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The two-day program will highlight advances in clinical implant dentistry.
Heralding the home of the first modern root form dental implant placed and restored in the United States, the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will be held in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 14-15, 2018.
“Advances in Clinical Implant Dentistry” will focus on various disciplines within implant dentistry, including the latest in surgical, restorative and laboratory techniques. The Gaylord National Resort, one of the most elegant convention centers along the Eastern seaboard of the United States, will provide the backdrop for this historic meeting with its picturesque views of Washington, D.C., and old-town Alexandria from the shores of the Potomac River.
The two-day program, featuring AO member presenters from the U.S. mid-Atlantic region, will include:
September 14, 2018: Hands-on clinics
Saturday, March 15: Main Programâ¨
More than 30 poster presentations showcasing the latest cutting-edge research in implant dentistry will also be on display at the meeting.
AO members are highly encouraged to invite their colleagues to this meeting, which carries historical significance in the field of osseointegration and AO’s history. In May 1982, following a three-day symposium hosted by Dr. George A. Zarb and conducted by professor Per-Ingvar-Brånemark in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Paul H.J. Krogh, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Bethesda, Maryland, and his prosthodontic colleagues, Drs. Lloyd Vakay from Alexandria, Virginia, and his partner, Dr. Daniel Y. Sullivan from Washington, D.C., attended an intensive one-week training session in Sweden at the University of Göteborg, hosted by Dr. Brånemark. Two months following this training in October 1982, the trio became the first surgeons involved in the placement of titanium endosseous implants in four patients over two days, with Dr. Branemark placing the implants.
This revolutionary time in the field of implant dentistry subsequently sparked four training centers across the United States and one in Canada, as well as the Osseointegration Study Group in New York in 1984, the organization which then formed the Academy of Osseointegration in March 1985. Drs. Krogh and Sullivan would become two of the Academy’s early presidents in 1989 and 1993, respectively.
The mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will also serve as the promotional launch of the much-anticipated AO annual global scientific Annual Meeting, to be held March 13–16, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C.
“With a focus on multidisciplinary, evidence-based implant dentistry and the latest surgical, prosthetic and laboratory technologies, the academy’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, is an event you will not want to miss! I’ll look forward to seeing you there,” says AO President Dr. James C. Taylor, who will be there to open the meeting.
Space is limited, so be sure to register early to guarantee your seat at this special event. Register at https://osseo.org/2018-regional-meeting/.