Dr. Stephen RIMER, BDS, PA, FABOMFS, FITI on the picture (left) with visiting Global DSI® President, Prof. Dr. Joachim S. HERMANN in Boca Raton.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Another international DSI DentaScience Institute® has opened in Germany with its National DSI® Headquarters located in D-Hamburg. New National DSI® President and Head of the DSI® Swiss-German Study Club (right) is Periodontist (GB) and Implantologist (USA) Dr. med. dent. Önder SOLAKOGLU, MCD, MSc, FITI visiting the global DSI® Headquarters in Zurich. Dr. Gabriele CARUSO (left) and Bettina A. HERMANN (center) joined in to plan the first ‘DSI® Winter / Fall / Spring Academy’ Meetings in Switzerland, Italy and Kenia in 2011 and 2012.
Friday, October 9, 2009
The second international DSI DentaScience Institute® is founded in Italy with its National DSI® Headquarters in I-Cagliari. New National DSI® President and Head of the DSI® Swiss-Italian Study Club is Periodontist (I), Implantologist (I) and Prosthodontist (I) Dott. Gabriele CARUSO, FITI (left), pictured with his father, Prosthodontist, Endodontist and Operative Dentist Prof. Dott. Giampaolo CARUSO (right).
Thursday, October 2, 2009
Dr. Markus F. THOMA (left) is welcoming Ms. Bettina A. HERMANN (right) as the new DSI® Head of Administration Office. Ms. HERMANN has a background in Medical Sciences and is familiar with the field of Dentistry for many years.