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IDEM 2020 – Conference Programme

DHTF: The Possibilities are Endless! Empowering Career Development for the Oral Health Therapist

The Possibilities are Endless! Empowering Career Development for the Oral Health Therapist
Track: Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum
Speaker: Melanie Hayes

Session Abstract:

This session aims to provide a unique opportunity for oral health therapists to learn about career development across the lifespan, and how they may work towards fulfilling and meaningful careers.

In today’s society, we no longer have jobs for life. Individuals will transition through multiple careers and need to adapt to such changes. However, traditional dental education largely prepares graduates for one career option: clinical practice. Have you ever asked what other career options are available, beyond the four walls of the surgery? Are you making the most of yourself and your skills?

In this session delegates will learn about how to make career-enhancing decisions, and have a greater awareness of the alternate career opportunities available to oral health therapists.

The New World Order of AI, Machine Learning and Remote Monitoring. How COVID 19 Changed the Discussion

The New World Order of AI, Machine Learning and Remote Monitoring. How COVID 19 Changed the Discussion
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Grant Duncan

Session Abstract:

As we evolve into the post COVID 19 new “normal”, it is important to adapt your practice to the emerging patient needs. Teledentistry was once considered a luxury, but has quickly evolved into a necessity. So, how can your business empathise with patients, identifying new trends, and scale new best practises to accelerate growth? Join us to learn how Dr. Grant Duncan can help you navigate the changing landscape and harness the power of artificial intelligence.

Since July 2017 Dr. Duncan has been incorporating remote monitoring and artificial intelligence (AI) assessment technologies, enabling him to differentiate his practice, drive new patient leads, increase patient engagement and reduce in-office appointments, all leading to happier patients and a more profitable business.

Will AI replace orthodontists? Maybe not, at least in the medium term. But will orthodontists who use this technology replace those who don’t? In the changing world of patient centric health delivery, AI and teledentistry may be your greatest risk, or your biggest opportunity.

SDA Masterclass: Contemporary Orthograde Retreatment – Why, When, How? Part 1

SDA Masterclass: Contemporary Orthograde Retreatment – Why, When, How? Part 1 & 2
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Shimon Friedman

Session Abstract:

As dentists, we are called upon every day to treat root-filled teeth that present with persistent, recurrent or new infection (Post-treatment apical periodontitis). When retention of the tooth is favoured over its replacement with implant-supported crowns, orthograde retreatment is often the treatment modality of choice but it is not always selected as the preferred treatment because of technical challenges related to removal of restorations and management of root canal obstructions. This comprehensive two-session programme is designed to boost participants’ understanding of contemporary orthograde retreatment.

This first session will focus on the “Why and When”. It will review the biological rationale of management, based on the aetiology of the disease, and outline practical case selection criteria for non-surgical or surgical treatment.

The second session will focus on the “How”. It will review the strategies and techniques of orthograde retreatment in detail and illustrate them with typical cases.

Levels of evidence: The lecture content is closely supported by research data. Where available, the clinical current best evidence is highlighted. Where clinical evidence is unavailable, in vitro research data and expert opinions are used for support.

SDA Masterclass: Contemporary Orthograde Retreatment – Why, When, How? Part 2

SDA Masterclass: Contemporary Orthograde Retreatment – Why, When, How? Part 1 & 2
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Shimon Friedman

Session Abstract:

As dentists, we are called upon every day to treat root-filled teeth that present with persistent, recurrent or new infection (Post-treatment apical periodontitis). When retention of the tooth is favoured over its replacement with implant-supported crowns, orthograde retreatment is often the treatment modality of choice but it is not always selected as the preferred treatment because of technical challenges related to removal of restorations and management of root canal obstructions. This comprehensive two-session programme is designed to boost participants’ understanding of contemporary orthograde retreatment.

This first session will focus on the “Why and When”. It will review the biological rationale of management, based on the aetiology of the disease, and outline practical case selection criteria for non-surgical or surgical treatment.

