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Conference/Exhibition: November 04-05, 2016
Hands-On Courses: November 01-07, 2016
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE

7 DAYS! Dubai Dental Conference & Continuing Dental Education (01-07 Nov 2016)
49 CME Total Available


Prof. Lorenzo Breschi, DDS, PhD, Italy
Prof. Lorenzo Breschi, DDS, PhD, Italy
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    Dr. Lorenzo Breschi received his DDS degree cum laude in 1994 and PhD in Human Morphological and Molecular Sciences in 1998 at the University of Bologna (Italy). He is now Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials at the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM) at the University of Bologna (Italy), Head of Conservative Dentistry and Director of the Master in Bonded Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, at the University of Bologna (Italy).

    Prof. Lorenzo Breschi is Past-President of the Academy of Dental Materials (ADM), President Elect of the European Federation of Conservative Dentistry (EFCD), President-Elect of the Dental Materials Group IADR, President Elect of the Italian Academy of Conservative Dentistry (AIC), President Elect of the International Academy of Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD).

    Prof. Breschi is Associate Editor of the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals and actively involved in research on the ultrastructural aspects of enamel and dentin and their interactions with dentin bonding systems.

    Prof. Breschi has published more than 200 original papers and review articles on peer-reviewed journals on different aspects of adhesion and restorative materials with an H-factor of 34 and a total impact factor over 500.
  • Lecture: Critical review of the latest improvements of dental bonding systems
    Aim of the presentation will be a critical review of the latest improvements of dental bonding systems. Chemical background and physical characteristics of the adhesives will be assayed to understand the clinical capabilities and the possible role of the clinician to obtain the highest bonding performances, in terms of improved bond strength, extended durability and reduced post-op sensitivity. The lecture will also clarify the mechanisms that affect the stability of the adhesive interface over time, analyzing the role of different degrading phenomena synergistically contributing to degrade the hybrid layer. The lecture will provide clinical step-by-step procedures along with “tips and tricks” to achieve the highest clinical success in terms of aesthetic requirements, biomechanical properties of adhesive restorations, bond strength and stability of the adhesive interface over time.

    Learning objectives:

    1. To present step-by-step protocols for clinical procedures of bonded anterior and posterior direct restorations and directions for luting indirect restorations;
    2. To provide a standardized approach to adhesive dentistry aiming to achieve a stable bond over time.
Prof. Angelo Putignano MD, DDS, Italy
Prof. Angelo Putignano MD, DDS, Italy
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    M.D. degree and D.D.S. post graduate certificate from University of Ancona-Italy

    • Full professor in Restorative Dentistry at School of Dentistry Polytecnique University of Marche-Ancona-Italy
    • Head of Operative dentistry and Endodontics department at School of Dentistry Polytecnique University of Marche-Ancona-Italy
    • Dean School of Dental Hygienist Polytecnique University of Marche-Ancona-Italy
    • Active Member Italian Society of Operative Dentistry (SIDOC)
    • Founding Member Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED)
    • Active Member European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED)
    • Private practice limited to Restorative Dentistry in Ancona , Italy
    • He is co- author of the book "Adhesive Dentistry: the Key to success" edited by Quintessence International.
    • Co-Author of "Indirect Conservative Restoration of Posterior teeth" (UTET 2008)
  • Lecture: Symplexity in Dentistry
    The guidelines of modern restorative dentistry are adhesion and minimum invasiveness:

    • Composite materials are now leading on the market as a permanent and universal restoration solution: there is no treatment planning which does not include the use of composite materials as for sealing, anterior or posterior restoration.
    • The perfect knowledge of the advantages and limits of these materials is fundamental for all dentists: a superficial approach to the use of composites may lead to failure and very long chair-work times.
    • To know composite materials, nowadays more than ever, means to understand their practical application, to choose the ideal material on the market under the mechanical and aesthetic point of view, to understand when to choose indirect rather than direct technique, to evaluate the use of composites not only in the conservative field, but also in the prosthetic one, both for provisional and permanent solutions.
    • All in all, it means to properly plan the patient’s treatment, focusing on the quality of its final result and the working time to reach it. Unfortunately sometime seems to be really difficult.
    • Symplexity is the philosophy "How to create something difficult in a very easy way"
    • Aim of the lecture is to show, according to the literature and last materials, in how to obtain high quality restorations in a predictable and repeatable way.
Hands-On Course: The Style Italiano approach to Veneers
Prof. Brian Millar BDS, FDSRCS, PhD, FHEA
Prof. Brian Millar, UK
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    Professor of Blended Learning in Dentistry at King’s College London and NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Hospitals. Specialist in Prosthodontics and in Restorative Dentistry.

