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ADI Team Congress 2017 A Global Perspective – Inspiration From Around The World

Implant dentistry in the 21st century is a global phenomenon. Even for clinicians who don’t place or restore implants, the treatment modality has become so popular that everyone needs the knowledge and skills to maintain implants for their patients’ wellbeing.

The ADI Team Congress 2017 has been designed to reflect this.

Craig Parker, ADI President, comments:

“The ADI is the number one organisation for dental implantology in the UK. It is totally impartial and therefore the Team Congress is unique in offering an unbiased platform from which to learn techniques and discover materials. As such, we cater for everyone who is considering dental implants, whether they already place or restore them, or wish to do so in the future. As a members’ organisation, we also appreciate the benefits of face-to-face interaction and our social programme complete with the Congress Dinner is testament to this.

“The ADI is also a charity, so we have a duty to raise awareness of implants amongst the public and we are delighted to introduce a session specifically for members of the general public during the 2017 event.”

In its 30th Anniversary year, the ADI Team Congress 2017 will give delegates a fantastic opportunity to learn from some of the biggest names in the field. Opening the highly anticipated three-day educational programme with a bang, world-renowned head and neck reconstruction specialist Daniel Alam – who was involved in the first ever full-face transplant in the US – will discuss “Transplanting faces, transforming lives: The future of facial reconstruction and facial transplantation”.

“The lecture is a story of the first face transplant in the United States, which is told through the parallel paths of the patient, the surgeon and a new field of medicine. When someone loses their face, they are physiologically alive but psychosocially trapped in a place worse than death. Implant dentists manage these issues on a smaller scale and while we may place their work into the realm of "aesthetic" or "cosmetic" procedures, it's clear the outcomes mean much more to their patients. Talking in a lecture about losing one’s entire face is in many ways playing the melody of the same song, just sung louder.”

Further headline speakers delivering the Plenary Programme include Dennis Tarnow and Stephen Chu from the USA, co-presenting a session entitled “Current knowledge in managing extraction sites in the aesthetic zone: Periodontal and restorative interrelationships”.

“This presentation with Dr. Chu and I will be about handling situations in the aesthetic zone that dentists all over the world deal with every day,” he says. “Mid-facial recession and loss of the inter-dental papillae are some of the key problems that will be discussed. We will show first how to prevent these problems when teeth have to be extracted, and also how to fix them. If you can do quality dentistry in the aesthetic zone then you can perform all dentistry to the highest standard – if you can make it there you could make it anywhere!”

Completing the speaker line-up for the plenary progamme , which is unparalleled in global diversity and quality, are:

• Eduardo Anitua (Spain)

• Ueli Grunder (Switzerland)

• Henriette Lerner (Germany)

• Lisa Heitz-Mayfield (Australia)

• Dale Howes (South Africa)

• Jimmy Makdissi (UK)

• William Martin (USA)

• Bjarni Pjetursson (Iceland)

• Franck Renouard (France)

• Hom-Lay Wang (USA)

• Homa Zadeh (USA)

For those not yet having experience with dental implants but looking to provide the very best patient care and treatment results, the Introduction to Implantology Programme will be ideal.

Designed to bring delegates up to speed with the latest concepts, materials and products in the global arena, the programme will start with Mats Christiansen, a leading international speaker from Denmark, providing insight into the most common risks and complications faced in modern dental implantology.

Next will be a chance to explore the decision-making and treatment planning processes with Martyn Amsel and reiterate the importance of monitoring and maintaining dental implants with Ian Dunn. Shaam Shamsi later plans to raise awareness of the medico-legal implications of implant dentistry, while Colin Campbell will bring the programme to a close with “Building a dental team – is it worth the trouble?”

As a Team Congress, the event will also offer lecture programmes dedicated to other members of the team including dental nurses, practice managers, dental hygienists and therapists, and dental technicians. More globally renowned speakers such as David Holmes, Fiona Ellwood, Phil Reddington and Jonathan Bill will present relevant and inspiring lectures, making this the perfect event for the entire dental team.

Add to this an extensive trade exhibition where delegates can discover the latest innovations from all the leading implant product suppliers and manufacturers from an even platform, and you have a highly engaging, all-inclusive event for anyone interested in dental implantology. The highlight of the social programme, the Congress Dinner, will be held on Friday evening for friends and colleagues to enjoy an evening of further networking and fun.

Speaker Colin Campbell concludes:

“The ADI Team Congress is the biggest national congress in the UK for dental implants. It is generic and non-system based and is a great place for professionals from all aspects of implant dentistry to meet, network, share ideas and share enthusiasm. The 2017 Congress should be another great event!”

ADI Team Congress 2017 – 2 - 4 March – ExCeL London

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30 January 2017