The second session will focus on the “How”. It will review the strategies and techniques of orthograde retreatment in detail and illustrate them with typical cases.

Levels of evidence: The lecture content is closely supported by research data. Where available, the clinical current best evidence is highlighted. Where clinical evidence is unavailable, in vitro research data and expert opinions are used for support.

DHTF: Dental Fear and Anxiety: From Childhood to Adulthood

Dental Fear and Anxiety: From Childhood to Adulthood
Track: Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum
Speaker: Adrian Yap

Session Abstract:

Dental fear/anxiety (DFA) is a global public health concern. The prevalence of DFA ranges from 10 to 29% in children/adolescents and up to 88% in adults. Fear is an innate emotional response to threats, danger or pain while anxiety is the distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear. Dental anxiety has been ranked as the fifth most commonly feared situation and is one of the primary reasons why people avoid visiting oral health professionals. Dental anxiety may be related to the dental environment, specific dental procedures/pain and has been associated with poor oral health status, appointment failures, longer treatment time, reduced treatment satisfaction as well as the quality of life.

This two-part lecture aims to help participants understand the psychology of DFA, its clinical presentations, consequences, and complications. Eclectic and psychological strategies for helping anxious dental patients are considered in depth together with evidence of efficacy. Eclectic approaches include good communication, effective pain control, reducing anxiety triggers and alternative relaxation techniques while psychological methods encompass both general and specific techniques including systematic desensitization and cognitive behavior therapy. Pharmacological sedative methods will also be briefly discussed. Non-pharmacological interventions like hypnosis, enhanced information, relaxation, music, distraction, and cognitive-behavioral therapy have been found to be beneficial for reducing patient distress during dental procedures. More high-quality trials are needed to support promising evidence and new strategies to overcome DFA are encouraged.

Learning Outcomes:
• To better understand dental fear, anxiety, and phobia
• To recognize the clinical presentation of dental anxiety and its assessment
• To know the consequences and complications of dental anxiety
• To learn the behavioral and psychological strategies for managing dental anxiety
• To appreciate the various pharmacological sedative techniques for managing dental anxiety

DHTF: Motivating your Patients for Successful Outcomes

Motivating your Patients for Successful Outcomes
Track: Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum
Speaker: Tabitha Acret

Session Abstract:

We know that successful oral health outcomes are only possible with patient cooperation, however as much as we would love our patients to brush twice a day, clean between their teeth daily and make their oral health a priority we know this is not the case for many of our patients. It is likely that some of our patients will not do it at all. Is this a lack of motivation or does it have something to do with the way we as clinicians motivate our patients in their appointments? The traditional method of oral hygiene instructions where patients are “spoken to ” and not involved in the process does not work, patients need to make their own decisions on what they would like their oral health outcomes to be and set their own goals on how they will achieve them. this lecture will go through motivational interviewing and modern techniques for motivating the patient to take harness of their own oral health and improve their long-term outcomes

Caries Management and The Older Adult

Caries Management and The Older Adult
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Mark Wolff

Session Abstract:

This presentation will focus on maintaining caries-free teeth through the latter portion of life utilizing caries risk assessment, preventative strategies, minimally invasive dentistry and modifications of treatment plans.
We will use a model that measures independence to help alert the practitioner to the earliest signs of when high levels of prevention should be provided. We will concentrate on utilization of proven strategies to assure healthy aging of the dentition.

Participants will learn:
• Participants will learn Caries Risk Assessment for an aging population
• Participants will learn common sense strategies for maintaining oral health as we age
• Participants will learn the importance to recognize that aging is not measured in years but in independence and how this recognition can enable dentists/hygienists to prepare patients for healthy aging

DHTF: The Periodontal Probe and You

The Periodontal Probe and You
Track: Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum
Speaker: Marlene Teo

Session Abstract:

Recently there has been some furore over dental cases where periodontal disease was not diagnosed till a very late stage. The patients ended up losing their teeth due to severe bone loss.

