The 2017 Annual Meeting provided exclusive opportunities over lunch for attendees to hear current and novel approaches in surgery and prosthodontics, as well as share experiences and cases with instructors and other participants in a small group setting.
On Friday, guests of the Young Clinicians’ standing room only luncheon heard from Dr. Arturo Llobell. In his presentation, “Pathways to Predictability when Facing Complex Full-arch Implant Rehabilitations,” he discussed how the multidisciplinary management of complex full arch/mouth rehabilitations has evolved significantly in recent years in order to improve treatment predictability, esthetics and function but question if it has really been worth it.
Jose Antonio Garcia, chair of the Young Clinicians’ Committee (YCC), said students and young clinicians benefit significantly from attending the YCC Luncheon because they are able to “learn things they will have to know as they enter private practice and how to solve main problems of the office.”
Dr. Garcia further stated this year’s program was well-received because Dr. Llobell was able to provide a unique, big picture view of clinical cases.
“Everyone was very interested in today’s lecture because since he holds two master’s degrees, Dr. Llobell was able to present cases all the way from surgery to the final outcome. It was very complete.”
Saturday featured 17 Lunch & Learns, several of which were pre-sold out. These sessions encompassed new techniques and applications from presenters who have achieved international recognition and facilitated interaction between colleagues and experts in the field of implant dentistry. These sessions offered the opportunity to delve into specific topics in a more intimate discussion-style format while enjoying lunch with colleagues.
Julie Phillips, DDS, MS from Greensboro, NC and Arta Farahmand, DDS from Torrance, CA both expressed similar sentiments regarding their lunch and learn session, “Orthodontic Treatment Efficiency of Adult Patients: Overcoming Patient Resistance and Objections” with Dr. Rebecca Bockow.
“These sessions provide great interaction. By tapping into the presenter for more information about cases, you can ask questions, customize the discussion and learn a lot more,” Drs. Phillips and Farahmand agreed.