Be sure to save your energy for Saturday, as the final day of the 2017 Annual Meeting will provide a number of impactful session tracks and meetings that will return to the “Good to Great®” theme, looking toward future advances in all aspects of the field.
This will include an underlying theme to leverage the multidisciplinary approach of AO with the multi-specialty sponsorship of this meeting throughout the day. Topics will include new technologies, short implants, imaging, digital planning and guided treatment, socket management and site redevelopment. The multidisciplinary approach will be particularly evident in the afternoon team presentations, where internationally renowned groups from the U.S., Venezuela and Australia will illustrate their evaluation and treatment methods to elegantly tackle difficult patient problems.
Saturday will also offer full-day programs for both Allied Staff Professionals and Dental Laboratory Technicians. The Allied Professionals TEAM program will have a dynamic group of speakers focusing on different aspects of office and patient management challenges. The morning session will include maintaining HIPAA compliance, opportunities for practice growth, protocols for maintaining implant health, and maximizing partnerships with commercial vendors. In the afternoon, an innovative and enjoyable group will complete the meeting with “Good to Great®: Optimizing the Patient Experience with Ideal Team Interaction.” This panel will be comprised of a surgeon, restorative dentist, laboratory technician and industry representatives including manufacturers and financing, who will provide their input on creating great patient experiences in implant dentistry.
The Closing Symposium, entitled “Teams Perform better than Individuals,” will consist of four groupings of presenters that will discuss going from Good to Great® as a result of working in a team environment, including:
- Dr. Christopher Marchack, joined by Dr. Peter Moy, will present: “Full-arch Restorations in Maxilla & Mandible: Teams perform Better!”
- Next will be “Rehabilitation of the Severely Atrophic Maxilla,” a presentation by Drs. Brent Allan and Glen Liddlelow.
- Then, the team of Drs. Anabell Bologna, Miguel Hirrschhaut and Jorge Ravelo will present, “Significant Bone Augmentation and 3D-arch Coordination with a Team Approach facilitates Optimal Results for Comprehensive Rehabilitation.”
The Closing Symposium will conclude with: “Treatment Planning 2017 & Beyond: Choices, Options and Solutions for Complex Esthetic Challenges,” by the team of Drs. David Garber, and Henry and Maurice Salama.
Immediately preceding the Closing Symposium will be AO’s Award Ceremony and Annual Business Meeting. At this assembly, several awards will be bestowed upon individuals for the best clinical innovations, best oral research, best e-posters and case study presentations. Also come see as Dr. Michael Norton is installed as AO’s 31st president and the 2017-18 nominating slate is proposed.
It’s a full, final day you will not want to miss!