Patients are becoming savvier and it is important for oral health therapists to diagnose the periodontal disease as soon as possible to avoid complex periodontal treatment, exfoliation of teeth or lawsuits! As periodontal disease is insidious, and some periodontitis cases present with no symptoms, it is even more important to walk that probe around the teeth to check if periodontal pockets are present.

Make that periodontal probe your best friend! And once periodontal disease is diagnosed, what are the latest treatment options available to the patient then?

This lecture aims to cover the diagnosis of periodontal disease and how periodontal disease may be treated by the Oral Health Therapist and Periodontist.

DHTF: Orthodontic Indications in Children and Adolescents

Orthodontic Indications in Children and Adolescents
Track: Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum
Speaker: Lai Ye Choung

Session Abstract:

Orthodontic treatment has always been regarded as an elective aesthetic procedure, where initiation of treatment is usually driven by patients’ desire to achieve straight teeth.

However, there are instances where early orthodontic treatment in children and adolescents can help to prevent the worsening of malocclusion or improve occlusion and function.

This presentation will highlight the various types of malocclusion that will benefit from orthodontic treatment and aims to help clinicians become more proactive in indicating orthodontic treatment based on functional needs rather than aesthetic demands.

Orofacial Neuropathic Pain: Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis and Evidence-based Management

Orofacial Neuropathic Pain: Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis and Evidence-based Management
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Thuan Dao

Session Abstract:

Intractable pain following dental treatment is frustrating for the patient, and attempting to control such pain is a major challenge for the clinician. This pain can sometimes occur in the absence of noxious stimuli, persist beyond the usual healing time, or spread to normal teeth. The poor localization of pain often leads to misdiagnosis of its source and mistreatment, such as sequential endodontic treatment or extraction of “innocent” teeth without significant improvement in patient’s comfort. During this session, the clinical manifestations of persistent neuropathic pain following dental treatment will be presented. Neural mechanisms underlying such neuropathic pains will be illustrated with clinical examples, and evidence-based management strategies proposed for these conditions will be discussed, with an attempt to bridge the gap between basic sciences and the clinics. Exciting recent evidence on the role of non-neuronal cells in neuropathic pain states and potential new targets for management of these conditions will also be presented. An understanding of these issues is instrumental in the differential diagnosis and management of orofacial pain of non-dental origin.

The Rising Risks of Litigation; Should you Be Worried? – Clinical and Patient Management Decisions

The Rising Risks of Litigation; Should you Be Worried? – Clinical and Patient Management Decisions
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: James Foster

Session Abstract:

This presentation will help you to build your practice and your professional reputation by reducing the risk of professional challenge, and to understand what happens when a challenge arises:

• What can go wrong? ( A look across the areas of dentistry where most cases arise and examine why )
• What do I do if a patient complains to the practice?
• What happens if a patient complains to the Dental Council?
• What happens if I get sued?
• What are the current dentolegal hot topics?

Delegates will understand the different nuances of cases that can arise and the different levels of assistance with cases available. They will also gain a better understanding of risk management through this lecture.

Modern Concepts in Prosthetic Adhesive Dentistry

Modern Concepts in Prosthetic Adhesive Dentistry
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Roberto Turrini

Session Abstract:

The use of all‐ceramic veneers represent a valid alternative to complete crown restorations. The minimally invasive tooth preparation procedure allows the maximum preservation of healthy tooth structure thus guaranteeing vitality and higher overall resistance of restoration. Also thanks to the undeniable advantages offered by the adhesive cementation technique. Nowadays a new clinical approach based on an innovative Minimally Invasive Prosthetic Procedure (MIPP) is also applicable to full crown restorations allowing preservation of vitality and tooth structure.

The availability of a wide range of ceramic material permits the achievement of excellent, long lasting aesthetic results on mixed rehabilitation on implants. This prosthetic treatment workflow starts with an aesthetic and functional plan which allows an ideal integration of esthetics, biological and functional requirements. Classical and new digital trends will be also analyzed in depth in order to reach the final goal.

