Michael R. Norton  BDS FDS RCS(Ed)
Adjunct Clinical Professor,
University of Pennsylvania Dental School, USA



Dr. Michael R. Norton graduated from the University of Wales in 1988. He runs a practice dedicated to implant dentistry in London. He is a specialist in Oral Surgery and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Michael is Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School.
 
Michael is Secretary, Board Member & Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and is Past President (1999-2001) and Honorary Life Member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), UK. He is past editor of the AO’s Academy News and is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI).
 
Michael maintains a worldwide reputation for his lectures and courses and is widely published in the literature.


Immediate placement of Adjacent Implants in the aesthetic zone
 
The placement of a single implant is often used to demonstrate how it is possible to obtain a high degree of esthetics with dental implants. However the invaluable contribution of the adjacent natural teeth can never be ignored or underestimated. Supra-crestal fibres attached to the root cementum of juxtaposing teeth are entirely responsible for the maintenance of the tip of the interdental papillae which frames our implant-supported crown and helps to ensure an optimal esthetic outcome.
 
Placement of adjacent implants is much more problematic since it is widely recognised that in the absence of root cementum and supra-crestal fibres it is not possible to maintain a full length papilla and thereby not possible to frame our implant-supported crowns with an optimal gingival profile.
 
This presentation will consider how surgical technique, planning and timing of the placement of adjacent implants, as well as choice of component  hardware can all contribute to achieving an optimal outcome with regard to both pink as well as white esthetics in the adjacent implant scenario. 



Restorative Failures - Where is the weak link in your chain?
 
A dental implant assembly is like any chain, somewhere there has to be a weak link. Historically this was designed to be the restorative bridge screw in a classic screw-retained acrylic/gold beam bridge but implant dentistry has come a long way, with significant changes in implant/abutment design, and changes in the material properties of connecting screws. Added to which the wider application of porcelain, and the use of ceramic abutments all add to confound the problem and mask the truth of where the weak link now exists.
 
The literature as far as it goes provides some interesting insights into the inverse relationship of one weak link to another and this presentation will focus on this inverse relationship and how one might plan for failures in order to achieve success and help mitigate against increasing demands on chair  time to deal with maintenance and repair problems. 


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Thommen Medical B.V. BioComp Dental B.V. Memodent B.V. Zimmer Biomet Nobel Biocare Nederland BV dental bauer Nederland Easier Dental Care Anthogyr Pro-Cam Implants B.V. Straumann B.V. Implant Direct Benelux Euroteknika NL DentMerk Benelux B.V. Dentsply Sirona Dent-Med Materials B.V. MegaGen Dyna Dental Engineering B.V.