    Programme Director for the internationally popular MClinDent (Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics) and in the past set up the highly successful MSc programmes in Aesthetic Dentistry and also Advanced General Dental Practice by blended learning at the KCL Dental Institute.

    Almost 35 years experience in clinical practice and currently an active specialist clinician in both hospital and private practice, particularly in treating tooth wear, aesthetic and occlusal problems utilising MI philosophies where possible.

    Experienced teacher to undergraduates and postgraduates and well-known provider of postgraduate education nationally and internationally at conferences through lectures, seminars, webinars and hands-on courses.

    Published over 160 papers, supervised over 200 PhD and Masters students. Research includes management of occlusal problems using MI techniques, bringing together esthetics and function with a focus on tooth preservation.
  • Lecture: Aesthetics MI way
    What does MI mean? Whether MI means maximum income, minimal intervention or my way of achieving predictable aesthetic outcomes with today's generation of composites you will find this subject useful to planning and carrying out aesthetic changes in your practice. The lecture will cover how to obtain predictable outcomes through chairside planning methods with direct, indirect and semi-direct techniques. From DSD as the starting point to mock-ups and how to carry out occlusion corrections to combine function with aesthetics.

    Learning objectives:
    • How you can plan cases at the chairside
    • Ways of managing the aesthetics in anterior tooth wear situations with composite
    • Understand how to blend function with aesthetics.
Hands-On Course 1: Smile Design & Aesthetic Restorative Options PART 1 Hands-On Course 2: Smile Design & Aesthetic Restorative Options PART 2
Roberto Turrini
Dr. Roberto Turrini, Italy
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    Roberto Turrini graduated in Dentistry at the University of Florence in 2004. Since 2005 he has been working as a collaborator in Dr. Mauro Fradeani’s office in Pesaro.
    He has attended several courses both nationally and internationally, such as the annual Dr.Fradeani’s course of fixed prosthodontics as well as several courses about prosthodontic, implantology and esthetic dentistry.
    He works in Pesaro in several offices dealing restorative, endodontics and prosthodontics with particular interest in esthetic dentistry.
    Author of several scientific articles published in Italian and international magazines, he is co-author with Dr. Enrico Cogo and Dr. Pietro Sibilla of a text about dental bleaching, published by Quintessence International in 2011 (“Dental bleaching: methods for success”), translated in German and Spanish and actually in translation into other languages.
    He is also a national and international speaker and he lectures on prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry.
  • Lecture 1: To bleach or not to bleach: all the modern techniques of dental bleaching in association with prosthetic treatments.
    Nowadays the clinician is faced with the difficult challenge of covering discoloration sometimes quite severe. Currently we can use extremely predictable techniques of dental bleaching, allowing sometimes to avoid the covering discolored elements, achieving excellent results in terms of aesthetics and durability.

    The choice of extremely versatile products, together with the use of appropriate techniques, facilitates the clinician in cases of discoloration of medium severity.

    In contrast, in more complex situations, which require changes in shape, color and position, it is possible to use high-performance ceramic materials, in order to perform high aesthetic rehabilitations, however using minimally invasive procedures.
  • Lecture 2: Prep vs. no-prep veneers: indications and limitations.
    Nowadays the clinicians have at their disposal high-performance materials that can help them facing esthetic and functional treatments using minimally invasive prosthetic techniques. This lecture will consider both prep and no-prep techniques for a perfect result in anterior and posterior areas.

    The different types of ceramic materials will be analyzed in depth and indications will be given on how to chose the ideal ingot and the correct protocol of cementation, especially in case of thin veneers.

    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, however using always minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Morten Worsoe, Denmark
Dr. Morten Worsoe, Denmark
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    Morten graduated from University of Copenhagen in 2001 and has since 2010 worked with CEREC. Morten is Chairman of The Danish Society for Oral CAM/CAM, ISCD certified CEREC trainer, member of Academy of Digital Dentistry and lectures on management and communication. Besides managing his Office in Copenhagen he trains all new CEREC user in the eastern part of Denmark and lectures on Advanced CEREC treatments in Scandinavia.
  • Lecture 1: DSD or wax UP?
    The main purpose of this lecture is to give a brief overview of the most popular digital smile design (DSD) software and compare their benefits to the use of wax-up.

    We all like to make beautiful smiles and if we had a system that could help is communicate our ideas and the possible end result to the patient – we would likely pay a good sum of money for it. Software companies and progressive and innovative dentist around the world have already figured this out and are flooding the market with all types of DSD-software. So how do we navigate in this market and find a suitable program that is easy to use, looks good, works efficiently and comes at a fair price?
    There is not a simple answer to that, because we all have different ideas, wishes, demands and patients. There is not one perfect system, but we will take a closer look at 9 different systems.

