About

Michael M. Bornstein
Prof. Dr. Michael M. Bornstein is a trained oral surgeon and was appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Health & Medicine at the University Center for Dental Medicine Basel (UZB) of the University of Basel, Switzerland in January 2020. Since April 2020 he is also head of Research at the UZB. From 2016-2019 he was Clinical Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China, and also served as Associate Dean of Research and Innovation. He currently is a Visiting Professor at the OMFS-IMPATH Research Group, Department of Imaging and Pathology, University of Leuven, Belgium, and since January 2020 an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. His fields of research include cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in clinical dental practice, stomatology/oral medicine, GBR procedures and dental implants. He has published 190 original articles and is the author/co-author of numerous case reports, review articles, and book chapters.
Articles
From the Editor's Desk
In 2021, the Forum Implantologicum can look back on a history of already more than 15 years. In this time span, the journal has grown in reputation and made an impact in the ITI community. So far, it has been led by three Editors-in-Chief.
From the Editor's Desk
“No matter how extensive or complicated treatment options are, we should always remember that they all serve one purpose - to benefit our patients.”
From the Editor's Desk
The two main goals of dental implant therapy are to restore function and esthetics, that is to enable patients to chew and smile again by replacing missing teeth with titanium or ceramic implants.
From the Editor's Desk
The second feature topic of Forum Implantologicum in 2022 is a critical appraisal of the relevance and impact of occlusion in implant dentistry.
Feature Article
Successful long-term outcomes in implant dentistry require a sufficient amount of bone surrounding the inserted dental implants. Tooth extraction and infectious diseases may cause severe bone resorption with the necessity for horizontal bone augmentation if implant therapy is targeted.
Feature Article
Basic components of the conventional prosthodontic diagnostic set-up workflow include dental cast models, full-mouth two-dimensional digital photographs, as well as selected intra- and extra-oral radiographs. This set-up provides a limited two-dimensional representation of the maxillofacial region and it fails to depict the patient in full three dimensions, thereby limiting diagnosis and treatment planning. Novel three-dimensional (3D) imaging technologies such as digital intra-oral scanning and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) are becoming increasingly available in the dental office.