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The Academy of Osseointegration is excited to return to its live, in-person Annual Meeting in San Diego, California! “Implant Dentistry for All” will honor the past, treasure the present and shape the future of implant dentistry.

Selected sessions from this dynamic 3-day symposium will also be live-streamed to attendees who can’t travel to San Diego. Most sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing after the conference with complimentary access offered to all registrants. Registration fees are the same for both In-person and Livestream attendance options.

Click the following options for registration information as well as an overall glance at which sessions are available for both live-stream and on-demand viewing.

HONORING the past. TREASURING the present. SHAPING the future.

The Academy gathers experts from around the world to present and discuss the most current and cutting-edge technology in implant dentistry.

Increase Knowledge, Master Skills

This program delivers the science and technology that will lead clinicians to a mastery of knowledge and skills in the practice of implant dentistry.

Learn Directly from the Experts

AO has curated a lineup of world renowned experts to share different methodologies to improve outcomes and streamline therapy in implant dentistry.

Forge New Alliances

There’s no better forum to learn from esteemed experts as you forge professional alliances with dental professionals from around the world.

Here’s a preview of what awaits you in San Diego…

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PRESENTERS

Gretchen Adcock
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Gretchen Adcock

Evanthia Anadioti
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Evanthia Anadioti

Wael Att
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Wael Att

Reva Barewal
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Reva Barewal

Daniel Buser
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Daniel Buser

Stephen Chu
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Stephen Chu

Ryan Cook
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Ryan Cook

Luca Cordaro
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Luca Cordaro

Andre De Souza
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Andre De Souza

George Deeb
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George Deeb

Edgard El Chaar
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Edgard El Chaar

Carlo Ercoli
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Carlo Ercoli

William Giannobile
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William Giannobile

Howard Gluckman
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Howard Gluckman

David Guichet
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David Guichet

Adam Hamilton
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Adam Hamilton

Torsten Jemt
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Torsten Jemt

Ole Jensen
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Ole Jensen

Ronald Jung
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Ronald Jung

Bach Le
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Bach Le

Sang Lee
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Sang Lee

Sonia Leziy
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Sonia Leziy

Mark Ludlow
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Mark Ludlow

Veronica Makowski
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Veronica Makowski

Azim Malik
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Azim Malik

Jay Malmquist
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Jay Malmquist

Taylor Manalili
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Taylor Manalili

Jamie Marboe
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Jamie Marboe

Jack Marrano
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Jack Marrano

William Martin
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William Martin

Thomas McGarry
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Thomas McGarry

Nancy Miller
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Nancy Miller

Craig Misch
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Craig Misch

Peter Moy
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Peter Moy

Michael Norton
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Michael Norton

Leandro Nunes
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Leandro Nunes

Panos Papaspyridakos
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Panos Papaspyridakos

Stephen Parel
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Stephen Parel

Neil Park
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Neil Park

Alessandro Pozzi
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Alessandro Pozzi

Michael Ragan
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Michael Ragan

Conrad Rensburg
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Conrad Rensburg

Marta Revilla-Leon
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Marta Revilla-Leon

Georgios Romanos
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Georgios Romanos

Steven Sadowsky
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Steven Sadowsky

Amerian Sones
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Amerian Sones

Lambert Stumpel
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Lambert Stumpel

Dennis Tarnow
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Dennis Tarnow

Lorenzo Tavelli
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Lorenzo Tavelli

Tiziano Testori
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Tiziano Testori

Hazem Mostafa Torki
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Hazem Mostafa Torki

Istvan Urban
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Istvan Urban

Robert Vogel
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Robert Vogel

Hans-Peter Weber
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Hans-Peter Weber


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Click on each session to get details about the presentation and speaker. Sessions that are live-streamed or recorded for on-demand viewing are indicated.

Opening Symposium – 40 Years of Implant Dentistry: How Did We Get Here? – See more details

All Opening Symposium presentations will be live-streamed and recorded for On-demand viewing after the meeting.

Moderator: Amerian Sones, DMD, MS

1:00 - 1:30 pm
Opening Remarks
Tara Aghaloo, DMD, MD, PhD, AO President; and German Gallucci, DMD, PhD, Annual Meeting Program Chair

1:30 - 2:15 pm
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Future of Regenerative Dental Medicine
William Giannobile, DDS, MS, DMSc
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the principles involved in the tissue engineering of implant-supporting structures such as alveolar bone and soft tissues of the oral, dental and craniofacial complex; 2) describe the use of cells, scaffolding matrices and biologic agents used clinically for regeneration; and 3) recognize emerging technologies such as stem cell therapy, 3D printing and nanoparticles to reconstruct osseous and soft tissue defects.

