Medical Director, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center, Saudi Arabia
Title: Some of the latest updates in dental implant
Dr. Ahmad Kanaan has completed his doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1996. Following his graduation, he completed a 3-years fellowship in dental implant and research at the Veterans Affair medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. He also completed a Masters of Science in medical research from Wayne State University in 1999. Dr Kanaan earned a Fellowship from the American Academy of General Dentistry and a diplomate in implant from the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has conducted many research and published some in the field of implant dentistry. He is part of the implant design team in few implant companies. He lectured in many part of the world.
The field of Dental Implantology is constantly developing. Since the discovery of the biocompatibility of titanium in replacing teeth, there has been many improvement in the implant surface and design. These improvements has changed the osseointegration and made it faster and more predictable. The extraction of a tooth and immediate implant placement became new standard in implant dentistry now a days. Many studies shows high success and osseointegration of the implant surface in these immediate implant treatment. Nano technology was introduced in many fields, from computer chips, to medical industry and now in dental field. It started in dental material like composites and now it is in dental implants. We will review the history of early implant treatment until we land to the latest technology and review what is in the pipe line of implant innovation.