“Implant placement & soft tissue management”


Presented by

Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Ulrike Kuchler (Austria)


This program has been designed specifically for clinicians focusing on implant dentistry. The aim of the lectures and the hands-on session is to increase the participant‘s knowledge of the biological background of dental implants , their technical handling , and the management of complications. Prof Gruber starts with the biological principles of osseointegration , linking the basics in biology to daily practice. Prof Watzak continues with implant placement and implant failures. Prof. Bertl talks about the diagnostic methods for soft tissue assessment around dental implants and the timing of soft tissue augmentation in relation to dental implant placement. After the coffee break , Prof Kuchler gives a lecture on different surgical protocols with the aim of showing that the implant healing time can be shortened. Prof Lopes Pereira Neto will give an overview on different strategies in managing hard and soft tissue complications in early and late implant placement. Dr Gray will give an insight of his more than 20 years of implant experience and talk about the use of resonance frequency analysis of implant stability in daily practice. In the hands-on session, participants will place two standard implants in the premolar region and two implants in the esthetic zone with and without soft tissue grafting. The aim of the hands-on session is to apply the knowledge of the morning lectures and to transfer this knowledge into practice.

Course Information


Date: October 10th, 2018 (08.30 AM – 04:00 PM


Venue: University Clinic of Dentistry, Sensengasse 2a, 1090 Vienna, Austria


Course fee: 250€


Limited spots available on a first come first served basis.


Language: English


Course Duration: 1 day


Lunch included




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08:30 Prof. Moritz – Dean of Dental School: Welcome

08:45 Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Ulrike Kuchler (Austria): Introduction to the program.

09:00 Prof. Reinhard Gruber (Vienna): Osseointegration & biological complications.

09:30 Ao. Prof. Georg Watzak (Vienna): Implant placement & complications.

10:00 Dr Kristina Bertl PD PhD MSc (Malmö, Sweden): Soft tissue around dental implants.

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Assoz. Prof. Ulrike Kuchler (vienna): Shortening the implant healing period.

11:30 Prof. Armando Lopes Pereira Neto (Belém, Brasil): Management of hard and soft tissue in immediate and delayed implant placement : esthetic considerations.

12:00 Dr Bruce Gray (Dubbo, Australia): The use of ISQ measurement in daily practice.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 Osstell (Gothenburg, Sweden) & W&H (Austria): Innovation.

14:00 – 16:00 Hands-on implant placement and soft tissue management.


Hands-on Course "Implant Placement and soft tissue management"


Meet the speakers

Ulrike Kuchler

2016 Associate Professor, Department of Oral Surgery, (Prof. Ulm), Vienna, Austria

2015 Habilitation, Venia docendi

2012 – 2014 Assistant Doctor & Research Assistant, Department of Oral Surgery & Stomatology (Prof. Buser), Bern, Switzerland

2011 – 2012 ITI Scholar, Department of Oral Surgery & Stomatology (Prof. Buser), Bern, Switzerland

2007 – 2011 Assistant Doctor, Department of Oral Surgery (Prof. Watzek), Vienna, Austria

2007 Dr. med. univ. (MD); Medical University of Vienna

2006 Dr. med. dent. (DMD); Medical University of Vienna


Kristina Bertl

2015 – dato Associate Prof., Department of Periodontology (Prof. Andreas Stavropoulos), Malmö, Sweden

2017 – dato Assistant Prof., Division of Oral Surgery (Prof. Ulm), Vienna, Austria

2012 – 2017 Assistant Doctor, Division of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, Vienna, Austria

2015 PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

2014 Habilitation, Venia docendi

2014 Research Assistant, Department of Periodontology (Prof. Andreas Stavropoulos), Malmö, Sweden

02/2013 Research stay at the Department of Medical Microbiology (University of Groningen, Netherlands; Prof. Hermie Harmsen)

2012 Master of Science (Periodontology)

2010 – 2012 Assistant Doctor, Division of Periodontology, Vienna, Austria

2010 Degree in Dental Medicine (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

2009 – 2010 Research assistant (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)


Focus: Periodontology, soft tissue surgery and management



Armando Lopez Pereira Neto


2014 Adjunct Professor, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil

2011- 2013 Doctoral Degree in Implant Dentistry, Universidad Federal de Santa Catarnina, Florianópolis, Brazil

2008- 2010 Master Degree in Implant Dentistry, Universidad Federal de Santa Catarnina, Florianópolis, Brazil

2006- 2007 Specialisation  in Periodontics, Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil

2001- 2005 Dental Degree, Centro Universitàrio do Pará, Belém, Brazil


Focus: Periodontology, soft tissue surgery and management


Reinhard Gruber

2014 Professor for Oral Biology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
2014 Associate Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland
2013 Board of the Osteology Foundation
2012-2015 Head of the Laboratory of Oral Cell Biology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
2008 Visiting Scholar, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, USA
2005, 2006 Visiting Scholar, Bone Tissue Engineering Center, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
2002 Universitätsassistent, Department of Oral Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
1998 Dr. nat. techn., University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Focus: Research in dentistry (invitro, preclinical and advisory in clinical projects) with the main focus on bone and soft tissue healing.


Georg Watzak

2018 – dato Head of the Oral Surgery Outpatient clinic at Dep of Oral Surgery, (Prof.Ulm) Vienna, Austria
2008 Head of Education at the Department of Oral Surgery of the University Dental Clinic of Vienna
2006 Associate Professor (Assoc. Prof.) Dep of Oral Surgery, (Prof.Ulm) Vienna, Austria
2006 Habilitation, Venia docendi, Medical University of Vienna
2000 Private practice with focus on implantology and prosthodontics
2000 Doctor of Dental medicine (D.D.S.)
1997 Doctor of medicine (M.D.)

Focus: Oral Surgery and Implantology


Bruce Grey

2007 Surgical and Prosthodontic Mentor, Graduate Implant Programs, University of Sydney, Charles Sturt University
2005 Adjunct Senior Lecturer , University of Sydney, Charles Sturt University
2000 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry ( Oral Implants ) University of Sydney
1994 Principal , Wingewarra Dental Clinic , Dubbo, NSW ,Australia.
1982 Long Course in Orthodontics , University of Sydney
1975 Private practice Australia , United Kingdom
1975 Bachelor of Dental Surgery , University of Sydney
Past President and Active Member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and is Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academ

Focus: General dentistry, Oral Surgery, Implantology and (Implant) Prosthodontics

Cancellation policy

Osstell and the University of Vienna reserve the right to cancel the course, even at short notice. In the event of cancellation, all paid course fees will be refunded and you will be advised at the earliest possible opportunity. This precludes any other claims.

A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend the course or cancels before the course. If you cannot attend a course, a substitute participant is welcome, given you have informed Osstell and received a confirmation from Osstell.