2:15 - 3:00 pm
Evolution of Dental Implants - Personal Experiences from a Sweden Perspective
Torstem Jemt, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) present original basic principles related to osseointegration; 2) present the background and development of some implant concepts and techniques; and 3) discuss how the discussion on osseointegration and implant treatment have changed over time.

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 - 4:15 pm
Evolution of Dental Implants - Swiss Perspective
Daniel Buser, DDS, DMD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the groundbreaking progress made in the 1980's and 1990's, which laid the basis of modern implant therapy; 2) discuss how implant therapy has been made more attractive to patients; and 3) explain the current trends to further improve implant therapy.

4:15 - 5:00 pm
Evolution of Dental Implants - North America Perspective
Stephen Parel, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the value of a team-oriented approach; 2) recognize the value and significant benefit of osseointegration; and 3) describe the benefits and liabilities of implants in the pre-osseointegration era.

5:00 - 5:45 pm
Panel Discussion

Morning With the Masters – See more details

Members: $125 | Non-Members: $150

Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. All Morning with the Masters presentations run concurrently.

PLEASE NOTE: Morning with the Masters presentations will NOT be Live-streamed or recorded for on-demand viewing.

7:00 - 8:30 am
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From Plan to Scan to CAD/CAM - The Complete Digital Implant-supported Restoration
Michael Norton, BDS, FDS, RCS(Ed)
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) compare the interaction between digital technologies to deliver safe, predictable and esthetic implant restorations; 2) explain the value of the plan, the scan and CAD/CAM; and 3) determine the benefits of intra-oral scanners.

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Sutured and Sent Home - What's Next? Tools to Support Your Patient's Journey and Optimize Therapy Outcomes
Reva Barewal, DDS, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) define and discuss an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol; 2) explain the consequences of a soft diet on nutritional health and psychosocial well-being; 3) describe key nutrients necessary in the diet to optimize oral wound healing; and 4) provide their patients with an improved road map for at home surgical recovery.

M-3
Vertical 2: The Next Level
Istvan Urban, MD, DMD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the new results on vertical ridge augmentation; 2) describe detailed surgical options in guided bone regeneration; and 3) explain surgical options of soft tissue reconstructions after bone regeneration to reach ultimate esthetic results.

M-4
Peri-implant Tissue Defects: How to Choose the Most Appropriate Reconstruction Technique for Each Case
Luca Cordaro, MD, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) diagnose and understand the clinical features of the different hard and soft tissue defects; 2) recognize the indications to the use of autogenous bone; and 3) explain when a soft tissue or a hard tissue augmentation is necessary.

M-5
Impact of Loading Forces on Bone Formation Around Dental Implants in Protocols with Compromised Bone
Georgios Romanos, DDS, DMD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) demonstrate the role of loading forces at the bone-implant interface; 2) explain the improvement of bone quality under physiological loads; and 3) present alternative treatment options to control bone resorption.

M-6
Untangling the Myth of Peri-implantitis
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize predisposing and precipitating factors associated with peri-implant complications; 2) describe the link between peri-implant bone loss and restorative designs; and 3) discuss current surgical treatment modalities for the management of peri-implantitis.

M-7
Solve the Myth of Implant Occlusion: Diagnosis and Acquisition Techniques are Keys to Success
Amerian Sones, DMD, MS Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) review the factors which influence occlusion and the impact of biomaterials; 2) discuss the strategies for insuring accurate record acquisition; 3) review the technique and value of the central bearing device/gothic arch tracing; and 4) recognize the desired occlusal goals for the single, partially, and fully edentulous patient.

90 minutes

Hands-on Workshops – See more details

All Hands-on Workshops will be held during Annual Meeting
Members: $500/session | Non-Members: $600/session

Participants do not need to register for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops. Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: Hands-on Workshops will NOT be livestreamed or recorded for on-demand viewing.

8:00 am - noon
HOW-1
Socket Shield Technique in the Esthetic Zone
Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD

The loss of teeth will lead to resorption of the buccal plate with its resultant need for extensive augmentative procedures (both bone and soft tissue) as well as the risk of poor long-term aesthetically stability. Socket shield techniques allow us to maintain the buccal bone plate and hence prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone, creating a platform for ideal soft tissue and bone which is stable long-term. This is a greater problem in the aesthetic areas. This hands-on session will take you through the different options with regards to immediate implant placement as well as the most cutting-edge socket shield technique in a step-by-step fashion.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) utilize step-by-step procedures for the socket shield technique; 2) discuss prosthetic design relating to socket shield; and 3) explain utilizing the rotated palatal flap for the coverage of the root submergence technique and the pontic shield.

