Stefan Paul

CV / Bio

Stefan Paul, Dr. med. dent., Private Docent

After graduation in 1985 at the University of Freiburg/ Germany Dr. Paul went through postgraduate training in Operative Dentistry & Periodontology (University of Göttingen/Germany, Prof. Dr. A. Motsch) and Fixed Prosthodontics (Prof. Dr. A. Gutowski, Schwäb. Gmünd/Germany) before joining the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Zurich (Prof. Dr. P. Schärer, MS) during 1991-2002.

From 1997 until 1999 Dr. Paul served as Director of the Center for Esthetic Dentistry at UCLA School of Dentistry. In 2000 Dr. Paul received his dental licence for the State of California/USA.

In 2000 Dr. Paul earned a degree as „Privatdozent“ from the University of Zurich and was an appointed lecturer until 2009. From 2009 until 2019 Dr. Paul continued his teaching assignment at the University of Freiburg/Germany. Since 2019 Dr. Paul is appointed at the University of Geneva as an external senior lecturer in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (Prof. Dr. I. Sailer).

Since August 2002 Dr. Paul is maintaining a private practice in the heart of Zurich/Switzerland dedicated to implantology, esthetic fixed and removable prosthodontics. Orthodontics (Dr. Jan Herre) and Microscopic Endodontics (Dr. Tanja Windeler) are additional specialties offered in our modern, fully digitalized dental office.

Dr. Paul’s clinical work includes implantology, all ceramic restorations and complex esthetic dentistry. Many publications accompany the clinical and research activities. He is both a nationally and internationally active lecturer on prosthodontics and implantology. Dr. Paul is an Active Member of the European Academies of Esthetic Dentistry (1999) and Osseointegration (1998). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (2005) and he is a reviewer for the International Journal of Prosthodontics (2019).

Immediate Implant placement in the Aesthetic Zone – Scientific Evidence

Immediate implant placement has been discussed with a lot of controversy. After promising single descriptions (Wöhrle P, 1998; Kan JYK, 2003) it was only in 2012 when a first systematic review (Lang N et al.,  2012) reported survival rates of 98.4% after 2 years. Since then some 66 papers were published on this topic including 13 consensus reports.
This lecture will review the literature of the last ten years and will highlight developments and current concerns in connection with this treatment modality.

We discuss evidence in the areas of
1. criteria of success and predictability
2. diagnostic methodology
3. indication
4. restorative approaches
5. aesthetic evaluation
6. patient reported outcomes.
Where helpful, clinical examples are presented. A current scientific evidence slide will conclude the presentation.
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