Biomet 3i opens Institute for Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry

December 2, 2011

With a goal of creating new opportunities for clinical education on the topics of dental implants, reconstructive procedures and the technologies powering this growing area of dentistry, BIOMET 3i recently opened the Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (IIRD) in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

With a goal of creating new opportunities for clinical education on the topics of dental implants, reconstructive procedures and the technologies powering this growing area of dentistry, BIOMET 3i recently opened the Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (IIRD) in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Designed to be a cutting edge educational facility, the IIRD is set up to provide experiential learning and hands-on training.

Courses and lectures will be aimed at clinicians, staff and dental technician with topics such as treatment planning, digital dental technology, the latest impant developments, guided surgery and case management among those planned. The facility's website at www.iird.com will provide online registration for courses and other interactive features. This effort seems like a solid move to help the dental industry continue to embrace new technologies and new treatment methodologies that can offer improved patient outcomes.

Read the full press release below:

Institute for Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (IIRD™) Opens to Serve Dental Professionals Worldwide

State-of-the-Art Facility and Leading-Edge Technology Enable Oral Health-Care Providers to Learn and Share Latest Advances in Implant, Regenerative, and Digital Dentistry

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (November 16, 2011) – Dental professionals worldwide can hone their skills, learn about the latest techniques, and share information – online or on location – through the new Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry (IIRD™). The state-of-the-art facility opened on November 16, 2011 at the South Florida campus of BIOMET 3i, a global leader in dental implants, abutments, and regenerative oral health-care products.

Education and knowledge sharing of evidence-based dentistry using leading-edge technology is at the heart of IIRD™. World-renowned leaders in the fields of implant and reconstructive dentistry comprise the faculty and guest-speaker panel. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art dental and educational technology to maximize experiential learning through live surgeries, tele-surgeries, hands-on training, educational programs, lectures, and information sharing. The IIRD™ also will conduct on-line educational programs, including lecture series, university partnership programs, and industry events and meetings.

“The Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry is designed to serve dental professionals as a trusted educational partner. However, we go beyond providing „continuing education? courses,” explains Anthony Singleton, BIOMET 3i Global Director, the Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry. “Regardless of their experience level, dental professionals will be able to fine-tune their skills, build their confidence with the latest dental technology and, perhaps, be challenged by new perspectives on patient care. All this can lead to growing their practices and enhancing patient outcomes.”

The IIRD™ is the culmination of the vision of BIOMET 3i co-founder Richard J. Lazzara, DMD, MScD, who passionately believes education, evidence-based research, and leading-edge dental techniques are essential to providing the best dental solutions and care to patients. Dr. Lazzara is one of many world-class dental professionals who will serve as faculty of the Institute. Subject matter ranging from treatment planning, advances in digital dentistry, implant dentistry innovations, implant restoration, CT-guided surgery and advanced diagnostics and complex case management provide a comprehensive education continuum for varying levels of dental specialists and clinicians, allied staff and dental laboratory technicians. Programs are continuously added and can be found by visiting www.iird.com.

In addition to information about course offerings and online registration, the IIRD™ website allows visitors to take a virtual tour of the facility. Insightful articles and research, videos and interviews are also included on the website, along with links to the Journal of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry® (JIRD®), the official publication of the IIRD™.

For more information about IIRD™, please visit www.iird.com.

The Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry is a training and education facility of BIOMET 3i, LLC.

About BIOMET 3i

BIOMET 3i, a division of Biomet, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of dental implants, abutments and related products. Since its inception in 1987, BIOMET 3i has been on the forefront in developing, manufacturing and distributing oral reconstructive products, including dental implant components and bone and tissue regenerative materials. The company also provides educational programs and seminars for dental professionals around the world. BIOMET 3i is based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with operations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information about BIOMET 3i, please visit www.biomet3i.com or contact the company at (800) 342-5454; outside the U.S. dial (561) 776-6700.