Saturday, October 30
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. CT
The Intricate Professional: Company Collaboration in Search of Improved Patient Outcomes
Dale G. Howes, B.Sc.(Dent), BDS, M.Dent.(Pros)
University of Sydney
Surgical and restorative practitioners are all dependent on industry to supply componentry that satisfies the needs of the daily rehabilitative challenges. While the biomechanical issues confront the clinicians, more stringent and expensive regulatory limitations are faced by the implant companies. Development of effective implant innovations that reach for continued improved outcomes requires a unique research relationship between professionals and companies.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Confirm the ideal characteristics of implant system and biomechanics needs.
- Appreciate the company and regulatory limitations in development and innovation.
- Identify the intricate relationship between professional needs, research, and industry.
Biography: Dale Howes is the director of post graduate specialist training (Doctor of Clinical Dentistry) and program director of prosthodontics at the University of Sydney Dental School. He serves on the board of the International College of Prosthodontists and is the past president of the International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation. He has a special interest in implant dentistry and maxillofacial prosthodontics, and has pioneered innovations in fixtures, abutments and protocols facilitating effective oral and maxillofacial rehabilitation.