By Wand Agency
September 24, and 25, 2010: Robert Tupac participated in the 25th anniversary meeting of the Osseointegration Study Club of Southern California and Osseointegration Study Club of Japan meeting. A selection of nationally and internationally known presenters focused on the parameters of minimally invasive to total arch regeneration and the latest research on implant surgery and loading. Selected topics included clinical practice of minimally invasive implant dentistry, minimally invasive sinus augmentation procedures, CAD/CAM zirconia abutments, three dimensional bone augmentation, long term clinical results of the All-on-Four concept, experimental determination of peri-implant mucosal stability and its interpretation, the benefits of reduced diameter abutments and implant/soft tissue connection, and the future of implant dentistry. With 25 years of experience with implant placement and prosthetics, Dr. Tupac has witnessed the evolution of implant design and surgical technique and prosthetic designs and restorative approaches. These issues affect the short and long term realities of implant restorations, their maintenance and the prevalence and management of complications.