IDEM 2020: Going Digital


Due to the changes in event dates, the organisers expect there to be changes to the current programme. We are happy to update that our valued conference sponsors have expressed their continued support for IDEM and would like to express our gratitude to them. Please check back at a later date for further updates.


This half-day workshop aims to provide dental teams with theoretical knowledge and practical techniques for modern methods of biofilm and stain removal and implant maintenance. It will assist the dental team in upgrading and updating the dental hygiene department through the integration of a systematic workflow using biofilm management devices.

Learning outcomes:

    • Discover modern therapeutic options from prophylaxis to periodontal therapy
    • Develop and learn biofilm management concepts using Air Polishing devices
    • Acquire insights into 7 different air polishing powders and indications of usage
    • Learn how to effectively use biofilm management devices
    • Perform practical application and hands-on training of all concepts presented

This workshop will deal with the “Root-2-Crown” concept that will enable clinicians to provide a high level of care to their patients after endodontic treatment. It is a well-established fact that endodontic success can drop from 90% to 18% if the coronal restoration is poor or delayed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Pre-endodontic restorations
  • Modern endodontic principles regarding root canal preparation
  • Differences between vital and non-vital teeth
  • Guidelines for the restoration of Class I, Class II and more severely broken down teeth after endodontic treatment \
  • Guidelines for the placement of posts
  • Guidelines for placement of crowns / indirect restorations


The restorative concepts and materials discussed will enable a clinician to achieve more predictable long-term results in clinical practice. The presentation will be supplemented with a large amount of video material to illustrate the clinical use of the materials and techniques on patients.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of coronal seal after endodontic treatment
  • Learn how to restore Class I and Class II access cavities predictably
  • Realize the benefit of using fiber posts
  • Understand when and when not to place a post\
  • Understand when to use direct or indirect restorations

This workshop will allow participants to fully immerse themselves into the digital workflow experience. The workshop will guide participants through the data acquisition and processing of CBCT & IOS. Using real clinical cases we will undertake surgical / prosthetic digital treatment planning. We will then examine the various outputs of digital planning including surgical template manufacturing and dynamic guided surgery to facilitate clinical delivery of the digitally planned case and potentially enable same-day implant surgery.

Nowadays the clinicians have at their disposal high-performance materials that can help them facing aesthetic and functional treatments using minimally invasive prosthetic techniques. This workshop will consider both prep and no-prep techniques for a perfect result in anterior and posterior areas.

Indications and limitations of prep and no-prep techniques will be clearly illustrated in order to guide the clinicians both for simple situations and complex rehabilitations in case of worn dentition, however using always minimally invasive procedures.

The learning objectives of the programme is to provide the participants with the didactic knowledge and technical skills in the following areas:

  • Materials and Techniques for restoring endodontically treated teeth
  • Posts for endodontically treated teeth: How, where and when
  • When can an endodontically treated tooth be restored with direct composite techniques
  • How to obtain aesthetic direct restorations in the endodontically treated anterior tooth

– Tooth Preparation

– Posts and Fibres

– The principles of the Class 4 restorations as it pertains to the direct restoration of the endodontically treated incisor (the direct layering protocol)

– Tips and Tricks to manage colour in non-vital teeth

• How to restore the endodontically treated molar tooth with direct composite techniques

– Tooth Preparation

– Use of post and fibres in the endodontically treated posterior dentition

– Restoration of the posterior endodontically treated tooth and cuspal overlays with direct posterior composite techniques

Hands-On Exercises and Demonstrations:

1. Restoration of the severely damaged endodontically treated anterior tooth with a direct post retained composite restoration

– Preparation of the post space and adhesive bonding / cementation of the aesthetic post

– Class IV filling replacement: wax up, silicone index, index cutting, layered reconstruction, shape correction, excess removal, polishing

2. Direct composite restoration of the endodontically treated molar with cuspal overlays