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The Gaylord Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., will play host to the AO Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting in September. (Photo: Provided by Academy of Osseointegration)

Academy of Osseointegration to hold Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

By Dental Tribune USA
August 16, 2018

With a focus on multidisciplinary evidence-based implant dentistry and the latest surgical, prosthetic and laboratory technologies, the Academy of Osseointegration’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will feature AO member presenters from leading university programs along the East Coast.

To be held at the Gaylord Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., the program will consist of two hands-on workshops on Sept. 14, plus a full-day program on Sept. 15.

Kicking off the full-day main program on the 15th will be Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS, director of Postgraduate Periodontics Specialty Program at New York University. His presentation will be entitled, “Innovative Strategies and Techniques in Ridge Augmentation.”

El Chaar asserts that ridge augmentation procedure and implant dentistry have evolved over the years and become a cornerstone in the treatment plan. With that, a number of practitioners have embarked on this journey, raising the bar and revealing complications that require a new, more creative way of solving them. With the advent of technologies and material, a more predictable result is achievable in this ever-changing environment.

“A practitioner involved in implant dentistry, and bone regeneration in particular, needs predictability in rendering treatment. I will be sharing the latest innovation that I have introduced based on sound biological foundation to help render a more predictable regenerative outcome. With that, biology always wins,” El Chaar said.

Thomas Taylor, DDS, MSD, head of the Department of Reconstructive Sciences at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, will follow El Chaar with his presentation on “Occlusion and Dental Implants – What Gives?”

“I’m looking forward to spending some time with folks who are interested in what factors dictate long-term success and failure in dental implants. There is so much myth and misconception out there that could be dangerous in the wrong situation. I hope to shed some light on what occlusal factors are important and which are not so important,” Taylor said.

According to Taylor, the biomechanical basis for implant component design has evolved dramatically since the early days of implant dentistry. Changes in thread profile, surface treatment, materials, connector configurations and many other aspects have improved the strength, stability and esthetic outcome of implant-supported restorations.

Space is limited at the AO Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting. Register at https:// before Aug. 19 to take advantage of the advance registration discount

(Source: Academy of Osseointegration)

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