    After this lecture, you should have better insight into DSD and clear idea where to look if you would like to expand your work with creating beautiful smiles.
  • Lecture 2: Long lasting smiles - but how long?
    The main purpose of this lecture is to discuss the dilemma in the longevity of advanced cosmetic dentistry and a population that lives longer and longer.

    We can create almost any smile on any patient it is only a question of time and money, but with todays technology – every thing is possible. But how do we secure the long-term success of our work and how do we point out those patients who most likely will get into trouble?

    This lecture will give you food for thoughts and at the same time encourage you to help out the most difficult patients and get amazing results – just by introducing a simple way of risk assessing your patients.

    A beautiful smile can change peoples life – but if not planed well a new smile can cause headaches, chipped ceramic, fractures roots, infections, TMD, perio and the list continues.

    Maybe less is really more?
Professor Avijit Banerjee
Prof. Avijit Banerjee, UK
BDS MSc PhD (Lond) LDS FDS (Rest Dent) FDSRCS (Eng) FHEA
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    Avijit is Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry / Hon. Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s Hospital (Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals Foundation Trust). He holds the positions of Head of Conservative & MI Dentistry, Associate Director of Education (UG) and Programme Director of the innovative KCL distance-learning Masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (open to dentists and therapists: google “KCL AMID” for more info). He also leads the Cariology & Operative Dentistry research programme at the DI, researching, publishing and lecturing internationally about MI caries management and adhesive dental materials. He acts as an R&D KOL for many international Industry partners, including P&G Oral B. Avijit is primary author of Pickard’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry (10th edition; OUP, 2015), a definitive and globally respected text in its field, amongst other book editorships and chapter contributions. He is editor-in-chief of Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry (Quintessence Ltd) and an editorial board member of Dental Update, BDJ, International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, and the Primary Dental Journal. He is a member of the BDA Health & Science Committee also, all whilst maintaining wet-fingered specialist practice in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontics.
  • Lecture: Aesthetic "MI" caries management - the contemporary clinical approach to best practice.
    Prof. Avijit Banerjee, the renowned international expert researcher, clinician and lecturer in Cariology & Operative Dentistry from the UK’s leading Dental Institute in King's College London, will stimulate the participant to re-think and seriously question the appropriateness and validity of the traditional principles and practice of operative caries management still taught and practised around the world. The surgical approach to excising all carious tissue before placing a larger than necessary restoration is now questioned and has been proved to be biologically detrimental to the long-term success of the restored tooth-restoration complex in patients' mouths. With the development of high quality adhesive aesthetic materials using chemical bonding technology to seal caries-affected tissues, it is now accepted that a much more conservative approach to caries management is the appropriate method to handle cavitated caries lesions presenting in patients. This contemporary selective, minimally invasive aesthetic caries management rationale will be explained in this presentation, using scientific and clinically evidence based guidance. The use of modern aesthetic adhesive materials requires a different, perhaps more technically demanding minimally invasive surgical skill-set and this too will be highlighted and illustrated with clinical tips of how to optimise their use in daily clinical practice for the best and most reliable long-term outcomes.

    The objectives of this presentation will include:
    1. An understanding and appreciation of the minimally invasive operative management of caries.
    2. An understanding and appreciation of the chemistry and clinical handling of modern aesthetic adhesive restorative materials used to restore cavities and maintain the viability of the tooth-restoration complex.
    3. To be made aware of the postgraduate training opportunities available in this field – flexible-learning masters (MSc) in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (AMID) offered by KCL.
Nasser Shademan
Nasser Shademan, CDT, Malaysia
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    Nasser Shademan, a Certified Dental Technologist trained in Germany with unprecedented artistic values, is well regarded by world renowned industry leaders for his outstanding knowledge and technical skills. He is also the founder of Micro aesthetics, a concept dedicated to the art of natural aesthetic dentistry that emphasizes on detailed, three dimensional aesthetics in harmony with facial forms, skin colour, gender and personality.

    His technical knowledge in different restorative mechanisms combined with his extensive skill in art, including sculpture and painting enables him to visualise and design the finest dental restorations that fascinate dental patients with high cosmetic demand. He is known to be an innovative dental technologist who is constantly challenging himself to provide optimal restorative solutions in the most complicated combination situations. Well known for his technical ability in engineering outstanding restorative mechanisms, Nasser has developed the world’s first ever non-surgical screw retained gingiva system (Monalisa removable gum) for implant and non-implant supported restorations with life-like aesthetics.
    Nasser understands the complexity of designing smiles for an individual face and in recent years has developed a revolutionary “20 minute aesthetic smile design” concept that is regarded as an effective communication tool especially for high-end aesthetic dentistry.

