Combating Infection: The Role of Implant Materials

Implant infection is a devastating complication with severe health and socioeconomic implications. Approximately 1-2% of all patients undergoing joint replacement develop a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following surgery. In dental implantology, peri-implantitis is also a challenge with a prevalence around 20% and if not treated properly ending with bone or even implant loss. Physicians, implantologists and researchers from both disciplines are exploring multiple directions to understand why implants get infected and what role the implant materials play.

Join our live virtual discussion “Orthopedics Meets Dentistry” and let us elaborate together with our panelists how to combat infections. 

Date: 18th November 2021
Time: 7 pm CET
Place: Online Discussion

Our Panelists

Prof. Javad Parvizi

Prof. Parvizi is a professor of orthopedic surgery and physician-researcher at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. His research and clinical practice involves reconstruction of complex pelvis, hip, and knee conditions with special emphasis on joint preservation, Periprosthetic Joint Infection, and management of young patients with hip disorders such as dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement.

Prof. Lia Rimondini 

Prof. Rimondini is the Director of the Department of Health Sciences at UPO. She is a dentist and operates in her own dental practice. Prof. Rimondini has strong and documented experience in development and pre-clinical characterization (in-vitro and in-vivo studies, microbiological studies) of implantable- and nano-biomaterials. Prof. Rimondini is one of the pioneers in the field of biofilm formation on materials and she assessed the bacteria adhesion and biofilm formation on the most common materials for both – Orthopedics and Dentistry.

Prof. Georgios E. Romanos

Prof. Romanos is Professor of Periodontology and Director of Laser Education at Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. He is the founder of the Laboratory for Periodontal-, Implant- and Phototherapy (LA-PIP) at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Prof. Romanos is Board Certified in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry in Germany, as well as a Diplomate by the American Board of Periodontology. 

Our Presenter

Dr. Dominik Pförringer

Dr. Pförringer is a specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery. Since 2013, Dr. Pförringer has been working as a trauma surgeon and DRG representative of his clinic at the Munich University Hospital "Rechts der Isar" and acts as Senior Advisor. Dr. Pförringer regularly gives lectures on health economic topics at national and international congresses and conducts research in the field of clinical process optimization.

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Recording from 19th November 2020

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