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The ICOI Winter Implant Symposium is under way, and this year it’s all taking place virtually. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can find a variety of educational presentations from well-known speakers, visit a virtual exhibit hall to talk to exhibitors about some of the newest products in the industry and network with colleagues you might not have seen in a while.
The meeting, with the theme of a “Focus on Technology,” is taking place today through Saturday.
The meeting kicked off first thing Thursday morning with Prof. Jung-Chul Park speaking on “Digital Technology Infused Oral Regeneration: Moonshot Approach” and Drs. Timothy Kosinski and Robert J. Miller presenting “One-Step Alveolar Ridge Socket Preservation Without the Need of a Membrane, Plus Advanced Surgical Implant Concepts in Bone Regeneration.”
Friday and Saturday are full days of activities, both starting at 8 in the morning. Friday’s events run until 7 p.m. and Saturday’s go until 6 p.m. All times are Eastern.
Dr. Michael Scherer is first up on Friday, speaking about “Updates in Digital Dentistry for the Implant Practice” at 8 a.m. Next will be Dr. Mark Ludlow’s “The Fully Digital Implant Patient: The Easy, The Difficult” at 9 a.m., Dr. Wael Att’s “Disruptive Technologies in Implant Dentistry” at 10:30 a.m., Lee Culp, CDT, on “Unique Digital Workflows, from Surgery to Restorative” at 11:30 a.m., Dr. Yong-Han Koo speaking on “Digitally Guided Full-Arch Immediate Reconstruction: Current State & Future Concepts” at 1:30 p.m., Dr. Luiz Gonzaga’s “Soft and Hard Tissue Reconstructive Procedures at Different Timing of Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone” at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Michael Pikos with “Fully Guided Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction: 2021” at 4:15 p.m. and finishing off with Dr. Waldemar Polido presenting “Using Digital Technological to Improve Implant Surgery Outcomes” at 5:15 p.m.
All presentations are scheduled to last an hour.
Friday’s other events also include Manuscript Awards at 10 a.m., networking at 3:30 p.m. and an awards ceremony to end the day at 6:15 p.m.
On Saturday, the day will begin at 8 a.m. with Dr. Richard Miron speaking on “Optimizing Bone Grafting for Periodontal and Bone Regeneration: Taking a Closer Look at Grafting Options,” followed by Dr. Ernesto Lee on “S.M.A.R.T. Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting: Innovative Solutions for Improved Implant Outcomes” at 9 a.m.
Other topics up for discussion during the day include Prof. Dong-Seok Sohn’s “Simplified Surgical Management for Advanced Ridge Augmentation Using Sticky Bone and Tenting Abutments” at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Rodrigo Neiva’s “Absorbable Scaffolds for Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation” at 11:30 a.m., Prof. Pablo Galindo-Moreno’s “Importance of Implant Selection in the Development of Peri-implantitis” at 1:30 p.m., Dr. Ehab Moussa’s “Avleolar Ridge Augmentation: Rise of the Materials?” at 2: 30 p.m. and Dr. Dwayne Karateew’s “Peri-implantitis: The Elephant in the Room” at 4 p.m.
The day, and the meeting, will finish off with Dr. Paul Rosen discussing “Is There a Role for Dental Lasers in Treating Peri-implant Infections?” at 5 p.m.
Saturday also promises to feature networking opportunities and an exclusive break to meet with exhibitors.
To learn more about the meeting or to join in, visit www.icoi.org/events.