The CleanImplant Foundation
Located in the German capital the CleanImplant Foundation CIF GmbH was founded in Berlin in 2016 by Dr. Dirk Duddeck, who has been working in this field of research for more than 10 years.
CleanImplant regularly initiates objective analysis of the production quality of dental implants, by using accredited laboratories according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, based on a defined protocol. Research to determine the consequences and clinical relevance of avoidable contamination and quality deficiencies in dental implants, are promoted and commissioned in collaboration with renowned universities.
CleanImplant Foundation is a 100% independent organization. According to its statute, CleanImplant specifically pursues no commercial goals and perceives itself as a non-for-profit organization. Against this background, all profits generated are basically to be reinvested and used to improve the performance of the organization. The foundation is committed to scientific and financial transparency. That means, all processes of analysis are independent and unbiased, reports for the Trusted Quality Mark are peer-reviewed and even the annual financial report is open to public (find out more here). .
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ralf Smeets, Germany
CleanImplant Ambassador (GERMAN)
Dr. Miltiadis Mitsias, Greece
CleanImplant Ambassador (ENGLISH)
Anne-Sofie und Dr. Dr. Steffen Hohl, Germany
CleanImplant Ambassadors (ENGLISH)
Prof. Dr. Hakan Ozyuvaci, Turkey
CleanImplant Ambassador (TURKISH)
Dr. João Pimenta, Portugal
CleanImplant Ambassador (ENGLISH)
Dr. Saurabh Gupta, India
CleanImplant Ambassador (ENGLISH)
The CleanImplant Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Ann Wennerberg
DDS, PhD, Professor, Odontology Section 2, Institute of Odontology at the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden
“Implant surfaces do influence the biological response, some modifications may strengthen osseointegration others, such as unintentional impurities, may contribute to a clinical failure. Control of the implant properties is therefore very important and all clinician should be able to know what kind of products they purchase.”
Prof. Dr. Tomas Albrektsson
MD, PhD, ODhc, RCPSG, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Biomaterials, Gothenburg University, Visiting Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics, Malmö University, Sweden
“We have to know, not believe, that a specific implant is without harm to our patients.”
Dr. Michael R. Norton
BDS FDS RCS (Ed), London, UK, President of the Academy of Osseointegration (2017-2018), Specialist in Oral Surgery, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Pennsylvania
“Dentists have to rely on the word of manufacturers and the FDA or CE marks to feel sure that the implants they are using are being manufactured to a standard one would expect of an implantable dental device. Sadly, this is often not the case. The CleanImplant Foundation is an objective, independent non-profit foundation that has been established to fill this void and to help provide both dentist and patient the reassurance they need and must have when using dental implants.”
Prof. Dr. Hugo de Bruyn
Professor periodontology and dean of the dental school Radboudumc Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
"We discuss as researchers and clinicians periimplantitis issues and often blame patients, surgeons or prosthodontist for the damage done. Some key opinion makers even suggest a return to ‘good all days’ implants. Indeed periimplantitis was less observed or we were not aware of it. Maybe the immunologic reaction related to materials and surfaces, whereof some of reputable surface quality, is underestimated as a causal factor. Clean, cleaner, cleanest is maybe not only for the patient selection an issue but also for the implant surface."
Univ. Prof. Dr. Florian Beuer
DDS, PhD, MME, Professor, Head of Prosthodontics, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
“…up to now no quality control exists for dental implants once they have the CE or FDA marks. Therefore I support the idea of the „CleanImplant Foundation“ as an objective, independent, non-profit organization to establish the first quality seal in implant dentistry. Even if we do not know the clinical implications yet, our patients deserve the best quality that is available…“
Prof. Dr. Jaafar Mouhyi
DDS, PhD Professor and Head of Biomaterials Department, International University of Agadir (Universiapolis), Morocco
“Osseointegrated implantology started few decades ago with pure titanium fixtures treated with the best passivation and sterilization protocols available at the time….Nowadays, the major issues related to the quality evaluation of those new types of implants and surfaces are caused by the weak implant approval regulations imposed by legal organisations such as the FDA for the US or European Community (CE label) for their markets. How can it be possible to judge an implant quality, just by using sterilization tests or cell-culture techniques to identify an eventual toxicity of the material?”
