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Dr. Dirk U. Duddeck, DDS

Dr. Dirk U. Duddeck, DDS

Lecture Topic:
50 Shades of White – The hidden danger of factory-related contaminants on sterile-packaged implants

Abstract :

Neither the announcement of legal action against the publication of analysis results nor threats against the investigating scientists change anything about the findings: A recent study on the quality assessment of sterile-packaged titanium-made and ceramic implants, conducted in collaboration with Charité – University Medicine Berlin, revealed an alarming number of dental implants with factory related contaminants among the more than 100 samples examined.

Thus, even perfect treatment planning can be compromised by using implants with significant residual pollutants, leading to unwanted foreign body reactions, peri-implantitis, and even implant failure. The lecture illustrates the nature and extent of the findings, describes clinical consequences for patients and shows how every practitioner can avoid such risks.

About Dr. med. dent. Dirk U. Duddeck (D.D.S.) :

  • 1983-1985 University of Konstanz, Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • 1985-1992 Dental School University Berlin and Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1992 Certification as Dentist
  • 1992-2015 Dep. for Craniomaxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, University Heidelberg, Interdisciplinary Dep. for Oral Surgery and Implantology, University of Cologne, Germany,
  • 2009 Doctorate Dr. med. dent.
  • Since 2012 Implantologist in a private practice in Berlin, Germany
  • Since 2014 Founder and managing director of the independent Medical Materials Research Institute, officially accredited as testing laboratory according DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, specialized in implant material analyses.
  • Since 2016 Guest researcher at the Charité University Medicine Berlin / Campus Benjamin Franklin; Department of Prosthodontics
  • Since 2016 managing director and head of research of the CleanImplant Foundation – a non profit organization conducting periodical quality assessment studies in implant dentistry; awards the “Trusted Quality Mark” for clean dental implant systems.