1:00 - 5:00 pm
HOW-2
Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Lateral Approach
Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS
Maxillary sinus elevation has become an indispensable part of implant surgery and procedures have evolved during the last 25 years to a point where sinus grafting surgery is considered one of the most predictable augmentation methods performed today. The survival rate of implants placed in these grafts is proving to be as successful as implants placed in non-grafted posterior maxilla. Sinus elevation surgical procedures are still evolving and the Simplified Antrostomy Design (S.A.D.), or low window technique, is marking the evolution of surgical techniques. These new techniques decrease intra-op complications like perforations, speed up all the procedures and make sinus membrane elevation easier.

During the workshop, anatomic models will be utilized to give participants a hands-on introduction to the lateral approach. Didactic models have been manufactured starting from real patient DICOM images combining in the same model two different clinical scenarios: an easy sinus, and a difficult one.

A planning session with dedicated software of the scanned models will allow the participants to evaluate the difficulty of the case utilizing "The Maxillary Sinus Elevation Difficulty Score (MSEDscore)" (Testori T, Tavelli L, Yu S-H, Scaini R, Darnahal A, Wallace SS, Wang H-L. Maxillary sinus elevation difficulty score: (MSED score) with lateral technique. Int J Oral Maxillofac Impl 2020;35:631-638).

The workshop will include only the Piezosurgical approach, the traditional technique with rotary instruments will be only shown on videos.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain how knowledge of surgical anatomy can prevent complications and achieve optimal results; 2) discuss the rationale for correct pre-operative planning and utilize "The Maxillary Sinus Elevation Difficulty Score" (MSEDscore); and 3) conduct step-by-step surgical techniques for the lateral approach.

Restorative Track – See more details

All Restorative Track presentations will be Live-streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing after the meeting.
Morning Moderator - Alan Pollack, DDS

8:30 - 9:00 am
Digitally Enhanced Implant Planning
David Guichet, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) compare digital treatment protocols in contrast to traditional workflows; 2) discuss current evidence for surgical protocols and immediate or early loading of implants; 3) list the uses and current limitations of digital surgical guide design and CAD/CAM production; and 4) describe the requirements for safety and accuracy in surgical guide production and use.

9:00 - 9:30 am
The Fully Digital Implant Patient: The Easy, The Difficult
Mark Ludlow, DMD, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain how digital treatment protocols contrast to traditional workflows; 2) list some of the pitfalls and difficulties involved with digital technologies and how to overcome them; and 3) predictably implement and execute digital implant treatment plans in everyday clinical practice.

9:30 - 10:00 am
Digital Implant Impressions
Adam Hamilton, BDSc, DCD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) provide an overview of digital impressions; 2) discuss the potential of digital impressions in everyday implant treatment for implant rehabilitation of partially and completely edentulous patients; and 3) evaluate evidence-based treatment approaches for digital rehabilitation of the edentulous patient.

10:00 - 10:30 am
Break

10:30 - 11:00 am
3D Printing in Implant Dentistry
Eva Anadioti, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the current evidence on 3D printed surgical guides; 2) explain the differences on printing technologies and materials; and 3) review the digital workflow for implant planning, surgery and restoration incorporating 3D printing technologies.

11:00 - 11:30 am
Virtual Patient Integration for Implant Dentistry
Marta Revilla-León, DDS, MSD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) distinguish the different types of virtual patient integration; 2) discuss the technologies required to capture patient's digital information; 3) discern the different steps of the virtual patient's workflow; and 4) describe the challenges and benefits of implementing virtual patient integration.

11:30 am - noon
Digital Prosthodontic Workflow for Full-Arch Implant Rehabilitation
Panos Papaspyridakos, DDS, MS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the various applications of digital technology in full-arch fixed implant rehabilitation; 2) discuss the scientific evidence for each step of applied digital technology in full-arch fixed implant rehabilitation; and 3) illustrate step-by-step the protocol for the complete digital workflow from impression to final rehabilitation for edentulous patients.

Noon - 1:30 pm
Lunch break

Afternoon Moderator: Russell Nishimura, DDS

1:30 - 2:00 pm
Are Teeth Superior to Implants?
Steven Sadowsky, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the biological and mechanical defense conferred by the PDL to the peri-radicular bone; 2) describe the response to similar biological and mechanical loads in the peri-implant bone; and 3) align treatment planning decision-making with basic science and evidence-based clinical outcomes.

2:00 - 2:30 pm
Occlusion in Implant Dentistry
Sang Lee, DMD, MMSc
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) compare occlusal force distribution of teeth versus implants; 2) discuss the occlusal theories and concepts in implant prosthodontics; and 3) review the clinical guidelines of optimal implant occlusion.

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Restorative Materials for Implant Rehabilitations
Carlo Ercoli, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize that implant restorative material selection is multi-faceted; 2) discuss potential complications related to the choice and use of different restorative materials; and 3) recognize that complications are often part of every treatment and must be considered during treatment planning.

