AO Reaches Next Level in FDI Global Partnership
CHICAGO, IL — October 25, 2016
The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) has reached the next level in its partnership with the FDI World Dental Federation. On September 9, during the General Assembly of the 2016 FDI World Parliament in Poznan, Poland, AO was elected to Affiliate Member status, following five years as a Supporting Member.
“Our partnership with FDI speaks to the global presence of the AO, and our commitment to enabling better patient care worldwide”, said AO Vice President Dr. James Taylor, who was honored to accept the Certificate of Affiliate Membership on behalf of AO.
FDI Affiliate Members are not-for-profit international dental associations with significant international membership and interests, representing dental organizations whose missions are in line with those of FDI.
Also on September 9, AO hosted its fourth annual symposium within the FDI Annual World Dental Congress (ADWC). The event was organized and moderated by Dr. Taylor, and included three distinguished European AO member presenters:
• Dr. Tomas Linkevičius of Vilnius, Lithuania presented on “Subgingival and supragingival prosthetic materials in implant restorations.”
• Dr. Asbjørn Jokstad of Tromsø, Norway presented on “Esthetic outcomes for single implants in the anterior maxilla and dimensions of the peri-implant hard and soft tissues.”
• Dr. Hadi Antoun of Paris, France presented on “Optimal management of the posterior atrophic mandible.”
“The AO/FDI Symposium is well attended every year, and this year in Poland was no different,” said Dr. Taylor. “We are grateful to this year’s distinguished presenters, and are already looking forward to next year’s ADWC being held August 29th to September 1st, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.”
2017 will also see AO‘s inaugural regional engagement in the FDI Global CE Program (FDI GCEP). AO member Brian Fitzpatrick, from Brisbane Australia, will speak at the FDI GCEP meeting being held September 21-24, 2017 in Shanghai, China.