Dr. Nikos Mattheos is a periodontist, researcher and an academic teacher (mattheos.net). He maintains a private practice focused in oral rehabilitation and implant dentistry in Hong Kong, is a Visiting Professor at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and an affiliated researcher at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He has held professorate academic positions in Sweden, Australia and Hong Kong. His research revolves around complications of implant therapy and peri-implantitis, bone regeneration, patient reported outcomes measures in implant therapy and educational development, in particular online teaching. Dr. Mattheos has received numerous awards, including the International Association of Dental Research researcher’s award in 2003 and 2013 and the André Schroeder Research Prize in 2015 and 2021. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the ITI Academy and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Mattheos is a long-serving ITI Fellow, a member of the ITI Education Committee and sits on the ITI Board of Directors.
Implants and Overloading – Fact and Myth. The Impact of Excessive or Adverse Load on Osseointegrated Dental Implants
Every mechanical construction that is intended to bear load or withstand forces can be overloaded when the forces it is being subjected to exceed a certain threshold. Biological and biomechanical systems are no exception to this, so it comes as no surprise that “overloading” has long been suspected as a cause of complications and failures in implant dentistry.
The Status of Continuing Professional Development in Implant Dentistry for the General Dentist in Europe
In Europe, there is enormous diversity in regard to undergraduate and postgraduate dental education programs. As the increasing demand for implant-based therapies requires educational opportunities associated with implant dentistry, it is necessary for the general dentist to find postgraduate dental courses tailored to the individual needs of the practitioner that are also applicable to their dental practice.