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Research at 2015 AO Meeting Carves the Future of Implant Dentistry

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015


Chicago -- April 27, 2015 – A record-breaking amount of original research, including clinical cases of interest in the field of implant dentistry, was presented at the Academy of Osseointegration’s Annual Meeting. Presentations ranged from digital planning and new esthetic techniques to prevention strategies and stem cell biology.

“The outstanding research we saw at this year’s meeting – presented by clinicians from around the world – will help to shape the future of implant dentistry,” said Dr. Mehrad Favagehi, chair of AO’s Research Submission Committee. “I was particularly proud of the many young clinicians who presented research and showed a real commitment to furthering this field of dentistry and medicine.”

Dr. Favagehi’s committee brought E-Posters to AO’s Annual Meeting for the first time. To digitally view some 300 studies in this format, visit Search for each poster by its number, title, author or keyword.

“I was extremely impressed by the captivating Clinical Innovation presentations,” added Dr. Alvaro Ordoñez, chair of AO’s Clinical Innovation Committee. “I’ve been doing this for 10 years, and this is the best year I’ve seen yet. A lot of that has to do with the groundwork laid by the committee’s former chair, Dr. Joerg Neugebauer.”

“Clinical innovation is important so that we continue to improve upon the techniques and procedures that have been time tested for treatment success and patient well-being,” said Dr. J. Cameron Beck, Naval Postgraduate Dental School, Bethesda, Md., who received an award for his research.

Research was recognized through a variety of honors, each selected by a committee of peers. Below is a complete list of awards and honorees.


Best Oral Clinical Presentation

Bone Adaptation Induced by Non-Passively Fitting Implant Superstructures – Results from A Randomized Clinical Trial

Matthias Karl, DMD

Best Oral Scientific Presentation

Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Nano-reinforced Photocrosslinkable Adhesive Hydrogel: Novel Treatment Modality for Peri-implantitis

Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD

1st Place E-Poster

A New Parameter to Assess the Osseointegration Potential of an Implant Surface

Robert Liddell, B.ASc., MSc

2nd Place E-Poster

Digital vs Conventional Implant Impressions for Edentulous Patients: Accuracy Outcomes

Panos Papaspyridakos, DDS, MS, PhD

Best E-Poster Case Presentation

Clinical, Histological and 3D Evaluation of VISTA Application of Horizontal Ridge Augmentation: A Preliminary Study

Yun Wang, BDS, MS, PhD

Best Clinical Innovations

A Custom Titanium Ridge Augmentation Matrix for Implant Site Development

Jared Beck, DMD


About the Academy of Osseointegration

With 6,000 members in 70 countries around the world, the AO is recognized as the premier international association for professionals interested in implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists and generalists can come together to evaluate emerging research, technology, and techniques, share best information, and coordinate optimal patient care using timely, evidence-based science and methods. Follow AO on Facebook and Twitter.

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