    He collaborates routinely with prosthodontists in different parts of the world including US, Australia, Europe and Asia and Latin America. Nasser has also presented lectures and hands-on courses regionally and internationally, while his articles on aesthetic dentistry are published in dental journals throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and US.

    He is the Managing Director of ORAL MAX, considered one of the most sophisticated restorative laboratories in the Asia-Pacific region, dedicated to the highest quality aesthetic restorative work. The centre incorporates his specialist restorative laboratory together with advanced training facility that specializes in continuing postgraduate education for both clinicians and technicians.
  • Lecture: Designing predictable, beautiful & natural smiles
    Mounting aesthetic expectations and increasing demand for painless, non-invasive porcelain veneers have only added to the challenge of every day aesthetic dentistry. It is, therefore, necessary for dentists and technicians to understand all the available options, their inherent limits as well as when, where and how to optimally utilize them.

    This lecture offers an interesting insight to what a dentist should consider when planning for non-invasive, life-like aesthetic restoration. The speaker will also introduce modern communication methods including his innovative 20 minutes smile design concept that helps dentists to visually communicate restorative information with patients as well as technicians in shortest time possible. Discussion will include, Pink and white non-invasive aesthetic solutions, micro-aesthetic provisionals and more!

    Learning objectives:

    1. Introducing Nasser’s Micro aesthetic approach in designing most realistic forms, anatomy and colour in harmony with every individual facial form, skin colour and texture in order to achieve highly aesthetic natural looking smile that is rarely distinguishable from a natural one !

    2. Studying the evolvement of micro natural tooth colours , anatomical forms as well as textures in aesthetic zone within 3 different stages of human age including young, middle aged and adult.

    3. Analysing patient’s aesthetic map in order to formulate natural looking smile design with greater harmony to facial elements.

    4. Introducing micro thin ceramic veneers for non invasive micro aesthetic dentistry!

    5. Introducing Nasser’s self developed 20min smile design concept to facilitate patient, dentist and dental technician communications for most predictable aesthetic out come.

    6. Introducing Nasser’s self developed micro aesthetic single & multiple tooth colour matching technique using tooth colour wax . to facilitate communicating shade, from and texture beyond very limited possibilities offered by traditional shade guides.

    7. Introducing the the concept of micro tooth artistry and its great impact in achieving magnificent aesthetic results!
Dr George Sanoop
Dr. George Sanoop, UAE
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    An Educator, a Consultant, a successful Endodontist/ clinician, a much sought-after speaker and a noble personality. Dr.Sanoop is a believer of blended learning and has used his profuse vitality not only to become a skilled dentist but to continue further by pursuing a career as a proficient speaker and community leader. Almost sixteen years’ experience in clinical practice/teaching and currently he is an active speaker in conferences, including radio and television shows.

    Experienced teacher to undergraduates and postgraduates and well-known provider of dental education nationally and internationally at conferences through lectures, seminars, webinars and hands-on courses. He has been recognized and honored on various occasions and chaired several sessions organized by well-regarded dental bodies . He has delivered dynamic high end endodontic and other pertinent dental courses for sustaining his professional growth and interest. Along the line, he was instrumental in designing and development of courses mandatory for dental auxiliaries and was involved in key projects serving the community within the education sector. Identifying and applying the dental expertise (in infrastructure and procedures) to fuel the fast-paced and dynamic organizational clinical progress while addressing educational requirements over a long-term period has been his passion.

    Sanoop collaborates routinely with endodontist in different parts of the world including US, Europe and Asia. He is a national and international Opinion Leader to a number of dental companies in the UAE
  • Lecture: Supportive periodontal treatment
    Supportive periodontal treatment is an integral part of periodontal therapy. Supportive periodontal treatment is usually started after completion of active periodontal therapy and continues at varying intervals. Equally important is the extent to which the patient cooperates with the clinician so as to enable him to keep a periodic check on the stability of active periodontal treatment. Thus, patient cooperation is termed as patient’s compliance. Therefore, both the supportive periodontal therapy and patient’s compliance are of critical importance to the survival of the dentition. Keywords: Supportive periodontal therapy, Patient’s compliance, supervision, dental hygienist


    The therapeutic objectives of supportive periodontal therapy are:
    1. To prevent the progression and recurrence of periodontal disease in patients who have previously been treated for gingivitis and periodontitis.
    2. To prevent the loss of dental implants after clinical stability has been achieved.
    3. To reduce tooth loss by monitoring the dentition and any prosthetic replacements of the natural teeth.
    4. To diagnose and manage, in a timely manner, other diseases or conditions found within or related to the oral cavity.
Hands-On Course: Tips and Tricks of non – Surgical Powered Instrumentation and Polishing to Brighten Smile
Dr Walter Devoto
Dr Walter Devoto, Italy
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    Born in Chiavari 29/03/1965 graduated with honours in Dentistry and Dental Prothesis in 1991 at the University of Genoa

    At the moment he is Lecturer at the International University of Catalona, Barcelona, for a post graduate course in Aesthetic Dentistry, Visiting professor at the “Universitè de la Mediterranee, Marseille” in the course of Refinement of Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry.

