Alpha-Bio Tec, in collaboration with its Global Training Center, is proud to welcome you to
Global Congress 2022, “The Vision Today – The Reality of Tomorrow.”
Alpha-Bio Tec Global Congress 2022 is deemed one of foremost scientific events of the year, and the ideal platform for you to meet global thought leaders, scientists, and clinicians, who will change the way you think – and work.
The event is a unique opportunity to learn from international experts in implantology, digital dentistry, guided surgery, 3D bone augmentation, soft and hard tissue, bioactive implants, dental aesthetics, and more.
Dr. Iñaki Gamborena is an accredited Prosthodontist in San Sebastian Spain, where he maintains a private practice, and dedicates his research to esthetics, restorative dentistry, and implants. He is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. Gamborena is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and founding member of the Ponti Group, Chicago. He co-authored the book, “EVOLUTION: Contemporary Protocols for Anterior Single Tooth Implants,” (pub. 2014), and invented the “Slim Temporary Abutment Concept: Maximizing space for soft tissue growth,” (Nobel Biocare, 2014).
Dr. Gamborena graduated Dentistry from the University Odontológica Dominicana (UOD), Mexico, with an MSc. in Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, where he received the Bolender Contest Award for clinical and academic excellence for his work in prosthodontics. He holds certificates in Occlusion and Temporo-Mandibular Disorders, Mexican Association of Occlusal Reconstruction, Restorative Dentistry, Autonoma of Nuevo León University, Mexico, and a certificate in the Oral & Craniofacial Implant Fellowship Program, University of Texas, Houston.
Dr. Yaniv Mayer is a specialist in Periodontics, certified by the Israel Ministry of Health and the Dr. Yaniv Mayer is a specialist in periodontics and serves as the Head of Clinical Research and Innovation in the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, and is a past president of the Israeli Society of Periodontology. He is a certified specialist by the Israeli Ministry of Health and the European Federation of Periodontology.
Dr. Mayer is involved in clinical research and is a guest speaker at leading conferences in Israel and abroad. He is an official reviewer for several professional scientific journals in the fields of dental implants and periodontology and has published several professional articles which received international awards. Dr. Mayer teaches residents and students at the Technion Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine in Haifa. In 2021, Dr. Mayer was nominated by both Forbes and Dun & Bradstreet and cited as one of the leading periodontists in Israel. Dr. Mayer founded Periocenter Ltd., one of Israel’s foremost clinics focused on periodontology, implantology and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Mayer is the director of the Israeli ITI study club. He received his degree in dental medicine from the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem and specialized in periodontics at the Rambam Medical Center School of Graduate Dentistry in Haifa.
Dr. Luigi Canullo is an international speaker on the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry and has authored more than 150 articles on implantology and osseointegration, published in leading international journals. He is an active member of the Italian Academy for Osseointegration (IAO) and European Academy of Osseointegration (EAO), a visiting professor at the University of Berna (Switzerland), and a reviewer for some of the leading journals in implant dentistry.
Dr. Canullo has been awarded numerous prizes for outstanding work, including scientific article, American Academy of Osseointegration (2013 and 2018), clinical research, Spanish Society for Surgery and Implants (2017), clinical and basic research, Italian Society for Osseointegration (2016), Martignoni prize, Italian Academy for Prosthetic Dentistry (2012), and clinical presentation, European Association for Osseointegration (2008). He graduated cum laude in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis, University of Rome, La Sapienza, and received his PhD from the University of Bonn. He currently manages a private practice in Rome that focuses on oral implantology, surgery, and implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation.
Dr. Ernest Lucas Taulé is associate professor at the International University of Catalonia, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an active member of the Spanish Society of Oral Surgery (SECIB), and the Spanish Society of Periodontics & Osseointegration (SEPA), co-author of numerous papers and research in the field of dentistry, and a keynote speaker at national and international conferences and courses in the fields of implantology and auto transplantation.
Dr. Lucas-Taulé practices oral surgery and implantology in Spain and the UK. He holds a degree in dentistry, and an international master's degree in oral surgery, both from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC).
Dr. Giampiero Ciabattoni is a professor for the Computer Assisted Implant and Prosthetics Master’s degree at the University of Genoa. He is the author of the highly acclaimed “Digital Implantology,” translated into several languages, and is the co-author of “Fundamentals of Esthetic Implant Dentistry.”
