Last week (July 17-20), over 200 dental professionals came together at The Ritz-Carlton Resort in Los Angeles to learn more about the recent innovations in the dental industry and meet their colleagues from across the United States.
One topic which garnered a great deal of interest at the symposium was Dr. Chandur Wadhwani’s presentation on implants, cement, and peri-implantitis. Two of Nobel Biocare’s newest innovations – the Angulated Screw Channel abutment and the Omnigrip tooling – also attracted attention. Thanks to these products, clinicians are now able to offer screw-retained restorations in a practical and esthetic way that, until recently, was impossible in some cases.
The symposium was also the forum used to launch the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) to the North American dental community. FOR, which was established last year, is an independent, international initiative that unites professionals from various disciplines to improve oral health care and sup-port humanitarian leadership. Judging by the amount of new members that the organization recruited at the event, FOR is a popular initiative: More than 100 of the attendees registered to join.
The Los Angeles Symposium offered a variety of master classes and lecture sessions, and the organizers encouraged interaction between the attendees and the speakers by means of social media. The audience had the opportunity to ask questions through a social media link set up for the meeting, and these questions were then answered during a panel discussion at the end of each moderator session.
Dr. Perry Hollenbeak
“A tremendous gathering of knowledge and honesty. Thanks!!! for the membership of FOR.”
Dr. Robert Wolf
“This is such an awesome learning event! Great timely information from leading clinicians.”
Dr. Jong Gill Ahn
“Wow! Great meeting.”