Drs. Robert and Bobbi Stanley and Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Gayle Banic traveled to Orlando, FL on January 11 to attend the 2018 International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) Winter Symposium where the focus was Maxillary Arch Reconstruction: Single Tooth to Full Arch. ICOI is recognized as the world’s largest implant association and is the leading provider of dental implant continuing education in the world. In addition to continuing education opportunities, attendees were introduced to the latest innovations in dentistry by the preeminent authorities in dental equipment, tools and materials.
On the main podium speakers ranged from Dr. Michael Pikos who delivered a lecture about Fully Guided Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction to Dr. Michael Tischler whose presentation centered around avoiding complications with Full Arch screw retained zirconia bridges. Additionally there were a myriad of presentations geared to dental auxiliaries that Gayle Banic attended.
Drs. Stanley are both diplomates with ICOI. The fully guided full arch immediate implant reconstruction protocol is one that is very familiar as it is the approach they use in delivering dental implant solutions in their Cary NC family dental practice and the standard being taught in the dental implant continuing education courses at Stanley Institute. “The ICOI experiences are always top notch. From the speakers to the facilities, the symposium is always a well-coordinated event”, said Dr. Robert Stanley. "We appreciate the caliber of speakers they bring to the stage because their philosophy and methodology is the same as ours at both our practice and Stanley Institute,” he continued.
By far, the highlight of the event was being able to recognize and celebrate Stanley Institute alumni Dr. Christopher Durusky, Dr. Jana Gyurina and Dr. Julia Mulnick as they received ICOI Fellowship status. “As partners with ICOI, it is an honor to see these dentists’ hard work and dedication come to fruition in such a significant way. They have earned a substantial achievement and we couldn’t be more proud. It's a privilege to come alongside them as they accomplish this career milestone,” said Dr. Bobbi Stanley.
Stanley Institute offers a variety of continuing education courses geared to all skill levels, from beginner to advanced placement of dental implants. In addition to clinical skills related to implantology like bone grafting, pharmacology and sinus lifts, the institute offers courses on a range of dental related topics such as the business of dentistry, including dental marketing, team incentives and dental financing, as well as, dental photography classes. In 2018 Dr. Bobbi Stanley will begin offering orthodontic courses.
For more information about upcoming classes and to register, contact Continuing Education Director Catherine Shireman.