Dear Honorable Senior Dentists and Implant Dentistry Fellows :
A new year has just begun and the 2016 Pan-Pacific Implant Symposium, solemnly scheduled on April 9th and 10th at the Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), is already at our doorsteps.
This is not only an annual event for the Taiwan Academy of Implant Dentistry (TAID) but a major occasion for Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific dental implants community, to which you are all wholeheartedly welcomed.
ANCHORING TAIWAN, LINKING ASIA-PACIFIC AND OVERLOOKING THE WORLD
Taiwan Academy of Implant Dentistry , based in Taiwan, envisions a global outlook spirit, in a view to advance and promote education and research related to dental implants and to actively participate in international organizations, thus enhancing international academic exchange between Taiwan dental implants professionals and our foreign counterparts.
Therefore, the underlying 2016 Pan-Pacific Implant Symposium has invited outstanding speakers from the USA, Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan to present the various topics. This has been made possible, not only because of good international friendship, but also because of a succession of efforts by the previous fore-bearers that opened a lot of doors. The entire workload relied on the ceaseless push by all the members of the Preparatory Committee, regardless day or night. Their careful work attitude towards the pursuit of perfection is, indeed, a very moving experience.
PAN-PACIFIC IMPLANT SOCIETY (PpIS)
The Pan-Pacific Implant Society is a leading group of dental professionals and professors from different countries, specializing in Implant Dentistry and concerned about its development in the Pan Pacific region. It was cofounded in 2001 by the President of Hallym University, Park Jun-Woo and Professor MATSUURA Masaro of Kyushu Dental University and an annual meeting is held alternately in South Korea, Japan and China. The meeting this year, the 15th PpIS Annual Meeting will be hosted in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and will be held in conjunction with the Taiwan Academy of Implant Dentistry’s 11th General Assembly.
PpIS is an international platform for professional, academic and friendly interaction.
2016 PAN-PACIFIC IMPLANT SYMPOSIUM
The 2016 Pan-Pacific Implant Symposium is a unique international academic conference held in Taiwan on dental implants. It provides all the latest updates of the profession, so dental professionals need not travel far and wide to get the gist of implant techniques. In this two-day symposium, you will be able to absorb the essence of it. The invited speakers include four local outstanding members of the profession, together with other colleagues from US, Japan, South Korea and China. We will learn from each other, discuss each other’s works, reflect on the world’s trend in implants and eventually converge to a leading concept in dental implants for the Asia-Pacific region. It’s an opportunity not to be missed!
MAIN THEME: PREDICTABILITY
【Predictability】is the main theme of the symposium, with【Chess Playing】as its visual symbol. It implies when we prepare an implant treatment plan, we have to take all general considerations into account; whatever decisions we take may greatly impact on the results, a slight move in one part may affect the situation as a whole.
Successful implant treatment outcomes depend on a successful start. For a successful start, we need to make the best decision for the patient and this depends on the choices and means to do it, which are determined by the patient’s conditions and requirements.
◎Lecture contents on 9th April
This year’s PpIS Annual Meeting is unprecedented, we are glad to have distinguished speakers in implant dentistry from Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan, each excelling in his own field of studies, to speak on the most effective, most stable treatment plan and treatment logic where the outcomes are the most predictable. Confronted with distinctive cultural backgrounds, policies may be nuanced slightly, but organizing and aligning implant treatment techniques and the essence of implant dentistry by mutually discussing and confronting ideas is really a great opportunity hard to come by arrangement and at the same time makes it a unique academic event.
In addition to obtaining new knowledge while participating in an international academic meeting, making new friends as well as boost up the expertise, bringing innovation to the field of implant dentistry during the process of mutual discussions.
◎Lecture contents on 10th April
On 10th April, two eminent Professors, Dr Michael Reddy, Dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Alabama, also a periodontal specialist and Dr Daniel A. Givan, Prosthodontist are invited by Dr Stephen Fang of the Southern Taiwan Academy of Implant Dentistry to give their keynote lectures. Dr Reddy will speak on White and Pink Interactions, Crystal bone maintenance and Long-term outcomes of grafting .Dr Givan will analyse and explain the help of CBCT to Guided Surgery, the use of digital techniques for treatment planning, implant surgery and prosthesis, its key roles and important breakthroughs.
Located in Birmingham,Alabama, the School of Dentistry of the University of Alabama, known as UAB SOD, has founded Alabama Implant Study Group (referred to as AISG) back in 1972. It is one of the USA’s pioneer learning organisation on dental implants. Under the leadership of Professor Jack Lemons and other well-known professors, with a strong basic research backing, they have made themselves a new foundation in research and clinical applications for dental implants.
These two eminent Professors will give systematic explanations on the soft and hard tissues, its relationships with the final prosthesis and its disposal considerations, how digital technologies are used in the diagnosis and treatment planning of modern implants, surgery and prosthesis. They will also share their experiences generously in the spirit of academic sharing. I am very convinced that these presentations will be a fusion of scientific research and clinical experiences based on objective and concrete evidence. I am even more utterly convinced that all participating members will have a fruitful harvest of knowledge.
Let our clinical experience in Implant Dentistry bear fully predictable results!
Gala Dinner will be held in the evening of 9th April, this convivial moment has been carefully and specially planned for you. So, DO NOT MISS IT! The venue is the latest spotlight area in Kaohsiung New Bay Area - 【MLD】, where you will have the pleasure to appreciate internationally-renowned vocalist, Soprano Tsui-Lien HONG, accompanied by a string quartet, the VIO strings, composed of four violin virtuosos. Their performance and classic style will bring you to a high quality visual , auditory blissfulness and an unforgettable experience. This is a token of the international standards and the level of commitment we have set to ourselves to make your visit a memorable one.
This is a rare opportunity for us to gather, so we particularly treasure this annual reunion. No matter which city you come from or whether we have met before, you are all TAID’s most important guests. All members of the profession are kindly invited to participate in this important event.
Let’s meet at the 2016 Pan-Pacific Implant Symposium in Kaohsiung!
You will experience the warmth of the Taiwanese people!