You don’t have to be a Main Podium speaker to participate in our GDIA USA Symposium 2018.

Why not plan to present a Poster presentation? A “proven training ground” for future and current Main Podium speakers, the very popular poster competition will be held in the Presentation Hall on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

It allows presenters to interact with colleagues in a social, yet instructive manner.




Poster Session

We ask that you read these instructions carefully as each applicant/presenter is responsible for having a thorough understanding of this material.





  • All dental professionals are eligible to apply for this program.

  • Submission may be from a single clinician or treating team of up to three clinicians (one clinician will be presenting the case).

  • Submission is welcome to be from professionals from any country and dental specialty/field.

  • Submission topic must be related to either implant or restoration dentistry. If topic will discuss implant-related cases, the case must include DENTIS implants. If topic will discuss restoration-related cases, all are welcome for submission.





  • Awards will be rewarded to a total of three winners: first, second, and third place poster presentations.

    • First Place: $600

    • Second Place: $300

    • Third Place: $100

  • Prizes will be awarded during the Award Ceremony which will take place on Sunday, June 3rd, from 6 – 7PM.



Presentation Guidelines


  • The Scientific Program Committee will consider one of the following categories for Poster Presentations:

    • Basic science and/or clinical research

    • Clinical applications, techniques, and tips

    • Laboratory applications, techniques, and tips

  • Presenters must prepare a 5 to 10-minutes summation for the judges upon request.

  • All presenters must be present at the Presentation Hall during the Oral Presentation Session. Presenters who are not present at the time are automatically eliminated.

  • Posters must remain in the Presentation Hall during the full duration of the symposium. Posters will be removed on Sunday, June 3rd after the closing ceremony. After the event is over, we will gift the presentation banners as a complementary to its respective authors/presenters.

  • Commercial influence, with or without financial support, must be disclosed on the poster presentation application. One must file the Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships and Conflict of Interest form in order to present the case at the 2018 GDIA USA Symposium. 



Poster Specification


  • The poster will be printed on 33" x 78" standing banner.



Case Format


  • The format below must be followed and the fit must match poster specification.


  1. Title

  2. Author(s)

  3. Affiliation (Name of University, Institute, or Private Practice)

  4. Abstract (in 300 words or less, describe the overview of your clinical case review)

  5. Introduction and Methods (in 1,000 words or less, describe the steps taken in preparing and executing this case)

  6. Result (in 300 words or less)

  7. Conclusion and Discussion (in 300 words or less, describe the relevance of the case to contemporary clinical practice)

  8. References (list relevant literature and evidence)

  9. Clinical Images (maximum of 12 images; high resolution digital clinical images to aid in describing the case)

  10. Radiographs (up to 5 digital format of radiographs, and must include at least one of each pre-op and post-op treatment)



Case Presentations May be Rejected for the Following Reasons


  • Exact case format guidelines are not followed.

  • The abstract is incomplete or poorly organized.

  • Information is missing (introduction, methods, results, etc.)

  • The subject is not significant.

  • The method of obtaining data is not appropriate to the stated problem.

  • The conclusions are not supported by the results.

  • There are spelling, grammar, or syntax errors.




Additional Information


  • Under the “Credential Provider Regulation Policy”, all presenters will receive the equivalence of CE units (16) as those attending the symposium.

  • All presenters, who are interested in GDIA Fellowship, will partially fulfill the “GDIA Fellowship Credentials” criteria.

  • GDIA will not provide travel/lodging expenses for Poster Presenters.




Poster Submission

  • Please submit Poster Presentation application/materials to our Marketing Administrator, Rebecca Ahn through email:

    • Email:

    • After reviewing your submission, we will send you a confirmation email on whether your case presentation has been selected.

    • For specific questions regarding your submission, please contact Rebecca Ahn at or call 323.617.4141.


Important Dates


  • Submission Due Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018 (No late submissions after this date)

  • Oral Presentation: Sunday, June 3rd from 1:30 – 3:00PM at the Poster Presentation Hall

  • Award Ceremony: Sunday, June 3rd from 6:00 – 7:00PM at the Main Hall

Download application form and template. The completed application must be submitted by May 6, 2018. 

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