This completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling book Guided Bone Regeneration in Implant Dentistry brings the reader up-to-date on the developments in GBR over the past 20 years. The first four chapters focus on the basic science of GBR in implant dentistry. These chapters help the reader to understand the biologic and biomaterial background of this well-documented and well-established surgical technique in implant dentistry-essential knowledge for the use of barrier membranes in patients. The second half of the book focuses on the clinical applications of GBR. Each chapter presents specific indications and describes the criteria for patient selection, the step-by-step surgical procedure, and aspects of postoperative treatment. These five clinical chapters reflect the immense progress of GBR in the past 10 to 15 years and the current clinical status of GBR in implant dentistry. Like its predecessor, this book is a must-have resource for all clinicians with interest and experience in implant dentistry.
Dr. Daniel Buser is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, and Executive Chairman of the School of Dental Medicine at University of Bern in Switzerland. He stayed twice in the USA at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston (1989-91) and Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas (1995). In 2007/08, he stayed on a Sabbatical at the University of Melbourne.
He served as President of various academic associations, the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) in 1996/97, the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (1999-2002) and the Swiss Society of Oral Surgery and Somatology (2002-07). He is also member of the Board of Directors and President-elect of the ITI (International Team for Implantology), is member of the Board of Directors of the Osteology Foundation (2004-), and is President of the Swiss Implant Foundation (2007-).
He received several scientific awards by professional organizations such as the Andreas Schroeder Price (1995) by the ITI, the Osseointegration Foundation Research Award (1966 and 2007) by the Academy of Osseointegration, the Honorary Membership Award (1997) by the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Daniel M. Laskin Award (1997) by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
His main research areas are in bone regeneration around endosseous implants, surface technology and Guided Bone Regeneration. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 publications.