Living up to expectations – The ADI Team Congress 2019

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  Posted by: Dental Design      1st June 2019






The ADI Team Congress 2019 delivered an exciting lecture programme this May, with a line-up of national and international speakers sharing their knowledge and passion for excellence in implant dentistry. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Edinburgh, the event catered to all members of the dental team involved with the field of dental implants, ensuring there was something for dentists, dental hygienists and therapists, dental nurses and practice managers, dental technicians, and students.

Abid Faqir, ADI President, commented:

“We were so pleased to provide such a high quality educational event for ADI members and non-members. The feedback we have received so far has been extremely positive and it has highlighted the calibre of the speakers we invited. It is also great that so many dental nurses, practice managers, dental hygienists, dental therapists, technicians and students got involved with their own dedicated programmes, which were equally well received.

“Furthermore, having worked very closely with our exhibiting companies, we were delighted to enjoy one of the busiest and most interactive ADI Team Congresses we’ve ever had. As is tradition, the social event topped off what was an amazing ADI Team Congress and we hope to see even more professionals at the highly anticipated ADI Team Congress 2021!”

The event commenced with a morning of Corporate Forums, whereby dental implant-related companies invited professionals to discover the latest innovations in their portfolios. Sessions were run by Bredent, BioHorizons, Dentsply Sirona, EthOss, Geistlich Biomaterials, Implantium, Nobel Biocare and Straumann Group.

About the Corporate Forums, dentist John Clydesdale said:

“These were great Corporate Forums. It was excellent to hear directly from the industry leaders.”

Following a warm welcome by Abid Faqir – who thanked various individuals and companies who’s hard work had made the ADI Team Congress possible – the Plenary Programme got off to a flying start. Continuing until Saturday lunchtime, this programme was presented by leaders in the global dental implant field, including Istvan Urban, Lyndon Cooper, Alessandro Agnini and Andrea Agnini, Markus B Blatz, Wael Att, Markus Hurzeler, Craig Misch, Daniele Cardaropoli and David Guichet, to name but a few.

David Offord, a dentist in attendance, commented:

“The ADI Team Congress 2019 has been a first-class conference. The standard of the speakers was exceptional and it is a tribute to the association that such eminent international figures are willing to travel to our event and share their knowledge. Well done to all the ADI team!”

Paul Niland, another dentist delegate, added:

“The Congress was thought-provoking, allowing me to learn new concepts and confirm my current working concepts. It is a must for all the dental implant team.” 

The second day of the ADI Team Congress provided dedicated lectures for the individual team members, including the Technicians’ Programme, Nurses & Practice Managers’ Programme, Hygienists & Therapists’ Programme and Students’ Programme. Sessions were once again presented by an inspirational line-up of speakers, who shared a wealth of information with delegates.

Feedback from these programmes included:

It has been a fantastic Congress again. I particularly enjoyed the Hygienists’ & Therapists’ Programme, which provided the latest techniques and research for maintaining and treating dental implants. I’m already looking forward to attending the next Congress in 2 years!”Stella Galer, dental hygienist

“It has been a pleasure to attend a series of lectures and to have learnt fundamentally from them all. In fact, I have learnt masses, making this great value for money. I have many years of experience in dental technology and so it is fantastic that I could attend and still learn so much from so many different sessions.” – Stephen Harrison, dental technician 

In addition to the lectures, the ADI Team Congress featured a major exhibition with more than 50 companies in the field demonstrating the latest products and technologies. The various submissions for this year’s Poster Award were also displayed, with the winner announced on Saturday morning as David Furze for his poster entitled “Aesthetic Outcomes of Implant Supported Crowns With and Without Peri-implant Conditioning Using Fixed Provisional Prosthesis, a Randomized Clinical Study. 3 Year Results”.

Further still, the ADI was keen to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of its past Presidents, offering prestigious Honorary memberships to the following individuals in recognition for all they have done for the association (Presidential term in parentheses):

  • Philip Freiberger (1992 – 1993)
  • Roy Sennett (1994 – 1995)
  • Paul Stone (2003 – 2005)
  • Anthony Bendkowski (2007 – 2009)
  • Stephen Jacobs (2009 – 2011)
  • Cemal Ucer (2011 – 2013)
  • Philip Friel (2013 – 2015)
  • Craig Parker (2015 – 2017)

As if all that wasn’t enough, the Congress Dinner maintained its legendary status with another fantastic evening enjoyed by Congress participants at the National Museum of Scotland. The ADI Team Congress 2019 certainly delivered on everyone’s high expectations!


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Dr Abid Faqir opening ADI congress 2019

Moderated discussion

Delegates of plenary.










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