Dr. Shibani Sahni describes the Tufts Implant Symposium and its focus on valuable insights, research, and evidence-based advances in implant dentistry.
Although the fundamental principles of implant dentistry remain unchanged, rapid advancements in technology and materials are transforming the field. This evolution presents a challenge for clinicians who must navigate a vast array of new options to determine the best course of treatment for their patients. As such, ongoing education is essential for every practitioner to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in contemporary implant dentistry.
The inaugural implant symposium at Tufts aimed to discuss and disseminate knowledge about advances related to implant dentistry. It delivered insights about current and future technologies and developments. The implant symposium had great content, with expert key opinion speakers from different parts of the world — Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy, San Francisco, and more. The content was enriching, and speakers shared insights on the latest advancements in clinical dentistry and how to put them to use in practice.
The goals of the symposium were not only to discuss and disseminate knowledge about the advances related to implant dentistry, but also to deliver insights about current and future technologies and developments like AI in implant dentistry. Participants learned to think critically about and fundamental principles of implant placement, and there was appreciation of critical evaluation of fundamental principles underpinning the procedures. Participants got in-depth information about: total solutions in immediate implants, biomechanical evidence-based principles, guided implant placement and predictable outcomes, immediate replacement in the esthetic zone, and prosthetic nightmares on implants. Other topics of discussion included: restoring immediate implant treatment solutions and biological and mechanical implant complications, soft tissue management around dental implants, implant rehabilitation of the atrophic maxilla, and biologically driven dental implant abutment design.
The one-day symposium was held at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and was designed to bring together world-renowned clinicians to share their expertise on the latest implant-related topics, providing attendees with valuable insights, research, and evidence-based advances in implant dentistry to enhance their knowledge and improve their decision-making in everyday practice. The Speakers were oracles in the field of implant dentistry, namely, Dr. German Gallucci, Dr. Edmond Bedrossian, Dr. Tristan Staas, Dr. Giacomo Fabbri, Dr. Lawrence Brecht, Dr. Ekaterini Antonellou-Pantekidis, Dr. Mike Danesh-Meyer, Dr. Glen Liddelow, and Dr. Aldo Leopardi. There were post-symposium hands-on courses in various aspects of implant dentistry.
Dr/A.Prof Shibani Sahni and Dean/Dr/Prof Nadeem Karimbux were thrilled to host this impactful and efficacious event in the heart of Boston at TUSDM and welcomed everyone to this exciting opportunity to learn and network with colleagues in the field. It was a remarkable event and a testament to Tufts being the leader of lifelong learning and distance education for dentists around the globe, to provide this invaluable platform for sharing knowledge, research, and advances in the field of implant dentistry.
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