2020 Hands-on Workshops

AO reveals new Hands-on Workshop format for 2020

One of the main programming changes for the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) 2020 Annual Meeting will be a new format for its hands-on workshop series. Four workshops will be scheduled during the main program on Friday and Saturday instead of the Wednesday immediately preceding the Annual Meeting, when they have been traditionally offered. This programming change aligns with preferences expressed by attendees and exhibitors, and to help maximize schedules while at AO’s Annual Meeting.

These popular AO limited-attendance sessions are often sold out, so registrants should secure their seat to receive first-hand experience with the latest technologies and these renowned experts:

Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:00 am – noon
Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Lateral Approach
Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS

“This workshop will differ from similar events because anatomical models will be utilized to give participants a hands-on instruction to the lateral approach. In addition, a planning session with dedicated software of the models will allow participants to evaluate the difficulty of the case utilizing the “Maxillary Sinus Elevation Difficulty Score,” said Dr. Testori. “Although we have been offering this didactic program for many years, every single workshop is a new, improved and updated experience.”

Friday, March 20, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Immediate Provisional Restoration of Post-extraction Socket Implants
Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT

In his presentation, Dr. Chu will focus on the immediate temporization of extraction socket implants with either custom healing abutments or full provisional crowns. Temporary restorations will be made both free hand or with preformed gingival former devices to capture the shape of the peri-implant tissues. A step-by-step technique will be shown in the fabrication of these restorations as well as the importance of doing so in preservation of tissues post-extraction.

Saturday, March 21, 8:00 am – noon
Socket Shield Technique in the Esthetic Zone
Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD

The loss of teeth will lead to resorption of the buccal plate with its resultant need for extensive augmentative procedures (both bone and soft tissue) as well as the risk of poor long-term aesthetic stability. Socket shield techniques that allow us to maintain the buccal bone plate and hence prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone, creating a platform for ideal soft tissue and bone which is stable in the long-term. This is a greater problem in the aesthetic areas. This hands-on will take you through the different options with regards to immediate implant placement as well as the most cutting- edge socket shield technique in a step-by-step fashion.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) utilize step-by-step procedures for socket shield technique; discuss prosthetic design relating to socket shield; and 3) explain utilizing the rotated palatal flap for coverage of root submergence technique and the pontic shield.

Saturday, March 21, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Digitally and Biologically Driven for Full-arch Reconstruction
Alessandro Pozzi, DDS, PhD

New surgical and prosthetic protocols based on the dynamic navigation technology will be widely described to allow the attendees to deliver a precise position of the implants as well as of the complete arch x-guided prosthesis. The new digital assisted soft sculpturing (DASS) technique to sculpture the bone and soft tissue and the use of xenogeneic collagen matrix to achieve a scalloped interface for highly esthetic pink free restoration will be presented on real patient models training.

Full descriptions and objectives of each hands-on workshops and registration information may be found on the Program section of this website. Pre-registration is required and admission is by ticket only. Register by January 13, 2020 for Early Bird rates the best hotel availability and your seat at these workshops.


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