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Toronto Osseointegration Conference


October 19, 2007
by Dr. Asbjorn Jokstad

The Toronto Osseointegration Conference Revisited

The Toronto Conference on Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry that was initiated and organized in 1982 by professor emeritus George Zarb is regarded by many as the single event that catalyzed the acceptance and introduction of modern implant dentistry in North America and even globally. The focus in 1982 was on one implant design, made from one grade type of titanium, using one surgical procedure advocated by Dr P.I. Brnemark, and for one indication, that is complete edentulous jaws.

The situation today is a phenomenal diversity of products, materials, techniques and applications of technologies built on osseointegration. Thus, a 25-year anniversary of the inaugural osseointegration conference is an appropriate time to take stock of what has been achieved, and to focus on what is emerging as new and innovative developments in the field of osseointegration. The University of Toronto Faculty Of Dentistry decided therefore to host another major international conference on osseointegration and dental implants in May 2008.

Three simple questions will form the contents of the lectures presented by 70 of the worlds top experts, scientists and clinicians:

1.What did the profession believe in 1982?
2.What do we believe now and why?
3.Where do we believe that osseointegration research and the practical applicability of oral implants will go in the next 5 to 25 years?

The conference is open for all to attend and come and hear about the cutting edge research and state of the art protocols and technologies to further advance implant supported treatment.

The Conference will be held May 8th-10th, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information, visit www.torontoimplantconference.ca or call
1-800-743-3788


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