Implant Dentistry Practitioners Keep Things ‘Real’ at the Academy of Osseointegration’s 2014 Annual Meeting

More than 2,000 clinicians attended the 29th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration(AO), which took place from March 6-8 in Seattle. With the theme of “Real Problems, Real Solutions”, the event featured presentations from internationally renowned speakers offering their experience and expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and use of the latest techniques and technologies to correct dental implant problems and prevent future complications.

Thought leaders in the field of implant dentistry kicked off the AO Annual Meeting on Thursday with its Opening Symposium. Past, present and future clinical challenges—especially as related to patients presenting with issues related to implants that are at least 25 years old—was the focus of the sessions.

Educational events on Thursday also included the Corporate Forums, which were 36 industry-hosted presentations highlighting recent innovations from a collection of the industry’s leading companies.

Approximately 75 new AO members—who reflected the increased professional diversity experienced by AO in recent years—were introduced to the organization at a special New Member Breakfast meeting on the Annual Meeting’s opening day.

The conference, which recorded the fourth largest attendance in its history, included 624 international attendees representing 45 countries and more than 1,100 exhibitors who showcased products and services to support implant dentistry.

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About the Academy of Osseointegration
With more than 6,000 members in 70 countries around the world, the Academy of Osseointegration (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 share best practices and coordinate optimal patient care. AO evaluates emerging research, technology and techniques to ensure its members have the most important and timely evidence-based information and tools they need to succeed. Follow AO on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Academy of Osseointegration