Dental implants offer patients a long-term solution to missing teeth, and new advances in implant materials and procedures are discovered every year. Highlighting these innovations, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) will host the Dental Implant Conference from Dec. 5-7 at Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, Ill.
The premier dental implant educational event in the United States, the annual conference presents the latest research in the field. More than 1,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, their staff and restorative dentists will attend sessions on topics such as prosthetic designs, patient expectations and robotic surgery.
Features of the preconference and general sessions include:
--Two full days of expert-led presentations during general sessions focusing on reconstruction of hard- and soft-tissue defects in the anterior maxilla, material and restorative methods for reconstruction, case discussions as well as experience in the trenches. Topics will include cementless restorations, peri-implant disease and bioengineering.
--The preconference program will feature three hands-on sessions covering soft- and hard-tissue grafting and digital scanner use and sessions on augmenting the narrow ridge, preventing bone-grafting complications and managing soft- and hard-tissue defects.
In addition, more than 100 companies will show off the latest products and services for dental implant practices in the Exhibit Hall at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.
Registration is open to AAOMS members, OMS residents, referring dentists and the media. Visit AAOMS.org/DIC for additional information.
The experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery® — The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is the professional organization representing more than 11,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons, OMS residents and OMS professional staff in the United States. AAOMS supports its fellows' and members' ability to practice their specialty through education, research and advocacy. AAOMS fellows and members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office anesthesia evaluations. For additional information about oral and maxillofacial surgery, visit the AAOMS websites at AAOMS.org and MyOMS.org.