DHTF: Inter-professional Collaboration through the Utilisation of Oral Health Therapists in Nursing Homes in Singapore

Inter-professional Collaboration through the Utilisation of Oral Health Therapists in Nursing Homes in Singapore
Track: Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum
Speaker: Shenna Ho

Session Abstract:

Poor oral health of nursing homes residents has been a long-standing and unresolved issue in Singapore. Several oral health promotion strategies have been implemented, but outcomes have often been inconsistent and have not been sustained. Moreover, as the demand and complexity of oral health care is expected to increase given our rapidly ageing population, there is an urgent need for alternative models of oral health care delivery to cater to the changing needs of the elderly.

Oral Health Therapists (OHTs) are well-positioned to be at the forefront of oral health promotion with the requisite skills which are preventive-focused. The utilisation of OHTs in nursing homes can make a significant contribution to meeting the complex oral health care needs of nursing home residents.

This talk will cover:
• The rationale for and relevance of inter-professional collaboration between Nursing and Dentistry
• The current oral health landscape in nursing homes in Singapore
• The potential role of OHTs in nursing homes – learning from Australia and Japan
• The ongoing research on the perceptions of OHTs and nursing home staff in Singapore towards inter-professional collaboration

SCDAS Session: Medically Complex Patients: Sorting and Sieving out a Medical and Lifestyle History

SCDAS Session: Medically Complex Patients: Sorting and Sieving out a Medical and Lifestyle History
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Laurence Walsh, Claudia Lopez SilvaDavid FuJanice Chuang

Session Abstract:

Today it is more common for dentists to encounter patients with complex medical histories, which raises the question of where to begin. This presentation steps through a structured process of building the medical history or anamnesis of a patient, flagging areas that need special attention because they influence the ability to provide dental care safely and effectively. The history of medicines includes not only what medications the patient is currently taking but also they might have been taking until recently, and what they have taken as medications that have been bought at the pharmacy or supermarket, including homeopathic and herbal remedies. Examples will be given showing how important a thorough lifestyle and social history can be to assembling an appropriate management plan.

Today’s Innovation, Tomorrow’s Reward – Implementing Digital Dentistry in your Clinic

Today’s Innovation, Tomorrow’s Reward – Implementing Digital Dentistry in your Clinic
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Mohamed Hassanien

Session Abstract:

Digital dentistry has gone through the innovation stage, where the “bleeding edge” was populated by technology fanatics. It has now matured to the point where early adopters are able to implement it in their clinics thereby “Crossing the Chasm” and becoming the early majority. The introduction of cutting-edge CAD/CAM systems such as CEREC Primescan have made a larger impact by making complex, comprehensive cases much easier and predictable.

To consider crossing the technology chasm and implementing digital dentistry in your clinic, the key factors to consider are:
• Ease of use by current staff without extensive training,
• Openness in working with a broad range of competing systems, and
• Price: Is what you pay worth it for what you get? What real value does it bring to your office today?

For busy dental professionals, it is a balancing act between keeping patients and staff happy; ensuring their chair time is appropriately optimized; book-keeping is streamlined; and ultimately achieving the highest degrees of precision and patient satisfaction.

Key Learning Objectives:
• In-depth understanding of current CAD/CAM indications for both tooth-supported and implant supported restorations
• Ideal preparation guidelines for different material options depending on their clinical performance and scientific evaluation
• Good understanding of isolation protocols for ultimate bonding of different ceramic restorations in both anterior and posterior region

Composite artistry – Mimicking Nature

Composite artistry – Mimicking Nature
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Saiesha Mistry

Session Abstract:

When restoring anterior teeth, it is crucial to design a restoration which is in perfect harmony with the adjacent teeth in terms of shape, shade, opacity and translucency. The final result should be a tooth that seamlessly blends into the smile and compliments the patients face.