Dr. Luigi Canullo
DDS, PhD, Private practice Rome, Italy, Independent Researcher, Visiting Professor at the University of Sacrado Corazon, Bauru (Brazil)
Dr. Scott D. Ganz
DMD, Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA
Dr. Ganz completed a 3-year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Well-published in various scientific and professional journals, 14 textbooks, and delivered presentations globally on the Prosthetic and Surgical phases of Implant Dentistry, and 3-D Imaging Technologies. Dr. Ganz is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field of Computer Utilization for Diagnostic, CBCT, Graphical, and Treatment Planning Applications. Dr. Ganz has been a featured speaker for numerous organizations including AO, AAOM, AAMP, ICOI, ACP, AAID, EAO, and more. Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Implant Dentistry and the editorial staff of several other publications.
We are very proud of dental professionals from all over the world supporting the project. "CleanImplant Ambassadors" stand for our mission and values and bring their considerable skills and experience to the CleanImplant Foundation. They share this important information in international lectures and scientific articles. Thank you dear friends, for your incredible support and raising your voice for better quality in implantology!
Prof. Dr. Hakan Ozyuvaci
Dentalforum Istanbul and Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral Surgery, 34390 Çapa Istanbul Turkey
"We need to know more about the implant production quality. The CLEANIMPLANT FOUNDATION evaluates the implant production quality under the Scanning Electron Microscope. This helps me to choose the right implant system for my practice."
Prof. Ebru Çal
Why Clean Implant? Successful osseointegration of dental implants depend on direct apposition of bone tissue to the implanted material. Unfortunately, various host depended and/or implant related factors may influence this unique and delicate process. The event of alloying pure titanium to create stronger implants may interfere with the biocompatibility of the material. This has already been documented in the recent literature. Moreover, the elements which may contaminate the surface of the implants raise an important question about the safety of the known & proven osseointegration process. It is by all means the right of both the patients and dental clinicians to acquire the “cleanest” dental implant and be “safe”.
Ebru CAL, DDS, PhD, Professor Ebru Karabece Cal, graduated from Ege University School of Dentistry in 1991. She started working as a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Prosthodontics in the same faculty. Worked as a clinical-observer and researcher in Mayo Clinic, USA, for four months during her residency in 1997. She accomplished her doctorate degree with the thesis ‘Evaluation of microbiologic adherence and hardness changes of four different resilient denture-lining materials’ in 1998. Dr. Cal became an Associate Professor in 2006, and Professor in 2011 in the Department of Prosthodontics, Ege University School of Dentistry. She has more than 60 articles, which were published in national and international journals, and has many lectures and presentations in various key congresses and meetings. Dr. Cal is an active member of ICP, IADR, TPID, ITI and TFI. She is a reviewer of various national and international journals. Her primary research areas are Implantology, Adhesive Dentistry, and Geriatrics. She is married and has two children.
Dr. Claudio Cacaci
ICC Implantat Competence Centrum, München
Dr. med. dent. Claudio Cacaci Fachzahnarzt für Oralchirurgie Spezialist für Implantologie, Implantatprothetik und Zahntechnik (DGI) Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt Implantologie (DGI, BDIZ)
Dr. Peter JM Fairbairn
Principal Dentist at the Scarsdale Dental Aesthetic and Implant Clinic in West London
Director of Education for the ADI (UK) and President Elect of the LDF.
Visiting Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Mi, USA
Dr. Mahmoud Ezzat Ghazi
Dr. Mahmoud Ezzat Ghazi BDS, MGDS RCSEd, FICOI, FLD President of Digital Dentistry Society (Arab Union) CEO and Founder of IAERD Dental Consultant Certified DSD Instructor Membership of General Dental Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) Fellowship in Laser Dentistry (University of Genova-Italy) Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Assistant MRD course director (Future University in Egypt)
Portfolio Dr. Mahmoud Ezzat received his BDS degree from the Faculty of Dental Medicine at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in 2002. He then attended a four year training program by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and received their membership degree in General Dental Surgery (MGDS RCSEd) in 2008. He then participated in the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) speciality training program supervised by the Royal College at Misr University, for his remarkable performance he was invited to become an instructor at this same program. In 2011 he was appointed Deputy MRD course director at Future University in Egypt for their postgraduate speciality program. He is the founder of the Diploma in Implant Dentistry training program in Egypt awarded by the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2013 he attained a Fellowship degree in Laser dentistry from the University of Genova Italy and has been lecturing on the subject ever since. In 2015 he attended several International DSD World tours and has reached the DSD Master level in DSD accreditations (1st DSD Master in Egypt) In August 2015 he co-lectured the DSD World Tour in Cairo, Egypt with DSD Founding Members Christian Coachman and Livio Yoshinaga and was elected DSD Lecturer. In 2016 he became an active member DSD International board as DSD Middle East Manager lecturing with Christian Coachman in the DSD Middle East Tour. In 2018 he was elected president of Digital Dentistry Society (Arab Union) responsible for all arab speaking countries in the region. Key opinion leader & Lecturer for many international companies as: Bredent, Vita, Digital Smile Design, 3Shape & Tekscan He now lectures internationally on all aspects of Digital Dentistry mostly in Europe & The Middle East & keeps a full time private practice in Cairo specializing in Digital Esthetic and Implant dentistry since 2004.
