March 2016: together with our Polish Distributor, Schmidtdental (www.schmidt-dental.pl), Straumann set up a 4-day surgical event (read the review) with 22 patients (27 edentulous jaw cases) in Warsaw. Lead by Dr. Krzysztof Chmielewski, 15 selected clinicians took part in this event, which put to the test of daily practice the Straumann® Bone Level Tapered Implant (BLT) in combination with Straumann® Guided Surgery (now BLT-ready) and the Straumann® Pro Arch solution. One of the key goals was to provide these top surgeons with a unique clinical experience to fully convince them of the Straumann solutions.
A SYMPHONY OF TREATMENT WORKFLOW, PRODUCT DESIGN, MATERIAL AND SURFACE
The Straumann® Pro Arch solution is based on the treatment concept introduced by Paulo Malo (Malo et al., 2003b) and offers a safe, reliable and less complex treatment option for patients requiring full-arch treatments. Patients and clinicians benefit from the combination of the individualized prosthetics and the surgical advantages of the Straumann® SLActive® implant surface, as well as the unique material properties of Roxolid®. In combination with the Straumann® Bone Level Tapered Implant this solution offers the perfect symbiosis of treatment workflow, product design, material and surface: excellent primary stability even in compromised bone situations surface properties designed to maximize your treatment success and predictability.
The Straumann P2P (Peer-to-Peer) program started around 2 years ago and is currently expanding worldwide. Thanks to the Straumann Research Team and the local distributor in Poland, 15 surgeons with a high level of clinical expertise were identified, and they then participated in a clinical investigation to develop further the Pro Arch surgical technique. From the initial pilot cases to the calibration of the peers, the project culminated in an in-line case series in which 27 fully edentulous cases were fully rehabilitated and documented in 4 days (Hotchkiss et al., 2016).
Sunday, March, Warsaw, Poland: the team is ready for action.