Composite Bonding provides us with a minimally Invasive and yet extremely aesthetic way of restoring the missing and lost tooth tissue.

The procedure enables the clinician to have chairside control of the color and morphology of the restoration and the tooth in just a single appointment. It offers an economic and aesthetic treatment modality for anterior teeth.

In order to obtain excellent esthetic results with our direct bonded restorations, we must start with meticulously planning our treatment and visualizing the final result at the very outset. We can then plan exactly how the composite should be layered using the different opacities and shades, to accurately replicate the lost tooth structure and the blend in with remaining dentition. The restoration should be designed and shaped to mimic the shape, form and surface character of the tooth. This attention to detail requires knowledge and skill of dental aesthetics, the dental material and the technique in which it is used.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The purpose of this lecture is to briefly review the optical properties of natural dental tissues and understand how they may be predictably replicated using the layering techniques.
  2. Recognize and understand tooth form and anatomy and learn a predictable and reproducible technique to create accurate and aesthetic tooth morphology.
  3. Learn a simple technique of finishing and polishing to create natural surface texture and reflection.
A Minimally Invasive Treatment Approach with Fibre-reinforced Composite Bridges (FRC for Direct Replacement of Missing Anterior Teeth)

A Minimally Invasive Treatment Approach with Fibre-reinforced Composite Bridges (FRC for Direct Replacement of Missing Anterior Teeth)
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Rudolf Novotny

Session Abstract:

Minimally invasive dentistry became the leading treatment strategy of modern dentistry. Prosthodontic and restorative dentistry adopted the concept of minimal intervention and tooth tissue preservation hence the regained interest in Fibre-reinforced composite resin prosthesis.

New developments in adhesive systems and use of fibres in dentistry have made several treatment options available on missing anterior tooth which is commonly treated with fixed prosthesis or implant supported prostheses. However, these treatment options are time-consuming and costly for both clinicians and patients as they are subjected to the laboratory stage. On the other hand, fibre reinforced composite applications can be done on a single visit thereby enabling cost-effective treatments. Fibre-reinforced composite resin prostheses also offer the advantages of minimal invasive treatment, single visit dentistry, excellent aesthetics and an ability to bond to the abutment teeth, thus compensating for sub-optimal abutment tooth retention and resistance form.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clinical information with fibre-reinforced materials in combination with high strength and aesthetic composite resins.
  • Case selection for FRC bridges and interim treatment option for the replacement of missing anterior teeth
  • Techniques for the direct intraoral fabrication of FRC bridges
  • Clinical tips in FRC bridges fabrications ensuring successful patient outcomes.
TMD and Sleep Apnoea, do they mix well?

TMD and Sleep Apnoea, do they mix well?
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Michael Stubbs

Session Abstract:
The diagnosis and treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders can be a complex interaction between painful temporomandibular joints and masticatory muscles with underlying issues such as bruxism and sleep disordered breathing. The presentation is designed to clinically address bruxism and temporomandibular disorders, and how it may relate to sleep disordered breathing.s.

The Biofilm as the Engine for Tooth Decay and Periodontal Diseases

The Biofilm as the Engine for Tooth Decay and Periodontal Diseases
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Wim Teughels

Session Abstract:

The most important oral diseases originate from dental plaque. Dental plaque is a textbook example of a biofilm. Many dentists have heard of the biofilm concept during their training but the clinical relevance of the different biofilm properties are often not clear. This lecture will focus on the current and novel scientific insights in biofilms in relation to tooth decay but from a clinical perspective. An update on different biofilm features will be given and the clinical implication will be highlighted based on scientific evidence. At the end, a framework for managing tooth decay and periodontal disease from a biofilm perspective in susceptible patients will be given.

