Osteo Science Foundation is collaborating with North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (NC-OMS) on their upcoming Annual Meeting in Cary, North Carolina at the Umstead Resort, September 7-9, 2018.
“Osteo Science Foundation is thrilled to partner with NC-OMS for this important event. We share a commitment to continuing education in the field, and it just makes incredible sense for our organizations to be working together to advance our specialty,” said Andrea Boidman, Executive Director of Osteo Science Foundation.
Many advances have occurred over the last several years in surgical implant dentistry and regenerative therapies. It is essential for the practicing OMS to understand the science and clinical applications of procedures performed every day. Evidence for bone regeneration vs. “graftless” solutions is a source of controversy in the field today. Implant survival is greater than 95% in most short-term and some long-term studies, but these favorable outcomes depend greatly on proper case selection, careful diagnosis, comprehensive treatment planning, and skillful execution of restorative and surgical techniques. Although most implant surgeons and restorative dentists know that maintenance is required after implant therapy, there are no universally accepted schedules, techniques, or guidelines recommended. This course will update the practicing clinician on the recent advances in the field of implant dentistry. Areas of discussion will include treatment planning, site development, materials and techniques for alveolar ridge augmentation, peri-implant maintenance, and new technologies.
To review complex implant therapy, focusing on diagnosis and treatment planning
To understand available evidence for bone regeneration vs. “graftless” implant therapy in the edentulous maxilla
To identify risk factors, properly diagnose, and treat peri-implant diseases
To discuss prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of implant complications
Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD
Dr. Tara Aghaloo is Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She completed her dental training at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency and MD at UCLA. Subsequently, she completed a PhD in oral biology at UCLA. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Her clinical practice focuses on bone and soft tissue regeneration for dental implants. She is also active in professional organizations where she is a board member of the Academy of Osseointegration, member of the Osteo Science Foundation Scientific Review Committee, fellow of the ITI, member of the AAOMS CRPTA and Research Committees, and section editor of IJOMI. She lectures nationally and internationally on dental implant surgery and tissue regeneration, including alveolar ridge augmentation, sinus grafting, growth factors, full archrehabilitation, and peri-implantitis.
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