Prof. Doctor Raquel Zeta Gomes
• Dental Medical Doctor by the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Oporto (FMDUP) (1996-2002) • Post-graduation in Implantology in Sweden (Bränemark Institute in Gothenburg and Maxilla-Facial Surgery Ward at Västerås Hospital) (2002) • Specialization Course in Implantology by FMDUP (2003-2006) • Master's Degree in Implantology by FMDUP (MsC) (2006- 2007) • PhD degree in the field or Oral Surgery /Implantology at FMDUP (2013-2018) • Oral surgeon (specialist in oral surgery) by the Portuguese Dental Medical Association (OMD) • Opinion leader of Bredent Medical Group, MINEC (Megagen International Network of Education and Clinical Research) active member, opinion leader of Megagen Portugal, KOL of Osteobiol Biomaterials • IFZI (Prof.Lang) academy auxiliar instructor, Active member of BBB (Bone, Biomaterials and Beyond) Academy . • Expert on Dental XP, Oralsurgerytube, MINEC and Dentinaltubules educational platforms • Invited External Teacher at Master and Specialization Course of Oral Rehabilitation (CESPU University, Portugal). Invited lecturer at Upenn (University of Pennsylvania, USA) • Private practices in Portugal dedicated exclusively to Implantology, advanced oral surgery and rehabilitation. • Mentor of professional group Follow the RED (dedicated to oral surgery), International leader of the “Divas in Dentistry Project” • Reviewer of Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research journal and BMC Oral Health. Editorial board of International Growth Factor and Stem Cells in Dentistry journal. • Author and co-author of several articles and chapters of books in the Dentistry Field. • Speaker in more than 20 countries.
Dr. Saurabh Gupta
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon I Education Director International Academy of Ceramic Implantology (IAOCI)
Dr.Saurabh Gupta is graduated from Manipal University, India and holds Master’s Degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from RGUHS, Bangalore, India. He is also trained in multiple allied surgical disciplines including Implantology, Laser and Digital dentistry. Currently, he is working as Clinical Director, Digital Dental Design Clinic & DVG’s lab (3M Authorized), Bangalore. He is also a visiting senior consultant at Aarogya Dental and Maxillofacial Center, Delhi. He is an Education Director/ Board Member of International Academy of Ceramic Implantology, which is the first academy in USA dedicated to metal free implantology. He is an active member of ZIRG (Zirconia Implant Research Group), whose objectives are to lead and orient research in metal free implantology and support young and established clinicians in clinical and scientific research. He is also serving the “Bioceramic Division” of “The American Ceramic Society”, Ohio, US. He is also involved in Research and Development projects at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. At present, he is involved in lot of research studies on zirconia implant materials
Dr. Sofia Karapataki
KARAPATAKI SOPFIA Graduated from University of Athens in 1989. Specialization in Periodontology - Implantology at the Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education in Jönköping Sweden (23/4/1990-31/8/1993). The specialization besides the domains mentioned above, included sub-specializations in Oral Surgery, Radiology, TMJ, Prosthetics on implants, Perio-prosthetics and General Pathology. Master of Science, in Gothenburg Sweden, in 2001, entitled 'HEALING FOLLOWING GUIDED TISSUE REGENERATION AFTER SURGICAL REMOVAL OF IMPACTED TEETH. Specialization in Prosthetic rehabilitation of facial defects on implants in 2001 in Gothenburg Sweden. Training in PRGF (plasma rich growth factors) In 2011 in Vitoria, Spain. Training in Cosmetic Dentistry in 2012 in Munich Germany. Training in Zirconia Implants in 2013 in Munich Germany Member of Leading Implant Centers in 2013 Ground member of the ladies in Dentistry in 2017 Lectures on following subjects: Periimplantitis Intolerance – implication of the immune system Individual approach of the patient Zirconia implants Metal Free, non-toxic materials in Dentistry Private practice in Athens Greece since 1994 - present
Dr. Kevin Frawley
Private Practice, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
He taught at the UCLA School of Dentistry for many years, passing on his knowledge to the dentists of tomorrow. He has been involved with both local and national dental associations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Los Angeles Dental Society, the Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy Osseointegration, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is Past President of the Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry and the Los Angeles Dental Society. Dr. Frawley also takes many continuing education classes to further improve his skills, and to enable him to provide you with the highest caliber of care available.