    Dr. Devoto is particularly interested in the field of Conservative, Aesthetic Restoration and is the author and co-author of various publications in specialised international journals.
    As a speaker, he has participated in courses and conferences, both at a national and international level on the subject as well as being speaker, collaborator and demonstrator at most of the major European Universities. In addition, Dr. Devoto is the author of one of the chapters of “Le Guide Estetique” by A.Faucher and J.C. Paris, QDT 2003, France, “ Odontoiatria Restaurativa”, by A.I.C. Elsevier 2009, Italy, “Traumatologia oral” by A. Mendoza, Ergon 2013, Spain, “Endoprotetyka” by M. Zarow, Quintessence 2013, Poland, Co-author of “Layer” by J. Manauta & A. Salat, QDT 2011.

    Since 1996 he has been a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry.
    He has also been an active member of the Italian Academy of Conservative Dentistry since 1998 and an active member of the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry since 2002.
    Founder member of the Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Founder member of Styleitaliano.

    As well as running his own private surgery in Sestri Levante (GE) and Portofino (GE), he collaborates with prestigious surgeries, specialising in Aesthetic Dentistry through out Europe.
  • Lecture: Fast & Good in direct restoration: decisional criteria
    In daily practice, composites are the materials most commonly used for restorative dentistry: we use them for preventive seals, micro-invasive restorations, build ups and complex, direct and indirect restorations in the anterior and posterior sections.
    Recent product developments, combined with clinical research into stratification, now make it possible to utilise new evolved composites with excellent characteristics from mechanic and aesthetic point of wiew.
    It is however, a common complaint among colleagues that the techniques of layering seem to be rather complex and it is difficult to make the right colour choice: paradoxically, they say that the appearance on the market of sophisticated materials, designed to give ever better results in the medium or long term, only makes it even more difficult to make the correct decision, and takes much more chair time.
    In this lecture, the author would like to discuss these topics and make suggestions which aim to give high quality and predictable results every day, both from an aesthetic and clinical point of view with undeniable advantages for ourselves and for our patients.
Dr Jean Alexander van Lierop
Dr Jean Alexander van Lierop, South Africa
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    After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch in 1999, Dr Jean van Lierop spent some time in private practice in the Netherlands and United Kingdom. He achieved his PDD in Aesthetic dentistry at the University of Western Cape (Cum Laude) and is completing an MSc in Restorative Dentistry at the same university. He currently runs a private practice in Cape Town focused on interdisciplinary aesthetic dentistry. He is also visiting lecturer at the University of the Western Cape’s post graduate restorative department.

    Dr van Lierop is passionate about modern adhesive techniques and direct restoratives. Using these modern materials in a minimally invasive approach to positively impact on a patient’s health and confidence. This has lead to a special interest in preventative and restorative dentistry related to erosion and abrasion. It has seen him follow a comprehensive treatment aproach where direct restoratives form an integral part of long term treatment.

    In 2010 Dr van Lierop was a founding member of The South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (SAAAD) which is an affiliate to the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED). He currently serves on the executive as Vice President. Jean is a long standing member and a registered speaker of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

    Having worked in the field of aesthetic dentistry for many years, Jean has come to realize the importance of our smiles. This led him to establish fundraising drives such as ‘Uhuru Smile’ – Summiting Kilimanjaro to raise funds to operate on children born with facial deformities. In 2014 he was the instigator in the creation of “THE MAD RUN”, a 280km trail run across Table Mountain in aid of the Miles for Smiles foundation for children born with facial deformities.

    His passion for Dentistry is only equalled by his passion for an active life, having completed numerous local and international marathons, triathlons, cycle races and multi day events.
  • Lecture 1: Biological Indirect Restorations: Conserve to preserve
    With the development of dental adhesives and adhesive luting agents, together with the development of stronger all porcelain restorations, there has been a shift in clinical dentistry to a more conservative treatment model. Traditional indirect restoratives required aggressive preparation designs that lead to the sacrifice of healthy tooth structure to establish adequate retention. Dr van Lierop will explore the modern preparation principals of “Bio-Substitutive Dentistry”. Using simplified adhesive techniques to limit the amount of healthy tooth structure loss during indirect posterior restoration design. Identifying techniques for preparation and cementation that allows every clinician to incorporate biologically conservative processes into their daily practice.

