SIC Circle

As a reminder:

Professor Dr. Wilfried Schilli (1928 – 2019) Founding member of the SIC – Schilli Implantology Circle – not only summarized and convincingly presented the tasks and goals of the SIC, but also those of implantology in general in his greetings.


Implantology has changed dentistry. Like surgical joint replacement, it is a product of modern bone surgery. In 1958, this was completely reorganized by the Working Group for Osteosynthesis (AO). Their rules also apply to us: the biomechanical principles of function provide orientation, the vitality of the bone must be maintained.

The aim is to make the surgical procedure as atraumatic as possible.


The incorporation of the implant is a biological process; we must provide the conditions for it to proceed smoothly. Every detail of our approach is important. Clear surgical protocols optimize the process and avoid errors. But, despite all the schematic optimization, each case remains an individual case. This particularly applies to the subsequent prosthetic restoration. In the cooperation between prosthetics and surgery, prosthetics dominate because they determine function and aesthetics.


In this process, which is influenced by the patient’s individual factors, the choice of implant system plays a major role. For technical as well as legal reasons, it is a series product. Here too, constant optimization is the prerequisite for lasting success.


This is one of the tasks of the SIC “Schilli Implantology Circle”. The international, interdisciplinary discussion forum integrates current theoretical and scientific research results into the implementation of practice-relevant systems and compares them with practical experience.


Another function of the SIC “Schilli Implantology Circle” is to pass on this success in the form of continuous training.


Like the members of the Circle, we are enthusiastic about implantology and want to improve the process and product through discussion among competent specialists. Disadvantages and errors, as well as possible improvements and opportunities, are discussed regionally and internationally, and scientific studies and controls are initiated. Organization and trust are the prerequisites for everyone to benefit and for us to be able to help our patients even safer and better.

Your Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schilli

Founding Member Schilli Implantology Circle

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