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AO webinar to present Summit’s expert consensus on risk factors for predictable osseointegration

Arlington Heights, Ill., October 29, 2020 – On November 18, the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) will be hosting a complimentary live Zoom webinar to discuss the latest literature and research surrounding its most recent Summit: “Optimized Patient Care, Converting Osseointegration to Patientintegration.” 

Moderated by Academy President Clark M. Stanford, DDS, PhD, MHA, expert consensus will be provided by presenters Tara L. Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD; Joseph P. Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc; and Michael R. Norton, BDS, FDS, RCS(Ed).

While the highly valuable results of the Summit are available via and as a special supplement of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI), the November 18 webinar is being held to further address the issues of dental implant healing and force mechanics, inflammation and mucosal healing, topics that were facilitated via three working groups of the Summit.

“As we all realize, dental implants have been a predictable therapy to replace missing teeth. Increasingly, the clinician uses more aggressive loading protocols, bone augmentation and modification of the implant designs to enhance patient care. In addition, more widespread training has led to an expanded number of implants placed among both general practitioners and dental specialists,” said Dr. Fiorellini, chair of Group 2 which researched Inflammation and Osseointegration. “The importance of proper diagnosis, planning and clinical treatment cannot be understated. In a series of publications from the Summit, a greater understanding of factors for implant complications and treatment guidelines were developed.”

Dr. Fiorellini also indicated the Summit groups concluded the success of dental implants can be affected by numerous risk factors resulting in peri-implant diseases. Recommendations generated by consensus included protocols for assessment of medical histories and medications, primary stability which leads to success, patient recall protocols and prevention of residual cement per-implant disease.

“Overall, the guidance from the Summit can assist you in daily practice, but more importantly, the sharing of these publications with referring dentist may be of value,” he concluded.

Dental professionals interested in attending the November 18 webinar and hearing more about the Summit’s research should register at:

The Academy’s live webinar series provides an essential portal through which dental professionals can gain cutting-edge, evidence-based insights on implant dentistry, interact directly with the experts, and earn ADA-CERP credit. In addition, all archived webinar presentations in the Academy’s e-learning center are complimentary as a benefit to all active AO members. Each webinar is recorded and available to members for 90 days following each live webinar or posted course. For non-members, there is a $50 fee. After 90 days, each webinar will be archived and no CE credit will be available. The Academy’s online archive is available only to members. 

For questions or more information, please contact Kim Scroggs, Director of Education at

About Academy of Osseointegration

With approximately 4,500 members in more than 70 countries, AO is recognized as the premier international association for scientists and professionals interested in osseointegration and implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists, generalists and scientists can come together to evaluate emerging research, technology, and techniques; share best practices; and define optimal patient care using timely science and evidence-based methods. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @AcademyOsseo; @AcademyofOsseointegration on Linkedin; and subscribe to us on YouTube.

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