More than 2,000 clinicians attended the 29th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), which took place from March 6-8 in Seattle. During the conference, a record number of more than 250 clinicians presented their original research and clinical cases of interest in the field of implant dentistry. AO awarded seven of these clinicians for best abstract poster presentations.ADDITIONAL READING |Implant dentistry practitioners keep things 'real' at Academy of Osseointegration's 2014 Annual Meeting “Research at the AO Annual Meeting squarely focused on how science supports clinicians who are fully committed to providing an evidence-based approach to treatment to ensure the best outcome for their patients,” said Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD, the meeting’s scientific program chair who also presented research. “Presentations ranged from digital planning, new esthetic techniques and prevention strategies to molecular strategies and stem cell biology. Abstract presentations explored original scientific and clinical research, clinical innovations, and case presentations that could help shape the future of implant dentistry.”ADDITIONAL READING |Academy of Osseointegration appoints new president Awards were presented for the following abstract presentations; full abstracts can be viewed here.Best Clinical Innovations Presentation A Precision Implant-locating Guide for Detection of Implant Prosthetic Misfit and Predictable Implant Radiography in a Simulated Clinical Model C. Wadhwani*, K.C. Lin, J. Cheng, A. Sharma, F. Finzen San Francisco.Best Oral Scientific Presentation Cytofunctional Preconditioning for Auto-cell Transplantation to Enhance Bone Regeneration using Antioxidant Amino Acid Derivative M. Yamada*, T. Ogawa, K. Sakurai Chiyoda-ku, Japan.Best Oral Clinical Presentation Marginal Bone Levels at Single Maxillary Anterior Tooth Implants using Different Implant-Abutment Interfaces
L.F. Cooper*, G. Reside, I.J. De Kok, C. Barwacz, C. Stanford, M. McGuire, J.S. Feine Chapel Hill, N.C.Best Poster Presentation A Trial of Three-dimensional Bone Regeneration by Adipose-derived Spheroids, In vitro
H. Nakata*, M. Yamamoto, J. Hao, Y. Kim, M. Miyasaka, T. Nagayama,
S. Kasugai, S. Kuroda Tokyo, Japan.2nd Place Poster Presentation Effect of Parathyroid Hormone Therapy on Lymphatic and Blood Vessel Formation in Tooth Extraction Wounds J. Yamashita*, R. Tanoue Ann Arbor, Mich.First Place Case Presentation One Stage Three-dimensional Alveolar Reconstruction with BMP-2 and Sonic Weld Membrane
M. Gonzalez*, J. Gonzalez, F. Curiel, R. Casian, G.R. Triplett Dallas.Second Place Case Presentation Occlusal Rehabilitation of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis using Implant-Supported Prostheses: A Multi-disciplinary Approach
M.H. Dashti*, M.M. Imani Emadi, R. Hashemian, M. Moghaddam Chestnut Hill, Mass.About the Academy of Osseointegration With more than 6,000 members in 70 countries around the world, the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) is recognized as the premier international association for professionals interested in implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists and generalists can come together to share best practices and coordinate optimal patient care. AO evaluates emerging research, technology and techniques to ensure its members have the most important and timely evidence-based information and tools they need to succeed. Follow AO on Facebook and Twitter.