Dr Jakob Zwaan, The Netherlands
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Born in 1962 in the Netherlands. Graduated in dentistry in 1987 at the University of Utrecht, NL and emigrated to Italy in the same year. Operating in a private dental office at Calusco d’Adda(BG, Italy) since 1990 as a general practitioner. A first approach to periodontal and implant surgery and implant supported prosthodontics in 1993, continuously updating professional knowledge and skills following lectures and attending courses.

Lectures and gives hands-on courses on implant related as well as periodontal plastic surgery subjects since 2007. A strong focus on digital treatment planning aided by all means of digital support systems as intra-oral scanning, cbct-scanning, and implant planning software. Recently integrated into the clinical protocol calibrated smile design procedures for planning and patient communication. Prosthodontic finalizing of (implant) treatment is ever more shifting to CAD-CAM procedures that perfectly combine with and follow up into digital planning.

Member of the Dutch Society for Periodontology.

Author of clinical follow-up studies on tapered and narrow implants. Currently doing research regarding the accuracy of different methods and components for intra-oral scanning.