Opening Word

The Arab society of oral implantology held this year a magnificent meeting in Cairo, Egypt, January 8-10 2009. the meeting gathered over 670 participants, from Egypt and from all over eth middle east, in this meeting strong evidence based scientific program, and more than seven different workshops in the various aspects of dental implantology, speakers from the USA, Austria, Mexico, Lebanon, England, and Italy, a parallel sessions for laboratory technicians was also held to motivate these important element in the dental profession.

The meeting has a final one 90 minutes dedicated to a panel discussion between all the speakers and the participants in all the topics raised during the meeting, also a junior podium competition was held to elicit the best future dentists speakers in the field of oral implantology, the competition was held originally to encourage young dentists to be on the podium to project their work, ideas, and gain their self confidence. Financial and prestigious awards were given to the top three winners.

The program has over 21 speakers in the junior podium this year.

An up-to date exhibition that gathered over 24 implant related manufacturers, from all over the world, ( it is the mission of the Arab society of oral implantology to offer science , modern technology in an affordable and easy way to all the members of the society ) Dr Abdelsalam Elaskary said.

All the scientific events of the Arab society of oral implantology is fully accredited by the international congress of oral implantologists and the university of temple, all ICOI fellow awardees were awarded in this meeting .