Dr. Jin Kim
private practices in Diamond Bar, and West Garden Grove, California
Lecturer at UCLA School of Dentistry and as a sought-out international speaker.
Dr. Kim then settled in California, where he completed master degrees in public health and oral biology, and a three-year specialty residency training program in periodontics and implant surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry. In 1999 he became board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), and in 2001, became Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry was earned in 2007, and Dr. Kim also became board-certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), in 2006, making him a unique and rare dual board-certified specialist in the nation.
Dr. medic. Henriette Lerner
President Digital Dentistry Society, International (DDS),
HL Dentclinic & Academy Academic Teaching and Research Institution of Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main,Germany, BADEN-BADEN
Board Member DGOI
Dr. Jérôme Lipowicz
Jérôme Lipowicz, DDS, is a general practitioner based in Paris, France. He graduated from Université Paris VII and completed his education with postgraduates in legal medicine then implantology at Université Paris V, and esthetic dentistry at Université de Strasbourg. Dr. Lipowicz's interests include using new technologies where guided surgery and digital dentistry naturally became part of his practice since 2010.
After being part-time Attending in Paris Hospitals, he's now the President of the French guided surgery academy (Académie de Chirurgie Guidée) he co-founded. He is an active member of the Computer-Assisted Implantology Academy and the Digital Dentistry Society, Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and a member of numerous international scientific organizations. Lecturing in postgraduates programs and congresses in France and abroad, Dr. Jérôme Lipowicz is also a successful internet entrepreneur since he created the Abcdent network in 1999 and the #1 french speaking dental community at eugenol.com, and founded the International Digital Days congress.
Dr. Giuseppe Loungo
MD, DDS, Specialist in Maxillo Facial Surgery, Rome, Italy
Adjunct Professor Frederic II University
Dr. Hassan Maghaireh
BDS MFDS(Ed) MSc Implants(Manchester)
Head of The Scientific Committee at the Restorative section at BAIRD, The British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry
Private implant referral practice, Leeds, United Kingdom
Mentor and honorary clinical teacher in Implantology on the University of Manchester MSc Programme. Hassan is actively involved in the oral health group of the Cochrane collaboration and works closely with Professor Marco Esposito in preparing and updating systematic reviews on various dental implants related topics. Hassan is on the editorial board for the European Journal of Oral Implantology and he is the editorial director of Smile Dental Journal. Hassan is a mentor for ADI and Astra Tech and is the clinical director of the one-year Clinical & Evidence Based Dental Implantology course in Leeds.
Dr. Miltiadis E. Mitsias
Adjunct Instructor Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, NYU
Dr. Miltiadis Mitsias graduated from Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2000. In 2003 he finished his post-graduate studies from New York University, being specialized in Implantology. From 2003 since 2004 he taught as a clinical instructor at NYU department of Implant Dentistry. In 2004 he concluded a Master of Science in Biomaterials. Since 2006 Dr. Mitsias owns a dental practice in Athens with focus on implantology and prosthetics.
Dr. Sammy Noumbissi
President International Academy of Ceramic Implantology (IAOCI)
Sammy Noumbissi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington DC. He was then selected to attend the prestigious Loma Linda University Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry. There he received three years of formal training in dental implantology which culminated with a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Master of Science degree in Implant Surgery. He is a researcher, author and has published abstracts and articles on ceramic implants in peer reviewed dental journals. He lectures nationally and internationally and is the current and founding president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology which is an independent association and education provider exclusively focused on metal free and ceramic implantology. Dr. Noumbissi has been practicing and educating dentists on metal free implantology since 2009. His practice and the academy are both located in Silver Spring, Maryland USA.
