AO announces 2018 Annual Meeting research award winners
Arlington Heights, Ill., March 13, 2018 – With more than 250 abstracts and e-posters submitted, the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) 2018 Annual Meeting provided attendees a first-hand look at the wealth of original and groundbreaking research conducted by its international implant dentistry member community. At the Annual Meeting held recently in Los Angeles, Calif., six researchers were recognized by a committee of their peers in a variety of best presentation awards for clinical and scientific research.
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 summary of the 2018 award winners who were recognized:
Best Oral Clinical Presentation
Title: “Retrospective Cross Sectional Study of Proximal Pontacts on 4325 Implants; Distribution and Prevalence Over Time and the Effect on Bone Loss and Peri-implant Soft Tissue”
Recipient: David French, DDS
Best Oral Scientific Presentation
Title: “Modulation of Osseointegration in Osteoporosis: In Vivo Study”
Recipient: Rafael Siqueira, PhD
First Place E-Poster
Title: “Masticatory Functions with Immediate Loading of Two-implant Mandibular Overdentures: 5-year Prospective Study”
Recipient: Maiko Iwaki, DDS, PhD
Second Place E-Poster
Title: “Fatigue Failure Load of Lithium Disilicate Restorations Cemented on a Chairside Titanium-base: Effect of Restoration Design”
Recipient: Peerapat Kaweewongprasert, DDS
Best E-Poster Case Presentation
Title: “Full Guided Surgery for Fully Edentulous Patients: A Case Series”
Recipient: Charline Cervellera, DDS
Best Clinical Innovations
Title: “Orthodontic Implant Site Development Using Labial Root Torque”
Recipient: Tsutomu Tanno, DDS
Awards and plaques were presented to the winners during the Academy’s annual business meeting on March 3, 2018.
“This year was no exception to the rule in that absolutely spectacular research was presented. What made this year most unique was the representation of so many doctors from so many countries. I can recall meeting people from China, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Italy, Mexico, England, South Korea, Canada and the Netherlands to only name only a few!” said Dr. Robert Lemke, chairman of AO’s Research Submissions Committee and board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon from San Antonio, Texas.
The entire collection of 2018 E-posters is immediately available for viewing on the 2018 Annual Meeting mobile app – AO 365. Stay tuned for the Call for Abstracts for AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 13 – 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
“The reputation of the AO as being the largest international meeting that incorporates all facets of implant dentistry continues. Part of this growth was made possible by the twenty travel grants from the Osseointegration Foundation that helped students attend. We look forward to an even larger and more diverse year in 2019 as the word gets out to submit your implant research to the AO!” concluded Dr. Lemke.
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