The Organizations of the BDIZ EDI in Europe
Association of Dental Implantology UK (ADI UK)
ADI UK, founded in 1987, is a registered charity committed to improving the standards of im plant dentistry by providing continuing education and ensuring scientific research. It is a membership-focused organization dedicated to providing the dental profession with continuing education, and the public with a greater understanding of the benefits of dental im plant treatment. Membership of the ADI is open to the whole dental team and industry, and offers a wealth of benefits, education and support for anyone wishing to start out or develop further in the field of dental implantology.
Ogolnopolskie Stowarzyszenie Implantolgii Stomatologicznej (OSIS EDI)
OSIS EDI, founded in 1992, is a university-based organization of Polish scientific implantological associations that joined forces to form OSIS. The mission of OSIS EDI is to increase implant patients’ comfort and quality of life by promoting the state of the art and high standards of treatment among dental professionals. OSIS EDI offers a postgraduateucation in dental implantology leading to receiving a Certificate of Skills (Certyfikat Umiej˛etno´sci OSIS), which over 130 dental implantologists have already been awarded.
Sociedad Espanola de Implantes (SEI)
SEI is the oldest society for oral implantology in Europe. The pioneer work started in 1959 with great expectations. The concept of the founding fathers had been a bold one at the time, although a preliminary form of implantology had existed both in Spain and Italy for some time. Today, what was started by those visionaries has become a centrepiece of dentistry in Spain. SEI is the society of reference for all those who practice implantology in Spain and has been throughout the 50 years, during which the practice has been promoted and defended whereas many other societies had jumped on the bandwagon. In 2009 SEI celebrated its 50th anniversary and the board is still emphasizing the importance of cooperating with other recognized and renowned professional societies and associations throughout Europe.
Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Oral (SPCO)
The SPCO’s first international activity was the foundation – together with their counterparts in France, Italy, Spain and Germany – of the European Federation of Oral Surgery (EFOOS) in 1999. The Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Oral’s primary objective is the promotion of medical knowledge in the field of oral surgery and the training of its members.
Udruzenje Stomatologa Implantologa Srbije-EDI (USSI EDI)
USSI EDI was founded in 2010 with the desire to enhance dentists’ knowledge of dental implants, as well as to provide the highest quality of continuing education in dentistry. The most important aims of the organization are to make postgraduate studies meeting the standards of the European Union available to dentists from Serbia and the region; to raise the level of education in the field of oral implantology; to develop forensic practice in implantology; and to cooperate with countries in the region striving to achieve similar goals.
European Consensus Conference
The BDIZ EDI is working on topics that are highly current and highly controversial. BDIZ EDI considers it an important task to look for, and find, a pan-European consensus on these topics. On an annual basis, an European panel of experts consisting of practitioners and academics are meeting under the auspices of BDIZ EDI to develop a consensus on the topic and to draft a pertinent guideline. Since 2006 the European Consensus Conference (EuCC) is trying to give answers on hot topics in oral implantology (ECC Guidelines).