Registration now open for AO's Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
Heralding the historical significance of where the first modern root form dental implants were placed and restored in the United States over 35 years ago, the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will be held in National Harbor, MD, September 14 – 15, 2018.
“Advances in Clinical Implant Dentistry” will focus on various disciplines within implant dentistry, including the latest in surgical, restorative and laboratory techniques. The Gaylord National Resort, one of the most elegant convention centers along the Eastern seaboard of the United States, will provide the backdrop for this historic meeting with its picturesque views of Washington, DC and old-town Alexandria from the shores of the Potomac River.
An impressive two-day lineup has been assembled by Program Chair Dr. Mehrdad Favagehi. Featuring AO Member presenters from the US mid-Atlantic region, the program will include Dr. Joseph Fiorellini from the University of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Tony Prestipino, a DC-area Certified Dental Technician, who will facilitate optional hands-on clinics on September 14. The main program on September 15 will feature Drs. Eva Anadioti from the University of Pennsylvania, Edgard El Chaar from New York University, Thomas Taylor from the University of Connecticut, and Maria Troulis from Harvard University.
More than 30 poster presentations showcasing the latest cutting edge research in implant dentistry will be on display at the meeting.
AO members are highly encouraged to invite their colleagues to this meeting, which carries historical significance in the field of osseointegration and AO’s history. In May 1982, following a three-day symposium hosted by Dr. George A. Zarb and conducted by Professor Per-Ingvar-Brånemark in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Paul H.J. Krogh, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Bethesda, MD, and his prosthodontic colleagues, Drs. Lloyd Vakay from Alexandria, VA, and his partner Dr. Daniel Y. Sullivan from Washington, DC, attended an intensive one-week training session in Sweden at the University of Göteborg, hosted by Dr. Brånemark. Two months following this training in October 1982, the trio became the first surgeons involved in the placement of titanium endosseous implants in four patients over two days, with Dr. Branemark placing the implants.
This revolutionary time in the field of implant dentistry subsequently sparked four training centers across the United States and one in Canada, as well as the Osseointegration Study Group in New York in 1984, the organization which then formed the Academy of Osseointegration in March 1985. Drs. Krogh and Sullivan would become two of the Academy’s early presidents in 1989 and 1993, respectively.
In addition to the meeting’s historical significance and an impressive two-day lineup, the National Harbor area will offer numerous dining, shopping, and other features, with many Washington, DC attractions reachable by a pleasant water taxi ride along the historic Potomac River. This will be a great time to bring family members and extend your stay to enjoy the many prominent historical sites.
AO is anticipating not only great attendance from current and future members from the mid-Atlantic United States, but indeed attendees from other parts of the U.S. and other countries.
“With a focus on multidisciplinary evidence-based implant dentistry, and the latest surgical, prosthetic and laboratory technologies, AO’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting is an event you will not want to miss! I’ll look forward to seeing you there!” said AO President Dr. James Taylor, who will be there to open this landmark meeting.
Space is limited, so be sure to register early to guarantee your seat at this special event! REGISTER HERE