‘For the betterment of implant dentistry’ ADI members Forum

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  Posted by: manpreet.boora      4th October 2017

I think the ADI is an excellent organisation both for member clinicians and for the betterment of implant dentistry as a whole in the UK. It brings many professionals with similar interests together and I believe this is very much-needed in modern dentistry.” – Avik Dandapat, a speaker at the upcoming ADI Members’ National Forum 2017 on the 25th November at Manchester Central

The Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) has long been committed to supporting professional education and bringing those with an interest in dental implants up-to-date with the latest advances in the field. It is now one of the largest professional organisations in the industry, with more than 2,400 members.

ADI membership provides a myriad of benefits, not least of which is access to the ADI Members’ National Forum, which this year will be held on 25 November at Manchester Central. The speaker line-up alone is highly impressive, with some of the biggest names in the profession taking to the podium to impart knowledge and share wisdom.

Split into two programmes, the first lecture stream will see David Burgess, Aly Virani, Stuart Kilner, Eimear O’Connell, Catherine Drysdale, Mark Willings, Nigel Jones, Noor Al-Hadi, Avik Dandapat, Sam Elassar and Balwant Vekaria.

David Burgess was keen to highlight the benefits of learning from colleagues:

The ADI Members’ National Forum gives colleagues a unique opportunity to share experiences in implant dentistry that have shaped and influenced their clinical perspective. Sharing experience is just as valuable as evidence-based research, and the two combined lays the foundation for higher levels of clinical delivery and better patient care. I very much look forward to the event as a truly remarkable social and educational event with others who are committed to self-improvement and providing the best for their patients.”

Covering a dynamic variety of topics, Forum A will look at everything from digital dentistry with immediate dental implant placement to rehabilitation of patients with congenital orofacial deformities, avoiding failures, oral bisphosphonates and the limitations and benefits of guided surgery.

Presenting “An Introduction to Osseodensification”, Jason Buglass offers a little more detail as to what delegates can expect to hear in his session:

I will be discussing a brand new, completely different way of manipulating bone. Instead of removing bone, as we typically would in dental implantology, I will explore how we can displace it instead. There are a lot of comments about this technique on social media at the moment and my presentation will give delegates a brief overview of what’s involved so that they may form their own judgments about it.”

Forum B will provide the same high calibre of speakers, with Emma Harney and Carly James, Nik Pandya, Aneel Jabbar and Shane McCrae exploring the science behind dental implant maintenance, optimisation of the soft tissue, microbiology of peri-implantitis and whether a history of periodontal disease should be a contraindication for dental implant treatment respectively.

Some speakers will also be sharing their own cases and audits to show how they do things. Kostantinos Loukas will be demonstrating a case treating a patient with Sjögren syndrome. He said:

My presentation will emphasise three things: 1) That patients with Sjögren syndrome can achieve good long-term results from dental implant therapy. 2) The importance of a very good prosthetic design and how an improved fixed prosthesis compares to the removable alternative for patient satisfaction and treatment acceptance. 3) The benefits of a bonded porcelain prosthesis compared with an implant over-denture.

The ADI Members’ National Forum is a great event for professionals interested in dental implants. The variation of topics, in my opinion, makes it a not-to-be-missed event.”

Ian Lane will also be sharing his recent audit of immediately loaded dental implant cases completed in his practice, highlighting the importance of risk assessment to encourage high success rates.

Further to this, Michael Ainsworth, Stephen Jacobs, Thiri Lwin, Duncan Robertson, Neel Shukla and Guy McLellan will be taking to the podium, with their topics ranging from particulate graft stabilisation to antimicrobial effects of Graphene, a new adjustable abutment and the Nazalus dental implant.

Much more than just an educational event, the ADI Members’ National Forum is also the perfect place to catch up with friends and meet new people, helping everyone to gain fresh ideas and perspectives to use in their own practices. Whether you have just started using dental implants or you are an experienced clinician in the field, there will definitely be something for you!

Aly Virani added:

“The ADI Members’ National Forum provides a rare opportunity in the dental implant events calendar to attend an educational day run by dental implantologists for dental implantologists. It’s one of the few one-day events that covers a wide range of topics by experts in their fields. It also caters for all members of the team, as well as for those starting out with dental implants and more experienced surgeons – everyone will benefit.”




For more information please visit www.adi.org.uk/forum17


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