The first Smart Casual Dentistry Symposium was successfully held in Athens, Greece from 13 to 15 October 2017, organised by ICOI-Hellas and Omni Congresses, with the participation of more than 550 clinicians from all over the world.
Ariston Dental, the EthOss distributor for Greece and Cyprus, was the Platinum and main sponsor of the Symposium and organised an advanced workshop on bone regeneration utilizing EthOss during the event. Dr Minas Leventis, Research Manager at EthOss Regeneration, gave a 2 hour lecture on the topic “Implant site development utilizing synthetic biomaterials. Biological background and simplified new protocols”.
In the first part of the lecture the essential biological and surgical parameters that determine bone grafting success were analyzed, while in the second part Dr Leventis presented novel protocols using EthOss accompanied by numerous state-of-the-art documented clinical cases. The lecture focused on the importance and rational of using novel resorbable synthetic bone grafting materials, like EthOss, and following minimally invasive surgical techniques that clinicians may utilize in order to achieve predictable, functional and aesthetic implant rehabilitations.
Dr Leventis’ lecture, sponsored by Ariston Dental, was sold out many days before the event, with 60 clinicians attending, among them general practitioners, specialists and professors from the University of Athens. The workshop was initially designed to accommodate only 40 participants, highlighting the popularity and interest for EthOss among clinicians in Greece, as well as the important work carried out by Ariston Dental.
Paul Harrison, Managing Director of EthOss Regeneration Ltd, described the event as a massive success for EthOss – “we were delighted with the turnout at this event, it is a testament to all of the great work being done by our Greek partner Ariston Dental. EthOss is growing incredibly quickly in markets around the world – it is an exciting time, and it is great to see how well the product has been received in Greece.”