Paradigm Shift – Dental Practice In The Pandemic

Paradigm Shift – Dental Practice In The Pandemic
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Pallavi Patil

Session Abstract:

At this session you will learn how to choose the right protection for you in terms of the correct selection for the type and level of contaminant and/or hazard faced. Standard Precautions such as the CDC Guideline Update and Entering Dental Offices will be covered. We will also go through respirator guidance for infectious aerosols, sterilization monitoring in the dental setting and provisions of emergency care to patients without COVID-19 in a dental clinic. Run through the differences for elective procedures, surgeries and non-urgent dental visits. We will also discuss the transition of dental procedures to aerosol restricted dentistry and how you can minimize risk before, during and after dental care.

The Secret Recipe for Taking Impressions Followed by Veneer Provisionalization & Cementation

The Secret Recipe for Taking Impressions Followed by Veneer Provisionalization & Cementation
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Tanawat Ritkajorn

Session Abstract:

Digital impressioning has been increasingly popular in today’s dentistry. However, the majority of dental impressions are still taken traditionally mostly due to cost, as digital impressioning requires expensive scanning equipment and has a learning curve. Conventional dental impression techniques are taught during undergraduate studies and mastering it is of utmost importance for dentists. Various impression materials have been developed to simplify dental procedures and may require specific techniques to get it right. The key is not only to master the techniques and getting it right the first time, but also to understand the material properties to ensure the techniques used will result in accurate impressions without having to repeat.

This includes provisionalization for veneers which will be described in 2 techniques. First, freehand finger molded technique, which will provide ready-to-design for the experienced dentists with busy schedules and have no time to send them to the lab for traditional wax-up or digital smile design lab.  This gives flexibility for dentist and patient right after consultation, then can they begin preparations and the following week to complete the treatment. Second, silicone putty on wax-up model and mock-up into patient’s teeth with protemp4. This technique simplifies the process of making provisionals. However, lab needs time to make this wax-up model.

In this webinar, we will learn about:

  • Secrets of making the quick, easy and accurate dental impressions.
  • 2 veneer provisionalization techniques
  • Freehand finger molded technique
  • Traditional silicone putty matrix and wax-up model technique
  • Both advantages and disadvantages will also be described
Aesthetic Protocols Applied to New Bracket Technologies

Aesthetic Protocols Applied to New Bracket Technologies
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Rodrigo del Pozo

Session Abstract:

Orthodontic treatment affects the aesthetics of the smile in three dimensions.

Improving the appearance of the smile is one of the main reasons patients seek orthodontic treatment. Understanding the components of an aesthetically attractive smile is essential to achieving patient satisfaction as well as successful treatment results. Achieving optimal occlusion remains the most important objective in treatment planning; therefore, orthodontists and other dental practitioners have focused research efforts on developing and providing guidelines for achieving optimal occlusion through orthodontic treatment. In the past, diagnosis was based on cephalometric analysis combined with static photographs of a patient’s profile. Analysis and intentional design of the smile were generally underemphasized during treatment planning.

As the field and available technologies have continued to evolve, a gradual shift toward an increased emphasis on dental aesthetics in treatment planning has occurred, and now an aesthetically pleasing smile is a key desired outcome of orthodontic treatment planning.

Modern orthodontics has refocused to become smile design or rather, dental facial aesthetics. Craniofacial growth and development are continuous processes, and dimensional changes can occur naturally throughout life, which in practical terms means that the knowledge of human aging process becomes relevant during orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning for predictable and balanced results.

  • Smile design from and Orthodontic perspective.
  • How human aging process affects the human smile.
  • New aesthetic bracket technologies.
  • Bracket positioning for smile design objectives.
DHTF: Behavioural or Pharmacological Techniques? Balancing Cooperation

Behavioural or Pharmacological Techniques? Balancing Cooperation
Track: Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum
Speaker: David Lim

Session Abstract:

We manage our patients’ cooperation everyday. From the anxious child to individuals with disabilities, and also elderly with neurocognitive impairment. How do we decide when pharmacological methods should come into play? How far can we carry behavioral techniques? What other practical techniques can we employ? What should we take caution of? This fun session recapitulates various techniques and entails some reflection on how we manage our patients.

