Dental innovation from Gothenburg - today an entire industry
Some people deserve a special mention: Professor Ulf Lekholm as the chairman for the symposium's scientific programme, Professor Ragnar Adell and Professor George Zarb. Professor Adell is one of the pioneers behind the surgical development of the treatment and Professor Zarb from Toronto University in Canada was the person who, in 1982, invited Professor Brånemark and his colleagues to a conference to enable their scientific and clinical data to be examined by a sceptical north American research community. The meeting resulted in praise from the participants. Today the rest of the story is known to us as the revolutionary dental treatment that totally changed the lives of millions of toothless patients worldwide. The innovation was created in Gothenburg; today it is an entire industry.
Persistent efforts revolutionised dentistry
"Looking back over these 30 years and seeing how tooth implantation changed the conditions for the treatment of toothless patients is quite remarkable", Professor Ulf Lekholm reflects. "We understood at an early stage that this was an important discovery and can today conclude that our persistent efforts revolutionised dentistry. I am very much looking forward to meeting my colleagues from around the world and reliving the developments of the past 30 years at the symposium."
Source: Nobel Biocare