Why You Shouldn't Miss AO’s 2016 Annual Meeting

Posted on November 18, 2015

Today’s dental implant clinicians will learn about the past, present, and future of implant dentistry at the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO’s) 2016 Annual Meeting. Speakers from all over the world will present data to promote the development of dental implant technology, as well as clinical and surgical best practices.

The 31st Annual Meeting is set for February 17-20, 2016, in San Diego. You can register to attend at http://www.osseo.org.

“We are giving attendees a nice balance,” said Dr. Peter Moy, 2016 Annual Meeting program chair. “We are not just pushing the high-end procedures, but also looking at what techniques we have performed in the past and whether they are becoming outmoded or remain a standard of care.”

From computer software to stem cell research, growth factors, and other biologic materials available today, implant dentistry is evolving continually. Dr. Moy and the 2016 Annual Meeting Committee designed the 2016 Program for dental implant experts to share new research, information on best practices, and exchange ideas.

This year, the AO is excited to add a hands-on workshop session on Wednesday afternoon, February 17, 2016, the day before the official start of the main program. Several of AO’s corporate sponsors will provide hands-on experiences for those attendees who want to arrive a day early and take advantage of these training sessions. Course descriptions will be provided in the program book due out later this year. Sign up early, as there will be a limited number of participants and the sessions are expected to fill to capacity.

In addition, next year’s Annual Meeting will also feature more than 50 clinical presentations; an expansive Exhibit Hall; hundreds of E-Posters, as well as Oral Scientific Abstracts and Oral Clinical Research Sessions; Corporate Forums; Lunch and Learn Sessions; a Young Clinicians Lecture Series; and a TEAM Program and Laboratory Technician Program.

The theme of the 31st Annual Meeting is “Globalization of Implant Dentistry: A World Collaboration.” Dr. Moy credits AO’s President Dr. Russell Nishimura for the theme, which speaks to AO’s commitment to facilitating the exchange of scientific and clinical knowledge on a global level.

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