Glidewell Implant Symposium: Helping Clinicians Succeed in Implant Dentistry
The 2022 Glidewell Symposium “Implants: The Next Level” was held June 24–25 at the brand-new Glidewell Clinical Education Center in Irvine, California. The sold-out event provided two days of practical, cutting-edge clinical education designed to help dentists succeed in making implant dentistry a bigger part of their everyday practices. Attendees earned nine hours of continuing education units.
The Glidewell Symposium featured a unique two-day educational format. The first day included a general session, with fast-paced main podium presentations on topics such as bone grafting, implant placement, implant overdentures, and full-arch surgical and restorative procedures. Attendees learned from 10 dental experts, including Drs. Timothy Kosinski, Randolph Resnik, Roger Levin and Jack Hahn. During the lunch break, participants toured the Glidewell campus. At the conclusion of the day, they enjoyed a hosted cocktail party and dinner at Mesa Manor, home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell.
Kicking off the first day of the Glidewell Symposium “Implants: The Next Level,” Founder and President Jim Glidewell presented his vision of the evolution of dentistry, sharing a personal perspective that represents over 50 years in the field.
The general session featured 30-minute main podium presentations, on everything from single-tooth implant placement to full-arch surgical and restorative procedures.
Dr. Jack Hahn, a pioneer in implant dentistry, delivered the keynote “Changing Lives with Implant Dentistry,” an inspiring tribute to the ongoing role dentists can play in positively impacting their patients’ lives.
Attendees learned from 10 clinical experts, including Dr. Randolph Resnik (shown), director of the Misch-Resnik Implant Institute and author of three definitive textbooks on oral implantology.
During the lunch break, attendees toured the Glidewell campus and had the opportunity to observe the many recent technological advancements in place.
At the conclusion of the first day, attendees enjoyed live music and a hosted cocktail party and dinner at Mesa Manor, home of Jim and Parvina Glidewell.
On the second day of the event, attendees chose from nine hands-on workshops and focused lectures. During the half-day session, participants engaged in topics such as clinical photography, practice management, digitally guided implant surgery, small-diameter implants, and best practices for avoiding complications in implant dentistry.
On the second day of the event, nine hands-on workshops and focused lectures took place simultaneously at the Glidewell campus.
Participants learned practical clinical techniques they could take back to the office and immediately incorporate into their practice.
Course topics covered many areas of implant dentistry, such as digitally guided implant surgery, small-diameter implants, and how to avoid complications and maximize treatment success.
During breaks, attendees browsed the exhibit area for the latest tools and technology to impact their implant practices.
The Glidewell Symposium brought together dental experts who shared the clinical techniques and business strategies for success. Educators, shown left to right: Drs. Paresh Patel, Roger Levin, Neil Park, Timothy Kosinski, Jack Hahn, Randolph Resnik, Taylor Manalili, David Hochberg, Charles Schlesinger and Raymond Choi.
“Feedback from the event has been excellent,” said Dr. Neil Park, vice president of clinical affairs and Glidewell Symposium scientific chair. “The Glidewell Symposium sold out in record time, which suggests our format is accessible and provides great value for the profession. And best of all, attendees thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We look forward to facilitating more learning opportunities in the coming months, and we hope to see everyone there!”
To catch all the action from the Glidewell Symposium, watch the video below. To register for an upcoming event, visit glidewellsymposium.com.