IDEM 2022: 7 - 9 October 2022
Header Conference - Programme

Technology is shaping the future with essential information and innovative ideas. The orthodontic field, with hardware, software and humans combined, is rapidly changing, probably faster than at any time in its history. If you believe that people are the most valuable asset to your business, then you have to communicate, plan, and be consistent. 

5 Learning Objectives:  

  • Understand the digital flow with clear aligner therapy 
  • Evaluate critically case selection 
  • Develop your skill set to communicate with colleagues and patients 
  • Interpret predictability with digital orthodontics 
  • Recognize the importance of retention 

Dental Implants are no longer perceived as metal constructions passively anchored in bone. On the contrary, implants are shown to be biologically active systems, which constantly interact with human tissue and microbes, supporting function and aesthetics in a delicate balance between biology and technology. It is exactly this interrelation between living tissue and precisely constructed biomaterials that determines long term success or complications. In no other part is this interrelation more crucial than within the Supracrestal Complex.   

Possibly one of the most complex man-made ecosystems, the Supracrestal Complex is the tiny space defined by the cortical Marginal Bone (apically) and the first couple of mm of the implant prosthesis exposed in the oral environment (coronally). It’s no more than 200 square mm, but this tiny space packs 3 out of the 4 tissues of the human body, at least 3 mechanical constructions (implant, abutment, abutment screw, prosthesis), more than 300 types of human cells and countless numbers of bacterial species. 

The Supracrestal Complex is a true “cyborg” organ: it includes all 3 key players: Human Tissue, Mechanical parts and Bacteria in a constant dynamic interplay. As recent studies have pointed out, this tiny space is the source of the most common implant long-term complications of both the biological and the technical type. Proper design coupled with a careful individualized maintenance scheme and daily practice of oral hygiene from the patient are the keys to ensure long term successful clinical outcomes! 

In this presentation, we will identify the interactions that take place in the Supracrestal Complex, we will discuss the latest evidence of design features and conditions that give rise to the most common problems and finally identify the strategies for prevention or early identification of Mucositis and Peri-implantitis.  

Learning objectives:
– What is the Implant Supracrestal complex and what are the key elements and design features with clinical importance
– How the design of the Implant-prosthesis -abutment complex can predispose to or protect from biological complications and peri-implant tissue inflammation
– How can we devise individualized maintenance strategies and use professional and patient driven maintenance to ensure long term success and health of the peri-implant tissues 


The dental implants penetration rate into the dental industry has been increasing at an exponential rate over the last 20 years since its inception nearly 60 years ago. However, the technology of implants, techniques and how we deliver care have been evolving and is now at an extremely exciting era.

With the advancement of technology, this lecture will discuss how it has changed the practice of immediacy. Has it really improved our way of practice? Is it time to jump in and invest into technology? What are the main benefits and how do we find balance? The differences of the traditional and the digital way of practice will be illustrated in this lecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between digital workflow and traditional workflow on immediacy
  • Learn how to incorporate digital dentistry into your practice for implant dentistry
  • Learn the clinical steps to practicing immediacy with a digital workflow

Designing and creating Smiles involves certain attitude, technical competence, artistic ability and intuition. It necessitates the development of skills to balance illusion with the reality to attain the highest level of clinical success. Some restorations we do look great and attractive than some, even though the work was technically good. Of all the procedures necessary to accomplish better results, it is important to understand the architectural development and the fundamentals of creating a pleasing restoration. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn to distinguish between a laminate and a veneer and when and how to opt for a laminate or veneer in a given situation. 
  • Learn how to do a multi-chromatic laminate/ veneer ad to create illusions by shading and shaping. 
  • Learn to finish and polish the restoration for the desired result. 


The increasing demand for the most beautiful restorations requires use of adhesion and understanding the material selections to achieve optimal results. Knowledge of the optical properties of teeth and restorative materials along with their strengths and limitations allow clinicians to provide aesthetic excellence. The ability to blend restorations harmoniously is a cornerstone of modern dental practice, and attaining beautiful results with longevity and predictability lead to long term success. This lecture will explain the materials we need in our armamentarium and the different adhesive protocols one requires for both direct and indirect restorations. 


In my daily work as a General Practitioner, the proper and quick diagnosis is essential for every case to provide ideal treatment. Most cases could be diagnosed by routine examination and 2D images, but some cases are not. In that situation, the clear 3D images will be needed for making a final decision.  Having a system that provides us precise and high-quality images with low dose is important. These images become the gold-standard solution for trauma, auto-transplantation, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontology, oral surgery and dental implants in my career. In my lecture, I would like to share several cases through the planning, treatment and prognoses using CBCT images. 

Learning Objectives 

  • How can we use CBCT for daily work? 
  • The importance of precise imaging for Implantology and traumatology for diagnosis and prognosis. 
  • How low-dose and high resolution CBCT helps doctor & patient life. 

