Prof. Dr. FLORIAN BEUER, MME
Charité University of Medicine in Berlin (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Florian Beuer graduated from the Dental School at the Ludwig Maximilians
University Munich, Germany, in 1999. After his studies, he worked in a private practice for
two years. Then he joined the Prosthetic Department at Munich Dental School as an Assistant
Professor and he received his Dr. Med. Dent. degree in 2002.
In 2005 he was appointed Specialist in Implantology by the German Society of Implantology
From 2007 to 2008 he was a visiting professor at the Pacific Dental Institute, Portland,
Oregon (Director: John A. Sorensen DMD, PhD).
In 2009 he received his PhD degree in Prosthodontics from Ludwig Maximilians University
and he was appointed as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the German Academy of Prosthetics
and Biomaterials (DGPro).
In 2009 he became an Associate Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics of the Munich
Dental School. Dr Beuer is a board member of the German Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
(DGAEZ). He has been the editor of the Teamwork Journal of Continuing Dental Education
since 2011 and full professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University since 2014.
In 2015, he was appointed Chairman of the Department
”FIXED OR REMOVABLE? OPTIONS FOR (PARTLY) EDENTULOUS PATIENTS ”
Prof. Dr. Florian Beuer
Charité University of Medicine Berlin – GERMANY
While esthetics are the most important issue of anterior single implants, getting back the
ability to chew and eat in society and so take part in the social life again is one of the major
objectives of oral rehabilitations in edentulous patients. There are several options to support
removable prostheses or plan fixed solutions with significant differences in complexity and
price. Depending on the health condition of the patient, the financial opportunities and the
patient specific anatomic situation a generally superior concept is hard to identify. Starting
with 2 implants in the anterior and ball-attachments supporting a cover denture prosthesis
fixed implant supported prostheses have gained popularity in the last years. The lecture will
present the different options for implant supported removable prostheses with stock and
custom retentive concepts as well as fixed solutions on 4 or more implants. Clear guidelines
and checklists will point out the strengths and weaknesses of the different concepts taking
longevity, evidence, technical complexity and cost-effectiveness into account.