Inside Dentistry
February 2014
Volume 10, Issue 2

MegaGen Holds 10th Annual International Symposium

Product innovations and techniques for better outcomes were the focus

On November 7 and 8, 2013, more than 700 dentists and technicians participated in a 2-day event hosted by MegaGen, the 10th Annual MegaGen Inter­­national Symposium, which was held at the Hotel Shangri-La in Bangkok, Thailand. The symposium, titled Evidences & Challenges with Masters, featured the presentation of new dental trends designed to help dentists increase the success of their practices through product innovation and surgical procedures that deliver better patient outcomes.

Established in 2002, MegaGen has quickly become one of the leading manufacturers of world-class dental implant systems. The international company has a rich history of developing innovative implant solutions that provide exceptional surgical performance for clinicians and better outcomes for patients. With more than 15,000 users worldwide and 3,000 in the United States, MegaGen implants are backed by years of successful procedures.

Led by Dr. K.B. Park, founder and chief executive officer of MegaGen Implant Co., Ltd., the symposium featured prominent keynote speakers and hands-on demonstrations that emphasized the importance and benefits of tooth preservation, treatment planning, and implant esthetics.

The program opened on November 7 with a session called “Point Counterpoint: Tooth vs. Implant,” with Professor Myron Nevins, DDS, from Boston, Massachusetts, and Pro­fessor Thomas Han, DDS, from Los Angeles, California. Each stressed the importance of understanding tooth preservation and proven implant treatment. Session 2 focused on the challenges of implant esthetics, which will always be an important factor in determining if an implant procedure is successful. Professors Nevins and Han both spoke on the importance of how implant design, immediate loading, guided bone regeneration, soft tissue management, and CAD/CAM technology aid in better esthetic outcomes.

Following the lectures, the first night of the 10th Annual International Symposium concluded with a special dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. This venue provided the speakers and guests with amazing views of the city.

The sessions on November 8 included the introduction of the Eureka R2 Project, which will provide the foundation for new implant technology and procedures. The R2 Project is led by Dr. K.B. Park and his team based in South Korea. The mission of the project is to create a system of analysis that integrates all data, builds a treatment plan based on digital design, and results in the production of ideal prefabricated prosthetics.

The fourth and final session featured presentations by Nicolas Elian, DDS, of Vizstara of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and David Garber, DMD, from Atlanta, Georgia. In their lectures, Drs. Elian and Garber covered essential methods of preserving the alveolar ridge.

Based on the large international turnout and feedback from those in attendance, this year’s symposium was a huge success. MegaGen is confident that the sessions and presentations will provide real world benefits for dentist and patient alike.

About MegaGen Implants and ids

MegaGen Implants are available in North America from ids-integrated dental systems. Founded in 2013, ids brings together a team of industry experts that shares a common vision of providing a full suite of implant and related products that will offer more dentists and their patients a better implant experience. Featured products include the AnyRidge and AnyOne Implant Systems. Developing solutions that help dentists provide better outcomes is—and will remain—the focus of everything the organization does. For more information, visit www.megagenids.com.

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