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MILESTONES OF THE BRÅNEMARK LAS PALMAS CENTER

  1. 1981

    First Center in the Canary Islands to use dental implants

    In 1981 Dr. José Manuel Navarro began his implantology career after attending the University of Tübingen to train on the Tübinger Implant with Dr. Willy Schulte.


    Historia 1981 Primer Centro en Canarias en utilizar Implantes dentales
  2. 1987

    First single implant in Spain.

    In 1987 we placed and published the first two cases of replacement of single teeth on implants ad modum Brånemark in Spain


    Historia 1987 Primer implante unitario en España

    “Dr. Navarro presenting one of his cases at the M.G.M. Las Vegas USA”

    In 2005 and using the same implant, the crown was changed using the latest technology (18 years after implant placement). This case was awarded the Creative Circle Award at the World Conference 2005 and presented at the World Conference 2007 at the M.G.M in Las Vegas.

    HSituación del implante en 1987 y elaboración de una nueva corona sólo cerámica en 2005

    Implant status in 1987 and fabrication of a new ceramic-only crown in 2005

    DOCUMENTED EVOLUTION 30 YEARS LATER

    Radiographic sequence from 1987 to 2019

    Radiographic sequence from 1987 to 2019

  3. 1995

    Launch of digital technology Cerec I

    In 1995 we began our digital journey by incorporating the first dental CAD / CAM device. The CEREC I milling machine from SIEMENS.


    Historia 1995 Incorporación de tecnología digital Cerec I

    On the left and center, the CEREC I in its commercial version. On the right, its creators, Dr. Dr. Werner H. Mörmann and the electrical engineer Dr. Marco Brandestin, with one of the prototypes

    Dr. Werner H. Mörmann and Dr. Navarro Alonso at the Digital Symposium organized by Henry Schein in Malaga, 2017.

    l Dr. Werner H. Mörmann y el Dr. Navarro Alonso en el Simposio Digital organizado por Henry Schein en Málaga, 2017.

    Dres. Werner H. Mörmann and Navarro Alonso


    Dr. Navarro Alonso chairs the congress for the 25th Anniversary of S.E.P.E.S

    In 1995, the 25th anniversary of the Spanish Society of Stomatological and Esthetic Prosthesis was held in Gran Canaria, a meeting that was chaired by Dr. José Manuel Navarro Alonso.

    En el año 1995 se celebraron en Gran Canaria las bodas de plata de la Sociedad Española de Prótesis Estomatológica y Estética, reunión que fue presidida por el Dr. José Manuel Navarro Alonso.

    From left to right: Dr. Vicente Jiménez, Professor P.I. Branemark, Dr. Ramón Martínez and Dr. J.M. Navarro president of the 25th Anniversary of the Spanish Society of Stomatological and Aesthetic Prosthesis.

  4. 1998

    Pioneers in implants and permanent same-day teeth

    In 1998 In 1998 we published the first worldwide protocol that allowed the placement of implants and definitive teeth on the same day. The concept, called Same Day Teeth or Brånemark Novum® was developed by our mentor Prof. Brånemark and Richard Skalak. You can download the chapter of the book where Dr. Navarro describes this technique step by step here.

    Foto del Profesor Profesor P. I. Brånemark con el Dr. Navarro Alonso

    Photo of Professor Professor P. I. Brånemark with Dr. Navarro Alonso

    Portadas en distintos idiomas del libro original

    Covers in different languages of the original book

    Scheme of the Brånemark Novum® system, nowadays called by the manufacturer Trefoil®.

    Esquema de Trefoil®

    Trefoil® scheme

    Presentation by Dr. Navarro Alonso at the EAO 2017 of the Trefoil® technique

  5. 1999

    First Center in the Canary Islands to use zygomatic implants

    First center in the Canary Islands to use zygomatic implants. They anchor to the cheekbone in situations of extreme bone resorption.

    De izquierda a derecha: Estado actual de un caso de implantes cigomáticos tratado en 1999, esquema de cigomáticos anclados al hueso malar y caso Quad Zygoma tratado en 2013

    From left to right: Current status of a case of zygomatic implants treated in 1999, scheme of zygomatics anchored to the malar bone and Quad Zygoma case treated in 2013

  6. 2003

    Pioneers in Invisalign®

    Pioneers in Invisalign (invisible orthodontics). In 2003 we treated the first patient with invisible orthodontics.

    Alineador de ortodoncia invisible

    Invisible orthodontic aligner

    Antes y después del primer caso tratado en nuestro centro con Invisalign®. A la paciente también se le efectuó un blanqueamiento dental.

    Before and after the first case treated in our center with Invisalign®. The patient also underwent teeth whitening.

    We currently have the "Diamond" designation thanks to the many cases we deal with annually.

  7. 2005

    Pioneers in computer-guided surgery

    In 2005, we were the first center in the Canary Islands to use computer-guided surgery to place dental implants.

