AAID 70th Annual Conference · Chicago, Illinois · November 10 to 13, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 1 Taking a look at the science of the matter Three-layer placental membrane adds extra thickness and a better protective barrier. Practicing in the digital dentistry era One doctor reflects on how dynamic guided surgery has been a complete game changer. All the KEY moments Browse a photo gallery from Keystone Dental Group’s one-day educational conferences. »page 8 »page 9 »page 9 Welcome to Chicago! By AAID Staff n We hope you enjoy the 70th Annual Conference presented by the Ameri- can Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). In this hybrid meeting, implant dentists and their staff members from around the world have traveled to AAID’s home base in Chicago to learn, network and socialize, while others are viewing the on-demand live-streamed sessions from the com- fort of their homes. This year’s theme will explore topics such as “Mentoring Transformations,” “Navigating Com- plications,” “Global Perspectives” and “Clinical Innovations.” Look through this issue of today to peruse the presentations and events happening so far at the AAID 70th Annual Conference. Stop by the AAID Membership booth (No. 837) to learn more about the AAID. New members, first-time attendees and students will receive a ribbon and a special gift. Visit the Main Podium sessions for the most current information on implants or sign up for a hands-on workshop if you didn’t have time before you arrived on-site. If you missed a course, don’t forget to go online and watch it before Nov. 30. You also can register for extended time to access all the meeting has to offer. Go to www.aaid.com/annual or stop by the registration desk to add it on. We hope you take advantage of all Chicago has to offer! And mark your calendar for the AAID 71st Annual Conference, being held Sept. 21-24, 2022, at the Hilton Antole in Dallas. AD Support the AAID Foundation By AAID Staff n The AAID Foundation has expanded the science of oral implantology through research, education and chari- table programs since 1982. The founda- tion supports students and researchers through its grants program. 2021 marks the foundation’s 25th year in providing research grants. During that time, 142 students have been provided grants, totaling $1.2 million. The Smile, Veteran!™ Program is the foundation’s premium charitable program. The program assists veter- ans in accessing and receiving dental implant services from AAID creden- tialed members. The program has the corporate support of Zimmer Biomet, RTI Surgical, Rocky Mountain Tissue Bank, Midwest Dental Arts and Root Laboratories. In 2021, the Smile, Veteran! Pro- 8see FOUNDATION, page 3
4 aaid news AAID Annual Meeting — November 2021 Associate fellows and fellows: AAID credentials recognized and valued By AAID Staff n AAID stands for excellence in edu- cation, scientific development and patient care. The academy provides bona fide credentialing in implant dentistry through the associate fel- low and fellow membership examina- tions. More information is available on the AAID website at www.aaid.com or by contacting credentialing@aaid. com or calling (312) 335-1550. Associate fellow membership Requirements • Are you dedicated to providing the best possible treatment? • Experienced in surgical place- ment of dental implants and/or the replacement of teeth? • A licensed dentist? • Completed at least 300 hours of postdoctoral or continuing education related to implant dentistry in the past 12 years? • Have one or more years of experi- ence in implant dentistry? The examination process • Part 1 exam (written): 150 multi- ple choice questions to demonstrate knowledge of implant dentistry. • Part 2 exam (oral/case): Demon- strate competency through five stand- ardized case discussions (oral exam) and presentation and review of the candidate’s own cases (case exam). Once elected: • Attend the next AAID Business Meeting to be inducted as an associ- ate fellow. • Maintain an associate fellow Congratulations to the Class of 2021 inductees! AAID 2021 Honored Fellows • Ramsey Amin, DDS, Burbank, Calif. • Michael Fioritto, DDS, Mentor, Ohio • Olinga Hargreaves, DDS, Denver, Colo. • Mayur Mehta, DDS, Palm Harbor, Fla. • James Miller, DMD, Hillsboro, Ore. • Rajiv Patel, BDS, MDS, Deland, Fla. • Gilbert Tremblay, DMD, Quebec, Can- ada AAID 2021 Fellows • Andy Ray Burton, DDS, Hood River, Ore. • Han Choi, DDS, Mesa, Ariz. • Cody Gronsten, DDS, Mitchell, S.D. • Miguel Scheel, DMD, Fort Myers, Fla. 2021 Associate Fellows • Nabil Achache, DMD, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada • Ingy Aly, BDS, Vancouver, Wash. • Luis Brea Jr., DDS, MDS, Bridgeport, Conn. • Marvin Chan, DDS, Highland Heights, Ohio • Srikanth Cherukadu, DMD, San Anto- nio, Texas • Ryan El-Majzoub, DMD, Orleans, On- tario, Canada • Andrew Farkas, DDS, Paradise Valley, Ariz. • D. Craig Fitch, DDS, San Luis Obispo, Calif. • Richard Furman Jr., DMD, Vancouver, Wash. • Hamed Ghorbanian, DDS, Norco Calif. • Brooks Green, DDS, Lyons, Ind. • Daniel Guindi, DDS, Loma