    Participants should understand:
    • Why go conservative?
    • What is the ideal preparation?
    • The Bio-Substitutive model
    • Simplified cementation techniques
  • Lecture 2: Simply Predictable Direct Posterior Composites: Art and Science
    With modern restorative dentistry being based on minimal invasiveness and adhesion, composite materials are leading the way as a permanent and universal restoration solution. During this presentation Dr van Lierop will explore simplified and predicatble techniques for the optimal handling of dental composites in the posterior region. Its predictable bonding, adaptation and contouring. He will look at the reasons for early composote failure and explore the science behind its prevention. Identifying techniques and concepts that consistently obtain excellent, predictable and aesthetically lasting restoration. Through the understanding of the science can the art of composites reach its true potential.

    Participants should understand
    • The problems we face
    • The importance of light
    • Adhesives: Which one?
    • How do we choose a restorative? Is there place for bulk fills?
    • Predictability lies in simplicity
Dr. Serhat Köken, Turkey
Dr. Serhat Köken, Turkey
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    Born in the central Anatolian city Eskisehir, Serhat Köken graduated from Marmara School of Dentistry (Istanbul) in 1998. Since 2001, he has practised general dentistry at his private clinic in Istanbul. Over the years, Dr. Köken has focused on direct composite resin applications and dental photography and presented at national and international meetings on both the technical and artistic aspects of anterior direct resin restorations. Dr Köken has also presented numerous hands-on courses nationally and internationally on composite resin artistry dental photography . Serhat Köken is a co-founder of the Instant Composite and Trquoise Study Clubs and is a board member of the Turkish Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EDAD) . He is married with two children.
  • Lecture: Anterior Direct Composites; Layering Tips & Tricks
    The rapid innovation of composite material in the last decade and the availability of various types of composites, has given today’s clinician an extremely convenient and cost effective tool for their practice. Direct composites provide the clinician with the ability to provide excellent aesthetic results with minimal tooth destruction in a very efficient manner. In this lecture you will be shown how to achieve excellent aesthetic standards in your everyday dentistry using direct chairside composites. The lecture will cover clinical aspects of anterior composite from choosing the correct shades, to preparation tips, layering composites and tricks on finishing and polishing. Handling composites correctly can provide excellent aesthetic outcomes which will be shown using case examples in this lecture.
Dr. Shankar Iyer, USA
Dr. Shankar Iyer, DDS, MDS, USA
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    Dr. Shankar Iyer attended New York University College of Dentistry where he received his DDS in 1994 after completing his Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics from the University of Bombay in 1990. After being in private practice for four years, Dr. Iyer went on to pursue a certificate program in Prosthodontics in NYU. He taught in the department of Post Graduate Prosthodontics at NYU after his graduation in 2002. Since 2009 he has been teaching in New Jersey Dental School, UMDNJ (now known as Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine) in the departments of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontics.

    Dr. Iyer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists and Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Recently he was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is the Director of the AAID Maxicourses in Saudi Arabia, UAE and India.

    Dr. Iyer maintains a private practice limited to Implant dentistry and Prosthodontics in New York and New Jersey.
  • Lecture: Computer Navigated Implant Surgeries - Real time in 3D
Frank R. LaMar DDS
Dr. Frank R. LaMar Jr. DDS, USA
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    Dr. LaMar is a Doctor of Dental Surgery specializing in prosthodontics and dental restoration. His prosthodontic training was completed at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. As a Prosthodontist, Dr. LaMar limits his practice to the replacement of missing teeth, and the restoration of severely compromised teeth. He has developed the Hybridge Implant Protocols, which have significantly reduced the time and expense of dental implant treatment.

