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Dental Excellence Attend Southern Implants International Conference

Posted on: 10th August 2018

At Dental Excellence, as well as sharing our knowledge and expertise in dentistry, we love to keep our skills sharp and up to date. Recently one of our partners, Dr Mark Willings and our resident Restorative Specialist, David Seymour attended the Southern Implants International Conference in South Africa.

The conference, held in Hermanus East of Cape Town, presented the latest research, tools and techniques in the field of dental implants including:

  • new and exciting innovations in surgical and prosthetic protocols
  • latest findings in scientific research
  • advanced technologies such as CAD and 3D printing
  • practical advice and workshops

A conference with a practical side

The conference started on Monday 16th March, which was opened by Patrick Palacci, the founder and CEO of Southern Implants.  Graham is an engineer and is passionate about his company and about implant dentistry.

Patrick Palacci, a world renowned authority on implant dentistry, delved into his techniques and top tips for achieving consistently predictable results. The workshop involved a combination of learning methods involving lectures and demonstrations. Both Mark and David received hands-on experience in practical workshops, enabling them to practice the techniques and use new materials involved.

Over the course of the 3-day conference, the world’s very best clinicians, academics and researchers in the field of dentistry delivered presentations which helped to inspire the delegates with their cutting-edge research.

Mark and David both learned a huge amount and are filled with enthusiasm to bring this knowledge home for the benefit of all our patients.

The quality of the presentations was absolutely world class”

“The Southern team looked after us royally…the hospitality was the very best I have ever experienced on a conference”


Mark with the Southern Implants team and the ‘World Class’ dentist Stephen Chu from New York

Mark and David with Patrick Palacci


David and Mark with Costa Nicolopoulous, International Speaker and world renowned surgeon and Johann Styger,

Implant dentist and ex Springbok winning numerous caps for South Africa in the 1990’s

Next steps

We see a wide range of patients from the very young to those later in life. There are many reasons that patients require implants from being born without teeth to losing them in a trauma, to simply wanting to improve the look of their teeth using implants for cosmetic reasons. We also see patients who, very sadly, despite their very best efforts are facing losing all their teeth due to advanced gum problems.

We have dental implant solutions for all patients, no matter what the reason for tooth loss and no matter the timing of when the teeth have been lost or are to be lost.



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