Linda, Calif. • Kavish Gurjar, DDS, Rockville, Md. • David Halls, DMD, Show Low, Ariz. • Asaf Hever, DDS, Westlake Village, Calif. • Austin Hoffner, DDS, Findlay, Ohio • Chris Kondorossy, DDS, Richmond, Va. • Eri Kubota, DDS, PhD, Nagoya, Japan • David Lawrence, DDS, Oklahoma City, Okla. • Thinh Luong, DDS, West Melbourne, Fla. • John Machi, DDS, Oshkosh, Wis. • David Magid, DMD, West Caldwell, N.J. • Josh Nagao, DDS, Tucson, Ariz. • Karim Naguib, DDS, Lancaster, Calif. • David Nguy, DDS, Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Niels Oestervemb, DDS, Winchester, Va. • Vikaskumar Patel, DDS, Laurel, Mo. • Jeremy Sant, DDS, Chandler, Ariz. • Lee Shik Shin, DDS, Little Elm, Texas • Frederick Slete, DDS, Jackson, Miss. • David Tapani, DDS, Rochester, Miss. • Sebastian Thomas, BDS, MDS, Kot- tayam, India • Steven Vorholt, DDS, Scottsdale, Ariz. • Eric Wang, DDS, Medina, Minn. 2021 Presidential Citations • Robert Buhite, DDS • O. Hilt Tatum, Jr., DDS credential by attending one of every three AAID annual conferences. • Keep your membership in good standing. Fellow membership Requirements • Be a licensed dentist. • AAID member in good standing. • Completed at least 400 hours of postdoctoral or continuing education related to implant dentistry. • Have five or more years of experi- ence in implant dentistry. • Fully knowledgeable of both sur- gical and prosthetic phases. • Attend an AAID annual confer- ence, district meeting or educational course in the past two years. • Completed at least 50 cases of dental implant treatment. The examination process • Oral/case examination demon- strating competency in all phases of implant dentistry, through five stand- ardized cases and in-depth discus- sion of 10 of one’s own patient cases. • Review of professional creden- tials, such as implant dentistry pres- entations and publications for peers; holding offices in an implant den- tistry organization or local or state dental society; board certification; or completion of a full-time advanced education program in implant den- tistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology or prosthodontics. Once elected: • Attend at least one of every three AAID annual conferences. • Keep your membership in good standing. Attend the Main Podium sessions treamed from the Grand Ballroom. If you’ve missed any of these sessions, go online before Nov. 30 to watch and collect C.E. credit. n The Main Podium sessions fea- ture presentations about the timeli- est issues facing today’s practicing implant dentist. Join your colleagues as you learn from world-class experts. Most Main Podium sessions are recorded and will be available for pur- chase after the conference at myaaid. com. Thursday • MP05 Avoiding Implant Prosthe- sis Complications • MP06 Implant Complications and Their Surgical Management • MP11 Augmentation of Severe Bony Defects with Intraoral Bone Grafts: Biological Approach and Long- Term Results • MP12 Thinking Outside the Box • MP07 Pharmacological Induced in Modern Implantology Complications in Implant Dentistry • MP13 Implant Positioning into • MP08 BEWARE! Avoiding the Obstacles for Success on Your Full- arch Journey Narrow Crestal Bone • MP 14 Soft Tissue Management for Esthetic Dilemmas The following are the Main Podium sessions to be presented and lives- • MP09 Complications That Keep You Awake at Night and Their Manage- • MP15 Two Centuries of One- Piece and Two-Piece Dental Implant ment in the Implant Practice Systems • MP10 The Successful Manage- ment of Dental Implant Complications Friday • MP 16 Maxillary Growth in Implantology Complications, Manage- ment, and Prevention Saturday • MP17 A 40-Year Journey of Implant Dentistry • MP18 The Digital Immediate Loading Protocol with Full-arch Implant Cases • MP19 The BABE Graft and Autol- ogous Platelet Concentrates--where Are We Today? • MP20 Stay on Target: How Dynamic Navigation Can Be Used with Advanced Surgical Techniques
6 exhibitors AAID Annual Meeting — November 2021 X-Nav achieves a milestone with its navigation system By X-Nav Technologies Staff n More than 150,000 dental implants have been surgically placed using X-Guide® Dynamic 3D Navigation — a system designed to assist dental sur- geons in achieving more accurate and less invasive dental implant results than freehand surgery. The announcement was made recently by X-Nav Technologies, the company behind the system. X-Nav is a medical device company that devel- ops surgical products for the dental market that advance patient care while improving doctor productivity. According to the company, the X-Guide surgical implant navigation system has been eagerly accepted by the dental community. Its success can be attributed to remarkable ease-of- use and seamless integration into the fully digital surgical and prosthetic workflow, the company said. “We are proud of our customers for believing this is the best tech- nology for their practice and opting to offer the capabilities of X-Guide surgical navigation to their patients,” said Edward Marandola, president of X-Nav Technologies. “The signifi- cance of this growth shows