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.


How will AI technology applies in the field of general dentistry and aligner treatment? How will it change your traditional approach and treatment?

Remote Monitoring has all the answers. Using Artificial Intelligence provides doctors with a measurable way to monitor patients’ treatments leading to improve clinical outcomes, practice efficiency and convenience for both doctor and patient to a higher level of care.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to successfully implement this technology to increase your conversion rate and your practice efficiency
  • How to increase your patients’ compliance through remote monitoring
  • How to significantly reduce the treatment time, number of appointments and refinements with your aligner treatments
  • The concept of dynamic aligner protocols
  • The art of delegation
  • How to create decision trees

The use of all-ceramic restorations for the restoration of the natural dentition has become the cornerstone of the modern general dental practice. However, the constant evolution of materials and techniques has made the planning and execution of these modalities of restorations increasingly challenging.

This bespoke 2-day program, presented by Dr Christopher Ho and Dr Anthony Mak, aims to provide participating dentists with the core knowledge and confidence to predictably deliver these forms of restorations in everyday practice.

The program introduces a comprehensive approach for the restoration of anterior and posterior restorations with ceramic-based restorations. The emphasis will be on the adhesive, minimally invasive tooth ceramic restorations from treatment planning, tooth preparation, impression taking, provisionalisation, and final cementation and finishing.

The goal of the course is to provide participants with the following learning objectives:

  1. For the participants to confidently select and manage the provision of all-ceramic restorations for their patients in general practice.
  2. To provide the practical training in the form of hands-on exercises in the 2 critical aspects of this modality of restorations: Preparation and Cementation.
  3. To provide a step-by-step workflow to allow the immediate implementation of the concepts and techniques taught.
  4. Aspect relating to the delivery of these forms of restorations not covered in detail in the program will be provided in a comprehensive technical and diagrammatic course notes collated and written by the speakers.
  5. Participants will also have the opportunity to work under microscopes and have the opportunity to experience the use of modern digital impression scanners and in-office milling units.

Course Outline

  • All Ceramic Restorations
    • Material Science
    • General Indications
    • Lithium Disilicate
    • Zirconia (Monolithic, Layered)
    • Feldspathic


  • Diagnostic Records
    • Wax Up, Mock-Ups
    • Use of Silicone Stents – Prep Reduction Guides and Temporary Templates
    • Basic Smile Design 101 (Analog, Digital)


  • Preparation Guidelines
    • Veneers, veneer-lays, Full Coverage Anterior Crowns, Posterior Inlays and Onlays, Posterior Crowns
    • Margin Designs for different restorations and materials
    • Immediate Dentine Sealing
    • Margin Elevation


  • Impressions


  • Conventional
  • Digital


  • Temporisation


  • Single to Multiple Units for anterior and posterior applications
  • Use and indications of shell temporaries
  • Relining protocol for temporaries


  • Cementation


  • Adhesive vs. Cohesive cementation (when and where)
  • Cement selection protocol (based on material selection)
  • Management of internal fitting surfaces of the restoration.
  • Use of heated restorative composite as a cementation medium


  • Polishing and Finishing


Hands-On Exercises and Demonstrations

  1. Preparation of simulation model teeth for the following restorations:
    1. Posterior Onlay Restoration
    2. Full Coverage Anterior Crown for all-ceramic
    3. Veneer-lay (breaking contact)
    4. Conventional veneer preparation (not breaking contact)
  2. Cementation of anterior veneers and crowns and Posterior Onlay on the prepared teeth.