Osteology Conference Scheduled for February 9-10

Dentistry Today


With a focus on state-of-the-art regenerative therapies and enhancing success around teeth and implants, the Osteology Foundation and Geistlich Pharma North America will present the USA National Symposium on Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10, 2018, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. The event will feature hands-on workshops on hard- and soft-tissue regeneration as well as interactive discussions.

“The Osteology Foundation fosters a collaborative environment to discuss the most current and relevant topics related to oral regeneration. I’m excited to serve as chairman of this program with William Giannobile, DDS, MS, and to support the mission of this foundation, whose presence is a valuable addition in the United States,” said Pamela K. McClain, DDS, a session moderator and a periodontist with a practice in the Denver metro area.

The Osteology Foundation promotes research, education, and collaboration between universities and industry in oral and maxillofacial tissue regeneration. It aims to make new techniques and products available to practitioners quicker and with greater goal orientation. It also is an international, independent science-based forum to promote research in oral tissue regeneration with the goal of translating knowledge into everyday clinical practice.

The program begins on Friday with hands-on workshops on soft-tissue augmentation and corrections for the prevention and management of peri-implant diseases, ridge preservation, and ridge augmentation. There also will be a research poster presentation led by David Kim, DDS, DMSc, and general sessions featuring McClain and Giannobile, Michael McGuire, DDS, Craig Misch, DDS, MDS, and Marc Nevins, DMD, MMSc.  

General sessions on Saturday will feature discussions on retaining diseased implants led by Nevins, implant site development led by McClain, soft-tissue aesthetics led by McGuire, and treatment planning led by Myron Nevins, DDS. There is a 30-attendee limit on each workshop, and the overall program is worth 12.5 continuing education hours as part of an Approved AGD PACE Program.

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