Meeting review: ICOI World Congress XXXVII in New York City
NEW YORK, N.Y. The global crossroads known as Times Square — home to ICOI World Congress XXXVII, held Aug. 15 to 17 — is among the most famous of all international locations. It’s therefore a fitting backdrop for an organization that boasts world-class educational offerings not only in the Americas, but in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia as well.
This was the third time since the founding of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Paris in 1972 that the ICOI World Congress was held in New York City.
According to meeting organizers, this is ICOI’s premier international educational event. And while the focus is international, the emphasis is on the simple truth that the field of oral implantology / implant dentistry has matured clinically and scientifically by contributions from people’s efforts from around the world.
We can and do all learn from each other.
The theme of the 2019 congress was “What Really Matters Today.” The main focus was implant education for generalists and specialists alike, as well as the research contributions by numerous individuals for the benefit of all.
The mission of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries program at the ICOI World Congress XXXVII is to provide attendees with the most up-to-date and clinically relevant dental implant education that will enhance knowledge and add value to the dental implant team.
This year’s event got underway Thursday morning, Aug. 15, with six Pre-Congress Courses, covering a variety of topics that included bone grafts, alveolar ridge socket preservation, sinus elevation and more. The offerings continued in the afternoon with a Young Implantologists session hosted by Dr. Sang-Choon Cho and covering topics including ridge augmentation, digital technology and stem cell treatment. Opening day concluded with a Welcome Reception for all, held in conjunction with dozens of tabletop and poster presentations.
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, featured ICOI’s “main podium” presentations from a truly international faculty. Topics included bone regeneration, aesthetics and occlusion, reconstructive surgery, full-arch immediate loading and much more. The sessions were being hosted Friday by Dr. Kenneth Judy and Dr. Avi Schetritt, and Saturday by Dr. John Giblin and Dr. Ady Palti.
Additionally, ICOI’s Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries presented a two-and-a-half-day lecture and certification program.
In the exhibit hall, approximately 70 exhibiting companies showcased the latest in products and technology, so that meeting attendees could partake in the many offerings. Meeting organizers also expressed thanks to the exhibitors, as well as to the companies that have offered additional commercial support by sponsoring the event.