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AO President Dr. Tara L. Aghaloo welcomes everyone to the 2022 AO Annual Meeting. (Photo: Academy of Osseointegration)
Dental Tribune America

By Dental Tribune America

Thu. 24 February 2022

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For the first time since 2019, the Academy of Osseointegration’s annual meeting is back in person. After being canceled in 2020 and being done virtually in 2021, this year’s event is taking place Feb. 24 to 26 (Thursday to Saturday) in San Diego.

AO’s 37th annual meeting, “Implant Dentistry for All,” honors the past, treasures the present and shapes the future of implant dentistry, according to organizers. This three-day event offers academicians and clinicians the multidisciplinary experience attendees have come to expect.

The meeting features cutting-edge research presented through hands-on workshops, didactic presentations, commercial exhibits and social events to help facilitate networking and continuous education, organizers said. AO’s customary Welcome Reception is being held in the exhibit hall on Thursday, and the complimentary President’s Reception is being held on the flight deck of the USS Midway on Friday evening.

Other highlights include “40 Years of Implant Dentistry: How Did We Get Here?” with keynote presenter William Giannobile, DDS, MS, DMSc; hands-on workshops provided by Drs. Stephen Chu, Howard Gluckman, Alessandro Pozzi and Tiziano Testori; 14 limited-attendance sessions in smaller settings designed to encourage attendee interaction and discussion; and 36 corporate presentations to introduce the latest innovations and trends in the industry.

Located along the shores of the San Diego Bay, the San Diego Convention Center, site of the meeting, is just steps away from the historic Gaslamp Quarter, which offers countless open-air restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and premier shopping venues along with endless entertainment options. Attendees can take a quiet walk along the water or meet up with old friends for a night on the town.

“These past months have been very difficult for us all, and we know that getting back to an in-person meeting will be meaningful in many ways.” Said AO President Dr. Tara L. Aghaloo. “We are so excited to meet in person for ‘Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present and Shaping the Future.’”

Attend virtually

For those who are unable to make it to California, you can still attend the meeting via livestream. Selected sessions will be available for viewing as they are presented in real time in San Diego. The website is ao2022.osseo.org.

In addition, most sessions during the three-day conference are being recorded so that after the meeting has concluded, a more comprehensive selection of sessions will be available for on-demand viewing to all 2022 meeting registrants. This selection will include ePosters and oral abstract presentations.

(Source: Academy of Osseointegration)

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