Events & Courses

Event name: ITI Theme Night - Prof. Shakeel Shahdad
Event description:

ITI Theme Night - Université Catholique de Louvain - Thursday 26th of September 2019

Professor Shakeel Shahdad 


Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, The Royal London Dental Hospital

Honorary Clinical Professor in Oral Rehabilitation & Implantology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

Fellow, International Team for Implantology (ITI)

Chairman, ITI Scholarship Centre at Queen Mary University of London

Diplomate, British Society for Oral Implantology

Chairman Emeritus, Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Chairman Emeritus, ITI UK and Ireland


Implants in the hypodontia patients - Successful strategies for minimising morbidity


Hypodontia presents a complex and a challenging problem to the clinician and if treated in isolation, the outcomes are often compromised and disappointing for the patient. Successful prosthetic rehabilitation of hypodontia requires a team approach with prosthodontist, orthodontist, paediatric dentist and oral & maxillofacial surgeon offering invaluable expertise for predictable outcomes.


Hypodontia presents with an inherent problem of alveolar atrophy often requiring complex bone augmentation in preparation for rehabilitation with dental implants. Regenerating deficient bone around dental implants with 3-walled bone defects using the guided bone regeneration (GBR) principle is now an established procedure with increasingly amassing evidence supporting its predictability.  Larger defects with less than 3-walls and particularly extended edentulous sites are traditionally managed with two-stage augmentation procedures, which inevitably increases the likelihood of complications, treatment time, costs and, above all, patient morbidity.


The aims of this presentation are to discuss application of GBR in extensive bone defects (<2-wall), use of reduced diameter and short implants to achieve optimal prosthetic results that are patient-friendly offering opportunities to rehabilitate patients with minimal morbidity and cost-effective treatment protocols by avoiding the need for major bone augmentation.The presentation will be supported by numerous clinical cases demonstrating an ideal team approach protocol. Prosthetic planning and management, with particular emphasis on rehabilitation with dental implants will be discussed.  Rationale for early implantation in syndromic hypodontia patients will be presented.

Event start: Sep 26 2019 18:00
Event ends: Sep 26 2019 23:00
Venue: Auditoire Joseph Maisin/Auditoires centraux/UCL en Woluwe
Address: Avenue Mounier, 51
ZIP: 1200
City: Bruxelles (Woluwe-St-Lambert)
Region: Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de (fr), Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest (nl)
Country: Belgium
Organization: Belgium & Luxembourg
Event Owner:

Wim Minnaert
Zaventem Belgium