that not only does X-Guide surgical navigation have a place in today’s dental implant practice, but that the technology is utilized regularly to improve patient care.” The X-Guide system is being used in more than 40 countries to offer patients a minimally invasive option for dental implant surgeries. It is designed to assist dental surgeons on a broad range of clinical implant pro- cedures, from a single tooth replace- ment to full-arch mouth reconstruc- tion. Dental implants can be navigated more precisely with the X-Guide sys- tem, which plays a key role in the functional outcome of the procedure, as well as facilitating more immedi- ate esthetic and restorative success, according to the company. The ben- efits of more accurate placement to both the surgeon and the patient are profound, the company said. The X-Guide Dynamic 3D Naviga- tion system allows the surgeon to digitally plan the ideal treatment and then provides turn-by-turn guidance of the handpiece to that target during live surgery — like GPS for the dental drill, the company said. 5 Dentists around the world embrace advanced surgical navigation technology to deliver more accurate and less invasive dental implants to patients. (Photos/Provided by X-Nav Technologies) “It is exciting to see the global dental community embrace X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation so enthusi- astically over the past few years,” Marandola said. “We look forward to continuing the momentum by driving innovative and useful advancements to the technology that will further enhance patient care and doctor pro- ductivity.” Here in Chicago information on X-Nav For more Technologies and clinical applications of dynamic navigation, stop by booth No. 604, visit www.X-NavTech.com or call (855) 475-9628.
8 exhibitors AAID Annual Meeting — November 2021 Science behind the 3-layer placental membrane By Salvin Dental Specialties Staff n The new AmnioExcite placen- tal membrane, available from Salvin Dental Specialties, includes both amnion and chorion layers plus a trophoblast layer. According to the company, the trophoblast layer con- tains more than 50 percent of the biologically relevant proteins in the placental membrane,1 and LifeNet Health’s patented and proprietary Matracell decellularization process serves to minimize immunogenic and inflammatory responses.7,8 The amnion membrane by itself is thin and contains only a small portion of the biological factors found in the full-thickness placental membrane, Salvin said. The chorionic membrane contains many of the same growth factors as the amnion membrane. However, the trophoblast layer holds a majority of the proteins and growth factors in the full-thickness placental membrane.1 AmnioExcite is approximately four times thicker than an amnion or chorion membrane for a more sub- stantial protective barrier.2 Amnio- Excite’s unique thickness may help prevent bacterial ingress and thus inflammation associated with infec- Here in Chicago To learn more about AmnioExcite and other products, visit Salvin Dental Specialties at booth No. 828, go to www. salvin.com or contact the company directly at (800) 535-6566. and validated process that renders allograft tissue acellular without compromising the biomechanical or desired biochemical properties of the allograft bio-implant for its intended surgical application.8 Both Salvin Dental and LifeNet Health have an exemplary safety record. Since 1995, LifeNet Health has processed more than 7 million bio-implants with its Allowash tech- nology, without a single case of dis- ease transmission. AmnioExcite has a Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) of 10-6, which is the recommended SAL for medical devices or allografts that are implanted or come in contact with breeched skin. To learn more about AmnioExcite or to place an order, call Salvin Dental Specialties at (800) 535-6566. (A full list of references is available from the publisher.) 5 (Photo/Provided by Salvin Dental Specialties) tion, the company said. AmnioExcite does not fold in upon itself when rehydrated, making it much easier to handle and less likely to migrate away from the surgical site during the healing process.3 other Unlike amnion/chorion membrane allografts, the layers in AmnioExcite are never separated during the entire process because separation can adversely impact retention of the native growth fac- tors.4 In most placental-based allografts, the trophoblast layer is removed. However, by removing this layer, a rich source of beneficial endog- enous biological factors and the thick structural matrix is also removed.1 Therefore, AmnioExcite retains more endogenous growth factors than sim- ilar placenta-derived allografts by being processed as an intact, whole placental membrane, according to Salvin. A few tissue processors do retain the trophoblast layer without remov- ing viable and non-viable cells, which may provoke an immune response because of the presence of antigens on the cell surface.5 The ideal solu- tion is to leave the thick, nutrient-rich extracellular matrix of the tropho- blast layer intact