Connect at #AOSanDiego for implant dentistry

The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) has launched a new campaign for its implant dentistry meeting called “CONNECT at #AOSanDiego.” The campaign poses this question to dental team members, residents, and students: “Why will YOU connect at #AOSanDiego?” Share your answer on Facebook or Twitter using #AOSanDiego or e-mail your response to academy@osseo.org and AO will post it for you. AO’s 31st Annual Meeting is February 17–20, 2016 in San Diego.

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The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) has launched a new campaign called “CONNECT at #AOSanDiego.” The campaign poses this question to dental team members, residents, and students: “Why will YOU connect at #AOSanDiego?”

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Share your answer on Facebook or Twitter using #AOSanDiego or e-mail your response to academy@osseo.org and AO will post it for you.

AO’s 31st Annual Meeting is February 17–20, 2016 in San Diego. You can register to attend at http://meetings.osseo.org. Follow AO on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date. There will also be fun opportunities at the meeting for attendees to share on social media how they CONNECT at #AOSanDiego.

Check out some of the responses so far:

“The AO meeting is a place where clinicians come together to make connections. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can be only be experienced from AO 2016.”Kuniyasu Mori, DDS, United Dental Office Tokyo

“The AO meeting brings together the best of the best in evidence-based clinical practice, research, and dental society. Everyone is warm and welcoming as we learn together about the most cutting-edge information regarding the ever-changing field of implantology and osseointegration. There is learning to be made on any and all levels of clinical expertise, from predoctoral DDS students to multiple specialty clinicians."—Jarrod Ross Goldberg, DDS, NYU DDS Class of 2016

“The best lectures, connecting with old friends and new, rubbing elbows with the worldwide leaders in implant dentistry, learning about the newest ideas and products … AO meetings are a perennial must!”Alan Pollack, DDS, AO Board member and a periodontist from New York

“It is a unique and special opportunity to learn from such cutting-edge presentations by world-renowned speakers, and to be in the presence of individuals leading the world in dental implantology.”Edwin Eshaghzadeh, second-year dental student, UCLA School of Dentistry Class of 2018

“It’s the best meeting of the year by far to get current, get informed, and get together with friends and colleagues. The best combination of clinical experts and corporate support each and every year in all of implant dentistry. Simply … the best.”Stephen Parel, DDS, MS, BS, a dentist in Dallas and recipient of the 8th Nobel Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award

“AO2016 is one meeting that covers both the prosthetic and surgical aspects of implant dentistry, which is the interconnection other meetings lack.”Dr. Cimara Fortes Ferreira, Assistant Professor, UTHSC College of Dentistry

“The AO meeting is arguably the best meeting to keep you up-to-date with the constant evolution in implants dentistry, and it’s a great opportunity for social interaction and networking, plus the student fee is a bargain.”Luiz H. Gonzaga DDS, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Dentistry

“The AO meeting is a chance to meet practitioners from all over the world and exchange clinical opinions about various topics and learn from their mistakes and successes.”Loulia Ntinalexi, DDS, ACT Surgical Implant Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry

“Attending the 2015 AO meeting not only invigorated my interest in learning about implant placement, bone augmentation, and esthetic dentistry, but also helped me to see the gold standard that I strive to obtain.”Courtney Kilkuts, a 2014 graduate from The University of Pennsylvania

“It is a great moment to observe, learn, and compare all the work done in many places. The diversity of opinions and working methods is what makes this a unique experience.”DDS especialist Humberto Ballado Nava, Director of the program of dental prosthetics and implantology UNAM

“Although the advent of the e-mail has largely supplanted the necessity of face-to-face conversations, this cross-fertilization of ideas still takes place during academic conferences, where researchers present their projects, discuss their findings, network with potential collaborators, and socialize with their peers.”Dr. Sergio Kancyper, DDS, MS, Professor at the Department of Occlussion, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina and PhD student at the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman

“The AO Meeting is a meeting of a diverse group of clinicians and researchers and is a great opportunity to meet, hear, and speak, one on one, with outstanding clinicians of the globe. You will learn about research and techniques long before they are actually published. Connecting at the AO meeting keeps you on the cutting edge and at the top of your clinical practicing field.” Amerian Sones, DMD, MS, AO Board Member and Assistant Program Director, Prosthodontics, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry

"I am always excited to attend AO, where I know I will experience a slight shift in my understanding of what is optimal regenerative and restorative care in implant dentistry."Ole Jensen, DDS, an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and recipient of the 9th Biocare Brånemark Osseointegration Award

“The AO Membership and the Annual Meeting is the connection to the latest and best in implant dentistry. Missing this would be a disconnect for my practice and from my friends. Where else can you take part in world-class evidence-based nonproprietary education and share it with friends from all aspects of dentistry at a great venue with awesome social events?”Russell D. Nishimura, DDS, President, Academy of Osseointegration

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