The Institute
Dr. Marius Steigmann

The Steigmann Institute is a privat teaching institution founded in 2006.The mission is teaching dentist all aspects of dental implants, however the main focus is on soft tissue management and bone regeneration.

“Dr. Steigmann is a unique teacher and clinician. He has the ability to provide day to day clinical knowledge, in a easy to understand manner and is a recognized leader in aesthetic reconstructive dentristry. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn from this Master Clinician”
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  • Adjunct. Assistant Professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery Boston University.
  • He is a Honorary Professor of the “Carol Davila “university Bucharest, Invited Senior Guest,
  • Visiting Professor university of Szeged faculty of dentistry,
  • Visiting professor department of Implantology in Temeschburg.
  • Dr.Steigmann lectures and publishes extensively.
  • Member of several associations (such as DGOI, FIZ,BDIZ und ICOI).
  • He is a Diplomate of the ICOI and other European societies,
  • Educational officer of the DGOI.
  • Dr.Steigmann also received the medal of “Semmelweiss“ Budapest University dental scool, dept. of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • In 2005 Dr. Steigmann received his phd Summa cum laude from university of Neumarkt.
  • Dr. Steigmann maintains a private practice Neckargemünd, Germany, which is limited to AP.
  • Founder and Scientific chairman of “Update Implantologie Heidelberg” 2002-2011.
  • Founder and director of the “Steigmann Institute”.

Over the years we realized that specific skills in handling tissues is the priority in implant therapy. Adjusting soft tissue handling to the specific anatomy and biotype of each pacient.

For this reason the courses at Steigmann Institute focus to teach this specific, valid techniques during surgery and prosthetics in a unique comprehensive way. Hands-On on human like tissue helps incorporate up-to-date scientific based surgical approach in daily practice.

Finding out there is a need for a more structured approach in learning about the soft tissue, we offer the whole range of soft tissue management for every location in the oral cavity:
   1. for bone augmentation
   2. for the aesthetic zone
   3. prosthetic soft tissue development

Module 1 for bone augmentation

17-18 March 2014 (Mon, Tue) / 06-07 June 2013 (Fri, Sat)

In time bone augmentation has moved from highly specialized clinics into the dental office. With the help of modern grafting material the augmentation volume in the dental office has increased year by year. However the main issue remains soft tissue closure for high volume augmentation, especially in the posterior mandible and posterior maxilla. We developed special flap designs and suturing techniques specific to location to solve this ongoing soft tissue management problem. The participants will learn and practice how to solve this soft tissue closure problem according to the location.

  • DAY 1: Soft Tissue Management for Bone Augmentation
    Different tissue biotype react different to surgical trauma. For this reason we have adjusted the surgical approach to the biotype (tissue thickness) specific to each patient and location in the oral cavity.
    • Soft tissue tension free closure – step by step
    • Tension free flap adaptation – multiple options
    • Suturing techniques with and against tension
    • Adequate soft tissue manipulation for thin and thick biotype
    • Improve soft tissue thickness
    • Gain soft tissue elasticity
    • Create keratinized gingiva

  • DAY 2: Soft Tissue Management for Bone Augmentation
    The tissue thickness dictates the way it is manipulated for high volume augmentation. Thick biotype can be managed in a classical manner. On the other side thin biotype needs new surgical approaches with specific instruments. The course will describe step by step the gain of soft tissue for tension free closure even in cases of reduced soft tissue thickness.
    • Sinuslift
    • Soft tissue management for sinuslift
    • Bone augmentation in the maxilla-palatal sliding flap
    • Bone augmentation in the mandible PPF, VBF or Steipod
      (PPF → Periosteal Pocket Flap, VBF → Versatil Buccal Flap)


Module 2 for the aesthetic zone

20-21 March 2014 (Thu, Fri) / 11-12 July 2014 (Fri, Sat)

Aesthetic in implant dentistry is in the actual focus today. In the past a general tendency to mimic /copy teeth with implants was observed-functional and aesthetically. Surgical techniques from oral surgery or periodontolo- gy were used in implant surgery however aesthetically unsuccessful. Hence new incision position, depth, angula- tion according to the interproximal bone and soft tissue biotype are necessary.

