Live Dental Surgery at Academy of General Dentistry and the Mastership Award
Earlier this month, I was given the grand honor of being the first to perform a live single tooth replacement, in front of my fellow dentists and clinicians at the Academy of General Dentistry’s 2019 Scientific Session. For this unique continuing education event, a modern dental operatory was set up on stage with full cameras and sound amplification, giving me the opportunity to showcase the best techniques and newest technology to be used in tooth replacement.
I have spent years attending and learning from the Academy of General Dentistry’s events, earning my Fellowship with the AGD. On this occasion, I was given the full honor of the Mastership Award (MAGD), a true honor representing over 500 hours of continuing education, rigorous and comprehensive testing, and proof of my personal dedication to staying on the cutting edge of technology and knowledge in my field. The Academy of General Dentistry was founded in 1972 with the goal of improving the oral health of the public and support the efforts of the general dentist. This foundation has been extremely influential in the dental continuing education and in presenting new dental technology to the field.
I was tasked with sharing the new Azento system for patient implants. The new Azento streamlined approach to Single Tooth Replacement focuses on simplifying the implant process, while still retaining the benefits of personalized healing and dental techniques customized to the patient. The Azento system reduces the number of patient visits, and healing time for the implant process. Patients can now go from initial scan to implant in one week. It has been a great system to add to our office, and a pleasure to share this new technology with my professional peers.
A great thank you to my staff, for working beside me on the live opportunity stage and to the Academy of General Dentistry for giving me this opportunity. It will be an experience I shall never forget.