but remove the donor cells to minimize an immune or inflammatory response. LifeNet Health has solved this problem by processing AmnioExcite with its Matracell decellularization process.6,7 Matracell is a patented Excellent primary stability with only 1 to 2 drills By Neoss Staff n Neoss ProActive® Edge is a one- of-a-kind implant, according to the company — a powerful addition to the Neoss implant family with outstand- ing primary stability even in soft or compromised bone. A revolutionary one- to two-step drilling protocol prepares the site with minimal bone removal and pro- vides you with immediate feedback during placement. The drills are directly matched to the implant and thread designs, making placement faster, simpler and reducing chair time for you and your patients, the company asserts. A pre-clinical study has shown that the Neoss ProActive Edge implants achieve equal or better implant stability than top premium brand implants, according to the com- pany. In addition, Neoss ProActive Edge was the only implant that main- tained outstanding implant stability in all situations, even in cases with over-prepared osteotomies, making it highly predictable to use.1 The predictability of the Neoss Pro- Active Edge implant has been further confirmed in a clinical use study, the Here in Chicago To learn more about the Neoss Pro- Active Edge, stop by the Neoss booth, No. 512. All implants remained in function during the entire one-year observa- tion period with minimal (-0.5 mm) bone remodeling.2 Like all Neoss implants, Neoss ProActive Edge features the clini- cally proven super hydrophilic ProActive surface and the highly trusted NeoLoc® connection. Accord- ing to the company, it’s one prosthetic platform across three implant ranges with one screwdriver connection, making it “Intelligent Simplicity.” References 1. Turra M, Petersson A, and Sennerby L. Primary stability of three different aggressively threaded and tapered im- plants low-densitypolyurethane. COIR. 2020; 31(S20): 60. in 2. Turra M, Andersson P, Verrocchi D, Sennerby L. A retrospective case series report on a novel aggressively threaded and tapered implant. COIR. 2020; 31(S20): 257. company says. High primary stability was achieved for all implants, allow- ing for immediate or early load in support of single crowns and partial bridges as well as for full-arch resto- rations.
AAID Annual Meeting — November 2021 exhibitors 9 Practicing in the digital dentistry era By Dr. Howard Gluckman n Digital dentistry and the digital workflow have become a critical part of our practice. One of the main rea- sons for this is the ability for us to better serve our patients on many fronts. From diagnosis to commu- nicating treatment plans to fabrica- tion of materials needed for surgery and prosthetics, digital dentistry has become essential and indispensable. Digital dentistry begins with the end in mind. DSD forms a key part of our diagnostic abilities to ensure the patient-centric outcome. Digital photography is an essential function alongside another big part, which is the use of CBCT as well as intraoral scans. All of these provide us with the essential information and documen- tation required for our procedures. The information that we collect digi- tally then allows us to draw up treat- ment plans and then communicate them with the patient or with other practitioners or specialists. It also 5 Dr. Howard Gluckman uses the Navident System. (Photo/Provided by ClaroNav) allows asynchronous communica- tion with other practitioners so we can share and treatment plan or seek advice from other experts in order to achieve the best results possible. As critical as all this initial docu- mentation and treatment planning is, it is even more critical that we are able to transfer all the planned treat- ment with precision and accuracy into the oral cavity. Static guided surgery is one way of transferring our plans; however, this treatment option does not allow us to modify this plan Here in Chicago To learn more about Navident by Claro- Nav, stop by booth No. 1009, visit www. claronav.com or call (844) 628-4336. should we find the need for minor or even major changes once one we begin the treatment. Dynamic navigation or dynamic guided surgery like the Navident Sys- tem not only provides the accuracy needed, it also allows for real-time modification of a plan to best suit the patient’s needs. This technology is not only available for most modes of surgery but also for endodontics and endodontic surgery. This has been an absolute game changer for our practices and for our patients, and it has further enhanced our abilities to provide the most sophisticated treat- ment possible. It has dispensed with the need for laboratory-made guides and has put all the planning and execution in my own hands, thus allowing me to be in control of all aspects from design to execution. Being able to modify treatment on the fly is an incredibly powerful tool. In most static guides, one is forced to work with what is provided, and if it does not work for any reason, you are either forced to abandon the proce- dure