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Complete Arch Treatment With Dental Implants
Ole Jensen, DDS, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the complexity of treatment choices and advantages and disadvantages of each; 2) identify the difficult case and appropriate and safe management of the difficult usually atrophic case; 3) discuss digital workflow benefits and drawbacks particularly with guided surgery; and 4) explain photogrammetry and determine when/when not to use it.

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Advanced Digital Protocols for Complete Arch Immediate Loading With Soft Tissue Interface Reconfiguration
Alessandro Pozzi, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize ideal contours, materials and options in implant provisionals; 2) obtain biologic stability and ideal esthetic results in anterior implant restorations; and 3) simplify fabrication, impressions or scans with reduced time and complications.

4:30 - 5:00 pm
Full-Arch Implant Rehabilitation Using Immediate and Delayed Loading
Georgios Romanos, DDS, DMD, PhD
Upon Completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the possible treatment options for clinicians; 2) evaluate the prosthesis design for cleansability and long-term success; and 3) demonstrate long-term data for sustainability of the clinical outcome.

Surgical Track – See more details

All Surgical Track presentations will be Live-streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing after the meeting.

8:30 - 9:00 am
Virtual Implant Planning: New Perspectives for Predictable Implant Surgery and Rehabilitation
Andre De Souza, DMD, MSc
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify the important steps for data acquisition and images superimposition for a predictable virtual implant planning; 2) discuss implant planning software and its application in partially or fully edentulous patients; and 3) explain importance of virtual implant planning for decision-making in surgical and prosthetic implant procedures.

9:00 - 9:30 am
Treatment of Peri-implant Soft Tissue Deficiencies: Our Current Understanding and Treatment Options
Lorenzo Tavelli, DDS, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able : 1) recognize the risk indicators for peri-implant soft tissue deficiencies; 2) describe the novel classification of peri-implant soft tissue deficiencies and its impact on the treatment of these conditions; 3) evaluate contemporary options of the treatment of peri-implant soft tissue deficiencies; and 4) discuss the importance of peri-implant soft tissue phenotype modification for the stability of the outcomes over time.

9:30- 10:00 am
Dynamic Navigation in Implant Dentistry
Peter Moy, DMD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the benefits of current diagnostic tools available with software programs accompanying dynamic navigation equipment; 2) explain a new surgical technique to enhance clinical outcomes for implant positioning; and 3) incorporate this information into your daily practices when managing implant cases.

10:00 - 10:30 am
Break

10:30 - 11:00 am
Does the Immediate Temporization of Implants Placed Into Immediate Extraction Sockets Affect Outcome?
Michael Norton, BDS, FDS, RCS(Ed)
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the importance of surgical and restorative techniques immediate implant placement and temporization; 2) explain the role of implant design from both a surgical and prosthetic perspective; and 3) describe the nuance of insertion torque as it relates to primary stability and implant success.

11:00 - 11:30 am
Peri-implant Soft-tissue Grafting
Edgard El Chaar, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize soft tissue deficiency; 2) list the options of soft tissue grafting; and 3) explore different techniques.

11:30 am - noon
Management of Failing Extensive Implant Restoration
Luca Cordaro, MD, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the rationale for implant removal when a new cross arch restoration is planned; 2) discuss the advantages of a staged surgical approach; and 3) describe the advantage of temporary keeping some hopeless abutments.

Afternoon Moderator - Joseph Gian-Grasso, DMD

1:30 - 2:00 pm
GBR in the Esthetic Zone
Leandro Nunes, DMD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize and evaluate the available biomaterials; 2) discuss the literature and clinical cases of GBR; and 3) recognize the key factor for a successful GBR.

2:00 - 2:30 pm
Vertical Ridge Augmentation
Istvan Urban, MD, DMD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify the surgical anatomy of the floor of the mouth; 2) list the surgical principles of vertical ridge augmentation surgery; 3) explain the tension free closure of the flaps after vertical ridge augmentation; and 4) discuss soft tissue reconstructions after ridge augmentation.

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Horizontal Ridge Augmentation Techniques
George Deeb, DDS, MD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) review of bone grafting principals and biology; 2) discuss indications and materials available for ridge augmentation procedures; and 3) present evidence-based surgical procedures to perform horizontal ridge augmentation.

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Prosthetically Driven Bone Grafting
Speaker TBD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize clinical situations where there may be need for a graft; 2) list steps for virtual planning and assessment of prosthetically driven bone augmentation; and 3) identify grafting techniques that could be more beneficial to a patient-specific situation.

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Management of Esthetic Problem Cases
Dennis Tarnow, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss how to use interdisciplinary management to treat problem aesthetic cases; 2) recognize when to use pink ceramic or when to rebuild the patients tissue; and 3) explain how to coordinate with the other disciplines to have a successful outcome.

