As we welcome you to the 11th International Symposium on Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, we reflect on the origin of this outstanding meeting. It was an innovative thought during a time when it was necessary to recognize many changes that were on the cusp for dentistry. The first meeting was held in 1983, and we greeted colleagues from around the world. It provided an opportunity to share new treatment regimes and, more importantly, to identify the need for continued investigations to support emerging procedures. Even now in 2013, we look forward not only to sharing ideas and results of contemporary research but also to the translation of this information into improved patient care.
This symposium once again will be a joint endeavor between the Quintessence International Publishing Group, publisher of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Periodontology. We have selected 85 of the professionís most renowned clinicians and researchers to construct valuable panels, presentations, and discussions that lead to optimal outcomes. They have had 3 years since the previous ISPRD to accept the challenge of relating contemporary treatment regimes to multidisciplinary patient care. Topics to be discussed include periodontics, implants, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
Boston is in full bloom in June, and everyone will enjoy its ambience. We are confident that this outstanding program in comprehensive adult dentistry will bring new enthusiasm to your practice, invigorated by the latest cutting-edge information.
Myron Nevins, DDS
Marc L. Nevins, DMD, MMSc
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the American Academy of Periodontology, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Boston for the 11th International Symposium on Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, cosponsored by the Quintessence International Publishing Group.
Featuring 85 world-renowned clinicians and researchers, this triennial symposium promises to provide comprehensive and timely educational programming, with periodontics and restorative dentistry as its primary focus. We are excited that the wide range of session topics has drawn leaders in their respective dental fields so that all participants will benefit from the cutting-edge educational and networking opportunities that this collaborative effort will present.
With the Pre-Symposium Sessions on June 6, a Welcome Reception on June 7, and technical exhibits from June 6 to 8, attendees will have opportunities to augment continuing education programming with a variety of activities.
Set against the backdrop of a world-class city with a rich history and a diverse culture, this symposium is the ideal setting to enjoy the sights of Boston, meet new colleagues, and further cultivate established friendships.
With warm regards,
Nancy Newhouse, DDS, MS
American Academy of Periodontology