My bad

My bad

It has been far too long since I have posted a blog.  Sorry.  My only excuse is too many responsibilities and things going on in my world that distract me from the task of writing blogs.  No more!

So what have I been doing?  My duties being on the state council of ADA were expanded when I joined the executive committee late last year.  That combined with being the chairman of the local organising committee of the ADA NSW convention that will be held in Port Macquarie in September this year does keep me, and my mobile phone, busy.  I am the chairman of the Dental Practice Committee and a member of a few more committees as well so lots of (pretty boring sometimes) meetings.

I was privileged to be inducted as a Master and Diplomate of the the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) in January.  The best bit is I had to go to New Orleans to receive the qualifications and had fun catching up with a few old friends over there as well.  I think there are 12 diplomates of the ICOI in Australia, that is pretty exclusive group considering there are 15,000 dentists here.

for a second year running I gave the annual educational presentation on implant prosthodontics (that is how to make the crowns, bridges and other things that attach to implants) to the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry in june.  The only talk I have given this year? Noooo, I have been a busy bee.  North America and South America in January and March, plus three trips to Perth to teach two different mini residency groups (two more trips to go this year).  Two dinners presentations in Wollongong and Sydney, plus …. I think you get the idea.  Yes I know, I talk to much.

In August I will be presenting at the Biohorizons  Asia Pacific forum.  Another implant gig.  So why do it?  Well as well as keeping me at the top of my game I get to hang out with the greatest minds in my profession.  That is invaluable, it is motivating to talk to these people who are household names to dentists and to learn what they are working on at the moment, which will become the next big thing in years to come.

So please accept my apologies for being slack and not writing blogs for far too long but rest assured I will be changed man in future.  I want to share what is hot and how it will change implant dentistry over the coming months.  More precise planning, less invasive surgery with faster recovery, faster treatment and reduced costs are all happening right now.  Exciting times.