Optimising Oral Surgery Symposium 2017

Programme     Speaker Info     Venue and Accommodation     

Thank you to all those who made the Symposium such a success!

Marco Esposito

Keynote Presentation by Prof Marco Esposito

Short implants vs augmentation procedures, and an investigation of long implants without augmentation

After a brief introduction on the scientific methods in clinical dentistry, this presentation will focus on how to rehabilitate with dental implants atrophic jaws by comparing, in randomised controlled trials, two alternative options: the use of short implants versus the use of longer implants enabled by bone augmentation procedures. Also trials on the use of short implants versus longer ones in the presence of adequate native bone will be discussed, as well as some hints on zygomatic implants.


Scott Davis

Feature Presentation by Dr Scott Davis

Optimising the Surgical Part 1: Driven by the Restorative

Beginning with an overview of occlusion, achieving passivity and the use of intermediary abutments placed at time of surgery. Surgical innovations that make screw-retained prosthetics even more achievable will then be presented. A notable finding in recent literature is the abundance of mid-facial soft-tissue that can be achieved from the bucco-palatal angulation of implants. This will be further explored in the hands-on workshop "Optimising Anterior Aesthetics when Placing Implants".

David Chrisp

Feature Presentation by Dr David Chrisp

Innovations in Sedation for Oral Surgery

Interesting trends are emerging in support of IV sedation at present. The development of Crisis Management Skills using simulation training to better equip practitioners for medical emergencies will be discussed. The initial findings of a trial using high flow nasal oxygen systems to avoid oxygen desaturation will also be presented.


Further information about the Symposium speakers can be found here...

Featured Breakout Sessions

Manish Patel

Suturing Master Class
with Dr Manish Patel


Nick Stretton

Practical PRF
Live Demonstration
with Dr Nick Stretton


Scott Davis

Optimising Anterior Aesthetics when Placing Implants
with Dr Scott Davis

Thermo-Sensitive Viscocity
TSV Gel Live Demonstration
Sticky Bone without the Needle



Optimising Oral Surgery: Symposium 2017 is verified by the NZDA for 8 Hours of CPD
NZDA verifies, that based on the information provided to NZDA, this activity meets the Dental Council policy requirements for CPD. NZDA CPD verification does not imply promotion or endorsement of the contents of any course. Attendees need to use professional judgment to assess the validity and usefulness of techniques, materials or therapeutic products to their own practice.




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