Stimulating and educational
The recently held ADI Members' National Forum included a broad range of lectures on such topics as ‘design your own dental implant’, in-house printing of surgical guides, reasons for dental implant failure, the use of graphene in dentistry, peri-implantitis, full arch reconstruction and the role of hygienists in dental implantology.
With 24 lectures in two streams, there were high quality talks throughout the day, with something for everyone in attendance.
Notable highlights during the morning included Eimear O’Connell’s presentation about the role of digital dentistry in making the immediate replacement of a tooth with a dental implant more predictable and less stressful.
Her lecture was immediately followed by an inspiring talk by Catherine Drysdale about the challenges involved in the oral rehabilitation of people with congenital orofacial deformity and acquired deformity in patients with cancer of the head and neck. She focused on the need to restore the patient’s sense of well-being and quality of life alongside oral rehabilitation and presented some fascinating video testimonials and individual patient treatment experiences.