In this issue: Osstell Scientific Symposium | What Makes SmartPegs So Smart? | Dr. Martin Explains SmartPeg Usage | New SmartPeg Guide
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Dear Dr. ,

We are happy to announce the line-up of speakers to this year's Scientific Symposium, where the latest research and clinical use related to Osstell and the ISQ technology are presented. This year’s symposium will be held in conjunction with the EAO Congress in Paris, and will feature three renowned speakers; Jay Malmquist, DMD (USA), Joerg Neugebauer, DDS, PhD (Germany) and Marcus Dagnelid, DDS (Sweden), who will discuss how to use the ISQ scale to make treatment protocols more predictable.

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Tuningfork-and-SmartPeg.jpgWhat Makes SmartPegs So Smart?

SmartPegs were designed specifically for the Osstell RFA technology and are an integral part of the system that make up the technique for measuring implant stability. Because the SmartPeg is so important to getting reliable and accurate ISQ values, it has to meet specific technical requirements.

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Dr_Martin_Video_Screenshot.jpgDr. Martin Explains SmartPeg Usage

Highlight from the AO Corporate Forum where Dr Martin gave an excellent presentation on proper use of the Osstell SmartPeg and stressed the importance of using the correct SmartPeg with each implant system. 

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SAM_1494.jpgHow to Determine Osseointegration Before Final Restoration

Have you ever placed an implant in an augmented bone site and added another few months of healing time just to be on the safe side?

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SmartPegs_v3-2.jpgNew SmartPeg Reference Guide

A new version of the SmartPeg Guide is now available. This version includes several additions, including Phibo, Neo Dent, Kyocera, Emfils and many more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What ISQ value should I have before loading?

Most users agree, which is in line with the scientific studies, that a preferable second ISQ value for non-splinted implants should be 70 ISQ or more to initiate the prosthetic rehabilitation (unless the second ISQ value has decreased since the first measurement). Lower ISQ values could be used for splinted implants since they will be stabilized by the splint. Please visit the Knowledge Base on our website for more extensive information on clinical guidelines and how to use the ISQ scale.

Can I re-use the SmartPegs?

The SmartPegs are single patient use items. To avoid damage to the implant, the SmartPeg material is quite soft, which limits the lifetime of the threads. So the SmartPeg cannot be reused for two reasons: First, the magnet cannot stand the heat of an autoclave, it will be affected and discolored. Second, the threads are made weak not to jeopardize the inner threads in the implant. Reusing the SmartPeg for more than one patient might wear out the threads and give misleading ISQ values.

What are the benefits of the Osstell SmartPeg?

The SmartPeg is key in getting accurate ISQ readings – using other materials or designs would generate different ISQ values that would not be consistent with the established Osstell ISQ scale. By using soft aluminum you eliminate the risk of damaging the internal connection of the implants in any way – a harder material like titanium could increase this risk significantly. Using the SmartPeg for one patient only will always provide you with the accurate ISQ values for your patients' implants.

For more FAQs, please visit http://www.osstell.com/faq/

Osstell Scientific Database

Our regularly updated database (osstell.com/scientific-database/), where we have compiled all scientific research relating to Osstell, now includes more than 750 articles. To search for a specific topic, simply click Ctrl+F and type "early loading" or "grafts" for example, and in a matter of seconds you'll find all research related to that topic, including links to PubMed where you can find the full articles.