4:30 - 5:00 pm
Hard and Soft Tissue Optimization
Ryan Cook, DDS, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) illustrate the role of hard and soft tissue augmentation in prosthetic rehabilitation; 2) discuss the role of digital technology in pre-implant augmentation procedures; 3) explain the process of wound healing and tissue regeneration; and 4) identify key surgical anatomical structures that influence surgical diagnosis and treatment planning.


Young Clinicians Luncheon – See more details

Noon - 12:45 pm
Nature Versus Titanium: Can the Natural Tooth Compete?
Azim Malik, BDS
The art of dentistry is not in replacing but in saving teeth. Biological and technological developments have certainly increased the number of implants being placed worldwide but has it improved predictability? Are implants superior to natural dentition? These are some of the questions we must ask ourselves as clinicians before presenting treatment options. This lecture will highlight the merits of both conventional prosthesis and alternative treatment modalities such as periodontal surgeries in salvaging natural dentition. It will compare long-term outcomes of implants and conventional prosthodontics to enable clinicians to diversify treatment options.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) evaluate the risks and benefits of conventional and implant prosthesis; 2) discuss alternate treatment modalities to salvage natural dentition; and 3) enable clinicians to make balanced decisions based on long-term evidence and clinical data.

12:45 - 1:30 pm
The Bio-Digital Prosthetic Abutment Protocol
Hazem Mostafa Torki, BDS, MSC
In the past decade, effort was made to find the best treatment for immediate implant placement and dealing with extraction sockets. Many protocols have been proposed. Ridge preservation, custom healing abutments, immediate loading are all examples. These protocols involved multiple steps, waste of material. In our protocol, we have provided a method to utilize a custom zirconia healing abutment as a definitive abutment. A digital solution based on biology. We will be talking about factors that should be taken into consideration, from implant-abutment design to the design of the final prosthetic abutment.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the role of biological principles in abutment selection; 2) explain the implant-abutment junction and its role in marginal bone stability; and 3) evaluate different methods for immediate temporization.


Where Do We Go Next? Future Developments in Tooth Replacement and Tissue Regeneration – See more details

Each presentation in this series will be Live-streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing after the meeting.

Moderator: Stephen Wheeler, DDS

8:00 - 8:30 am
The Future of Bone Grafting
Craig Misch, DDS, MDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the trend towards a "graft less" approach to implant therapy; 2) discuss the use of customized scaffolds for bone augmentation; and 3) evaluate the current state of growth factors for bone augmentation.

8:30 - 9:00 am
Effects of Soft Tissue Augmentation Procedures on Peri-implant Health and Disease Prevention
Sonia Leziy, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the indications for gingival augmentation which current literature supports; 2) recognize what treatment modalities and materials are considered superior; and 3) describe emerging trends to better document tissue stability and peri-implant tissue health.

9:00 - 9:30 am
The Future of Reintervention Concepts
Bach Le, DDS, MD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify risk factors associated with early and late implant failures; 2) explain the difference between patient-related versus site-related etiology for implant failures; and 3) describe treatment strategies to improve the success of reintervention therapy.

9:30 - 10:00 am
Break

10:00 - 10:30 am
Artificial Intelligence in Implant Dentistry: Current Applications and Future Perspectives
Wael Att, DDS, DMD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the basic concept of artificial intelligence; 2) discuss different applications of AI in dentistry; and 3) describe the current status of AI in implant dentistry.

10:30 - 11:00 am
Next Level of Hard and Soft Tissue Regeneration in Esthetic Implant Sites
Ronald Jung, DMD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the long-term success of implant placement with simultaneous GBR; 2) recognize the effect of graft stabilization and membrane stabilization; and 3) discuss the difference between using autogenous soft tissue grafts and collagen soft tissue substitute.

11:00 -11:30 am
The Future of Implant/Restorative Materials
William Martin, DMD, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the current implant, abutment and restorative material alternatives for the partially or completely edentulous patient; 2) list the contemporary dental materials utilized to maximize strength versus esthetics or a combination of both; and 3) explain the future direction of implant and restorative materials for use in clinical dentistry.

11:30 am - noon
Panel Discussion


4 hours

Hands-on Workshops – See more details

All Hands-on Workshops will be held during Annual Meeting
Members: $500/session | Non-Members: $600/session

Participants do not need to register for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops. Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: Hands-on Workshops will NOT be livestreamed or recorded for on-demand viewing.

8:00 am - noon
HOW-3
Immediate Provisional Restoration of Post-extraction Socket Implants
Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
This presentation will focus on the immediate temporization of extraction socket implants with either custom healing abutments or full provisional crowns. Temporary restorations will be made both free-hand or with pre-formed gingival former devices to capture the shape of the peri-implant tissues. A step-by-step technique will be shown in the fabrication of these restorations as well as the importance of doing so in preservation of tissues post-extraction.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the importance of immediate temporization; 2) describe how to make a custom healing abutment; and 3) explain how to make a full provisional restoration.

