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Inspiring the next generation

Dental implantology offers a wealth of exciting opportunities for young dentists to develop their skill set and change the lives of their patients. But initially getting involved with the field can be somewhat daunting, with so many possible training pathways, dental implant systems and courses available.

The Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) is here to help. Dedicated to supporting professional education and helping young dentists develop their dental implant careers, the organisation is delighted to host the ADI Young Dentist Day this September – designed specifically for undergraduates and dentists in their first five years following qualification. Delegates must be members of the ADI to attend, though with undergraduate membership completely free and First Five Years membership just half the price of a full Clinician’s fee, the ADI couldn’t be more accessible to young dentists!

“There are many different training courses available for dental implantology today,” comments Aly Virani, ADI Regional Representative for Wales. “However, these can require a significant financial commitment from individuals. We identified a gap in the market for those who simply want to know more about the treatment modality in order to establish whether it is right for them.

“The ADI Young Dentist Day will be presented by six professionals at the cutting-edge of their fields, sharing their passion and experience in a wide range of topics. All the speakers were selected for their enthusiasm and outstanding dedication to their craft – and they believe in the cause so much that they have all kindly volunteered their time to speak to young dentists in attendance.”

To be held on Saturday 2 September 2017 at the IET London: Savoy Place, the ADI Young Dentist Day will offer a morning of informative lectures. Providing an overview of how to get started in dental implantology, the programme will be delivered by dynamic dentists in the field, including Aly, Minas Leventis, Samantha Pugh, Pynadath George, Nilesh Parmar and Zaki Kanaan. Topics will cover everything from the history of dental implants to atraumatic and suturing techniques, treatment planning, surgical protocols, impression taking, maximising aesthetics and career development.

In the afternoon there will also be an opportunity for delegates to get hands-on with dental implants, applying what they learnt in the morning to a practical setting. The morning’s speakers will be on hand to offer advice and guide delegates through procedures.

In addition to the educational programme, the ADI Young Dentist Day will also offer valuable networking opportunities for all in attendance. Aly adds:

”There will be a drinks reception, enabling delegates to network and start building their contacts within the field. We want to welcome them to the dental implant community and encourage them to become a part of something bigger.

“Ultimately, we hope this event will inspire young dentists to get involved with dental implantology. The ADI is here for young dentists as much as those who have worked with dental implants for a long time. We have listened to our young members and designed an event to deliver all the basics professionals need to get started.”

Peter Fairbairn, Director of Education at the ADI, has been instrumental in the organisation of the event. He concludes:

“The future of both dental implantology and the ADI is in the hands of the next generation, and we wish to ensure a healthy outlook. The Young Dentist Day is just one method by which we can support those professionals who are new to the field and help them to succeed, which – in my mind – is the most important role of the ADI.”

For more information or to book, please visit www.adi.org.uk/events/ydd17
25 June 2017