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The International Team for Implantology (ITI) is a unique network that unites professionals around the world from every field of implant dentistry and related tissue regeneration. As an independent academic association, it actively promotes networking and exchange among its membership. Established in 1980, the ITI has become one of the largest independent academic organizations in implant dentistry and the related field of tissue regeneration. For more than 30 years, Straumann has enjoyed a unique partnership with the ITI, supporting networking, education and research.

I have attended the International Team for Implantology (ITI) Congress multiple times and have been asked to present on numerous occasions. As an ITI Fellow, Education Committee member, Consensus Conference participant, and ITI Treatment Guide contributor, I have been immersed in this invaluable organization and feel that all ITI Congresses are well worth attending.

I have been ask to participate in the ITI congress that will meet in Johannesburg, South Africa. The dates are July 26-27, 2013. This is the South African winter season with cooler temperatures and a wonderful time of year for a safari style vacation. I’m planning now to take my family on such an adventure after the meeting.

The venue chosen for the South Africa ITI Congress is Vodacom World, Midrand, Johannesburg, a destination renowned for its conference facilities and conveniently located close to several hotels in the Midrand area.

Dr. Steven E. Eckert and I will be presenting the program titled 60 Years! Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.  Register now for this incredible international learning experience.

Friday July 26, 2013
Opening Remarks
(Gerrit Wyma)
Session 1: Current Knowledge
What we know, is the literature credible? (Steve Eckert)
Biology of hard and soft tissue wound healing and grafting (Anthony Sclar)
Session 2: The Healthy Compromised Implant

Risk factors related to esthetic implant complications (Anthony Sclar)
Prosthetic complications: tips and tricks (Steve Eckert)
Session 3: Poster and Case Presentations (competition)
Session 4: Controversial Issues
Prosthetic decisions: where, how many and which materials. Metal vs. ceramic abutments and super-structures, abutment selection, screw vs. cement retained, implants connected to teeth, how many implants are needed? (Steve Eckert)
Does alveolar ridge preservation provide functional and esthetic benefits? (Anthony Sclar)

Saturday July 27, 2013
Session 5: Peri-Implantitis, Current Status

Peri-implantitis: Prevalence, diagnosis and prognosis (Steve Eckert)
Peri-implantitis: Risk factors, clinical and surgical protocols for management (Anthony Sclar)
Session 6: Treatment Planning
“All on 4 or More” Immediate function procedures: Current clinical protocols and literature support (Anthony Sclar)
Digital Prosthetics, ready for prime time? (Steve Eckert)
Session 7: Emerging Technologies
The role of tissue engineering in reconstructive and esthetic implant dentistry (Anthony Sclar)
The future of implant dentistry (Steve Eckert)
Closing Remarks (Paul van Zyl)

One Comment

  1. August 23, 2012

    Can not wait. Looking forward to this event. Excellent topics.

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