New incision flap designs and suturing techniques have been developed or adjusted to address the aesthetic needs around implants and avoid or correct failures in the aesthetic zone. Preserving the soft tissue or repairing soft tissue failures around implant will be teached.

  • DAY 1: Soft Tissue Management for The Aesthetic Zone
    The achievement of optimal aesthetics around anterior dental implants has been a major challenge for many clinicians. The key to an aesthetically pleasing appearance lies in the clinician's ability to manage properly the soft tissue profile around dental implants.
    • Incision in the aesthetic zone
    • Different flap designs for the aesthetic zone
      for GBR, for soft tissue improvement, for creating keratinized gingiva, for gaining soft tissue elasticity
    • EBF aesthetic buccal flap, roll flap, pedicular flap and soft tissue uncovering techniques
    • Advanced suturing techniques

  • DAY 2: Soft Tissue Management for The Aesthetic Zone
    Ergonometrically designed equipment and generous lecture and practice rooms enhance the mediation of theoretical and practical educational contents and faci- litate the learning of ultra-modern surgical techniques.
    • Hands-On for flap design in the aesthetic zone
    • Incision and suturing on pig jaws
    • Aesthetic soft tissue surgery
    • Papilllae maintenance
    • Papillae reconstruction
    • Papillary illusion
    • Live surgery
Module 3 prosthetic soft tissue development

17-18 October 2014 (Fri, Sat)

In addition to surgical intervention is the creation of the specific emergence profile that is essential in the aes- thetic zone. The emergence profile composed of 2 parts, the abutment and the subgingival part of the crown. The shape of abutment can be individually shaped so that it gives natural appearance and varies individually (depen- ding on the depth, angulation and diameter of the implant). Sometimes it even dictates the implant position. From a surgical perspective, soft tissue height, position and thickness need to be diagnosed and corrected when needed. From the prosthetic point of view, the emergence profile has to be created to mimic the natural appea- rance and maintained over time. The course teaches step by step how to be successful with implant prosthetics from single tooth, partially edentulous to full arch reconstruction.

  • DAY 1: Soft Tissue Management Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development
    The main purpose of this course is to explain, demonstra- te and teach soft tissue development around implants in fixed single and multiple implant placement.
    • Abutment design for ideal soft tissue support
    • Pontic design for aesthetic soft tissue development
    • Emergence profile design for crown and abutment
    • Different Wax-ups modalities
    • AestheticTry-ins for different therapeutical phases
    • Crown margin definition
    • Gingiva-management with temps and Mock ups
    • Hands-On on models

  • DAY 2: Soft Tissue Management Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development
    Clinicians will learn how to build treatment plans based on individual circumstances. They will learn to utilize modern prosthetic technology for reconstructi- on of soft tissue for single and multiple implants. The participants will get to plan prosthetically and aesthe- tically the position of the Implant.
    • Strategy and procedures on Prosthetic implant planning
    • Abutment selection single tooth (chairside & lab side)
    • Abutment selection multiple implants
    • Special double cast preparation for soft tissue development in the aesthetic zone
    • Comprehensive hands on training
    • Video surgical demonstration
    • Live demonstration
Module 1, 2 and 3 combined (five days) for participants from far away

17-18 March 2014 / 20-21 March 2014 / 22 March 2014

The Steigmann Institute is located in the beautiful city of Heidelberg in Germany.

The fifth-largest city in the State of Baden-Württemberg Heidelberg is part of the densely populated Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape.

Old Heidelberg

Heidelberg was the center of the epoch of Romanticism in Germany. There was a famous circle of poets, such as Joseph von Eichendorff, Johann Joseph von Görres, Ludwig Achim von Arnim, and Clemens Brentano. The Romantik epoch of German philosophy and literature, was described as a movement against classical and realistic theories of literature, a contrast to the rationality of the Age of Enlightenment.

