Registration open for Academy of Osseointegration 2016 global dental meeting

Registration is now open for the Academy of Osseointegration's 31st Annual Meeting.

Registration is now open for the Academy of Osseointegration's 31st annual meeting.

This year's meeting will include a "Focus on China Symposium" where speakers from different regions of China will present on their clinical experiences and research in implant dentistry.

The meeting, themed "Globalization of Implant Dentistry: A World Collaboration," will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego on February 17-20, 2016. Registrants who require a U.S. Visitor Visa are encouraged to begin the process now as it could take up to four months to complete. To request an official letter of invitation, view tips for a successful application or learn about the Visa Waiver Program, visit

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Dr. Peter Moy, 2016 annual meeting program chair, said he is particularly excited about the "Focus Country Symposium: Implant Dentistry in China" with moderators Professor Dehua Li and Professor Feilong Deng.

"There will be 10 speakers from China presenting throughout the main program who will showcase the methods and procedures being used in China, one of the world's fastest-growing dental implant markets," Dr. Moy said. "Attendance at this meeting is an excellent way to represent China to AO's global membership."

The annual meeting will include hands-on workshop sessions for which attendees will receive a certificate of participation. In addition, there will be 50 clinical presentations, an expansive exhibit hall, hundreds of e-posters, oral scientific abstracts and oral clinical research sessions, corporate forums, lunch-and-learn sessions, a young clinicians lecture series and a TEAM program and laboratory technician program.

"Throughout the conference there will be numerous opportunities to network and socialize," added AO President Dr. Russell Nishimura. "Plus, with San Diego's warm weather and great amenities, such as beaches, golf, shopping and the zoo, it's an awesome place to bring your family."

Registration forms will be available in Mandarin but must be completed in English.

For more information and to register, click here.

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