Univ. Prof. Dr. med. dent. Dr. med. dent. h.c. Georg-Hubertus Nentwig held the professorship for dental surgery and implantology at the Goethe University Frankfurt from 1991 to 2017. He not only developed his own implant systems, which are used today all over the world, but also devoted himself intensively to reconstructive surgery in order to reconstruct lost jaw bones and restore them with implants and fixed teeth. For this purpose, depending on the initial situation, so-called bone replacement materials or the patient’s own bone can be used, which in most cases can be extracted from the jaw region. Even “hopeless cases”, where the major part of the jawbone has been lost due to previous periodontal diseases, can be reconstructed with these techniques (e.g. sinus lift, onlay augmentations, etc.) to be ready for implantation.
During his long research and teaching activities at the Frankfurt University Hospital, the focus was on the safety of treatment for patients. A long-term study over 20 years with the Ankylos implant system developed by him showed a remarkable success rate of 93%.