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Dental implant debate reveals favoured system

The first ever dental implant debate involving manufacturers, clinicians, academics and students, and hosted by the Peninsula Dental School, has revealed significant profession views on the industry.

Entitled Why choose our titanium? The implant debate and your choice, the event attracted four dental implant manufacturers and more than 80 delegates, including general dental practitioners, academics and year three and four dental students.

The four implant manufacturers that took part were Astra Tech, Neoss, Dentsply and Straumann. Each was given the opportunity to demonstrate their implant systems and those attending the debate were able to ask questions and vote for the system they preferred.

At the beginning of the debate, clinicians were asked to identify their preferred manufacturer of dental implants. More than 44% said they favoured Straumann, with a third stating manufacturers other than those taking part in the debate.

Following the debate, delegates were asked which if the four manufacturers they would adopt for clinical practice. Dentsply led the field, followed by Astra Tech, Neoss and Straumann.

When asked which system they thought would be easiest to use, more than half chose Neoss.

A summing up of the results of the debate and subsequent delegate votes showed that Dentsply fared best overall, followed closely by Astra Tech.

The event was well-received by delegates. Around 92% said it was ‘excellent' or ‘good', while 87% said it met their expectations ‘completely' or ‘mostly'.

Mr Matthew Jerreat, acting associate director of clinical dental education and Year 4 lead at the Peninsula Dental School, commented: 'We are very pleased that this event – we believe to be the first of its kind – was such a success and proved to be so useful to our clinical and academic colleagues, and our students.

'We hope that we gave the four manufacturers a useful platform from which to demonstrate their products, and that this experience will help today's dental practitioners and those of tomorrow to choose the most appropriate dental implant system for their patients, with informed knowledge and confidence.'

 Posted on : Mon 21st - Feb - 2011

 

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