Graham Blackbeard, CEO of Southern Implants, recently announced the 25 year anniversary conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa, on the Southern Coast of South Africa, from 2-6 March 2014.
In the announcement he said: "As Albert Einstein said: "If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got." At Southern we firmly believe in taking proven concepts and innovatively expanding them so that implant dentists can apply better treatments than what they always did before. As you might expect, we have invited outstanding experts from many countries as speakers. They will present a healthy mix of scientific findings and practical treatment recommendations. Some presentations will not relate to our products at all, but have been chosen to stimulate 'out of the box' thought processes. A Southern conference is a unique, limited size forum where those serious about dental implants exchange views and learn what their peers around the world are doing and exploring. Book your place early, as we are already starting to limit the size of some groups."
An invitation to the event, with a provisional program, is now available to download.
Prof Tomas Albrektsson: Without doubt the most knowledgeable and well published senior authority on the science of dental implants. With more than 600 publications and numerous books to his name, Tomas has been a key driver and participant in recent consensus meetings.
Prof Hugo de Bruyn: Hugo heads up implant dentistry and the periodontal department at Ghent University in Belgium. He and his students conduct and enormous amount of clinical research leading to approximately one first class publication per month. He has presented more than 500 international lectures in the field of implantology and periodontology.
Prof Ann Wennerberg: Ann heads one of the most respected prosthodontics departments in the world, namely that of Malmo, Sweden. Ann is also the world's leading authority on surfaces relating to dental implants and abutments. Ann, together with her team and collaborators have made some significant recent advances in the optimisaion of implant surfaces.
Dr Patrick Pallaci Patrick is the head of the Branemark Osseiointegration Center in Marseilles, working in close collaboration with Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark. He has developed several techniques in relation to hard and soft tissue augmentation with optimal implant positioning, papilla regeneration manipulation and aesthetic implant dentistry.