Meeting review: 2018 AAID Annual Conference in Dallas
DALLAS, Texas, USA: “The future is now” was not just the theme of this year’s American Academy of Implant Dentistry Annual Conference, it was also the leading concept behind every facet of this compelling annual event.
From educational sessions to networking events to all the new technology in the exhibit hall, the future of implant dentistry will surely be affected by all of the new skills and information attendees could glean from this program, which was held Sept 26 to 29 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.
Additionally, in the exhibit hall, attendees were able to visit more than 100 companies, featuring a slew of products and technology to help make your practice run smoother and more efficiently.
Here is a sampling of products and companies in the exhibit hall:
- Optimizing implant placement: ClaroNav’s breakthrough in computer-aided implantology – Navident – offers dental surgeons an easy-to-use, accurate, highly portable and affordable way to plan the desired restoration and implant placement on a virtual patient. If you are interested in mastering this technology for yourself, ask for more information about an upcoming workshop on Nov. 9 in Houston, which will include live surgical observation.
- Tired of broken hybrid dentures? Stop by the Glidewell Dental booth, and ask about the BruxZir Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis, constructed from 100 percent monolithic zirconia and offering the stability and function of a fixed implant restoration.
- Bone sets the tone: “Bone Management” is key to successful implant procedures. Besides the prosthetic aspect, achieving minimally invasive surgical techniques, along with predictable results, facilitates less traumatic and more controlled surgical procedures. The Meisinger High Altitude Comprehensive Implant Symposium outlines implant treatment planning, site preparation, surgical procedures and techniques including: sinus elevation, sandwich bone augmentation, full-arch immediate reconstruction, esthetic zone implants and much more. To learn more, ask Meisinger about the Meisinger Bone Management Product line or the upcoming symposium.
And speaking of “the future,” you’re going to want to make plans now to put next year’s conference on your calendar so you do not miss it. The AAID 68th Annual Conference will take place Oct. 23-26, 2019, at the Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. There will be hands-on workshops for interactive learning, along with networking and fun, family-friendly activities. Attendees can earn at least 20 hours of implant-specific continuing education. To learn more, visit www.aaid.com/Annual_Conference/AAID-68th-Annual-Conference-2019.html.