Dr. Ciabattoni has attended numerous courses at the Brånemark Clinic in Sweden, and worked closely with Prof. Stefan Lundgren, University of Umea, Sweden, Dr. Eric Van Dooren, Belgium, and Dr. Mauro Fradeani, Italy. He participates in various studies on immediate function, guided surgery, and post-extraction systems, and lectures on these topics at conferences in Italy, and around the world.
Dr. Ciabattoni owns and manages a private practice in Faenza that specializes in oral surgery, implantology, and prosthodontics. He is a graduate of the University of Ferrara Medical School, and holds a doctorate in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, from the University of Florence.
Prof. Federico Hernández-Alfaro is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Barcelona. He is a full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Chief of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Teknon Medical Center, the largest private facility in Spain, and a member of the European Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Prof. Hernández-Alfaro lectures worldwide on orthognathic and reconstructive surgery, and has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and two books, in collaboration with Ed Quintessence. He holds a PhD from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona.
Dr. Luca De Stavola is a member of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO), and since 2021, has been on the IAO Board of Directors. He is the author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts published in international journals, and a guest lecturer and speaker at courses and conferences, including the Spanish Society of Periodontology Annual Congresses (SEPA) 2016 and 2018, EAO Annual Congresses, 2017, 2019 and 2022, and EUROPERIO 10, 2022.
Dr. De Stavola owns and manages private clinics in Padua and Treviso, dedicating his work to the field of periodontology, oral surgery, implant dentistry, and bone regeneration. He holds a graduate degree in Dentistry from the University of Padua, with a post-graduate degree in Oral Surgery, under the auspices of Prof. Fouad Khoury, Olsberg, Germany, and a master's degree in Oral Medicine in Implant Dentistry, University of Munster, Germany.
Dr. Pedro Moura is a member of the Board of the Portuguese Society of Implantology and Osteointegration (SOPIO). In 2014, he founded, and is currently the pedagogic coordinator at Foramen Dental Education, a dental training center in Porto dedicated to educating dentists in all areas of dentistry. Dr. Moura lectures regularly at both national and international conferences and has been a keynote speaker at numerous events in the field of dental surgery, including autologous grafts, digital dentistry, sinus lift, full arch, and mucogingival procedures.
Currently, Dr. Moura is the Director of the Surgery and Clinical Residency Master’s program, Universidad Miguel Cervantes, in collaboration with Foramen Dental Education, where he leads a team of residents over a 10-month education and training period. He owns and manages a clinical practice in Porto that is limited to surgery. Dr. Moura graduated in Clinical Psychology (2002) and Dental Sciences (2008), both from ISCS-Egas Moniz, diploma in implantology, European Implantology Center (2009), doctorate, University of Granada, Spain, and post-graduate degrees in Esthetic Dentistry and Periodontology, Sorriso Natural (2011), Portugal.
President of Israeli Society of Periodontology
President of Israeli Society of Periodontology
Dr. Yaniv Mayer is a specialist in periodontology and serves as the president of the Israeli society of periodontology. He holds certificates from both the Ministry of Health and from the European Federation of Periodontology.
Dr. Mayer acquired his education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (magna cum laude) and specialized in periodontology and implantology at the School of Post Graduate Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa Department of Periodontology, where he currently serves as a senior clinical teaching fellow and researcher.
Dr. Mayer is involved in clinical research studies and has published a number of professional, award winning international articles in leading international journals. Dr. Mayer was appointed reviewer of several international journals in the field of periodontology and implantology.
Dr. Mayer lectures at leading conferences in Israel and abroad and organizes postgraduate courses. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and is a fellow in the International Team for Implantology (ITI). In addition, he is the director of the Israeli ITI study club.
Dr. Mayer is the co-founder and co-CEO of PerioCenter Ltd. one of the leading dental care centers in Israel limited to periodontology and implantology.
Empowering predictability and performance in immediacy
Complex Cases – How to think smart and work smarter
Where are we headed?
09:45 - 11:00 Soft and Hard Tissue Management in Implantology: How far can we go? Dr. Yaniv Mayer
The success rates of replacing missing teeth with dental implants have become more predictable with advancements in dental implant surface morphology, as well as the development of techniques to regenerate previously lost bone height and width. A variety of materials and techniques have been reported to be successful in maintaining the dimensions of the alveolar ridge following ridge preservation.
This presentation will address the anatomical and histological changes in the alveolar ridge, with a review of the various surgical techniques and technologies required when dealing with hard and soft tissue modifications. It will include clinical cases and show how a hydrophilic surface can deliver optimal results, enhance predictability, shorten treatment times, and support tissue management preservation.