1:00 - 5:00 pm
HOW-4
Digitally and Biologically Driven Full-arch Reconstruction
Alessandro Pozzi, DDS, MSc

Digital workflow can enhance the treatment of complex cases in which the anatomic deficiencies must be addressed, as well as the demands of a minimally invasive approach and high esthetic outcome. Advanced optical scanning technology, blended with the CBCT assessment conducted with the "Smiling Scan Technique" provide the team with a comprehensive virtual scenario that will drive decision-making toward a personalized treatment plan. New surgical and prosthetic protocols based on the dynamic navigation technology will be widely described to allow the attendees to deliver a precise position of the implants as well as of the complete arch x-guided prosthesis. The new digital assisted soft tissue sculpturing (DASS) technique to sculpture the bone and soft tissue and the use of xenogeneic collagen matrix to achieve a scalloped interface for highly esthetic pink free restoration will be presented on real patient models. The interplay between IOS scanning, navigation systems and modern biomaterials for soft-tissue healing enhancement and development drives the participants to the next level in terms of accuracy, predictability and low morbidity.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) analyze the benefits and disadvantages of using digitally guided surgery and prosthetic techniques; 2) explain the different clinical indications of CAD/CAM template guided implant surgery and x-guide navigation implant surgery; 3) determine when immediate loading is feasible; and 4) describe the soft-tissue interface for pink-free full-arch restorations.


Lunch with the Masters – See more details

Noon - 1:30 pm

Members: $150 | Non-Members: $175
Admission by ticket only | Attendance is limited
All Lunch with the Masters presentations run concurrently.
Please note: Lunch with the Masters presentations will NOT be Live Streamed or recorded for on-demand viewing.

LM-1
Full-arch Implant Rehabilitation 2.0
Wael Att, DDS, DMD, PhD
The progressive shift towards implementing digitally driven technology in reconstructive dentistry is obvious. Compared to conventional methods, the ultimate goal of digital technologies is to improve the quality and capabilities in examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the dental patient. It is still questionable, however, whether such digital tools facilitate improved accuracy in data acquisition and assessment, superior efficacy in treatment planning, and more controlled and faster manufacturing process. This presentation will provide an overview about disruptive technologies in implant rehabilitation and discuss different possibilities and advantages when using innovative digital workflows. Focus will be given to new workflows facilitating synergy between surgical, functional and esthetic components in full-arch cases.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the different components of the digital workflow; 2) recognize the advantages and bottlenecks of the digital workflow in full-arch cases; and 3) explain how the quality and predictability of treatment can improved by digital tools.

LM-2
Implant Placement Post Extraction in the Esthetic Zone: When Immediate, When Early, When Late?
Daniel Buser, DDS, DMD
Teeth are extracted for various reasons and timing is crucial. In this lecture, the treatment options in post-extraction implant placement in the esthetic zone will be presented, the immediate, the early, and the late placement protocol, including the step-by-step procedures for each approach. All of them are used in daily practice with different frequencies, selected according to well defined selection criteria. Primary objective of therapy is a successful outcome from an esthetic and functional point view, a low risk of complications during healing and function, and the long-term stability of peri-implant tissues. the different treatment options are presented with case reports.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the tissue biology in post-extraction sites; 2) discuss the different selection criteria for various treatment options, such as immediate, early and late placement; and 3) describe the step-by-step procedure of each treatment approach.

LM-3
Vertical Hard Tissue Augmentation in the Esthetic Zone
Bach Le, DDS, MD
Various techniques have been described for vertical ridge augmentation. These include guided bone regeneration (GBR), autogenous onlay block grafting, titanium mesh techniques, distraction osteogenesis, and interpositional osteotomy. While many techniques offer excellent results in some situations few can be said to guarantee success. Many questions remain on which methods yield the most predictable results for dental implant placement in grafted bone. The aim of this presentation is to critically evaluate the current evidence to determine the predictability of various bone augmentation techniques for vertical ridge defects for implant placement. A series of cases have been gathered to illustrate risk assessment and predictable management of various critical size defects ranging from moderate to severe defects.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the anatomic basis and principles of vertical hard tissue grafting for implant site development; 2) list the guidelines and indications for various graft techniques; 3) apply practical methods of handling the vertically deficient ridge; and 4) describe a simple diagnostic parameter to assess the risks involved in the treatment of each individual patient.