DHTF: Global Burden of Oral Diseases and the Important Role of Dental and Oral Health Service Management

Global Burden of Oral Diseases and the Important Role of Dental and Oral Health Service Management
Track: Dental Hygienist and Therapist Forum
Speaker: Arish Naresh

Session Abstract:

The lecture will focus on the global burden of oral diseases and growing disparities in oral health care access in developed and developing countries. This session will highlight the levels of care provided by Dental and Oral Health Therapists in over 50 countries and discuss the highlights and challenges that the workforce faces. The lecture will also discuss the potential area of advancement for mid-level dental providers and the impact of technology in oral health therapy practice. The session will also focus on the areas of integration between oral health and general health and how dental and oral health therapists can assist in bridging the gap to ensure patients receive holistic care at all times. Lastly, the session will discuss the role of the International Oral Health Association in advocating and supporting the professions to achieve good oral health for all; for life.

Mucointegration of Dental Implants, a Key to Long Term Success

Mucointegration of Dental Implants, a Key to Long Term Success
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Eric Rompen

Session Abstract:

How to obtain and preserve a highly aesthetic outcome?
How to avoid bone loss and the opening of pockets in the posterior area?

Obtaining an effective, stable and resistant adhesion of the soft tissues at trans-mucosal implant components (muco-integration) is highly important to seal the body envelope, to avoid opening of pockets and bacterial penetration that will lead to gingival recession and bone loss.

To obtain muco-integration, the materials used at the trans-mucosal level should always be as biocompatible and clean as possible (avoid or limit the use of resin, composite, gold, …). New anodized surfaces have recently been developed in order to further enhance soft tissue adhesion.

To preserve muco-integration, the mechanical stability of the soft tissues has to be promoted through a series of factors such as bone volume, presence of keratinized mucosa, proper design of the trans-mucosal components (platform shifting), and care should be taken to choose non-traumatic prosthetic procedures: in particular, the number of disconnections of the trans-mucosal components should be reduced (one abutment – one time concept).

This lecture will detail the important factors for peri-implant tissue stability and provide easy to use practical solutions, such as the use of the On1 concept and the effectiveness of Xeal and TiUltra surfaces, to obtain an effective muco-integration for long-term success.

Innovative Clinical Solutions from Design to Manufacturing

Innovative Clinical Solutions from Design to Manufacturing
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Gulshan Murgai

Session Abstract:

The market for Chairside CAD/CAM dentistry is ever-growing and new hardware technologies that allow team members to work quicker, more efficiently, and be profitable are being developed regularly.

This session will explore the most current materials being developed within the field and showcase two digital platforms developed by exocad for clinical use and how they allow for collaboration between various members of the dental team.

The speaker will also, showcase real-life cases from experienced users and trainers in digital dental technology and offer advice on what to look out for to new users currently considering going digital with their dental practice.

The Art of Digital Smiles

The Art of Digital Smiles
Track: Scientific Conference
Speaker: Mohamed Hassanien

Session Abstract:

Patient satisfaction will always be the main goal of any dental profession, especially when dealing with esthetics. CAD CAM dentistry, being state-of-the-art dental technology, offers lots of merits and solutions for dental professionals in both posterior and anterior regions.

CEREC, being the ultimate chair-side solution, is considered the benchmark of CAD CAM dentistry. It has been in the market for 35 years and counting, and still remains in the lead, by offering the highest success rates and clinical precision worldwide.

The most recent CEREC software and hardware updates allow clinicians
to easily plan, design and precisely mill high esthetic veneers with a fully
guided workflow starting with the mock-up design together with full
control over the design phases in just few clicks.

The webinar will demonstrate how clinicians can handle challenging cases in the anterior esthetic zone, starting with case planning till bonding, keeping in mind our ultimate goal, which is, achieving maximum patient satisfaction upon completion.

Programme is updated as of July 2020 and is subject to change without prior notice.

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