Out of nearly 259 abstracts submitted and more than 200 e-posters on display at Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) Annual Meeting, held recently in Orlando, FL., six researchers were recognized by a committee of their peers.
Hundreds of clinicians, researchers, residents and their faculty presented original research to receive top honors for their outstanding contributions to the field of implant dentistry. All lectures were assessed on the following criteria: originality or innovativeness; significance on implant dentistry; appropriate method of analysis; relevance of conclusions; and overall quality of presentation.
Below is a complete list of awards and honorees:
Best Oral Clinical Presentation
Title: Primary vs Secondary Zygomatic Implant Placement in Head and Neck Cancer Patients- A 10 Year Prospective Study
Recipient: Chris Butterworth, BDS, MPhil
Best Oral Scientific Presentation
Title: Photofunctionalization-grade UV Treatment of Titanium Enhances Adhesion and Retention of Human Oral Epithelial Cells
Recipient: Manabu Ishijima, DDS
1st Place E-Poster
Title: Assessment of Type I Collagen Therapy in Periodontal Regeneration: Acceleration of Tissue Engineering and Dental Implant Osseointegration. Experimental Study in Dogs
Recipient: Justin Kang, DMD, MPH
2nd Place E-Poster
Title: Management of Large Schneiderian Membrane Perforations with Collagen Membranes– A Histological Report
Recipient: Wendy Wang, BDS, MSc
Best E-Poster Case Presentation
Title: Poly Ether-Ether Ketone (PEEK) versus Titanium Subperiosteal Implants: 2 Novel Approaches for Rehabilitation of Severely Atrophic Anterior Maxillary Ridges
Recipient: Mohamed Mounir, BDS, MSc, PhD
Best Clinical Innovations
Title: Implant Site Development with a Custom Zirconia Ridge Augmentation Matrix (CZRAM): A Case Report
Recipient: Craig Hofferber, DDS
Awards and plaques were presented to the winners during the Academy’s annual business meeting on March 18.
“The research presented at the 2017 AO annual meeting in Orlando represented the cutting edge in implant and tissue engineering research from all over the world. Hundreds of abstracts were submitted,” said Dr. Mehrdad Favagehi, chairman of the Research Submissions Committee. “Moreover, meeting attendees received an early preview of what will be published in the next year or two and were able to interact with the researchers face to face.”
To digitally view the e-posters, please visit http://epostersonline.com/osseo2017. Each poster can be searched by its number, title, author or keyword. Stay tuned for the Call for Abstracts for AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 1 – 3 in Los Angeles, CA.