Proceedings of the P-I Brånemark Memorial Symposium, Stockholm 2015

ISBN: 978-1-85097-298-3

Author(s)/Editor(s): van Steenberghe, Daniel (editor)

144 pp; 221 illus;

© 2016



Proceedings of the P-I Brånemark Memorial Symposium, Stockholm 2015

This book honors the late Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, whose research has for decades played a major role in numerous scientific, dental, and medical disciplines through his discovery of osseointegration.

His work has benefited millions of patients and continues to influence new advances in reconstructive surgery.

In compelling presentations, researchers from a wide range of scientific fields illustrate the lasting importance of Prof Brånemark’s work and contributions for the development of new approaches in reconstructive surgery.

The aim of this book is to perpetuate his teachings and convictions. As his wife Barbro K. Brånemark has stated: “Let us together continue what P-I started and do our best for our fellow human beings like P-I did.” All proceeds from the sale of the publication will go to the P-I Brånemark Institute Bauru in Brazil.


The Memorial Dinner at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, 26 September 2015
Barbro K. Brånemark

Thank You P-I
Yataro Komiyama, DDS, PhD

After-dinner Speech

The Memorial Symposium at the Karolinska Institutet – Welcome and Introduction 27 September, 2015
Introductory Remarks
Daniel van Steenberghe MD, PhD, Drhc

P-I Brånemark and the European Association for Osseointegration
Björn Klinge, DDS, PhD/Odont Dr, President EAO 2014-2016

P-I’s Approach to Individual Patients Worldwide and His Philanthropic Actions
Barbro K. Brånemark

The Biology and Clinical Outcome of Osseointegration
Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s Early Research on Osseointegration and its Meaning on the Histological and Ultrastructural Levels
Tomas Albrektsson, MD, PhD, ODhc, RCPSG

From Microcirculation to Face Transplantation
Elof Eriksson, MD, PhD; Bohdan Pomahac, MD

From the Original Machined to Improved Implant Surfaces
Bertil Friberg, DDS, MDS, PhD

The Various Applications of Osseointegration
Restoring Function and Anatomy in the Orofacial Defect Patient
Ragnar Adell, DDS, PhD

Osseointegrated Amputation Prostheses: 25 years of Clinical and Scientific Development
Björn Rydevik, MD, PhD

Bone-anchored Facial Prostheses
Marcelo Ferraz de Oliveira, DDS

The Perceptual Role of Osseointegrated Implants
Hand Surgery and the Phenomenon of Osseoperception
Göran Lundborg, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus

Hearing Aids Anchored to Osseointegrated Implants
Anders Tjellström, MD, PhD, DSc hc

The Multidisciplinary Approach
Some Retrospectives from a Team-oriented Procedure
Ulf Lekholm, DDS, PhD; Berit Adielson

The Multidisciplinary Approach to Oral Rehabilitation
Dr Stephen M. Parel, DDS

The Zygoma Concept for the Totally Edentulous Patient
Chantal Malevez, MD, DDS, OMFS

The Cooperation between Surgeon and Anaplastologist
Kerstin Bergström, CDT, MDhc

The Current State of Face Transplantation
Michael Sosin, MD; Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS

The Time of Loading Implants
From the Brånemark Novum to the Generalized Use of Immediate Implant Loading
Kenji W. Higuchi, DDS, MS; John B. Brunski, PhD

P-I and the Industry
The Journey from Understanding in 1952 to Patient Care and the Spawning of an Industry Today
Richard Laube, CEO Nobel Biocare