Ceramic implants are establishing themselves in modern implant dentistry as a viable treatment alternative to titanium implants. Owing to their biological advantages, there is an increasing interest in this material both from practitioners and health-conscious patients. Promising short- and medium-term data on the successful use of ceramic implants is already available. However, the topic is still controversially discussed, in part because long-term data is still lacking. Above all, there is a lack of comprehensive knowledge about the use of ceramic implants in the daily clinical practice.
With a Europe-wide survey, the European Society for Ceramic Implantology (ESCI) aims to provide answers to relevant questions regarding the handling of ceramic implants in the daily clinical practice and to push forward developments toward a safer and more reliable use of ceramic implants in patients worldwide. The ESCI further aims to provide an understanding of market developments, assess the readiness for use of ceramic implants, identify and address possible resentments towards ceramic implants, evaluate future prospects with regards to distribution, and analyse existing problems in terms of the integration of ceramic implants into practice workflows. The questionnaire was designed by the ESCI Scientific Advisory Board in cooperation with a number of renowned partners including Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orale Implantologie (DGOI), Österreichische Gesellschaft für Implantologie (ÖGI), Institut Straumann AG, CAMLOG Biotechnologies AG, Nobel Biocare AG, Dentalpoint AG, Z-Systems AG, COHO Biomedical Technology and Dental Campus Association. The survey results will be scientifically evaluated by the ESCI and published in appropriate journals. The ESCI does not pursue commercial goals with this survey, and it guarantees to evaluate the results independently and neutrally. No personal data will be collected and the answers will be processed in an anonymous fashion. The survey is targeted at dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons with and without experience in ceramic implantology, as well as dental technicians.
Participate in the survey today via www.esci-online.com and contribute to a better understanding of ceramic implants. The survey will only take 5–10 minutes to complete. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code for instant access from mobile devices. Please note that you can switch between English and German. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The ESCI is looking forward to your participation!
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