The 64th Annual Scientific meeting of The American Equilibration Society

Of the many dental groups internationally, there are three – the British Academy Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD), American Equilibration Society (AES), and the British Society for Occlusal Studies(BSOS), that I feel very privileged and proud to be part of.

Their membership includes incredibly skilled and enthusiatic clinicians and their annual programs provide a fantastic learning and dialogue opportunity.

I could not make BAAD this year but was able to attend the AES and the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (AAFP) meetings in Chicago.

They have both been exceptional meetings and its been great to catchup with friends whom I consider exceptional clinicians from all over world.

The AES aims to advance the science and clinical application of knowledge in Occlusion,TMD, and Comprehensive Oral Care for the wellbeing of our patients.

Lifelong teaching and learning from great thinkers and mentors at the forefront of clinical and scientific research, biomaterials, neurobiology, epigenetics, and psychology, helping us critically analyse, think, diagnose, appropriately plan and deliver well structured care that improves oral, airway and systemic health predictably, allows us to provide the highest possible tier of care for our patients.

Lifelong learning allowing us to provide the highest possible tier of care for our patients.

Its been an intellectually stimulating and enlightening few days at both meetings with updates on restorative, orthodontics, airway, prosthodontics, facial pain, TMD, systemic health, nutritional and lifestyle wellbeing, & what was new for me – printed bone scaffolds!!!

Dentistry is in a great place currently. We have the ability to impact our patients dental and systemic health in so many more ways than we can imagine. Oral and systemic health are connected and the procedures we carry out as practitioners, and our patients health and nutrition, have a vast impact on their wellbeing and by extension that of their family generations down the line, directly and indirectly via epigenetic mechanisns.

Thank you AES organising committee for a great program, looking forward to 2020.

If you are a fellow clinician eager to become a better one, get in touch!