LM-4
Digital Workflow in Immediate Implant Situations: In-house Versus Outsourcing Solutions
William Martin, DMD, MS
The replacement of a missing tooth or teeth in patients with immediacy and esthetic demands has become a focal point in today's implant practice. The utilization of evidenced-based treatment protocols coupled with the integration of digital technology in the planning, placement and restoration of these implants have resulted in a streamlining of the treatment workflow, with efforts to reduce patient chair-time, increase predictability and overall success. The pressure for the clinician to adopt this digital technology is evident, but it can often be met with resistance due to lack of knowledge or the cost of incorporation. The aim of this presentation is to showcase the advantages of utilizing digital technology in the immediate implant situation and to offer a comparison between incorporation of digital technology via in-house or outsourcing workflows.

Upon completion of this presentation participants should be able to: 1) recognize the factors of clinical significance in the assessment of patients for immediate placement and load workflows; 2) describe the steps, equipment, components and materials utilized in a fully digital workflow; and 3) explain the pros and cons to keeping the digital workflow "in-house" versus "outsourcing" in the planning, placement and restoration of dental implants.

LM-5
Utilizing a Practitioner-patient Bilateral Contract to Reduce Exposure in Implant Dentistry
Michael Ragan, DMD, JD, LLM
Implant dentistry has greatly increased the scope of practice of Dental Medicine. the result has been a concomitant increase in legal exposure for Dental Health Care Practitioners ("DCHP"). Because implant dentistry involves multiple dental specialty procedures and possibly multiple DHCP's, to reduce exposure it is imperative that all parties are aware of their duties and responsibilities. One party, whose responsibilities are rarely committed to in writing, is the patient.

This program will discuss the patients' responsibility to not engage in comparative negligence which may doom the success of the implant dentistry procedure. This would include the patients' mandatory compliance with maintenance appointments, recall appointments, oral hygiene appointments, occlusal equilibration, oral hygiene home care, etc. As part of the Treatment Planning and Informed Consent process, it is suggested that the DHCP engage the patient in a discussion of their personal clinical responsibilities and commit these to a written document that is executed by the patient and all DHCP's.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) list the various duties if the DHCPs and patients; 2) recognize the importance of documenting in writing the patients’ responsibilities; and 3) explain the behavior that may possibly compromise the success of the implant dentistry procedure/prosthesis.

LM-6
Simplification and Predictability of Implant Provisionals: Immediate, Delayed and Alternative Options
Robert Vogel, DDS
Provisional guided tissue conditioning is one of the most critical yet misunderstood and time-consuming procedures in both Surgical and Restorative offices. This scientific based step by step presentation will show both technique and theory to simplify and provide ideal esthetic outcomes while reducing potential complications.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize ideal contours, materials and options in implant provisionals; 2) obtain biologic stability and ideal esthetic results in anterior implant restorations; and 3) simplify fabrication, impressions or scans with reduced time and complications.

LM-7
A Novel Modular, Pre-fabricated System to Generate a Custom Substructure for All-on-Four Fixed Prosthesis: Reducing Cost and Improving Workflows
Lambert Stumpel, DDS
This presentation will show the development and use of a novel system that allows the fabrication of a rigid, passive metal framework for an all-on--four fixed prosthesis. This framework will support the restorative material, be it composite, PMMA or zirconia. Since four implants are placed in a somewhat set pattern, prefabricated parts allow the generation of a bar for small, medium and large jaws. The advantage of a prefabricated system is the massive reduction in cost and immediacy and in select cases, allows the opportunity to skip the traditional, jumped PMMA denture to fixed all acrylic prosthesis. Originally conceptualized for carded denture teeth and acrylic, its use in the digital workflow is very exciting. Total parts cost is now only a few hundred dollars and overall, provides a better prosthesis that is faster and allows more patients to escape removable dentures and enjoy the benefits of modern implant therapy.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain why a supportive framework is actually necessary; 2) discuss how to fabricate a passive, supportive framework in 20 -30 minutes; and 3) recognize that the integration with CAD/CAM workflow is super easy, cheap and fast.


Business Meeting

Open to all AO members

30 minutes

Closing Symposium – Business Models in Implant Dentistry – See more details

All Closing Symposium presentations will be Live-streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing after the meeting.

Moderator - Jacinthe Paquette, DDS

2:00 - 2:30 pm
Implant Business Model - Private Practice
Jay Malmquist, DMD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the issues of profitability; 2) set an adequate fee based on costs; and 3) explain the implant world as it relates to commodities.

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Implant Business Model - Single Provider
Thomas McGarry, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the clinical limitations in a single provider model; 2) explain the patient benefits of a single provider model; and 3) discuss the business/economic advantages/disadvantages.

3:00 - 3:30 pm
The DSO Setting as Dental Implant Business Model
Hans-Peter Weber, DMD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the advantages of DSO setting for complex dental implant treatment; 2) discuss the requirements for a practice setting to provide complex implant care successfully and efficiently; and 3) explain the potential disadvantages of the DSO model.

