Wir sind die Schweizer Experten für Dentalimplantate. Als Schweizer Hersteller entwickeln und produzieren wir Systeme für Zahnersatz, welche den höchsten Ansprüchen an Qualität und Sicherheit gerecht werden.
Thommen Medical ist ein unabhängiges Familienunternehmen. Der Erfolg unserer Kunden hat für uns immer oberste Priorität. Seit Beginn haben wir uns einem einzigen Ziel verschrieben: Das bestmögliche Dentalimplantat System herzustellen – und nur das.
Dabei setzen wir konsequent auf Schweizer Präzision in der Herstellung, einer rigorosen Qualitätsprüfung und auf die Zusammenarbeit mit den besten Experten in der Dentalmedizin weltweit. Daraus resultiert ein einzigartiges Zahnimplantat System, welches Schweizer Qualität, Einfachheit und ein innovatives Design vereint und auf über 33 Jahren klinischer Erfahrung basiert.
Unser Fokus liegt auch in Zukunft auf den hohen Ansprüchen unserer Kunden an Sicherheit und Ästhetik. Dafür tun wir alles und stehen dazu mit unserem Namen. Wir sind Thommen Medical.
1993–1998: Study of dentistry at the University of Mainz. 1998–2001: Research associate in the Department of Dental Conservation and Periodontology at the University of Mainz. 2000: Doctorate. 2001–2003: Practice-related studies in business administration at the Business Administration Institute of Prof. Dr. Braunschweig, graduating with a degree in health economics. 2001–2004: Employed dentist at the Center for Dentistry and associate at the Private Institute for Periodontology and Implantology Munich with Dr. W. Bolz, Prof. Dr. H. Wachtel, Prof. Dr. M. Hürzeler and Dr. O. Zuhr. Since 2004: Established in own practice in Mainz with focus on implantology, periodontology, functional diagnostics and restorative dentistry. Since 2015: Joint practice with Dr. Ina Köttgen MSc. specializing in functional diagnostics, periodontology, implantology and restorative dentistry. 2017: Publications in numerous journals on the topics of periodontology, implantology, prophylaxis and esthetics. Multiple lecturing activities on the topics of periodontology, prophylaxis, esthetic dentistry and implantology and implant prosthetics and complex treatment planning. Lecturer of the master course " Master Online Periodontology" of the University of Freiburg. Chairman of the Intensive Continuing Education and Continuum Department of the BZKR. Member of the Representative Assembly of the BZK Rheinhessen. Deputy Chairman of the Representative Assembly of the BZK Rheinhessen. Member of the editorial board of "Der junge Zahnarzt" (Springer Verlag).
Ueli Grunder, DMD, is a past president of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology and the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He has published numerous papers and the book Implants in the Esthetic Zone (Quintessence, 2015), which has been translated into 11 languages. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally on the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry. Dr Grunder maintains a group private practice in Zollikon-Zürich, Switzerland.
1992 – 2012: Private Practice, together with Dr med dent MA Marco Imoberdorf, and until 2011, together with Dr med dent Peter Velvart, Rennweg, Zürich, Switzerland. 2013 – 2021: Private Practice, together with Dr med dent Christian Ramel (reconstructive dentistry), Dr med dent MA Marco Imoberdorf (reconstructive dentistry), Dr med dent Karin Wolleb (reconstructive dentistry), and Dr med dent Frank Paqué (endodontology practice), Rennweg, Zürich, Switzerland. Successor: PD Dr med dent Sven Mühlemann. 2021 – present: Presentations, workshops, and courses in reconstructive dentistry, including implantology and adhesive techniques
1979 – 1985: Studies in General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland (DMD graduate). 1986 – 1988: Assistant in Private Practice, Switzerland. 1988 – 1990: Postgraduate program in reconstructive dentistry, Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Director: Prof Dr P. Schärer. 1990 – 1992: Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer, Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Director: Prof Dr P. Schärer. 2001 – 2020: Postgraduate Instructor for aesthetic dentistry and implantology, Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Director: Prof Dr med dent C. Hämmerle
Licenses, certifications, and titles
1985: Federal Board Examination for Dentists (DMD graduate) and Diploma for Dental Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland. 1986: Dr med dent (doctor medicinae dentium), University of Zürich, Switzerland. 1993: Certification as specialist in reconstructive dentistry (SSO). 2001: Certification as specialist in reconstructive dentistry, aesthetics, and function (EDA)
Membership of professional and scientific organizations
Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft (SSO), Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD), European Dental Association (EDA), Swiss Society for Implantology (SGI-SSIO), European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED): Active Member, Academy of Osseointegration (AO), International Team for Implantology (ITI): Fellow; Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for: International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
The coverage of recessions around teeth is a very successful surgical treatment. The published evidence suggests that periodontal plastic surgeons can very predictably perform these procedures. However, how does reality present? What are the measurement methods and indexes used to support the external evidence? During this lecture, we will look very critically at the evidence we used to support our enthusiasm about the coverage of recession procedures. Second, we will try to answer the raised question in the title of this lecture. Third, the entire thought process will be supported by clinical cases.
Dr. Rino Burkhardt runs a private clinic in Zurich, Switzerland, limited to Periodontology and Implantology. Additionally, he holds an associate professorship at the University of Zurich and honorary professorship at the University of Hong Kong. In the early 90ies, he was one of the first clinicians who introduced microsurgical techniques in periodontics. Today, he is a leading expert in this field with a clinical experience of more than two decades. Beyond his clinical activities, he actively participates in clinical research related to wound healing, periodontal regeneration and skills evaluation. He has authored several refereed articles and book chapters about the aforementioned topics. Currently, he is the president of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology, the vice president of the Clinical Research Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health and Board Member of the Research Group of Oral Soft Tissue Biology and Wound Healing.