Research support is one of the cornerstones of how the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) advances the science and practice of implant dentistry. At the Academy's 64th Annual Implant Dentistry Educational Conference recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada, 27 poster displays and 12 table clinics were available for attendees to view. These were also judged by a panel of experienced implant dentists and researchers. The poster displays and table clinics were evaluated based on the following six criteria: • Extent to which the subject is important, timely, and/or pertinent • Level of innovation represented; e.g., creative idea or new technique • Subject has practical application to clinical practice or patient care • Presentation is scientifically sound and supported with documentation • Organization and flow of presentation • Visual appearance (e.g., effective graphic representation, effective use of space)ADDITIONAL READING |'If I choose the dental implant option, how long do you guarantee it?' Following is a list of winners in each category. Complete details about each award-winning poster or table clinic is available online on AAID's website.
POSTERS1st Place: "Incidence of Maxillary Sinus Membrane Perforation During Lateral Window Approach by Lateral Bone Planing Antrostomy Technique" — Mina Nishimoto, DDS, et al. — Loma Linda University2nd Place: "Full-Mouth Rehabilitation of a Patient with Excessive Maxillary Bone Loss Using Implant-Supported Removable Partial Denture (ISRPD): A Case Report" — Jae-Woong Yeon, DDS, MS, et al. — South National University3rd Place: "Radiological Evaluation of Influence of Die Spacer Application on Opposing Cast Synergised with Occlusal Equilibration Using Tekscan III and Occlusal Equilibration Using Articulating Paper on Crestal Bone Level after Delayed Implant Loading in Single C" — Suresh Sajjan M C, MDS, MBA, et al. — Vishnu Dental CollegeADDITIONAL READING |American Academy of Implant Dentistry inducts 75 new credentialed members
TABLE CLINICS1st Place: "A Novel Technique for Immediate Loading Single Root Form Implants with an Interim CAD/CAM Milled Screw-Retained Crown" — Bader AlBader, DDS, and Periklis Proussaefs, DDS, MS — Loma Linda University2nd Place: "Osseodensification as a Novel Crestal Sinus Augmentation Technique" — David Lipton, DDS — University of Florida3rd Place" "Non-Passively Fitting Implant Superstructures Induce Bone Adaptation" — Matthias Karl and Thomas Taylor — University of ConnecticutADDITIONAL READING |American Academy of Implant Dentistry names honored fellows Established in 1951, the AAID is the only dental implant organization that offers credentials recognized by state and federal courts as being bona fide. Its membership, which exceeds 5,000, includes general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists from across the United States and in more than 60 other countries. For more information about the AAID and its credentialed members, please log on to the website at www.aaid.com or call the AAID at (312) 335-1550.