    He is an Assistant Professor at the Eastman Dental Center's Department of Prosthodontics and a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). Dr. LaMar lectures nationally on the topics of implant dentistry and prosthodontics. He is the prosthodontic education director of the LaMar Training Center and the Rochester Dental Implant Network.
  • Lecture: A Basis for Predictable Digital Implant Prosthodontics
    Digital dentistry has been around for more than 20 years. Many have proven its capability of performing excellent quadrant dentistry and integrating it into their clinical workflows. The challenge, up to now, has been to predictably use digital dentistry for all implant prosthodontics, even the complex. Like all technology that is based on computer science, CAD CAM dentistry has been improving exponentially. Recent advances in scan accuracy, software development, 3-D printing, and material science have created a “technological nesting effect” which makes restoring even the most complex implant cases possible with a completely digital work flow.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Define exponential dental technology
    • The essential requirements of the digital scan and the criteria for being able to do more than just simple quadrant dentistry
    • Defining a "situation scan" and its importance to predictably communicating final prosthetic design
    • Identifying a repeatable clinical workflow based on digital technology that can be applied to most advanced implant cases
    • 5 keys to successfully integrating digital technology into your dental implant practice
Ashok Karad, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.Orth. R CS(EDIN)
Dr. Ashok Karad, India
BDS, MDS, M OrthRCS (Edin)
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    Dr. Ashok Karad is a Director of Smile Care, India. He is a Diplomate and Past-Chairman of the Indian Board of Orthodontics, and Former Editor-in-Chief of "The Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society". Dr. Karad has been actively involved in clinical research, continuing education, publications and clinical photography.

    A clinician par excellence, he has many award-winning scientific presentations to his credit and is also a recipient of ‘the IOS Award for Clinical Innovations’. He has been a keynote speaker and has delivered orations at many National and International Conferences. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed Journals, contributed many book chapters and has authored a book titled “Clinical Orthodontics: Current concepts, goals and mechanics” (first edition published in 2010 and the second in 2015). He is on the Editorial board of many international scientific journals, and maintains a busy lecture schedule across the globe.

    Dr. Karad is also a graduate in professional photography from New York Institute of Photography, USA. He has conducted several courses in photography and his contribution of photographs to textbook chapters, scientific publications, research projects, photography workshops and advertising agencies has been well recognized.
  • Lecture: Interdisciplinary Orthodontics: A collaborative approach for optimal health, function and beauty
    The main focus of traditional Orthodontic treatment approach is to create the best possible occlusal relationships within the framework of acceptable facial esthetics. Increased patient awareness, introduction of new materials, techniques and treatment philosophies have all played an important role in making Orthodontic treatment popular in adult population.

    How do you achieve your esthetic and functional goals in your routine esthetic dental procedures for a periodontally-compromised patient? How do you address the restorative needs of a patient who also requires certain degree of repositioning of teeth? On the other hand, how do you enhance the esthetics of an orthodontic patient having abnormal tooth morphology and gingival architecture?

    This clinical presentation targets these areas confronting the practitioner in a day-to-day practice. It deals with the management of diverse clinical situations using existing and new orthodontic, periodontal and restorative techniques that provide the best possible solutions to complex dentofacial problems.

    Learning objectives:

    Participants will be able to:
    • Diagnose and plan treatment for complex dento-facial problems
    • Understand the concept and philosophy of Interdisciplinary treatment
    • Get an insight into Ortho-Perio interrelationships
    • Understand pre-prosthetic orthodontic procedures for long-term predictable restorations
    • Maximize treatment results by combining treatment procedures from different disciplines of dentistry
    • Achieve optimal esthetics and function
Dr. Frank Lamar Sr., DDS, F.A.C.D., USA
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    Dr. Frank LaMar is founder and director of the Elmwood Dental Group and the Elmwood Dental Implant and Oral Reconstruction Center in Rochester, New York, where he maintains a private practice consisting of approximately 10 dentists to include two implantologists and two prosthodontists. He manages a staff of about 35 full and part time professionals including administrative support and a full hygiene department.

    Dr. LaMar is a Fellow and Board of Trustees Member of the A.A.I.D. and a Diplomate of the A.B.O.I.. He was nominated and inducted as a Diplomate of the American College of Dentists in 1998 and nominated as a Diplomate of the International College of Dentists in 1999. He currently serves on the AAID Global Committee as Chairman of the Pacific Rim and is Vice-President of the AAID’s Northeast District and has served on its Board of Trustees for four (4) years. He was Chairman of the 1998 Northeast District Annual Meeting in Cooperstown, NY and acted as Chairman of Corporate Sponsorship for the 1999 Northeast District Meeting in Mystic, Connecticut.

    Dr. LaMar is the Director of the Elmwood Dental Implant Study Club, is an active member of the Seventh District Dental Society and of the Monroe County and Apollonian Dental Study Groups. He actively participates in many local charities. Dr. LaMar is Corporate Sponsorship Chairman for the Rochester Italian Charities and is its past president. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of several private foundations.

    Dr. LaMar currently holds the position of Associate Clinical Professor of Implant Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester and is a frequent national / international speaker.

    Dr. LaMar is currently the 2007 President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
  • Lecture: Fulfilling the full arch reconstruction promise - simple and effective
    In recent years, we have seen an explosive demand for full arch treatment options. Due to increased patient expectations and the growth of immediate solutions, a range of surgical and prosthetic treatment protocols for full-arch reconstruction are now available. This session will address simplifying the complexity of full arch restorations through a variety of measures.

