Gösta Larsson

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Gösta Larsson (1931–2006) was the first recipient ever of a modern dental implant, which occurred in 1965.[1] Prof. Per-Ingvar Brånemark, by then Professor of Anatomy at Gothenburg University in Sweden, placed the first titanium dental implant into a human volunteer.

Larsson, a Swede who was edentulous at the time and had been born with severe chin and jaw deformities, agreed to the test because he wanted to have teeth again.[2] He died in 2006, having used his implants for over 40 years.[3]


  1. ^ Nobel Biocare: History, accessed 2010-06-13
  2. ^ The first patient, Scientific Dental Clinic 2009-06-25
  3. ^ The History Of Dental Implantation, implantru.com, accessed 2010-06-13