11:30 - 12:45 Bioactive Implant Surfaces: Could this be the key to accelerate our loading protocols? Dr. Luigi Canullo
In the replacement of missing teeth with implant-supported prostheses, specifically in the aesthetic area, several variables are identified – soft tissue management, post-extraction socket management, implant site preparation, abutment integration, and peri-implant soft tissue seal around the abutment. Bioactive surface implants enable accelerated osseointegration, enhanced bone formation, and high primary stability.
Suitable for early loading protocols, they allow clinicians to plan precise and personalized treatment, and provide optimal patient care, with safer and faster treatment and healing time. This presentation will address how successful results can be obtained by considering and managing all five variables, to meet patients’ demand for aesthetics, and accelerated treatment time.
14:00 - 15:15 Tooth Auto transplantation: new trends and protocols Dr. Ernest Lucas Taulé
Dental tooth auto transplantation is beginning to gain momentum as a viable treatment option in our daily practice. Although there is scientific literature that supports this treatment, there is a general lack of knowledge on the topic. This presentation will address how to simplify the treatment and attain predictable results by providing both the general clinician and the specialist with the necessary knowledge of how to use 3D technology and guided surgery for the tooth auto transplantation procedure.
We will discuss theoretical concepts of tooth auto transplantation, as well as modern protocols for treating both the growing patient and the adult, and theorical concepts of dental traumatology and tooth auto transplantation.
15:15 - 16:30 Managing Implant Failures in the Esthetic Area Dr. Iñaki Gamborena
Planning for aesthetic predictability and success while managing an aesthetic failure in the anterior zone, represents a great challenge for the dental team. The aesthetic outcome and natural appearance of the implant restoration ultimately depends on the execution and understanding of the team participating in the various treatment phases. The goal to create a harmonious “esthetic” outcome around dental implants, mimics the surrounding dentition and soft-tissue condition, as well as morphology, is indeed difficult to create and maintain long term.
This presentation focuses on the different clinical criteria, timing and sequencing, and new surgical-prosthetic techniques for maximizing optimal aesthetics. Our objective is to understand the importance of CTG around dental implants for long term results, learn the basic concepts of timing and sequencing with implants, and techniques and tools to ensure predictable surgical and prosthetic results.
09:30 - 10:45 The Digital Approach to Immediate Loading Dr. Giampiero Ciabattoni
Today, dental implants are the most widely accepted and recommended way to replace missing teeth, a result of innovative implant technology. This includes guided implant surgery – implant placement via dedicated software that generates data from the patient’s CT/cone-beam CT, and highlights important anatomical structures.
Inaccuracies found during the procedure may lead to errors affecting the final implant positioning, restorative outcome, and patient safety. In this presentation, we will review guided implant surgery, and managing routine and complex cases using digital implant technology, with a focus on traditional and digital immediate loading protocols.
11:15 - 12:30 Guided Dental Implant Surgery: Single Implants, Full-Arch and Bone Level Guides Dr. Pedro Moura
In this presentation, we will review several cases of increasing complexity where guided implant surgery was performed. We will also discuss various types of surgical guides, from very simple single tooth cases to full-arch and bone level cases, citing clinical examples of each one.
Further, we will cover both the value-added benefits and the downsides of each procedure, including bone harvesting guides, zygomatic guides, full-arch, sinus, and single implant guides.
14:00 - 15:15 Bone Reconstruction: Where do we stand now? Prof. Federico Hernández-Alfaro
Bone reconstruction in implant dentistry is witnessing a paradigm shift. While bone reconstruction of defects resulting from atrophy, injury, congenital malformations, or neoplasms has become a routine part of dental rehabilitation procedures, it requires sound knowledge of bone repair processes and graft behavior.
In this presentation, we will address both the present and future of bone reconstruction based on these 5 key principles – 1. Avoid reconstruction whenever possible; 2. Follow a comprehensive approach; 3. The tissue will still be the issue; 4. Full customization, and 5. Incorporation of bioengineering in our practices.
15:15 - 16:30 Soft Tissue Management in Bone Augmentation Procedures Dr. Luca De Stavola
Augmentation procedures are often involved in implant dentistry, as tooth loss and pathology reduce the available bone for a correct 3-dimensional implant placement. Biological knowledge of new bone formation is fundamental for any clinician who wants to perform predictable surgeries.
This presentation will focus on the biological aspects that have a relevant clinical impact on the outcome of the surgical procedures, to help the surgeon make the optimal choice in terms of technique and graft material to be used.