2017 a busy year for AO global development
At its core, Academy of Osseointegration (AO) facilitates the exchange of new technologies, emerging trends and research in the fields of implant dentistry and tissue engineering. Consistent with that mission, the Board of Directors strives to further strengthen its prominent position in the global community and AO’s constituency around the world.
To encourage international outreach, AO has instituted the formation of Charter Chapters and fosters these efforts with the expectation they will develop into a network for sharing education and training worldwide. With myriad efforts in place in numerous geographic regions, the year 2017 is shaping up to be a busy one where global development is concerned for AO.
Scheduled events include:
July 8 – 9, 2017: Japan Charter Chapter meeting, it’s second meeting entitled, “AO – Into the Next Generation.” http://www.avantiimplant.com/lp/
September 1, 2017: AO Symposium as part of FDI World Dental Federation’s Annual World Dental Congress, Madrid, Spain (FDI Madrid)
September 2, 2017: Spain Charter Chapter meeting
September 21, 2017: FDI/GCEP Session during the CSA Meeting in Shanghai
September 23, 2017: AO BYBO Session during the CSA Meeting in Shanghai
September 27, 2017: AO’s inaugural regional engagement in the FDI Global CE Program (GCEP), Shanghai, China. AO Member Dr. Brian Fitzpatrick from Brisbane, Australia, will speak at the meeting.
October 26 – 27, 2017: UK Charter Chapter meeting, London, England
November 10, 2017: Brazil Charter Chapter Meeting
February 2, 2018: Colombian Charter Chapter Meeting
During FDI 2017 Madrid, AO will facilitate “Clinical Outcomes in Implant Dentistry,” a one-day symposium on September 1, which will include the following program lineup: Dr. Joan Pi Urgell, “Treatment alternatives for the atrophic maxilla;” Dr. Franck Renouard, “Influence of clinician attitude on implant failure rates;” and Dr. Patrick Palacci, “Optimal implant positioning with digital analysis.”
AO President-elect Dr. James Taylor says FDI Madrid 2017 will be an important platform for AO to promote the science, practice and ethics of implant dentistry, improve the predictability of patient outcomes and explore some of the nuances of the more advanced concepts. He was recently interviewed by the editors at FDI Congress News. To read the full Q&A, CLICK HERE (http://www.fdiworlddental.org/news/20170203/science-practice-and-ethics-of-implant-dentistry).
Dr. Taylor has been spearheading not only the September program, but also AO’s formal partnership with FDI. Last fall during the 2016 FDI World Parliament in Poznan, Poland, AO reached Affiliate membership status with FDI, which speaks to AO’s commitment in its partnership with FDI and enabling better patient care worldwide.
In addition to the 2017 events listed above, global development efforts facilitated on behalf of AO are also active or being explored in Brazil, China, France, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and South Africa.
No matter the location or level of involvement, AO supports these efforts to enable them to provide high quality programs they might not otherwise be able to offer, while at the same time increase interest in membership and participation in AO and the exchange of ideas and learning with international colleagues that are the fabric of our organization.
About the Academy of Osseointegration
With nearly 6,000 members in 70 countries around the world, AO is recognized as the premier international association for professionals interested in implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists and generalists can come together to evaluate emerging research, technology, and techniques; share the best information; and coordinate optimal patient care using timely, evidence-based science and methods. Follow AO on Facebook, and Twitter