Saturday #AO18LA Preview: Lunch with the Masters new twist for 2018
“I am looking forward to this new format, as it opens up a more personal forum to encourage questions and answers,” says Dr. Stephen J. Chu, adjunct clinical professor, New York University College of Dentistry, one of the presenters of Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) new Lunch with the Masters Series.
“My goal will be to provide deeper and more personal insight into the subject matter of platform switching,” continued Dr. Chu, who will present “Platform Switching: Fact or Myth?” one of today’s five such lunch presentations.
The idea behind these limited-attendance, ticketed luncheons will be for attendees to “live a real day at the practice, with all the normal life challenges we face while treating complex cases,” according to Isabella Rocchietta, a specialist in periodontology with a practice in London, and one of the Lunch with the Masters presenters. Dr. Rocchietta will be presenting on “Guided Bone Regeneration in the Anterior Maxilla, Tips and Tricks.”
“My lecture will provide a classification of hard tissue defects with the corresponding surgical GBR approach explained in detail,” said Dr. Rocchietta. “We will go through the successes and failures of GBR and understand through the failures, and how to manage them and avoid them.”
According to Dr. Rocchietta, Vertical Guided Bone Regeneration still constitutes a challenging approach to resolve severe alveolar defects. A strict surgical protocol is mandatory to achieve a functional and aesthetic result. The anterior maxillae require a detailed hard and soft tissue reconstruction to allow for a harmonic natural looking final implant supported restoration.
All Lunch with the Masters presenters will cover a challenging topic where attendees will receive clinical specifics and clinical details that are seldom provided during podium lectures. Below is the presenter lineup for this new, exciting format. All lunches run concurrently at Noon.