Dr. Behnam Shakibaie: Leading the Revolution in Minimally Invasive Dentistry and Implantology

Dr. Behnam Shakibaie is setting up standards in minimally invasive procedures that are ubiquitous in medicine. They are also already making an increasing mark in invasive disciplines of dentistry.

Thank to technical advances in the fields of optical magnification (loupes, microscopes), microsurgical instruments, bone and soft tissue grafting materials and digital dentistry, dentists increasingly gain possibilies to center different specialities for a state-of-art treatment of tooth replacement under one roof in their clinics, even without involving the technical lab. New scientific reports demonstrate workflows using minimally invasive and microscopic techniques in every stage of treatment, starting with tooth extraction, socket preservation, implant insertion and soft tissue management up to the final chair-side digital full-anatomic supra-constrution with the goal to come a restitutio ad integrum as close as possible. 

Implant microsurgery, microscopic and digital chair-side dentistry combined with knowledge, skills, passion and necessary time, is the success key in highly demanding cases. Recent literature show clearly that comparable conventional procedures reveal significant more complication and risks compared to mentioned microsurgical digital workflows, particularly in terms of surgical segment of treatment. Regarding design, fabrication and delivery of implant-prosthetic restorations with latest digital chair-side technologies and materials results are very well promising.

The primary aim of minimally invasive treatment methods is to minimize tissue trauma while maximizing tissue preservation or reconstruction, which means injuring only the amount of healthy anatomical tissue that is absolutely unavoidable. These kind of new treatment protocols are only achievable by utilization of modern dental microscopes and specially developed microscopic instruments, that are nowadays available for different fields of dentistry, like Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Implantology.

Dr. Behnam Shakibaie, an Iranian-German Oral Surgeon, was in 2010 the first author worldwide to scientifically describe clinical uses of dental microscope in the discipline of Implantology. Since then he has been developing and publishing multiple techniques and instruments in the new field of Microsurgical and Microscopic Implantology, such as Microscopic Open and Closed Sinus Lift, Microscopic Tooth Extraction along with Socket and Ridge Preservation and Microscopic Split Rolling Flap Technique for implant exposure.

Dr. Behnam Shakibaie with mentioned scientific achievements, brought him different internationally recognized prizes, such as the “German Periodontology Award” and the “American Micro Dentistry Congress Award.” 

Dr. Behnam Shakibaie

The field of Implant Microsurgery owes a great deal to Dr. Behnam Shakibaie. He has extensive training in several subfields of dentistry, including Microsurgery, Microscopic Dentistry, and Implantology.

For the purposes of oral implantology and jaw bone reconstructions, he has been developing and publishing new microsurgical techniques and instruments.

Dr. Shakibaie collaborates on studies at Penn and Michigan as a science instructor for the Zeiss Dental Academy.

He earned his medical degree from Berlin University and then spent time at both Berlin and Bonn University, focusing on oral surgery. Dr. Shakibaie is a specialist in oral microsurgery and microscopic dentistry with degrees from the Zeiss Dental Academy in Switzerland and Germany’s DGI and DGP, respectively.

He has lectured around the world and has been honored with many scientific prizes.

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