Subjects with missing teeth and periodontitis can benefit from the use of dental implants. Control of periodontitis and maintenance care are pre-requisite. Specific actions are needed to ensure success over time: i) implant and reconstruction design to ensure self-performed and professional plaque control and maintenance of tissue health, ii) precise implant placement (periodontally driven implant placement).  

Learning points:
Understand the importance of appropriate periodontal therapy before implant placement
Understand the benefits and risks of biological complications in stage III and IV periodontitis patients
Identify specific approaches to decrease the risk of peri-implantitis in these high-risk subjects 


Subjects with missing teeth and periodontitis can benefit from the use of dental implants. Control of periodontitis and maintenance care are pre-requisite. Specific actions are needed to ensure success over time: i) implant and reconstruction design to ensure self-performed and professional plaque control and maintenance of tissue health, ii) precise implant placement (periodontally driven implant placement).  

Learning points:
Understand the importance of appropriate periodontal therapy before implant placement
Understand the benefits and risks of biological complications in stage III and IV periodontitis patients
Identify specific approaches to decrease the risk of peri-implantitis in these high-risk subjects 


Advancement in digital technologies over the past decade has revolutionised the way restorative dentistry is practiced. Not only has it made procedures more predictable and less complex it has also increased accuracy and reduced errors in the delivery of quality complex aesthetic work.

It is all more evident in full mouth reconstruction where digital dentistry has improved the approach to treatment, from patient communication to treatment planning and execution. In this presentation, Dr. Ronnie will share how he uses a myriad of digital tools in managing complex restorative cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use of photography and videography in aesthetic planning and case communication
  • Role of Intra Oral scanning in the pre-restorative and restorative phase of treatment
  • Digital tools to enhance bite management and occlusion
  • Application of digital tools in complex aesthetic rehabilitation cases

Subjects with missing teeth and periodontitis can benefit from the use of dental implants. Control of periodontitis and maintenance care are pre-requisite. Specific actions are needed to ensure success over time: i) implant and reconstruction design to ensure self-performed and professional plaque control and maintenance of tissue health, ii) precise implant placement (periodontally driven implant placement).  

Learning points:
Understand the importance of appropriate periodontal therapy before implant placement
Understand the benefits and risks of biological complications in stage III and IV periodontitis patients
Identify specific approaches to decrease the risk of peri-implantitis in these high-risk subjects 


Chairside digital dentistry is already a reality, and it all begins with an intraoral scan. Within dental care, several fundamental and mutually reinforcing trends drive deep structural changes and embracing advanced digital solutions has become imperative to stay ahead of the competition.

Digital Dentistry is much more than just a scanner in your practice. In our lecture we will show, how digital dentistry can improve the dentist’s daily work and patient’s wellbeing and how it will lead the dentist step by step into a fully digital future. All the daily workflows from diagnosis, documentation and monitoring to restorative, ortho & aligner treatment, prosthetics and implants, from chairside to Labside partnership is a journey full of excitement and adventure leading to beautiful smiles of your patients. Let’s see how these advanced solutions will eventually be delivering quantifiable benefits for dentists, technicians and – most importantly – patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • A Journey of a Thousand Smiles begins with an Intraoral Scanner – Choice of intraoral scanner as team player
  • Understand the digital workflows and their importance in day-to-day practice.
  • Understand the difference between chairside and laboratory workflow – What works best for your practice!
  • Understand the efficient ways to practice digital dentistry.
  • new CAD/CAM materials to fabricate a chairside CAD/CAM restorations
  • Indicate different materials and techniques and cementation protocols for long term success of restorations.

Chairside digital dentistry is already a reality, and it all begins with an intraoral scan. Within dental care, several fundamental and mutually reinforcing trends drive deep structural changes and embracing advanced digital solutions has become imperative to stay ahead of the competition.

Digital Dentistry is much more than just a scanner in your practice. In our lecture we will show, how digital dentistry can improve the dentist’s daily work and patient’s wellbeing and how it will lead the dentist step by step into a fully digital future. All the daily workflows from diagnosis, documentation and monitoring to restorative, ortho & aligner treatment, prosthetics and implants, from chairside to Labside partnership is a journey full of excitement and adventure leading to beautiful smiles of your patients. Let’s see how these advanced solutions will eventually be delivering quantifiable benefits for dentists, technicians and – most importantly – patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • A Journey of a Thousand Smiles begins with an Intraoral Scanner – Choice of intraoral scanner as team player
  • Understand the digital workflows and their importance in day-to-day practice.
  • Understand the difference between chairside and laboratory workflow – What works best for your practice!
  • Understand the efficient ways to practice digital dentistry.
  • new CAD/CAM materials to fabricate a chairside CAD/CAM restorations
  • Indicate different materials and techniques and cementation protocols for long term success of restorations.

Often dentists see themselves as “working in the dark” whenever they have to perform a root canal or an endodontic procedure. Not only is the canal anatomy not completely obvious even with conventional radiographs, even the diagnosis can be befuddling when clinical and radiographic evidence do not appear to sync or match.
The many advantages of Cone Beam CT or CBCT have been publicised ad nausea. Its use in endodontics however, have been considerably less widespread than in prosthodontic and surgical planning. CBCT is capable of being a serious force multiplier in endodontic diagnosis, planning, treatment, and evaluation. It brings tremendous predictability and confidence to patients towards the outcome of their treatment.
This presentation and workshop serves to share prevailing evidence and tips on how to leverage on CBCT equipment and capabilities to make endodontic outcomes even more predictable, and perhaps even have fun doing so.