Heidelberg Cuisine

Heidelberg has a great variety of places to eat. You can get German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indian. The cuisine within Heidelberg tends to be dominated by dairy produce, when compared to the somewhat meatier dishes within northern Germany, although grilled bratwurst sausages and snail soup are still fairly commonplace here. When dining out at Heidelberg's German-style restaurants, look out for the following dishes: Bibbeleskäs - locally produced cottage cheese, Brägele - fried slices of potato, Flädlesuppe - tasty broth with ribbons of pancake, Knöpfle - thick noodles, Schupfnudeln - potato-based pasta, Sauerkraut - sour, fermented shredded cabbage.
Heidelberg has plenty of dining options available and good food can be found within a variety of eateries, ranging from brewpubs and central pavement cafes, to historic taverns and gourmet restaurants. Freshwater fish also makes up much of the local menus, while those with a more international palate will find Italian, Chinese, Thai, and Mexican restaurants in good supply, amongst others.
A trip to Heidelberg wouldn't be complete without tasting the renowned German beers. To steep yourself in German beer and tradition, spend an evening in one of Heidelberg’s historic student pubs, most of which are adorned with old photographs and memorabilia.
As refreshing as the beer is, locals know that as great as beer may be, it can't beat the wines that the Heidelberg region is known for. The city is located in the Baden wine-growing region, which produces many dry wines of high quality and is the origin of many of Germanys best Spätburgunders. Whatever is in the glass, if it originated in the region surrounding Heidelberg, you can be sure it is a quality wine.
The historic old city part of Heidelberg also contains plenty of fine dining and traditional Germany fare, including some of the city's best restaurants and brewhouses. Particularly notable in Heidelberg are those eateries located along both the Steingasse and the Untere Neckarstrasse, a number of which are housed in historic buildings dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. For cafes and lunchtime snacks, many of the public squares around this area Heidelberg are lined with cheap eats and outside tables, such as the Uniplatz and also the Marktplatz, off the Auf der Hauptstrasse.

Accomodation in Heidelberg

You can find accommodation in this wonderful city for every taste, no matter if you are looking for cheap accommodation in Heidelberg or if you want to stay in a luxury hotel.
You can find luxury accommodation in Heidelberg at Crowne Plaza Luxury Hotel Heidelberg, situated in the center of the historic university city. You can reach all of the city’s sights, the Old Town and the congress centre Kongresshaus-Stadthalle Heidelberg within a few walking minutes.
You can stay at Hotel Europa Heidelberg , overlooking the city gardens, that is situated in the heart of the romantic university town of Heidelberg within walking distance of the Old Town, the University, the world-famous Castle and the conference centre.
You can also find accommodation at Vacation apartment Heidelberg - Winery Heidelberg, where you can find three new, modern holiday apartments for two to five people are available. All of them have a spacious, comfortably furnished living-room with Sat-TV, telephone and kitchen equipment, two separate bedrooms.

Entertainment in Heidelberg

Museums. The most prominent museums of Heidelberg are for instance the Carl Bosch Museum which shows life and work of chemist and Nobel Prize-winner Carl Bosch. Then there is the Documentation and Culture Centre of German Sinti and Roma describing the Nazi genocide of the Sinti and Roma peoples. The Kurpfälzisches Museum (Palatinate Museum) offers a great art collection and some Roman archeological artifacts from the region. The museums of Heidelberg are mostly located along or close to the Hauptstrae so that they are within walking distance. Germanys oldest university has some small museums like the collection of antique exhibits the Antikenmuseum, the University-Museum, the Studentenkarzer (a historic prison especially for
Theaters. In Heidelberg they have a surprising amount of theatres, given the size of the city. This is certainly due to the university and the students. The Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, the municipal theater, offers the standard programme like dramas, operas, and dance-theatres. Beside the municipal theatre Heidelberg has a lot of private ones, a dance-theatre, a theatre in the university and cultural theatres. For more than 10 years, an amateur-theatre in an old factory, the Taeter-Theater produces modern and unconventional dramas. In the Old town is another theatre located, the Volksbühne. The faculty for languages at the University has its own "basement" theatre, the Romanischer Keller that performs for an audience of students and other interested people.
Nightlife. Heidelberg is vivacious and full of life. Nighttime revelers have an endless array of ways and places to congregate, from rustic student pubs to nightclubs, jazz clubs, and music clubs. Pub Mile "Untere Strasse" is reminiscent of a Mediterranean old-town alleyway. Unusual boutiques are side by side with novel student pubs, and night life pulsates here throughout the week. On Market Square in Heidelberg, "Max Bar" introduces an atmosphere of authentic Parisian charm. Artists, students, workmen and academicians come to Max Bar not only for coffee and the daily papers but also in the evening, when the pace picks up.

