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.”
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.”
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.”
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."
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…“
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?”
DDS, PhD, Private practice Rome, Italy, Independent Researcher, Visiting Professor at the University of Sacrado Corazon, Bauru (Brazil)
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.