Subjects with missing teeth and periodontitis can benefit from the use of dental implants. Control of periodontitis and maintenance care are pre-requisite. Specific actions are needed to ensure success over time: i) implant and reconstruction design to ensure self-performed and professional plaque control and maintenance of tissue health, ii) precise implant placement (periodontally driven implant placement).  

Learning points:
Understand the importance of appropriate periodontal therapy before implant placement
Understand the benefits and risks of biological complications in stage III and IV periodontitis patients
Identify specific approaches to decrease the risk of peri-implantitis in these high-risk subjects


Patients with missing teeth in the “aesthetic zone” may present with severe hard and soft tissue loss. While many techniques offer excellent results for reconstruction of these defects, few can be said to guarantee success. A bone augmentation procedure to correct a vertical defect in the aesthetic zone that is not fully successful in correcting the defect often ensures the use of prosthetic pink. This leads to the treatment dilemma: “if we have to use a little pink, why not use a lot of pink” and spare the patient the painful bone augmentation in the first place? The aim of this lecture is to critically evaluate the current evidence to determine the predictability of various bone augmentation techniques for vertical ridge defects for implant placement and when to consider more conservative alternative treatment options.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the methods for vertical bone augmentation in the anterior maxilla
  2. Understand the limitations of augmentation and implant replacement of multiple missing teeth in the aesthetic zone
  3. Discuss surgical approaches to prepare the anterior maxilla for the prosthetic solution to defect management

Our oral structures undergo tremendous amounts of mechanical, chemical and biological insults daily. It can lead to loss of function, pain and even compromised self-esteem especially when the smile and appearance become negatively affected.

When faced with such a patient, we need to be able to assess, plan and treat the patient comprehensively. The restoration of function and form must encompass all aspects of dentistry utilising concepts of Digital Smile Design, Occlusal concepts, and excellent lab communication. Most importantly, patients must be able to participate in and appreciate the process of their rehabilitation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process of treatment planning for complex aesthetics rehabilitation.
  • Expose participants to Digital Smile Design and Gneuromuscular Occlusion concepts.
  • Appreciate digital integration in comprehensive aesthetic rehabilitation.



Indirect Ceramic restorations are among the most prevalent restorative procedures used in dentistry. These types of restorations are indicated for a wide variety of clinical situations both to improve the aesthetics and to improve the function of the dentition. The clinical situations can range from restoring heavily damaged, heavily restored, or cracked teeth to improving aesthetic or positional situations.  

There are a number of ceramic materials available in the market today having different compositions and methods of fabrication and their clinical selection depends on the functional and aesthetic demands of the case.  

Each step of the clinical and laboratory procedures can have an impact on the longevity and the aesthetic results of these indirect restorations. And of all the clinical steps, cementation is one of the most critical. 

Proper cement selection plays a determinative role in providing long-term serviceability, retention, caries prevention, and patient satisfaction. 

The goal of this lecture is to help clinicians make appropriate cementation decisions in selecting the most appropriate cement and cementation protocol so as to maximise the aesthetics and the functional demands of our ceramic restorations.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to select the correct cement for a specific type of ceramic 
  • Understand the clinical steps involved in the cementation protocols for different ceramics. 
  • Understand the aesthetic and strength characteristics for different types of cements to maximise the success of your cementation.  



The expectation that dental restorations should be aesthetic, durable and minimally invasive is becoming the common expectation among patients who are increasingly well informed. The utilisation of all-ceramic systems, especially Lithium Disilicate, have rapidly become the standard and the cornerstone modality in meeting these expectations.  

The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate the treatment planning and execution of these modalities of treatment, from the simple everyday cases to the more complex and challenging cases. The focus will be on the posterior dentition, with emphasis on minimally invasive tooth preparations, adhesive protocols, and final cementation & finishing of these restorations.  

The indication and use of the Immediate Dentin Sealing (IDS) and Deep Margin Elevation (DME) will be discussed as part of the adhesive protocol of the procedure. 

The use of modern digital technologies; from digital scanning and planning, milling and 3D printing to simplify and facilitate the delivery of ceramic restorations will also be highlighted. 

Cracks affecting vital teeth (both asymptomatic and symptomatic) and the management of such presentations utilising adhesively bonded ceramic restorations will be detailed, providing guidelines for the diagnosis and management of this commonly encountered scenario in everyday practice.  

Key Learning Points: 

  • Optimal material selection for Bonded Ceramic Restorations. 
  • The role and use of IDS and DME in Bonded Posterior Ceramic Restorations. 
  • The guidelines for the use of Bonded Ceramic restorations in the management of cracks in the vital dentition. 


REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR PASSES >