What about Shopping?

What's the fun in traveling if you can't bring home some local delights to show off? The Hauptstraße in Heidelberg is known for its shopping. The Altstadt is home to a third of all the shops in Heidelberg. So while you are enjoying the Altstadt, you will also be supporting local merchants.

Home to some of the most attractive shopping precincts in Germany, many of the shops in the city stand alongside pavements cafes, bars, restaurants and bistros, providing you with plenty of opportunity to take a break, sit at an outside table and watch the other shoppers passing by.
Further shopping can be found along the winding side streets of Heidelberg's Old Quarter, with shops being particularly plentiful along the Untere Strasse and also around the Heiliggeistkirche church. Ranging from antiques stores and art galleries, to jewellery and clothing outlets, many affordable and quirky souvenirs are on offer in this part of the city.

Sightseeing in Heidelberg

There are a lot of interesting places to visit during your stay in Heidelberg.
The marketplace, with Town Hall on the left, Heidelberg's old city centre from the castle above.
Heidelberg Castle with the Old Bridge
The "old town" on the south bank of the Neckar, dominated by the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, 80 metres above the Neckar on the steep wooded slopes of the Königstuhl.
The Main Street , a mile-long pedestrian street, running the length of the old town.
The Church of the Holy Spirit, a late Gothic church in the marketplace of the old town.
The Karls‘ gate is a triumphal arch in honor of the Prince Elector Karl Theodor, located at Heidelberg's east side.
The house Zum Ritter Sankt Georg is one of the few buildings to survive the War of Succession. Standing across from the Church of the Holy Spirit, it was built in the style of the late Renaissance.
Heidelberg Castle is a mix of styles from Gothic to Renaissance. Although the interior is in Gothic style, the King's Hall was not built until 1934. Today, the hall is used for festivities, dinner banquets, balls and theatre performances. During the Heidelberg Castle Festival in the summer, the courtyard is the site of open air musicals, operas, theatre performances, and classical concerts performed by the Heidelberg Philharmonics. The castle is surrounded by a park, where the famous poet Johann von Goethe once walked. The Heidelberger Bergbahn funicular railway runs from Kornmakt to the summit of the Königstuhl via the castle.
Philosophers' Walk. On the northern side of the Neckar is located the Heiligenberg (Saints' Mountain), along the side of which runs the Philosophers' Walk (German:Philosophenweg), with scenic views of the old town and castle. Traditionally, Heidelberg's philosophers and university professors would walk and talk along the pathway.
Heidelberg churches. There are many historical churches in Heidelberg and its environs. The Church of the Holy Spirit has been shared over the centuries since the Protestant Reformation by both Catholics and Protestants. It is one of the few buildings to survive the many wars during the past centuries. There is the Catholic Church of the Jesuits. Its construction began in 1712. It was completed with the addition of a bell tower from 1866–1872. The church is also home to the Museum für sakrale Kunst und Liturgie (Museum of Ecclesiastical Arts). The oldest church in Heidelberg is the St. Peter's Church (now Lutheran), built by early Christians sometime during the 12th century.
Located at the top of the Königstuhl hill and connected by a funicular railway, the family orientated Fairy Tale Park is suitable for children of all ages. Highlights include many themed areas and characters, an impressive playground and even some fun hobby horses.
The Heidelberg Bonsai Museum is home to around 100 specimen bonsai trees, with popular species including Japanese maples, zelkovas, beech, a ginkgo and several junipers. A number of the exhibits are planted as miniature forests, recreating nature in perfection.
The University Botanic Gardens are one of the true gems for plant lovers visiting Heidelberg and contain a rather diverse array of plant collections. Established at the end of the 16th century, the Botanic Gardens are amongst the oldest in Europe and therefore contain many impressive and mature specimens.


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