The topic of this issue is the question whether or not the MDR is standing in the way of innovation. EDI Journal provides an expert interview and some overview on the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Regulation affects the entire health care system and the economy – including dentists and patients.

The guideline 2019 of the European Consensus Conference (EuCC): Preventing, detecting and treating specific complications to optimize patient outcomes. Pros and Cons – two experts take a stand on short vs. long implants. Keratinized tissue augmentation with a xenogeneic collagen matrix will be one of two case studies in this issue.