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Orthopedics Meets Dentistry 2022

What drives medical decision making:

Evidence or Intuition?

“If risks are known, good decisions require logic and statistical thinking. If some risks are unknown, good decisions also require intuition and smart rules of thumb”(Gigerenzer, 2014).

The question of how to select the best treatment option for a patient in the age of evidence-based medicine can often mean medical professionals find themselves trapped between two conflicting systems. From one side, new evidence is being generated at an increasing rate, covering many situations, with studies and data to back medical decision-making.

From the other side, despite all this available evidence, clinical decision-making continues to be beset by a myriad of unexpected uncertainties, both positive and negative. In such situations, clinical intuition seems to play a necessary and important part in medical decision-making.

Join our live virtual discussion ‘Orthopedics Meets Dentistry’ and dive in together with our panelists to investigate the role of evidence, intuition, risk assessment and perceived safety in decision making in orthopedics and dental implantology. 

The Panelists


Prof. Rihard Trebše MD

Service for Bone Infections at Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital, Slovenia


Miguel Stanley DDS

White Clinic, Lisbon, Portugal


Dirk Stengel MD, PhD, MSc

BG Kliniken - Klinikverbund der gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung gGmbH


Moderator: Dr. Niklas Keller

Simply Rational, Berlin, Germany


Watch the replay of the 2022 live session on our YouTube Channel here...

Watch the 2022 live session 

Orthopedics Meets Dentistry 2021

Combating Infection: The Role of Implant Materials

Implant infection is a devastating complication with severe health and socioeconomic implications. Approximately 1-2% of all patients undergoing joint replacement develop a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following surgery. In dental implantology, peri-implantitis is also a challenge with a prevalence around 20% and if not treated properly ending with bone or even implant loss. Physicians, implantologists and researchers from both disciplines are exploring multiple directions to understand why implants get infected and what role the implant materials play.

Dr. Dominik Pförringer has asked the interdisciplinary faculty Prof. Javad Parvizi, Prof. Lia Rimondini and Prof. Georgios Romanos their view on this topic. Watch below their answers to some of the questions.


*The presented authors’ views and opinions are solely those of the authors of these publications.

The Panelists

Prof. Javad Parvizi

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Prof. Lia Rimondini

Department of Health Sciences, Università del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”, Novara, Italy.

Prof. Georgios E. Romanos

Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, NY. 

“(…) We have just completed another large series of our patients and the evaluation revealed that the use of ceramic femoral head was an independent factor for reducing the rate of periprosthetic joint infection. So, ceramic on polyethylene definitely has a lower incidence of infection than cobalt chromium on polyethylene.”

Do you see a difference between the patients treated for an infection based on the bearing material they received in the primary?

Where do you see the potential of ceramic?

Could the choice of implant material play a decisive role in reducing the risk of peri-implantitis?

Watch the replay of the 2021 live session on our YouTube Channel here...

Watch the 2021 live session 


Orthopedics Meets Dentistry 2020

Is a world free of metal implants in orthopedics and dentistry conceivable? Dr. Dominik Pförringer's asked the interdisciplinary faculty Prof. Justin Cobb, Prof. Corrado Piconi and Prof. Jens Fischer their view on this topic. Watch below their answers to some of the questions.

*The presented authors’ views and opinions are solely those of the authors of these publications.

Recording from November 2020

„Would you say that patients are more satisfied with a ceramic implant?"

Prof. Justin Cobb, Professor of orthopedic surgery at the Imperial College in London and head of the MSk Lab.

Recording from November 2020

„Do you see that all doctors, being orthopedics, implantologists or dentists, are they ready for ceramics yet?"

Prof. Corrado Piconi, Professor for biomaterials for orthopedic and dental. Ortho­pedics, Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University, and Senior Associate in (ISTEC-CNR), Faenza.

Recording from November 2020

„How do you explain all the new trends and the fascination towards ceramic?“

Prof. Jens Fischer, Professor for materials science and engineering for reconstructive dentistry and temporomandibular disorders; University Hospital of Dental Medicine, University of Basel.

Watch the replay of the 2020 live session on our YouTube Channel here...

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