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Implant Expo 2023: Transforming implant failures to successful outcomes

The World Implant Expo (WIE) 2023— a global event designed by pioneers in implantology, centered on strategies to transform implant failures into successful outcomes. (Image: Dr. Shankar Iyer) 

Sun. 17 December 2023

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The World Implant Expo (WIE) 2023— a global event designed by pioneers in implantology, brought implantologists together to help them improve their skills and knowledge in implant practice. The Expo, held on 26 – 28 November 2023 in Kochi, was designed with a specific focus on the critical topic of strategies to transform implant failures into successful outcomes.

The World Implant Expo 2023 was the synergistic outcome of scientific partner, Smile USA & the corporate enterprise, Dentist Channel Online. The conference, Chaired by Dr. Shankar Iyer, showed the commitment of dentists to render pragmatic, purely scientific solutions to implant complications, in the most unbiased manner.  The other members of the organizing team comprised, Prof.(Dr.) Mahesh Verma (The patron), Dr. Aditi Nanda (Chair, scientific committee),  Mr. Melvin Mendoca (Chief executive officer), and Mr. Siddique (Chief operating officer). 

An enthralling panel discussion conducted by Dr. Shankar Iyer and the speakers. From right to left, Dr. Aman Bhullar (Speaker), Dr. Akshay Kumaraswamy (Speaker), Dr. N Chandraselhar (Speaker), Dr. Hardee Patel (Speaker), Dr. Shankar Iyer (Moderator)

An enthralling panel discussion conducted by Dr. Shankar Iyer and the speakers. From right to left, Dr. Aman Bhullar (Speaker), Dr. Akshay Kumaraswamy (Speaker), Dr. N Chandraselhar (Speaker), Dr. Hardee Patel (Speaker), Dr. Shankar Iyer (Moderator)

The strength of the conference was the specially curated scientific sessions on the various specialties related to implant dentistry. With almost 40 speakers from various countries like India, the USA, Egypt, Greece, and the UAE, the conference stands out as the sole scientific event in the prevailing times, that focuses on the critical topic of dental implant complications. 

An ongoing workshop with hands-on. Mentors, Dr. Valaditis and Mr. Papanokolous from Greece.

An ongoing workshop with hands-on. Mentors, Dr. Valaditis and Mr. Papanokolous from Greece.

An ongoing workshop with hands-on. Mentors, Dr. PC Jacob and Dr. Anne

An ongoing workshop with hands-on. Mentors, Dr. PC Jacob and Dr. Anne

Appreciation of the exhibitors by the organizing committee

Appreciation of the exhibitors by the organizing committee

The unrestricted sharing of information among the delegates and presenters contributed to a smooth exchange of knowledge and experiences for over 400 dental implant practitioners from diverse backgrounds and nations. Speakers dwelled on subjects related to bone & gum issues, material science, crown, bridge, & dentures used in the rehabilitation of dental implants, and digital technology that has been revamping the landscape of implant care. The scientific deliberations comprised podium lectures, table clinics, hands-on workshops & exciting panel discussions, all adding immensely to knowledge and skill set. The delegates and participants from various cities of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, UAE,  Canada, and the USA took back volumes of information on implant care. 

 

Ongoing judging of posters by esteemed judges (Dr. Saloni Mistry and Dr. PC Jacob)

Ongoing judging of posters by esteemed judges (Dr. Saloni Mistry and Dr. PC Jacob)

Appreciation of award winners of the poster competition.

Appreciation of award winners of the poster competition.

Aside from the podium lectures, the conference gave a chance for the attendees to improvise on their surgical and prosthetic dexterity, as well as gain distinct diagnostic perspectives through 15 well-conducted hands-on and interactive workshops. Each of the workshops was led by dedicated mentors who showed utmost commitment to teaching the participants on numerous aspects of implantology. 

 

The conference also ensured that the practitioners were provided with many options for implant-related materials and inventory. The organizing committee left no stone unturned and ensured the best commercial product lineup for the attendees to bridge the chasm between the knowledge gained and practical execution. The representatives of nearly 40 commercial sponsors showed unwavering commitment to join hands with the implant practitioners as they braved the adverse weather conditions on all 3 days! Aside from this, the Organisers also arranged for a dedicated Lab day, where in a field tour to India’s largest dental Lab. , Dentcare was arranged. The participants gained deep insights into various nuances of Laboratory support for not just implants but entire dentistry in a well-organized tour! 

 

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Conference Pic 10

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The conference also set the stage for aspiring implant dentists to showcase their innovations and solutions to challenges in implant care and service. Nearly 8 postgraduate colleges participated in a poster competition. The best posters were awarded to 3 participants out of the 21 posters presented.  Winners belonged to Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences. 

 

The immeasurable impact of the conference is evident in the extensive outreach across the shores of  India as well as the diverse generations of dentists and implant practitioners. With the whole being greater than the sum of the parts, it is safe to say that the conference accomplished several scientific goals through the lavish spread of scientific exhibits in the year 2023, and lived up well to the aptly thought name of “ World Implant Expo 2023”.

The Conference Organizing Committee with the speakers of the first session. From right to left, Dr. Aman Bhullar (Speaker), Dr. Akshay Kumaraswamy (Speaker), Dr. N Chandrasekhar (Speaker), Dr. Hardee Patel (Speaker), Dr. Mahesh Verma (The Patron, World Implant Expo), Dr. Shankar Iyer (Chairman, World Implant Expo), Dr. Aditi Nanda (Chair, Scientific Committee, World Implant Expo), Mr. Melvin Mendoca (CEO, Dentist Channel Online), Mr. Abubacker Siddique (Chief Operating Officer, Dentist Channel Online), Ms. Arlene (Administrative Executive, Smile USA®), Mr. Balaji Subramanium (Administrative Executive, Smile USA®)

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