Lessons learned from the first facial transplant and dental applications for Botox injections are on the agenda for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) annual scientific conference, Oct. 20-23 in Boston.
AAID’s meeting is highly regarded in the dental supplies profession as an innovative forum and valuable resource for continuing education, product demonstrations and networking. More than 1,600 dentists, allied staff and exhibitors are expected to attend. The theme for the conference, to be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, is “Navigate Zones of Implant Dentistry: Complications, Confidence, Comfort.” As always, the scientific program will showcase an international cast of speakers and offer comprehensive continuing education credit.
The major highlight of the meeting is the main podium presentation on Oct. 22 by Daniel Alam, MD, chief, facial and reconstructive surgery, Cleveland Clinic, titled “Technical and Anatomical Considerations of the First Human Maxillo-facial Transplant.” In 2008, Dr. Alam made history in performing the first near-total facial transplant in the United States on a woman whose face had been mutilated by a shotgun blast. For the AAID audience, Dr. Alam will show footage of the surgery and relate its significance for future use of human face transplantation in treating severely disfigured facial structures.
Later in the day, noted plastic surgeon Joe Niamtu III, DMD, will provide a multimedia presentation on contemporary facial rejuvenation procedures, such as Botox, injectable fillers, laser treatments and facial implants. AAID attendees will learn treatment options for facial aging that can be applied to their practices.