Partner Magazine logo 18 – July 2018

logo 18 • CAMLOG Partner Magazine • July 2018 COVER STORY 8 Sponsored research projects The Scientific Working Group of the OR Foundation, consisting of Professor Fernando Guerra, Professor Robert Sader, Dr. Alex Schär, Professor Thomas Taylor and Professor Wilfried Wagner, oversees the scientific research and the related use of funds. The presentation of the results of selected research projects was also given due consideration in the main program of the symposium. The research projects dealt with the following topics: 3D accuracy of the implant position during templateguided implant insertion (Dr. Sigmar Schnutenhaus), maxillary overdentures supported on two implants (Dr. Florian Kernen), dental implants in aggressive periodontitis (Assoc. Professor Pinar Meric), microscopic investigations of peri-implant soft tissue cell adhesion on different abutment materials (Assoc. Professor Hanae Saito), effectiveness of home care and professional procedures for biofilm removal on different materials and surfaces (Dr. Gordon John). Oral Reconstruction Foundation Research Awards In addition, Professor Jürgen Becker and Professor Fernando Guerra awarded the three OR Foundation Research Prizes, which were endowed with € 10,000, € 6,000 and € 4,000 respectively. The poster exhibition also attracted great attention and included 50 peer-reviewed posters from nine countries. The Poster Award of € 2,000 each was presented in the categories Clinical Research, Preclinical Research and Case Reports. You can read more about this in the scientific report starting on page 10. Case presentations from practice One of many highlights of the varied scientific program was the final session moderated by Dr. Karl-Ludwig Ackermann and Professor Thomas Taylor "Problems, complications and failures – what can we learn from them?" on particularly challenging patient cases by Professor Michael Stimmelmayr, Professor Juan Blanco and Dr. Mario Beretta. The initial situations were presented by the respective clinicians and the treatment options were then discussed by an international group of experts. Afterwards the clinician presented the actual realized solution. Successful transition The OR Foundation's global symposium was not an easy legacy. Since the CAMLOG Foundation was renamed to the Oral Reconstruction Foundation at the end of 2016, a new name had to be established for the biennial world congress, which was able to build on the great success of the international CAMLOG congresses. The OR Global Symposium in Rotterdam impressively proved that this transition has proved successful. The members of the Board of the OR Foundation – Professor Robert Sader (President), Oscar Battegay (Legal Counsel), Professor Fernando Guerra, Professor Irena Sailer, Professor Mariano Sanz, Dr. Alex Schär (Managing Director), Professor Thomas Taylor and Professor Wilfried Wagner – have succeeded in seamlessly transferring