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Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting: “Real Problems, Real Solutions”

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The 29th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration - “Real Problems, Real Solutions” - will be held March 6─8, 2014 at Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Wash.

This meeting is for all implant dentistry practitioners, including specialists and general dentists—whether they are actively placing and/or restoring dental implants or just getting started. 


·       Learn about—and share with readers—the latest techniques, innovations and advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common implant problems, including retreatment of 20- to 30-year-old implants.

·       Meet and interview some of the most noted researchers and clinicians in the field of implant dentistry.

·       See first-hand the largest assortment of dental implant products and services under one roof.

·       Attend the President’s Reception at the Boeing Museum of Flight, the largest air and space museum on the West Coast.                

Opening Symposium—“Strategies to Address Implant Retreatment—Dealing With the 25-Year-Old Implant” will include presentations from renowned clinicians and researchers on cutting-edge topics.




Jonathan Ferencz, DDS, and Burton Langer, DMD

“Implants in the Esthetic Zone: Techniques and Perspectives After 20 Years of Collaboration”

Torstem Jemt, DDS, PhD

“Implant Limitations, Complications and Failures”

Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD

“Is Crestal Bone Loss Around Titanium Implants a Risk to Long-Term Patient Care?”

Stefan Renvert, DDS

“Peri-Implantitis: Recognition and Management”

Frank Schwarz, DMD

“Decisions Regarding Implant Failure”


International Symposium—First-ever half-day international symposium dedicated to a single country: Japan. Simultaneous translation from English to Japanese and from Japanese to English will be available in this session, which will be moderated by Yataro Komiyama, DDS, PhD.




Reiji Natsubori, DDS

“A Review of Long-Term Experiences in Implant Dentistry: What Works and What Doesn’t”

Tetsuya Mizukami, DDS

“Placing and Maintaining Implants in Patients with Periodontal Disease”

Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS

“Treating Multiple Supra-Alveolar Defects Caused by Advanced Periodontal Disease: Esthetic Outcomes and Real Solutions”

Takashi Sumi, DDS, PhD

“Application of Gum-Colored Titanium Abutments in the Esthetic Region”

Yoichi Yamada, DDS, PhD

“Stem Cell Therapy and Clinical Long-Term Progress, and the Future Possibilities for Dental Implants”

Kenji Tsuchiya, DDS

“Options and Decision Factors for Implant Treatment with Esthetic and Functional Results”

Ken Akimoto, DDS, MSD

“Retrospective Evaluation of Success and Failure in the Esthetic Zone: Problems, Treatment and Prevention”


Closing Symposium—“Our Better Future” will highlight current and advancing technology, including biotechnology, digital dentistry and materials selection and prosthetic design.




William Giannobile, DDS, DMSc

“Advances in Biotechnology Related to Implant Therapy”

Lee Culp, CDT

“Digital Dentistry: Foundation for Ultimate Communication”

Peter Wöhrle, DDS, DMSc, CDT

“Advances in Clinical Implant Prosthodontics”

Dennis Tarnow, DDS

“The Realities In an Implant Dentistry Future”


Other educational symposia include:concurrent surgical and restorative tracks, limited attendance lectures, innovative treatment approaches, an allied staff program, lunch and learn sessions, and a session concentrating on common practice challenges and innovative solutions.

EXHIBIT HALL:  Open all three days of the conference, it will feature more than 130 exhibits from leading manufacturers and suppliers demonstrating the latest in dental products and services.

ONLINE: For more details, please visit the AO website: Attendees will be able to download a free mobile app from this website that will include a complete listing of events/speakers and will allow them to organize a custom meeting itinerary and access related social media.

About the Academy of Osseointegration

The Academy of Osseointegration is the world’s leading dental implant organization. Founded in 1985, AO provides a focus for the rapidly advancing biotechnology involving the natural bond between bone and certain alloplastic reconstructive materials. The Academy’s primary goal is to advance the field of osseointegrated implants by fostering collaboration between representatives of different dental disciplines—oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics and general practice—through clinical and evidence-based research and education. AO membership now exceeds 6,000 professionals in nearly 70 countries.

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