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Multidisciplinary Treatment Solutions
for Peri-Implantitis Symposium

Surgical Regenerative Therapy of Peri-Implantitis

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Presented by: Prof. Dr. Frank Schwarz


Previous studies have indicated that surgical treatment of peri-implantitis with concomitant placement of a bone filler is associated with clinical and radiographic improvements on both short- and long-term periods. However, the available evidence also suggests, that the effectiveness of regenerative treatment approaches is influenced by several factors, such as the type and configuration of the defect, implant surface characteristics, as well as the method of surface decontamination.

• Surgical techniques and materials for regenerative therapy of peri-implantitis associated defects

• Decontamination protocols

• Combination procedures for advanced defects (resective/regenerative)

• Soft tissue volume grafting for the prevention of postoperative mucosal recessions

• Indication-based flap and suturing techniques


Prof. Dr. Frank Schwarz worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University Homburg as well as in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Ludwig Maximilians University, München from 1999 until 2002. In 2002 he moved to the Department of Oral Surgery at the Heinrich Heine University, where he became Associate Professor in 2006 and extraordinary Professor in 2010. Frank Schwarz has a special degree in Oral Surgery and Oral Implantology. He received several appointment offers, such as Director in Implant Dentistry at the New York University (NYU), Professor in Implant Dentistry at the Hong Kong University, or as Clinical Professor in Oral Surgery at the University of Leeds. In 2013 he became Honorary Professor at the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia (School of Dentistry and Oral Health) and in 2015, he was appointed as Full Professor in Oral Medicine and Peri-implant Infections in the Department of Oral Surgery at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He serves as an Associate Editor to the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (Ranking: 2014: 2/88 - Dentistry Oral Surgery & Medicine) and Editorial Board Member for Clinical Oral Implants Research (Ranking: 2014: 3/88 - Dentistry Oral Surgery & Medicine). He is the President of the German Association of Oral Implantology (DGI), a Board Member of the Osteology Foundation and was awarded the André Schröder Research Prize in 2007 and the Miller Research Prize in 2012.