Ninth international conference on the 'Digitally Integrated Implant Dentistry' was organized by the Academy of Oral Implantalogy (AOI). The three-day conference hosts doctors from the speciality, showcasing how the advanced procedures can go a long way in improving dental health, and thereby leading to better overall health.
Speaking on the theme of this year's conference Dr. Ajay Sharma, Senior Consultant and Head Dept of Dental Sciences Max Smart Superspeciality Hospital, Saket, said, "The aim of our conference this year is to integrate technology with dental procedures for precise, cost efficient, and time efficient outcomes. Digitally integrated implants should be made available to all dentally crippled people. We are also very hopeful that through this endeavor of ours, medical tourism in India will increase. By digitizing dental implants, patients traveling to India will have to incur fewer costs. Procedures that earlier took days to complete, can now be done within hours. Patients get dentally restored faster and go back home happy."
‘Digital dental implants provide reasonable and probable treatment solutions to patients.’
The procedures and processes presented at the conference are evidence based and tested. Also aimed at providing reasonable and predictable treatment solutions to their patients, the congregation presents scientific papers brought out by young doctors. These scientific papers showcase what the future vision of the doctors is in dental Implantology.
Great advancements in dental surgery have been made to assist with bone and tissue regeneration so that when it is time to insert the implant, the extraction site has been stabilized and a graft performed to protect the integrity of the site.
Patients no longer have to wait to replace their missing tooth, now the dental implant, post and dental crown can be set in just one visit. With immediate dental implants, you do not need to live with a gap in your teeth or wear a fake temporary cap while you wait for the dental implant to heal. And with single-visit dental implants becoming more successful, more patients are inquiring about this procedure.
Expanding on the concept of digital dentistry, Prof. (Dr.) Saranjit S Bhasin, Head at Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, said, "This technology will allow us to pre-plan all our surgeries. CT scans and 3D equipment will help us prepare dental implants to ensure same-day procedures through a virtual mock-up of the patients' mouth, which eliminates cutting through the gums to find the bone. This eliminates the long period of healing and reduces follow-up visits as well. We have invested in the research and development of this concept and are dedicated to training dentists in this technology. As awareness and availability increases throughout the country, more and more patients will be able to opt for this procedure."
The Academy of Oral Implantology (AOI) works towards advancement of science and art of oral implantology; to promote current innovative procedures in the field; to foster research and education.