March 19-21, 2020 – Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 35th Annual Meeting

Seattle, Washington

This meeting is sure to be a highlight in 2020. The theme of the meeting is “Evolving Technologies in Implant Dentistry,” taking a near-future perspective of technology that clinicians can incorporate into their practices. World renowned experts will share different methodologies to improve outcomes and streamline dental implant therapy for patients, while discussing technology that is current, cutting-edge and available to clinicians.

We are re-inforcing the meeting theme with our own mini symposium. You won’t want to miss the Alternative Thinking Forum: Moving Beyond Acceptable Results where leaders in dentistry will discuss these emerging technologies and attendees will be able to experience it firsthand.

Plan to attend!

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Room 6E
8:00 – 10:00 am
The Biology Behind Aesthetic Outcomes for Immediate Tooth Replacement
Moderator: Professor Hugo De Bruyn
Speakers: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT and Barry P. Levin, DMD, PC

Immediate tooth replacement therapy is rapidly emerging as the standard of care in the aesthetic zone given its enhanced capability of preserving the patient’s natural smile. Nonetheless, this procedure remains underpenetrated likely due to the sensitivity of the technique.

The Co-Axis® Implant with 12° Subcrestal Angle Correction®, introduced in 2003, has allowed clinicians greater ease of placement with an incisal trajectory and angulation while engaging the maximum amount of palatal-apical bone. The optimal restorative emergence has also led to the predictable use of preferred screw retained restorations.

The newly introduced INVERTA® Implant with Body-Shift™ technology further facilitates immediate anterior implants by providing a coronal bone chamber for optimal healing. The increased coronal gap distance in the extraction socket provides relief around the thin labial bone plate minimizing resorption and maximizing the preservation of the papilla.

This lecture will review the Why, What, and How of the new INVERTA® Implant with Body-Shift™ and Subcrestal Angle Correction innovations. Immediate implants in the aesthetic zone can be performed predictably utilizing these purposeful treatment advancements.

10:00 AM – 12:00 pm
Site Specific, Advanced Implants Allow Enhanced Outcomes in All on X Full-Arch Procedures
Moderator: Professor Hugo De Bruyn
Speaker: Costa Nicolopoulos, BDS, FFD (MFOS)

Since the introduction of implants placed at an angle together with angled abutments, full-arch rehabilitation today is a popular treatment solution. Although this procedure allows greater patient acceptance due to the avoidance of bone grafting, there are substantial immediate and longer-term compromises of this technique.

Site-specific 12° and 24° Co-Axis angled implants and MAX wide-bodied molar replacement implants are more precisely designed to work with the patient’s available bone. Importantly, Subcrestal Angle Correction of these implants avoids the potential harm of bone tabling to passively fit the full-arch prosthesis. Furthermore, sub-crestal angle correction of the implant together with a shorter, less tissue impinging restorative stack has been shown to allow more predictable long-term soft and hard tissue preservation around the implants placed*.

This lecture will review the approach and optimized long-term results of this new and improved protocol. Accelerated full-arch therapy without compromises can be achieved through this advanced treatment solution innovation.

*Weehaeghe M, De Bruyn H, Vandeweghe S. A prospective, split-mouth study comparing tilted implants with angulated connection versus conventional implants with angulated abutment. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2017 Dec;19(6):989-996. doi: 10.1111/cid.12544. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

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