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9th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
ICDO 2018

Gregory Louie

Gregory Louie, Speaker at Dental Conferences
Tri Valley Implant Study Group, United States
Title: A comparison of different dental implant designs. Does it really make a difference?


Dental implants are available in a multitude of materials and designs. However, some designs may be more ideal in a given situation than others. Most implant designs use grade 2, 4, or 5 titanium. Other designs cryo treat the titanium or use other materials, such as tantalum. Implant macro design topology include thread pitch angle, thread depth, thread number, and thread cross sectional designs. Micro design topologies are the microscopic surface roughness of various forms created by acid etching, surface blasting, and chemical treatments. Active chemical treatments involve using calcium, phosphorous, fluoride, and other compounds to create a bioactive surface. The design of the implant-abutment interface, usually categorized as an external, or internal connection, may be proprietary depending upon the implant system. Platform switching designs are the mismatch of a smaller diameter abutment mated to a larger diameter implant body interface and may have beneficial biological effects.


Dr. Louie started his dental experience as a dental technician before receiving his dental degree from the University of the Pacific in 1986 in San Francisco, CA. After practicing as a General Dentist for several years, Dr. Louie completed advanced training in dental implants at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, before completing advanced specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He created the Tri Valley Implant Study Group Implant Continuum in 2013. He holds memberships with the ADA, CDA, ACP, AACD, AAID, ICOI, and AO.