Tomas Albrektsson
Tomas Albrektsson

Friday Mar 2

Understanding Osseointegration: The Host & Cell

  7:00 - 8:00 am

Morning with the Masters

Tomas Albrektsson, MD, PhD

The most common reason for marginal bone loss (MBL) is due to a complication in treatment. In addition, immunological reactions to implants may likewise cause MBL, that may or may not be worsened by bacteria.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain why implant threatening MBL is limited to 1-2%; 2) describe how osseointegration is an immunologically caused bone reaction; and 3) discuss how MBL may be worsened if poorly trained clinicians place undocumented implants.