Dr. Joan Pi Anfruns has a degree in Dentistry from the International University of Catalonia, Barcelona (2004). Postgraduate in Advanced Implantology, Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, New York University (2007). He joined the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry in 2007, where he completed a Fellowship in Surgical Implantology (2014).Currently, Dr. Pi-Anfruns shares his time between private practice in Los Angeles, California and as a clinical professor at UCLA in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
Joan Pi Anfruns
Osseointegration: from titanium to zirconia
The accidental discovery of the phenomenon of osseointegration by P.I. Brånemark has changed the lives of millions of patients for more than 5 decades and his legacy lives on in our daily practice. Dental implantology has evolved through the efforts of clinicians and researchers around the world who continually bring innovation to further improve treatment outcomes for our patients. Advances in surgical techniques and protocols, materials, and a deeper understanding of the complex biological events that take place during osseointegration have allowed dental implants to become the treatment of choice to replace missing teeth. The development of new implantable materials such as zirconia have opened the door to a new era in dental implantology. This conference will cover the evolution of dental implantology and provide a look at how the “intelligent implants” of the future are developing today.