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
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
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