september, 2021

202109sep6:30 pm9:00 pmAdjacent implants: To splint or not to splint? - Prof Terry Walton6:30 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my timeSandringham Yacht Club Event Organized By: ITI Australasian Section Discipline:Implants,ProsthodonticsFormat:In-Person

Event Details

Lecture synopsis – Splinting of adjacent implants has been a controversial issue. It is claimed that splinting inhibits adequate hygiene and increases the risk of obtaining a non-passive fit. Screw loosening and fracture of veneering material have been reported as being the most prevalent mechanical complications of implant-supported prostheses. This presentation will provide a bio-mechanical rationale for minimising these complications by splinting of adjacent implants as well as helping to achieve better aesthetics in many cases.

Other advantages include reduction of corrosion and need for extensive augmentation procedures; widening load distribution to surrounding bone; facilitation of intra-oral handling and repair; minimizing differential displacement of adjacent implants; and improving long-term outcomes.

This meeting will be co-hosted by ITI Brighton and Melbourne Inner East study clubs.

Due to the pandemic and Sandringham Yacht Club requirements there is a hard RSVP of the 29thth of August COB. Due to the expected popularity of this event, it will be unlikely that we able to host any additional guests beyond ITI Brighton and Melbourne Inner East Study Club members.

Parking: Parking should be available at the yacht club car park, however if the SYC is hosting a sailing event on the same evening, parking is not available in the yacht club carpark and delegates are advised to park in the public car parks at the top of the hill. The yacht club has advised that credit cards are suitable to make payment.


Speakers for this event

  • Prof Terry Walton AM

    Prof Terry Walton AM

    AM, BDS (Syd), MDSc (Syd), MS (Michigan), DDSc, FRACDS, FICD, FPFA, Specialist Prosthodontist

    Dr Terry Walton graduated Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Master of Dental Science from the University of Sydney in 1974 and 1979 respectively; Master of Science (Prosthodontics) from the University of Michigan in 1981 and Doctor of Dental Science from the University of Sydney in 2013. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr Walton has been in Specialist Prosthodontist practice in Sydney since 1983 and holds the title of Professor Affiliate in Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sydney. He is a member of many Australian and International dental organisations and was the Co-President of the International College of Prosthodontists during 2000 and 2001. Dr Walton has been involved in practice-based clinical research into the long-term outcome and patient evaluation of tooth and implant-supported dental prostheses and is currently undertaking research on corrosion at the implant-abutment interface.

    AM, BDS (Syd), MDSc (Syd), MS (Michigan), DDSc, FRACDS, FICD, FPFA, Specialist Prosthodontist


ITI Australasian SectionNell Bent ITI Administration & Education support for the ITI Australasian Section[email protected] 7 Gateway Court Port Melbourne VIC 3207


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Sandringham Yacht Club

Jetty Rd, Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

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