Welcome back! We meet again

It’s great to see old and new friends in San Diego!

Welcome to the premier day of the first in-person AO Annual Meeting since we all met in Washington, DC in March 2019. Much has happened in the world since we last convened, and the Academy is excited to come together in beautiful San Diego for an exciting lineup of educational sessions and lively social gatherings throughout the next three days.

Certainly, as we come together, we’re all thinking about the COVID safety measures in place and how best to protect ourselves as we mingle throughout the venues. AO has worked in conjunction with the San Diego Convention Center to establish the most expedient and conscientious protocol, in accordance with city, state and federal regulations, to maintain the safest meeting environment for all our attendees and guests. Complete protocol descriptions and COVID check-in guidelines can be found on the Academy’s website, osseo.org, as well as the 2022 Annual Meeting mobile app. Be sure to wear your green wrist band for quick access into the Convention Center each day.

Opening Symposium
What does the future hold for regenerative dental medicine? This is the theme of Dr. William Giannobile’s keynote address that will kick off the opening session of the 2022 scientific presentations. This presentation will review emerging therapies in the areas of material science, 3D printing, growth factor biology and cell therapies. Following Dr. Giannobile, a panel of renowned international experts will offer their perspectives on the evolution of dental implants. Stay until the end for a recap during the panel discussion. See the Opening Symposium lineup below.

Welcome Reception
Kicking off the first day, this social gathering always provides the opportunity to meet and greet attendees and exhibitors while enjoying an assortment of delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments in the Exhibit Hall. As a special welcome back this year, AO is pulling out all the stops to make this year’s reception especially memorable. As you mingle among our collection of more than 100 exhibitors, you’ll be mesmerized by strolling magician Rich Hurley as he interacts throughout the evening. Don’t forget to come by booth 1228 to see The Dental Guys’ live podcast presentation beginning at 5:45 pm and lasting throughout the reception. Then head over the ePosters station to watch as live presentations also begin at 5:45 pm.

Keep watching AO CONNECT as we send out daily email reminders of educational sessions and special events, as well as provide a photo review of each day’s activities. We hope to see everyone throughout the day and look forward to an exciting three days ahead. Welcome back and have a wonderful 2022 Annual Meeting!

2:15 – 3:00 pm
Evolution of Dental Implants – Personal Experiences From a Sweden Perspective
Torsten Jemt, DDS, PhD

3:30 – 4:15 pm
Evolution of Dental Implants – Swiss Perspective
Daniel Buser, DDS, DMD

4:15 – 5:00 pm
Evolution of Dental Implants – North America Perspective
Stephen Parel, DDS

5:00 – 5:45 pm
Panel Discussion

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