Dr. med. dent. Thomas Truninger

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek

Dr. ThomasTruninger is a specialist dentist for reconstructive dentistry SSRD / SSO and a co-owner of the practice Heller Kübler Truninger Zahnärzte. He has two advanced training certificates WBA SSO (in oral implantology and general dentistry) and teaches future specialists in the field of implantology and aesthetic reconstructive dentistry at the University of Zurich.

Curriculum vitae

• Studied dentistry at the Center for Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine at the University of Zurich (ZZMK), graduated in 2003 (summa cum laude)

• Doctorate in dentistry, 2003

• Assistant dentist in private practice Zurich (advanced training position); Focus: preventive dentistry, periodontics, implantology, 2004-2007

• Dental care for the elderly center in Dübendorf (center lectures and home visits), 2004-2007

• Dentist with teaching function and examination expert at the Zurich Dental Hygiene School, 2005-2007

• Project manager at Albert Schweitzer Spital Dental Clinic, Lambarene, Gabon, Africa, SDI (Secours Dentaire International), since 2007

• Sabattical: South America by bike from Peru to Tierra del Fuego (6 months), kayak expedition in West Greenland (2 months), 2007

• Specialization at the clinic for crown and bridge prosthetics, partial prosthetics and dental materials science at the Center for Dentistry of the University of Zurich (focus: reconstructive dentistry, implantology, aesthetic dentistry); Prof. Dr. Ch. Hämmerle, 2008-2011

• Doctorate as specialist dentist for reconstructive dentistry SSO / SSRD (Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry), 2011

• Obtaining the advanced training certificate WBA for general dentistry SSO, 2011

• National and international lectures in the field of implantology and aesthetic dentistry, since 2010

• Lecturer and examination expert at the higher technical school for dental hygiene PZZ, 2011-2014

• External implantologist and dentist active in oral surgery in private practice in the Zürcher Unterland 2011-2014

• Project co-responsible for the establishment of the Mukono Dental Clinic, Uganda, Africa, SDI (Secours Dentaire International), since 2013

• Senior physician at the internationally renowned clinic for crown and bridge prosthetics, partial prosthetics and dental materials science under Prof. Ch. Hämmerle; Teaching as a surgical-practical trainer for aspiring specialists (focus: implantology, aesthetic reconstructive dentistry), since 2013

• Practice partner of the private practice Heller Kübler Truninger Zahnärzte, since 2014

Memberships

Swiss Dental Society SSO
Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry SSRD
Swiss Society for Oral Implantology SGI-SSIO
Secours Dentaire International SDI (Dental Aid Organization in Africa)
Zurich Dentists Society SSO Zurich
PADI Divemaster

Publications and Research

A prospective, controlled clinical trial evaluating the clinical and radiological outcome after 3 years of immediately placed implants in sockets exhibiting periapical pathology. Truninger TC, Philipp AO, Siegenthaler DW, Roos M, Hämmerle CH, Jung RE
Clin Oral Implants Res. 2011 22(1):20-7

Bending moments and types of failure of zirconia and titanium abutments with internal implant-abutment connections: a laboratory study; Leutert CR, Stawarczyk B, Truninger TC, Hämmerle CHF, Sailer I; Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, 2012, 27(3):505-12

Bending moments of zirconia and titanium abutments with internal and external implant–abutment connections after aging and chewing simulation. Truninger TC, Stawarczyk B, Leutert CR, Sailer TR, Haemmerle CHF, Sailer I. Clin. Oral Impl. Res., 2012; (23):12–18.

A prospective, controlled clinical trial evaluating the clinical radiological and aesthetic outcome after 5 years of immediately placed implants in sockets exhibiting periapical pathology.
Jung RE, Zaugg B, Philipp AO, Truninger TC, Siegenthaler DW, Hämmerle CH
Clin Oral Implants Res. 2013 24(8):839-46

Comparison between Clinical and Digital Soft Tissue Measurements: Schneider D, Ender A, Truninger T, Leutert C, Sahrmann P, Roos M, Schmidlin P; Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry 2014: 26(3): 191-9

Bending moments of zirconia and titanium implant abutments supporting all-ceramic crowns after aging, Muehlemann S, Truninger TC, Stawarczyk B, Haemmerle CHF, Sailer I; Clin. Oral Impl. Res., 2014: 25(1):74-81

Success of 6-mm Implants for Single-Tooth Restaurations: A 3-year Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial: Sahrmann P, Naenni N, Jung RE, Held U, Truninger TC, Hämmerle CHF, Attin T, Schmidlin PR, J Dent Research 2016; 95(6):623-628

Horizontal maxillary reconstruction with the use of a Botiss Bonering, Starget Straumann International Online Magazine October 2017