Alex R. Schaer, Ph.D.



New insights into the implant-abutment connection

3 learning objectives:

  1. Understand the biomechanical principles of different implant-abutment connections
  2. Understand the limitations of different implant-abutment connections
  3. To know the advantages and disadvantages of different implant-abutment connections

Abstract of presentation

The myth of the perfect implant-abutment connection will be put into perspective by state-of-the-art biomechanical analyses, precision measurements and high-resolution radiography.


Alex R. Schaer, born 1956 in Basel, Switzerland, studied electrical engineering at the Engineering College of Basel from 1976?1979. His Bachelor of Science was followed by a postgraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Interstate College Buchs, St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a one-year internship as research assistance in the Rehabilitation Engineering Department of the Hugh MacMillan Medical Center in Toronto, Canada. After studies in the United States and Scotland, he did his doctorate at the Bioengineering Unit of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1993, he received the Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering Annual Award for his PhD thesis and his research work in the area of biomechanics. 

In fall 2003 Dr Alex Schaer joined CAMLOG Biotechnologies AG, Basel and has been a Member of the Executive Board, since. As CTO, he has been responsible for CAMLOG?s Research, Clinical Research and Industrial Property Rights. Before joining CAMLOG Biotechnologies AG, he held various positions from a development engineer to head of research & development and member of the executive management for 10 years in one of the internationally leading companies in implant dentistry.