The 1st Osseointegration Day
The Brånemark Osseointegration Center together with Neoss and supported by The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and The European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) are proud to present the 1st Global Osseointegration Day, which honors Per-Ingvar Brånemark, father of osseointegration, and will be held annually on his birthday, May 3rd.
This year’s live webinar will be held by Prof. Tomas Albrektsson and will honor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, father of osseointegration including the following objectives:
- Recognize that the first individual to try controlled placement of osseointegrated oral implants was a Swedish physician and anatomist named P-I Brånemark.
- Learn that osseointegration is bone anchorage of oral, craniofacial and orthopedic implants that provides long term clinical function.
- Understand that osseointegration, with growth and potential loss of anchoring bone, is primarily related to reactions governed by the immune system of the body.
Professor Tomas Albrektsson joined Per Ingvar Brånemark’s team in 1967 and has since been active in applied osseointegration research of oral, craniofacial and orthopedic implants. He graduated from Gothenburg University (MD:1975; PhD:1979 publishing his thesis on the healing of bone graft), where he has served as Professor & Head of the department of Biomaterials between 1986 and 2012. Tomas has been a visiting professor at Eastman Dental, University College of London from 1998 to 2012, Laney visiting professor of the Mayo Clinic in the US in 2008, a visiting professor in the Prosthodontics Department of Malmö University, and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He has presented more than 1.400 lectures and published scientific and clinical papers in various peer-reviewed journals around the world.