Dr. João Pimenta
CLÍNICA DE BARCELOS, Barcelos, Portugal
World Member of Leading Implant Centers
Médico Dentista (Escola Superior de Medicina Dentária da UP) 1981; DU Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation (Bordeaux University) 1990; Membre d’honneur Societé Française de Biomateriaux et systemes implantables; Diplome d’honneur Societé Belge de Chirurgie et d’implantologie orale pour sa contribution à l’implantologie orale (1992)
Fellow Pierre Fauchard Academy; Member of the International College of Dentists; Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry; Founder of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Estética Dentária; Founder of Associação Portuguesa de Implantologia e de Biomaterials; Scientific and editorial member of DentalPro, Dentistry (Portugal), Revista da JADA (edição portuguesa) e da Revista Saúde Oral; Scientific consultant of Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Research (Official publication of SBOE); Scientific member of Implant News Perio-International Journal; Dentist-implantologist of the year (2012) - revista Saúde Oral; International speaker (Implantology and dental esthetics); Active member Dental Digital Society; Founder of Sociedade Portuguesa de medicina dentária digital
Dr. Amit Patel
BDS MSc MClinDent FDS RCSEd MRD RCSEng, Private Practice, London, United Kingdom
Specialist in Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham Dental School
Dr. Peter Randelzhofer
ICC Implantat Competence Center, München
Dr. med. dent. Peter Randelzhofer Spezialist für Implantologie, Implantatprothetik und Zahntechnik (DGI) Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt Implantologie (NvOI)
Dr. Eric-Jan Royakkers
Private practice, Maastricht, Netherlands
Specialized in implantology & implant-retained prosthetics since 1986
Univ. Prof. Dr.Dr. Ralf Smeets
UKE University of Hamburg, Germany
Leiter der Sektion Regenerative Orofaziale Medizin Leiter der Forschung MKG Medical Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist Dentist in Oral Surger
Dr. Miguel Stanley
Dr. Miguel Stanley is a leading celebrity dentist and is the founder and CEO of White Clinic based in Lisbon, Portugal.
He is the clinical director and responsible for a large team of dental specialists focused on complex cosmetic oral rehabilitation. Dr. Miguel Stanley has been practicing since 1998, having graduated from ISCS-Egas Moniz and taken his post graduate training at the Branemark CEOSA center in Madrid in 1999, completing his training in cosmetic dentistry in 2000, at the same faculty. He then went on to train in functional aesthetics and occlusion in Chicago in 2005. He is continuously updating his education and has a passion for new technologies in dentistry.
Dr. Delia Tuttle
Canyon Lake Dental Lake Elsinore, CA
President "Divas in Dentistry"
Dr. Tudor Cocerhan
Personal Statement "The aim of Clean Implant Foundation with the help of his members is to open our eyes about the quality of the implants used in our daily practice.This is something we never thought before and we always believed the manufacturers about how clean the implant surface can be.Keep your good work that you are doing!As an ambassador i will do my best to spread the words so that other doctors to be informed and up to date with the new researches regarding the surface of dental implants."
Prof. Dr. Kemal M. Ünsal
PhD, DDS, Prosthodontist, Ankara, Turkey
Prof. Unsal is an active member of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), Osseder (Association of Osseointegration) and EDAD (Turkish Association of Esthetic Dentistry). Since June of 2012, he has been the Founding President of TFI (Together for Implantology) a dental implant platform.
" In 30 years of my clinical past, I realized that medicine & dentistry is not like engineering. You cannot expect the same material behavior from products made of the same material under the same conditions. There are too many parameters beyond the engineering principles. Patient immune response, biology, the environmental conditions that the medical procedure took place, serious aftercare are only a few that I can recall at the moment. We all had been taught that minor details make a lot of difference. The invention of microscope made it clear that ‘little creatures’ that are invisible to the naked eye can make a lot of difference. And now, modern technology, reveals vital information at nano levels. We are now able to correlate clinical outcomes with factors previously unknown. My clinical experience taught me that not all the implants are the same. And now with the help of ‘CleanImplant Project’, for the first time, I have a scientific answer for its possible causes. I strongly believe that the most important responsibility of a clinician is to protect his or her patient’s overall health. Obviously we cannot expect the patient to have the expert opinion about their treatment. However, the dentist is the expert and he/she has to be donated with the most accurate and current knowledge on the subject. I am sure, spreading the word about the importance of implant surface cleanliness will raise the information level of dentists all around the world in order to reach the main aim ‘Protecting the overall health of their patients’."
The CleanImplant Management Team
Dr. med. dent. Dirk U. Duddeck
DDS, Managing Director CleanImplant Foundation
Guest researcher at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin Campus Benjamin Franklin - Department of Prosthodontics
Project Manager of the BDIZ EDI Quality and Research Committee European Association of Dental Implantologists
Member of the BAIRD Implant Council - The British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry
Member of the Academy of Osseointegration AO Member of the European Academy of Osseointegration EAO