    Caso de agenesia bilateral tratada en el año 2010

    Case of bilateral agenesis treated in 2010

    Planificación del caso con cirugía guiada por ordenador con el software NobelGuide

    Computer-Guided Surgery Case Planning with NobelGuide Software

    El mismo caso, 6 años después

    The same case, 6 years later

  8. 2014

    Incorporation of Omnicam, inLab MC XL milling machine, inFire HTC Speed and inEos X5

    In 2014, realizing that digital dentistry was here to stay, we incorporated Sirona's CEREC CADCAM system. This equipment allows us to make all types of prostheses (ceramic, acrylic or temporary) frequently in a single visit.

    De izquierda a derecha: Escáner intraoral Cerec Omnicam, escáner extraoral inEos X5, fresadora de 4 ejes inLab MC XL y horno de sinterizado inFire HTC Speed

    From left to right: Cerec Omnicam intraoral scanner, inEos X5 extraoral scanner, inLab MC XL 4-axis milling machine and inFire HTC Speed sintering furnace

  9. 2015

    Pioneers in the use of ceramic implants

    In 1981, we treated our first ceramic implant cases using the Aluminum Oxide Al2O3 Tübinger Implantat.
    Since 2015 we have used the latest generation ceramic implants in Zirconium (much greater resistance than Al2O3), ideal in clinical situations of allergies to titanium and in the anterior esthetic zone.

    Caso tratado en 2015 con implante de una sola pieza y sistema de implantes Straumann® PURE Ceramic

    Case treated in 2015 with one-piece implant and Straumann® PURE Ceramic implant system

    Caso tratado en 2018 con implante de dos piezas y sistema de implantes ZERAMEX® – 100% metal-free ceramic implants

    Case treated in 2018 with two-piece implant and ZERAMEX® implant system - 100% metal-free ceramic implants

  10. 2016

    Invisalign® and digital impression integration with Omnicam

    Incorporation of Intraoral Omnicam Digital Impression for invisaling. Align Technology and Sirona announce new work integration together with CEREC OmniCam, which can be used for the presentation of Invisalign cases that require an intraoral scanner. This allows Invisalign providers to present a digital impression instead of a traditional PVS impression.

  11. 2017

    Incorporation of 5-axis milling machine

    In 2017 we incorporated the MC X5 5-axis milling machine.

    Presentation by Dr. Navarro Alonso at the EAO 2017 of the Trefoil® technique.

  12. 2018

    Endoret (PRGF) treatment pioneering

    Ground-breaking facial rejuvenation treatment with Endoret (PRGF).

    Pioneros en Tratamientos con Endoret® gel

    BTI Biotechnology Institute authorised centre

  13. 2019

    First DSD CLINIC Certified Centre in the Canary Islands

    First certified centre by Christian Coachman as a DSD Clinic in the Canary Islands.

    Dr. J.M. Navarro Alonso – DSD CERTIFIED PARTNER<

    Dr. J.M. Navarro Alonso – DSD CERTIFIED PARTNER

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    Pioneering for GBT incorporation / AIRFLOW® PROPHILAXIS MASTER

    The incorporation of this 2 Airflow Profilaxis Master devices makes cleaning and oral health care come first in our clinic so we can assure the prevention, maintenance and the right treatment to expel plaque from the teeth, prosthesis or implants.


    Click here for more information and also on the manufacturer website.

    Pioneros en incorporación de GBT / AIRFLOW® PROPHILAXIS MASTER


    We include for the very first time in Spain the CEREC PRIMESCAN

    We incorporate to our equipment the latest intraoral scanner, where its newest high resolution device allows to receive a million 3D pixels per second, as other scanning performances such as:

    Dentsply Sirona – Primescan

    Dentsply Sirona – Primescan

    • Deepest areas (up to 20mm) that allows a depth measure with perfect sharpness digital print.

    • This device scans most of the tooth surface, even those hard access areas or steep angles.

    • In a short period of time Primescan captures dental surfaces in a higher defined resolution, including depth measure scans..

    • A significantly higher level of details in 3D models.
  14. 2020

    We incorporate the Orthophos SL 3D scanner

    We incorporate to our dental clinic, in Las Palmas, a panoramic X-ray 3D system.

    escáner Orthophos SL 3D

    We incorporate X-Guide Navigated Surgery

    It is the most accurated technology concerning dental implants treatment.

    Cirugía Navegada X-Guide
  15. 2021

    The surgeon performs implant on himself with navigated surgery

    34 years after publishing the first single implant (ad modum Brånemark) in dental Spanish literature, Dr. Navarro uses navigated surgery to perform an oral implant surgery on himself by just looking at the screen during the process.


    We incorporate the GalvoSurge technology in our centre.

    This is a new dental implant cleaning system that helps with the prevention or treatment of periimplantitis.

    GalvoSurge