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SEOUL, South Korea: On a yearly basis, Osstem Implant’s subsidiaries organise the Osstem Meetings, which are country-specific events, in their respective countries, including South Korea. The company has announced the conclusion of a successful round of these symposiums held by its overseas subsidiaries. For each symposium, local dentists were invited to share the latest technology and surgical expertise related to implant treatments and participate in the analysis and discussion of clinical cases.
From 14 to 16 April, Osstem’s Chinese subsidiary in Guangdong held its Osstem Meeting in Shenzhen, a city in southern Guangdong. The event attracted 660 local dentists. Kim Hee-Soo, head of the subsidiary, said: “Although this year’s symposium was a paid-event for the first time, we received tons of inquiries in advance and witnessed enthusiastic response on the spot. The Guangdong subsidiary plans to hold its second local academic symposium in Nanning, China in October thanks to the ardent support of local dentists.
The company’s Brazilian subsidiary held its Osstem Meeting in São Paulo, the country’s financial centre, from 24 to 25 March. The meeting included an on-site lecture by a Brazilian dentist and a live broadcast of an implant surgery performed by a South Korean dentist in Seoul. Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Korea in São Paulo Kim Joo-Hoon delivered congratulatory remarks, wishing Osstem great future success and expressing his gratitude to the participating local dentists.
Lee Won-Ki, head of Osstem’s Brazilian subsidiary, said: “The subsidiary was established in the second half of 2019 and encountered a disruption in business activities for about three years owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. This disruption occurred even before it embarked on the licensing process for products to be sold in the local market.” He added, “This meeting, which we have hosted this year for the first time, is the first of numerous future academic events to be arranged for the 340,000 in-service dentists in Brazil.”
Additionally, after a successful Osstem Meeting held in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei last year, Osstem’s Taiwanese subsidiary held this year’s Osstem Meeting in Kaohsiung, the largest city in southern Taiwan, from 23 to 24 April.
Osstem plans to offer a total of 11 local academic symposiums presented by ten of its subsidiaries this year. In the second half of the year, its subsidiaries in Singapore, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, India, Russia and Vietnam will also hold Osstem Meetings. The Osstem Meeting in Seoul will be held at the company’s headquarters in South Korea in June and November.
An Osstem representative explained, “This year, we are increasing the number of training courses by more than 40% from the previous year to ensure that as many as 11,000 more global dentists complete our clinical training.” Osstem offered free clinical training for South Korean dentists for the first time in 2000, and 110,000 dentists across the globe had completed the company’s clinical training course as of 2022.
Osstem World Meeting
In addition to Osstem Meetings, the company organises the annual Osstem World Meeting, a global academic symposium that invites dentists from all over the world to South Korea. The company expressed its ambition to make the Osstem World Meeting the most prestigious global academic symposium in the dental industry, saying, “The global academic symposium is an important occasion to share the latest dental technologies and next-generation products with dentists across the globe.”
This year’s Osstem World Meeting will be held in Istanbul in Turkey on 12 and 13 May at Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel. This international event has been in the works for more than three years, having been postponed three times owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was last held in Tokyo in Japan in 2019.
The event will feature a range of lectures, forums and seminars all held under the theme of “Future of Digital Dentistry”. the event features a range of lectures, forums, and seminars.
The first day of the event will offer hands-on training. The implant surgery experts who lecture at Osstem will demonstrate their clinical surgery expertise using bone grafting materials along with Osstem’s surgical guide, OneGuide. In the evening, guests will be treated to special orchestra performances in addition to a DJ.
Five lecture sessions will be offered on the second day. Lecture topics will include the principles of sinus lift with hydraulic pressure, methods to increase accuracy of implantation using the OneGuide system, and expertise in mandibular anterior and posterior implantation. A particular highlight will be the live broadcast of an implant surgery performed at a South Korean dental clinic to provide insight into the process of completing a complicated implantation case using the OneGuide.
Simultaneous interpreting will be available in English, Turkish, Chinese and Russian. All the sessions will be livestreamed on Osstem’s YouTube channel. Those wishing to participate in the academic symposium can enquire at their respective Osstem branch, which they can locate at en.osstem.com/company/company-location.
Next year’s Osstem World Meeting will take place in Seoul. The location of the 2025 meeting will be decided between New York City and East Rutherford in New Jersey in the US.