16 International Keynote Speakers
CV Edwin Eggink
Edwin finished his dental school at ACTA Amsterdam in 1994 and continued with the 3-year post-graduate training in endodontics. Until 2009 Edwin combined a general practice with a referral practice in endodontics. In 2009 he founded EndoRotterdam, a practice strictly limited to endodontics. In the years following a interdisciplinary planning with periodontists, restorative dentists etc., culminated in the esthablishment of Proclin Rotterdam.
Edwin gives courses, lectures and publishes on the relationship between endodontics and autotransplants.
Autotransplantation, a viable option for patients of all ages
Manfred Leunisse, Edwin Eggink, Dick Barendregt, and Jacqueline Surtea
Autotransplantation is a widely used treatment option in the Scandinavian countries. The principle supporting the success of autotransplantation, is a vital periodontal ligament, as published over the last more than 50 years. This periodontal ligament provides a normal development of the surrounding tissues and adaptation to the natural growth of the patient. This in sharp contrast to dental implants, which fail to have these characteristics and are therefore not applicable for adolescents and young adults ór adult patient with a high remodeling rate.
In the past 20 years, due to the interdisciplinairy approach within the referral practice Proclin Rotterdam, comparable healing is achieved with autotransplantion of teeth with closed apices. When the proper guidelines are applied, closed apices turn out to be as successful as the open apices, on the short as well as on the long term. Factors like an optimal endodontic treatment (preferably before transplanting), early functional loading and infection control are the main parameters for success. Based on the clinical success, autotransplantation has become an indication for tooth replacement at all ages and, when applicable, preferrable over treatment with dental implants.