and come back another day or go back to conventional brain-guided treatment. I prefer the ability to adapt my plan and keep using the technol- ogy that’s available to continue with my treatment, and all of my patients are hugely appreciative of that fact. Converting one’s practice to a digi- tal practice is not an easy task. It requires upskilling both you and your staff. It requires substantial investment in your practice. How- ever, the benefits far outweigh the negatives. What is most important is the excitement and sense of adven- ture that it creates for everyone in the practice. It has been a wonderful jour- ney, and I look forward to the future. It is incredible to be practicing in the digital age. Scenes from Keystone’s KEY Conferences n During 2021, after months of not being able to meet in person, Key- stone Dental Group invited clinicians from around the world to participate in three unique one-day conferences to discuss the latest innovations in immediate solutions, full-arch rehabilitation, esthetic restorations and more. These educational topics were presented by world-renowned thought leaders and educators. Take a look at some highlights of the events. All photos are provided by Key- stone Dental Group. Here in Chicago To learn more about Keystone Dental Group, stop by booth No. 539. 5 KEY Conference, Newport Beach attendees listen to leading educators who were part of the sold-out event. 5 Dr. Peter Wohrle and Dr. Hooman Zarrinkelk engage in a discussion after Zarrinkelk’s lecture. 5 KEY Conference, Boston group picture (from left): Dr. Anthony Sallustio, Dr. Gregory Toback, Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Dr. David Lustbader, Dr. Jay Neugarten and Dr. Graziano Giglio. 3 Melker Nilsson, CEO, offers the welcome and opening remarks during the KEY Conference, Newport Beach. 5 Dr. Tara Aghaloo presents ‘Molaris, Molar-Wide Implants’ during the KEY Conference, Newport Beach. 3 Attendees during one of the breaks of the KEY Conference learn about KDG’s products and solutions.
10 future meetings AAID Annual Meeting — November 2021 AO to hold live, in-person annual meeting in 2022 Event to take place in San Diego from Feb. 24 to 26 n Plan to join the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) and get reac- quainted with colleagues while tak- ing in “Implant Dentistry for All: Hon- oring the Past, Treasuring the Present and Shaping the Future” during the organization’s 2022 annual meeting, taking place Feb. 24 to 26 at the San Diego Convention Center. Registration for the meeting is now open at ao2022.osseo.org. With a setting along the shores of the San Diego Bay, just steps away from the historic Gaslamp Quarter, this three-day scientific symposium will include: • Opening symposium: “40 Years of Implant Dentistry: How Did We Get Here?” with keynote presenter Wil- liam Giannobile, DDS, MS, DMSc. • and Surgical restorative tracks: Concurrent full-day ses- sions featuring two dozen renowned experts. • Hands-on workshops: These AD For more information To learn more about the Academy of Osseointegration’s in-person 2022 annual meeting, visit osseo.org or call (800) 656-7736. To register early for the event and save up to $250, head to ao2022.osseo.org. courses will be offered in their pop- ular format woven into the main program. Gain first-hand experience with the latest technology at these workshops provided by Drs. Stephen Chu, Howard Gluckman, Alessandro Pozzi and Tiziano Testori. • Morning with the Masters and Lunch with the Masters: Join your colleagues for 14 limited attendance sessions in smaller settings designed to encourage attendee interaction and discussion. • Comprehensive exhibit hall: A bustling hub will showcase the latest products and technologies by leading corporate participants. • Corporate forums: Thirty-six cor- porate presentations will introduce 5 The 2022 AO Annual Meeting will return live and in-person from Feb. 24 to 26 and will take place at the San Diego Convention Center. (Photo/Provided by AO) the latest innovations and trends in the industry. • President’s Reception: Enjoy a complimentary event honoring AO President Dr. Tara L. Aghaloo and past presidents Drs. Clark M. Stanford and Jay P. Malmquist aboard the USS Midway, the longest serving Naval aircraft carrier in the 20th century. • Two ways to attend: Choose from in-person or livestreaming registra- tion, both which include on-demand access for all registrants through the end of the year, with up to 64.25 ADA CERP continuing education credit hours available. • Premier member package: This exclusive package provides numer- ous benefits at a discount. It is avail- able for a limited time to the first 75 members who register for this special opportunity. “The academy has planned for this to be an extra special and one of its most memorable annual meetings in years,” said AO President Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD. “We are excited for you all to experience everything that San Diego has to offer — and can’t wait to greet you there!” Register early and save up to $250 at ao2022.osseo.org.