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Legal Issues/Closed Claims in Implant Dentistry
Michael Ragan, DMD, JD, LLM
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize and evaluate dental implant patient selection criteria; 2) discuss the most frequent and severe dental implant litigation claims; and 3) implement measures to reduce legal exposure in dental implant placement and restoration.

4:00 - 4:45 pm
Panel Discussion


San Diego Convention Center

2022 Annual Meeting Venue

This 2.6-million-square-foot facility is conveniently located along the waterfront in downtown San Diego, steps away from the bustling Gaslamp district. The San Diego Convention Center is recognized as a leading facility in the nation and has received the Venue of Excellence award from the International Association of Venue Managers. Ongoing renovations have rendered this facility one of the most sought after venues for professional conferences, offering the beauty and versatility of this oceanfront city and surrounding southern California area.

111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619-525-5000

MEETING HOTELS

Each of these hotels is within walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center. Hotel reservations must be made through onPeak, the official AO Housing Bureau, either online or by phone. A credit card guarantee is required. The hotels will not accept reservations directly.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

For best availability, make your reservation online at:
https://compass.onpeak.com/e/012606871/

Phone – Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:30 pm (ET)
855-904-2787 (US & Canada)
312-527-7300 (International)

You can also contact AO housing via our support center by emailing AOhotels@onpeak.com

The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, January 17, 2022. 

Hotel reservations/rate availability are not guaranteed after the room block is full or after January 17, 2022. Please register early – only a limited number of rooms are available.

A portion of the room rate will subsidize the cost of the meeting space rental.

WARNING! OnPeak is the only official hotel provider associated with the AO Annual Meeting. We have received reports that other companies are posing as official travel vendors for the Annual Meeting and may contact you offering hotels for your trip. They are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show and entering into financial agreements with such companies is not advised.

TRANSPORTATION AND LOCAL TRANSIT

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located 3 miles from the San Diego Convention Center. The estimated taxi fare is $25 (one way). Approximate travel time to downtown ranges between 10-15 minutes depending on the time of day and mode of transportation.

Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) 
The Metropolitan Transit System (sdmts.com) offers fast and convenient service from the airport to the Convention Center. MTS operates the San Diego Trolley and has made trip planning easy with fun places to go. In addition to the trolley, The Flyer, MTS bus route 992 offers service to the airport and the downtown area. Please visit the MTS website for information on various routes, fares and schedules. A unique form of transport in San Diego is the electric, open-air vehicles called FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown). This completely free service works through a mobile app and can be a great option if the pick-up times align with your schedule. Download the ride circuit app to request a ride. Hours of operation can be found at ridecircuit.com/fred.

Official Travel Agency
To book your airline reservation, call AO’s travel agency, Uniglobe Travel Partners, at 1-800-235-9386. After the prompt, dial “0” (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 7:00 pm CST).

Attendees outside the U.S. – please call 1-925-838-4445.

Temperature
The average February temperature in San Diego is a high of 66°F to a low of 50°F.

RETURNING FOR 2022!
Premier Member Registration

Through December 20 only

The premier Member Registration package provides VIP benefits to maximize your meeting experience – before, during and after the Annual Meeting.

CLICK HERE for more details about this special registration offer.

REGISTRATION FEES

Through December 20

$549

AO Member Price:
Doctor (DDS, DMD):  $549
Affiliate / Allied Staff:  $290
Student:  $150

Non-member Price:
Doctor (DDS, DMD):  $1,199
Allied Staff (CDT, MDT, RDH, ROT, Office Staff):  $345
Student (letter required):  $375
Non-Doctor (CEO, PharmD, PhD, Scientist, other):  $335
Spouse/Guest: $100 ea

Registration fees are the same for both In-person and Livestream options

Through January 31

$649

AO Member Price:
Doctor (DDS, DMD):  $649
Affiliate / Allied Staff:  $340
Student:  $175

Non-member Price:
Doctor (DDS, DMD):  $1,299
Allied Staff (CDT, MDT, RDH, ROT, Office Staff):  $395
Student (letter required):  $425
Non-Doctor (CEO, PharmD, PhD, Scientist, other):  $385
Spouse/Guest: $125 ea

Registration fees are the same for both In-person and Livestream options.

After January 31

$799

AO Member Price:
Doctor (DDS, DMD):  $799
Affiliate / Allied Staff:  $490
Student:  $200

Non-member Price:
Doctor (DDS, DMD):  $1,449
Allied Staff (CDT, MDT, RDH, ROT, Office Staff):  $545
Student (letter required):  $675
Non-Doctor (CEO, PharmD, PhD, Scientist, other):  $535
Spouse/Guest: $150 ea

Registration fees are the same for both In-person and Livestream options.

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