Lecture at the Osstell Scientific Symposium 2009
Lecture title: Taking advantage of ISQ for early loaded implants
Dr. Michael Bornstein
Head, Section of Dental Radiology and Stomatology, Dpt. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland.
Dr. Michael Bornstein from the Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology in Berne, presented a study, performed in cooperation with Prof. Daniel Buser, where Osstell has been used to determine if the implant is ready to be loaded. The requirement was to have an ISQ level of 65 or above before loading when using an early loading protocol for single tooth implants. If sufficient stability is not reached, Bornstein recommends additional healing time and to then measuring again. According to Bornstein, using ISQ clinically is also practical and easily understood by patients. The study will be published in Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research during 2009.