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Attendees head to the exhibit hall during the 2020 ICOI Winter Implant Symposium, held last year in Houston. You won’t find any crowds in the halls this year, but the virtual classrooms have room for you to join in. (Photo: Dental Tribune America)

2021 ICOI Winter Implant Symposium: ‘Focus on Technology’

By Kristine Colker / USA
February 18, 2021

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.

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