Neoss and the Brånemark Osseointegration Center will celebrate the first Osseointegration Day on May 3, which is the 92nd birthday of professor Per Ingvar Brånemark, who discovered that bone could integrate with titanium components in the 1950s.
The celebration was developed by Barbro K. Brånemark, the Association of Brånemark Osseointegration Centers, and Dr. Robert Gottlander in tribute to the professor and his innovations and inventions, which continue to improve many lives around the world in countless clinical applications, they said.
“Barbro Brånemark and I are very pleased that the idea is now coming alive. Our intention is to have something every year to remember P-I and celebrate his birthday on May 3,” said Dr. Robert Gottlander, CEO of Neoss.
This year’s event will feature a webinar with professor Tomas Albrektsson, a longtime colleague and friend of professor Brånemark, who will discuss osseointegration and its fundamental significance for modern implant dentistry.