Corporate Forums

2022 Corporate Forums

The Academy of Osseointegration is offering these online Corporate  Forum sessions which provide a unique and significant opportunity to learn about the latest research and developments in the field of craniofacial implant technology – presented first-hand by the leading innovators of technology from around the world. These companies have selected to provide their presentations for on-demand viewing following the close of the 2022 Annual Meeting.

The content and presenters are selected by these participating companies without any input from AO. The Academy does not endorse the products or research featured in these presentations.

CE credit is not available for Corporate Forum presentations.

Dentsply Sirona

Michael Norton, BDS, FDS, RCS (Ed)
DS PrimeTaper – Does Implant Design Make a Difference?

This presentation will highlight the latest upgrade to the DS Implants portfolio, including how this new implant will provide an efficient handling experience and is supported by a seamless, fully integrated digital workflow. During this session, Dr. Norton will show cases utilizing the new implant and discuss the Bone Care Concept, osseointegration, and how the new DS PrimeTaper implant’s progressive thread design enables it to quickly cut and engage with bone.


Mark Ludlow, DMD, MS
Complications in Digital Dentistry: What Can Happen and How To Fix It

Unfortunately, there is no easy button in digital dentistry. The concept of just hitting “design, scan, print, mill, etc.” and receiving perfect outcomes is fundamentally flawed as each of these concepts requires the learning of new knowledge and skills. During this presentation, we will examine the common problems in each of these areas and where possible, practical ways to overcome them. We will also look at the recent advancements in digital technology, including full arch workflows and how we can now treat complex cases more predictably and efficiently.


Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS
Form with Function: Current Standards in Tissue Development and Tooth Replacement

Historically, alveolar ridge preservation and development have focused on volumetric changes with little tissue quality. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible advantages, disadvantages, and realistic short- and long-term expectations of traditional methods of alveolar ridge development for implant therapy and to discuss potential advantages and limitations of new techniques and materials designed to maximize tissue quality.


Malene Hallund, DDS
Transforming Implant Dentistry: Improving Practice Efficiency and Patient Satisfaction

Why did we become clinicians? For most of us, it’s to help patients achieve better oral health and increase quality of life – to make a difference. Everything we do in our clinical practice still revolves around our patient needs, and today we also have the latest tools and technology at our fingertips. All of this comes together in digital workflows, where we are able to consistently meet the increased efficiency demands regarding precision, time, cost and satisfaction. That is how we are truly dedicated to ourselves, our team and our patients – and how we succeed and make a difference.


Snoasis Medical

Anthony Del Vecchio, DDS

Think Out of the Box and Keep Patients in Your Chair: Rationale and Clinical Demonstration for Bioactive Amnion-Chorion Membrane Allograft Use in Management of the Compromised Patient Base

An inside look at the newest uses and applications for Optimized amnion-chorion membrane (BioXclude®) in complex dentoalveolar case management within the specialty practice, including bisphosphonate and neural applications adapted from extensive use and demonstration in various medical and surgical subspecialties. Learn to apply these advanced surgical theories and protocols to intraoral procedures in the ever-growing base of immunocompromised patients.


Scott Ganz, DMD

Bone Grafting Concepts for Full Arch Implant Reconstruction: Is It Needed?

Full arch dental implant reconstruction is a viable treatment choice for patients who are edentulous or who have teeth that are compromised and in need of extraction. Regardless of a free-hand or fully guided surgical protocol, treatment outcomes for full arch implant supported restorations have helped patients regain proper function, aesthetics, and quality of life. Additionally, the ability to place implants immediately after tooth extraction has become a viable treatment modality which can often reduce the time to deliver functional restorations. However, the residual alveolar ridge may require grafting to fill defects left by extraction sockets, or pre-existing concavities. It is well understood that there are differences in bone volume when extraction sites are not grafted. Alveolar ridge preservation is an effective therapy to attenuate the dimensional reduction of the alveolar ridge that normally takes place after tooth extraction. The gold standard has always been autologous tissue harvested from the patient, which is not always easy or readily accessible. Therefore, most clinicians currently utilize bone and membranes available through tissue banks. Current innovations have fortunately provided a new previously untapped source for this autologous tissue, the extracted tooth which is often readily available when full arch implant reconstruction is planned. This current presentation will demonstrate why grafting is important for full-arch reconstruction, the use of various membrane types which aid in healing, and that it is also possible to provide enough grafting material volume to fill all residual sockets and concavities from extracted teeth harvested during immediate implant placement for a dual-arch surgical procedure.


Dan Holtzclaw, DDS, MS

Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants for Full Arch Immediate Load Reconstruction with Deepithelialized Dehydrated Amnion-Chorion Allograft Adjunct

This lecture will offer a comprehensive overview of immediate load full arch reconstruction of the atrophic maxilla, including pterygoid and zygomatic implant utilization. Adjunctive use of amnion-chorion allograft membrane (BioXclude®) in these cases will testify to the versatility and unique handling advantages for every aspect of surgery, including: Schneiderian membrane repair and reinforcement, graft containment, as an adhesion barrier, and an overall carrier of growth factors and cytokines. The inherent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory nature of BioXclude adds to the numerous offered advantages in these applications.


Robert Miller, DMD

A Simplified Approach to Simultaneous Implant Placement and GBR Designed to Increase Patient Acceptance!

Guided Bone Regeneration has become an integral part of implant dentistry over the past three decades. This presentation will focus on the unique role Optimized amnion-chorion allograft (BioXclude®) plays in both simultaneous dental implant placement as well as a staged approach. A comprehensive review of the allograft and a decision tree will be presented making decision-making process seamless when evaluating the defect for simultaneous implant placement with predictable GBR. Participants will gain a unique understanding of a predictable approach to placement of dental implants in deficient sites with the long-term results demonstrating the overall efficacy of the methodology.


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