The ICOI will hold its World Congress XXIX in Orlando, Fla., in September, (DTI/Photo Dreamstime.com)
by Dental Tribune America
Upper Montclair, N.J., USA: The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) will commemorate 40 years of implant education and camaraderie when its hold its World Congress XXIX in Orlando, Fla. The dates of this event are Sept. 20-22. The venue for this World Congress will be the World Center Marriott Hotel.
Since celebrating its existence in 1972 at its first World Congress in Paris, the ICOI has grown from a fledgling study club to over 13,000 dues paying members in 2012. Membership spans all continents, save for Antarctica. Initially, the ICOI office was run out of ICOI Co-Chair Dr. Kenneth Judy’s office, then from an office in his home. ICOI now occupies an entire floor of an office building in Upper Montclair, N.J.
To help ICOI acknowledge its 40th anniversary, leaders from its Component and Affiliate societies around the world, as well as members of its International Ambassadors’ Circle, will be present in Orlando.
The Scientific Program for the Orlando World Congress was prepared by Dr. John Russo. A diversified and international faculty will honor this World Congress. A large number of sponsored Pre-Congress courses will be offered on Thursday morning, Sept. 20.
Speakers who are scheduled to present at the meeting include Dr. Fred Bergmann, Dr. Rick Ferguson, Dr. Scott Ganz, Dr. Kenneth Hebel, Dr. Shohei Kasugai, Dr. Richard Kraut, Dr. Bradley McAllister, Dr. Edwin McGlumphy, Dr. Carl Misch, Dr. Craig Misch, Dr. Ady Palti and Dr. Michael Pikos.
Scientific program highlights include the following:
- The Gold Sponsors, DENTSPLY IMPLANTS and MIS, provide hand-on courses. Dr. Jin Kim and his sponsor, DENTSPLY, will wow attendees with his course on “Mastering Clinical Digital Photography.” Among other things, this course will instruct attendees on mastering the techniques for surgical and cosmetic operative documentation purposes.
- MIS’s representative, Dr. Amos Yahav, will cover “Bone Augmentation and Ridge Preservation for Implant Placement,” utilizing bone grafting materials and hard tissue models for hands-on experience.
- Silver Sponsors will also conduct pre-congress courses starting with OSTEOGENICS and Dr. Michael Pikos, whose topic will be “Extraction Site Management for Implant Reconstruction: Hands on Workshop.” The hands-on segment will include models for socket grafting, connective tissue grafting and free gingival grafting.
- Dr. Dennis Smiler and NUBONE will provide a hands-on workshop on “Solving the Challenges of Bone Graft Success: Successful Grafts with Stem Cells, Stemvie Matrix, Growth Factors.” Attendees at this course will receive anatomic take home models, DVD movies of bone morrow aspiration technique and a sterile sample of StemVie Graft Matrix.
- Dr. Carl Misch will discuss “Controversies in Implant Number” for BioHorizons. Attendees at this course will understand the guidelines that determine implant number and the treatment planning for multiple missing teeth.
- Dr. Al-Faraje will focus upon the mini-dental implant phenomenon in his lecture for 3M ESPE on “Small Diameter Implants for the Modern Implant Practice: Treatment Options and Indication for Fixed and Removable Prostheses.”
- Dr. Leonard “Lenny” Linkow will provide a fascinating and historical examination of and a prognosis for the future of the implant field in his course on “Implant Dentistry: What Was, What Is, and What Probably Will Be.” Dr. Linkow’s course will evaluate where we are today with all materials and techniques, educations processes and programs worldwide.
- Drs. Michael Toffler and Barry Zweig and Hiossen will hold a course on “Sinus Augmentation; Crestal and Lateral Approaches; Challenges and Solutions.” Objectives of this course include an understanding of new and safer approaches to sinus lifting.
- Rounding out this World Congress will be a two-and-a-half-day ADIA program for the auxiliary staff members. On Thursday and Friday, ADIA’s main podium will feature Drs. Jon Suzuki, Rick Ferguson, Kathy Ferguson, Carl Misch, Kostas Valavanis and Scott Ganz and Joy Millis, Emily Duross, Seon Jaromillo, Laura Jamison and Lynn Mortilla.
As is customary, the last day, Saturday, will be devoted to four simultaneous certification programs for dental hygienists, dental assisting, practice management and implant coordinator training. These courses are always lively and always filled, so plan to enroll soon.
Full information on this meeting is available at ICOI’s website, www.icoi.org.