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Webinar to present expert consensus on risk factors for predictable osseointegration

By Dental Tribune USA
November 09, 2020

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., USA: On Nov. 18, the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) will host a complimentary live Zoom webinar to discuss the latest literature and research surrounding its most recent summit: “Optimized Patient Care, Converting Osseointegration to Patientintegration.”

Moderated by AO President Clark M. Stanford, DDS, PhD, MHA, expert consensus will be provided by presenters Tara L. Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD; Joseph P. Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc; and Michael R. Norton, BDS, FDS, RCS(Ed).

While the results of the summit are available via and as a special supplement of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI), the Nov. 18 webinar is being held to further address the issues of dental implant healing and force mechanics, inflammation and mucosal healing, topics that were facilitated via three working groups of the summit.

“As we all realize, dental implants have been a predictable therapy to replace missing teeth. Increasingly, the clinician uses more aggressive loading protocols, bone augmentation and modification of the implant designs to enhance patient care. In addition, more widespread training has led to an expanded number of implants placed among both general practitioners and dental specialists,” said Fiorellini, chair of Group 2, which researched inflammation and osseointegration. “The importance of proper diagnosis, planning and clinical treatment cannot be understated. In a series of publications from the Summit, a greater understanding of factors for implant complications and treatment guidelines were developed.”

Fiorellini also indicated the summit groups concluded the success of dental implants can be affected by numerous risk factors resulting in peri-implant diseases. Recommendations generated by consensus included protocols for assessment of medical histories and medications, primary stability which leads to success, patient recall protocols and prevention of residual cement per-implant disease.

“Overall, the guidance from the summit can assist you in daily practice, but more importantly, the sharing of these publications with referring dentist may be of value,” he concluded.

Dental professionals interested in attending the Nov. 18 webinar and hearing more about the summit’s research should register at:

The academy’s live webinar series provides an essential portal through which dental professionals can gain cutting-edge, evidence-based insights on implant dentistry, interact directly with the experts, and earn ADA-CERP credit.

In addition, all archived webinar presentations in the academy’s e-learning center are complimentary as a benefit to all active AO members. Each webinar is recorded and available to members for 90 days following each live webinar or posted course. For non-members, there is a $50 fee. After 90 days, each webinar will be archived and no CE credit will be available. The academy’s online archive is available only to members.

(Source: Academy of Osseointegration)

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