Urs Broadbeck

Treatment of Periimplantitis - light at the end of the tunnel?

A new concept in treating periimplantitis

Periimplant pathology is an increasingly frequent problem in dentistry worldwide with dramatic consequences if not properly diagnosed. Reviews of treatment effectiveness and efficacy as well as dental community's clinical experience demonstrate that no treatment modality achieves reasonable long-term result comparable to the treatment of periodontitis.

The aim of this lecture is to provide an overview of current treatment options of periimplantitis. Furthermore, a new electro-chemical approach to remove the biofilm from infected implant surfaces will be presented. This cleaning method demonstrated complete re-osseointegration of previously contaminated surfaces for the first time in human histology. This proven complete removal of biofilm from any type of metallic implant surface shows that we need to reevaluate the current treatment concepts for periimplantitis.

Present Position:

Private practice and Clinical Director at Zahnmedizin Zuerich Nord, Zurich/ Switzerland
Specialist SSO/SSRD for Reconstructive Dentistry Member of the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry
Freelance, Dental Education for All-Ceramics, Oral Implantology, Treatment of Periimplantitis and Aesthetic Dentistry world-wide
Co-founder and President GalvoSurge AG

1986: National Board Examination in Dentistry
1986-1988: Private Practice in Davos, Switzerland
1988: Promotion to DDS (Dr. med.dent.)
1988-1994: Associate professor & assistant, Department of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics and Dental Materials, University of Zurich Dental School (Head: Prof. Dr. Peter Schaerer, M.S.)
1994: Promotion to Specialist SSO/SSRD for Reconstructive Dentistry
1995: University of Sydney/ Australia, Department of Fixed Prosthodontics (Head: Dr. Jim Ironside)
1996: Associate professor, Department for Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology PPK University of Zurich Dental School (Head: Prof. Dr. Felix Lutz)