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Sat, 8 January 2022
9:00 AM CEST - 6:00 PM CEST

Successful biofilm management is the key for oral prevention and prophylaxis. It requires modern methods, innovative technologies and a systematic protocol to guarantee an efficient treatment. The Guided Biofilm Therapy Summit (virtual edition) provides a platform to learn more about successful biofilm management. Interact with renowned speakers via live chats, discover the latest scientific findings, interesting innovations, the most advanced clinical protocols and enjoy an interactive roundtable experience. The GBT Summit (virtual edition) will showcase a live treatment and covers various topics such as nonsurgical treatments, biofilm development, peri-implant diseases and the profitability of prevention.

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Oral Biofilm. Is it dangerous?

Prof. Sigrun Eick

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Oral Biofilm. Is it dangerous?

Prof. Sigrun Eick


This webinar will touch on the basics of oral biofilm formation and how it translates into daily dental practice. Approaches against dangerous biofilms will also be discussed. Prof Sigrun Eick will show why a microorganism is different to one in a free-floating stage and what it means for prevention and the therapy of biofilm-associated diseases such as dental caries and periodontitis.

Learning objectives:

  1. Most microorganisms in oral cavity exit in biofilms.
  2. A biofilm is not just microorganisms.
  3. Biofilms are associated with major oral diseases such as caries and periodontitis.
  4. Antimicrobials alone are not effective against microorganisms in biofilm.
  5. Potential new treatment options are under investigation.

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Release date: Saturday 8th January, 2022, 09:05 AM

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Prof. Sigrun Eick

  • 07/2015 University Bern (CH): Associated professor
  • 11/2011 University Bern: Transfer of habilitation, Venia Docendi for the area Medical Microbiology / Oral Microbiology
  • Since 10/2009 University Bern, Dept. of Periodontology: Head of the Laboratory of Oral Microbiology
  • 2002 – 2007 Several research stays at Prof. Jan Potempa`s group, JagellonianUniversity Krakow (Poland)
  • 11/2001 University Jena (Germany): Habilitation and Venia legendi for the area Medical Microbiology/Oral Microbiology
  • 05/1987 – 09/2009 University Hospital Jena, Institute of Medical Microbiology: Routine diagnostics, teaching, research in oral microbiology
  • 10/1986 University Jena: Dental Medical Doctor in Prosthetics Dentistry and Material Science at Professor Musil
  • 09/1980 – 04/1987 Outpatients’ clinic Greiz (Germany): Dentist 1980 Diploma, exam and licensure as a dentist (according to the regulations of the former GDR)

Areas of interest in research:

  • New options in antimicrobial periodontal therapy, oral biofilms, bacteria-host interaction in periodontitis, association periodontitis – systemic conditions

Publications in PubMed: 90 as first or senior author, 79 as coauthor


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