Time: One session in the morning, and another session in the afternoon
Worldwide, edentulism has become a great concern. Although the prevalence of edentulism has declined over the last decade, complete tooth loss remains a major disease.
More than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. miss at least one tooth. Edentulism affects our most vulnerable populations, the elderly and the ones who have economic disadvantage. Consequences of missing teeth include significant nutritional changes, obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease and psycho-social problems.
In the past, after becoming edentulous, patients had to wait 6 months before the placement of implants. This protocol took so long, that it has discouraged many patients from undergoing an implant treatment. During the last 20 years, implant dentistry has experienced interesting immediate implant loading treatment modalities.
With the MultiPlus System concept, only four implants are required to stabilize a full-arch fixed prosthesis. This implant treatment concept makes it possible to provide treatment for patients who experienced significant bone loss in the posterior sector of lower and upper jaws, without the necessity of complex bone-grafting procedures. For those cases, two tilted implant can be placed in the posterior region and two axial implants in the anterior region, which can be restored the same day with a full-arch screw retained temporary fixed prosthesis.
The MultiPlus System is not only a treatment option for patients who are already edentulous, but it can be also successfully applied in patients with a partial dentition. In this lecture, the treatment planning, surgical/prosthetic procedures and esthetic outcome of clinical cases performed with the MultiPlus concept are the key factors that will be addressed.”
Joost Brouwers, DDS, MSc; After his dental graduation at the Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, Joost Brouwers specialized in CMD, periodontology and implantology. During his training at the Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht he was awarded a price for his Fundamental Scientific Research. From 1986 till 2005 he worked as a general dentist, both in The Netherlands and Germany.
Since 2001 to 2005 he was a visiting professor and worked as a researcher at the Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam (ACTA). He received his Master of Science degree in Oral Implantology in 2006 from the same university.
He is a specialist in the referral clinic for oral implant therapy and reconstructive dentistry in Amersfoort, the Netherlands (www.implantologie-amersfoort.nl).
He is an active member of AcBin (Academic Association Implantology Netherlands), an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, an active member of the Tissue Engineering Society, an active member of Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society, an active member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Zahnheilkunde( German Society of Aesthetic Dentistry), an active member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde and a certified implantologist by The Netherlands Association for Oral Implants.
Joost Brouwers is a frequently invited speaker at national and international conferences. At the “Implantologie Amersfoort” course center he gives a variety of dental implant related courses together with Han van Dijk.
Both Han van Dijk and Joost Brouwers participate in the product development team of the BEGO Implant Company( Bremen Germany). They contributed in their latest innovations.