    Learning Objectives
    • Understand the pros and cons of immediate loading and the criteria for success
    • Discuss patient outcomes and their effect on patient satisfaction
    • Define exponential technology and understand the implications in the dental industry
    • Identify available materials for full arch and the indications for each
    • Identify that simplified full arch protocols are essential to fulfilling the patient’s expectations
Dr. Natalie Wong, Canada
Dr. Natalie Wong, Canada
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    Dr. Natalie Wong graduated from the University of Toronto with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996 and received her Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2007.

    She is the only dentist that has attained a combination of the U.S. Board Certification in Implant Dentistry (Diplomate from the American Board of Oral Implantology - 2003), U.S. Board Certification in Prosthodontics (Diplomate of American Board of Prosthodontics - 2008), and Canadian Board Certification in Prosthodontics (Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada - 2008). She is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and holds Fellowships with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the Misch International Implant Institute Canada for which she is also a Faculty Member. Dr. Wong currently serves as a clinical instructor in the Implant Prosthodontic Unit in the Graduate Prosthodontic Department at the University of Toronto. She also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral Implantology, Department of Periodontology, Temple University.

    She is currently the President of the Implant Prosthodontic Section of the ICOI, on the Board of Directors for the ABOI, Past-President of the Central District of AAID, and Founder and Director of the Toronto Implant Institute Inc.

    Dr. Wong lectures nationally and internationally on implant dentistry while maintaining a private implant surgical and prosthodontic practice in Toronto.
  • Lecture: Digital integration for the implant practice
  • Hands-On Course: Demystifying the Maxillary Sinus
Dr. Eduardo Mahn, Chile
Dr. Eduardo Mahn, Chile
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    Dr. Mahn graduated from the University of Chile in 2004. He received the German DDS, one year later. The New York University College of Dentistry certified him as Implantologist in 2007. In 2008, he published his doctorate thesis in 2008 titled “Osseointegration of zirconia implants, an in vivo study” and got his doctorate degree in 2010 from the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. Between 2007 and 2009 he worked for Ivoclar Vivadent at the ICDE (International Center for Dental Education), Schaan, Liechtenstein and he is presently a guest lecturer at several universities. He is the author from a variety of articles and has been lecturing intensively about Esthetic Dentistry and Implantology in more than 50 countries. Dr. Mahn is presently the Director of Clinical Research and the Director of the Program of Esthetic Dentistry at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile. He is also an partner at the CIPO Clinic in Santiago, Chile, emphasizing comprehensive implantology, restorative and esthetic dentistry.
Hands-On Course 1: Digital Smile Design Day 1 Hands-On Course 2: Digital Smile Design Day 2 Hands-On Course 3: Veneers Vs Crowns: the Challenge in Smile Design Hands-On Course 4: Direct Veneers: How to Create the Right Shape and Texture and Achieve the Desire Shade Hands-On Course 5: Non-Prep-Veneers and Modified Non-Prep-Veneers Hands-On Course 6: Modern Preparation and Cementation for Inlays, Onlays and Occlusal Veneers Hands-On Course 7: Advance Composite Course Closing Diastemas and Correction of Peg Laterals
Mr Bill Sharpling, UK
Mr. Bill Sharpling, UK
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    Bill is Associate Dean (CPD) and Director of the London Dental Education Centre (LonDEC) at Europe's largest dental institute, Kings College London Dental Institute. Bill has responsibility for running LonDEC, the post qualification training establishment at the Dental Institute. Prior to this appointment at LonDEC Bill was the Head of Dental Technology at Guy's, Kings College and St Thomas' (GKT) Hospitals. Bill is a teacher and examiner for KCL Dental Institutes MSc Aesthetic Dentistry & MClinDent (Fixed & Removable Pros) programmes.

    He qualified in 1986 and spent the next 10 years working in the U.K and abroad where he gained advanced qualifications in fixed and removable prosthodontics. Prior to his appointment as Head of Dental Technology at GKT Bill worked in the Armed Forces and as the Chief Instructor in Conservative Dental Technology at Guy's Hospital Dental School. In 1999 Bill completed a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at one of London's Business Schools where he graduated with a distinction.

    Bill has lectured extensively within the UK and also lectured internationally on many topics relating to dental technology within dentistry. Bill also works in private dental practice in Harley Street, London at the Harley Steet Oral Reconstruction Centre where, along with other members of the team, he concentrates on full arch implant assisted solutions.

    He has served on the editorial board of the Quintessence Journal of Dental Technology and is currently serving on the editorial board of the Royal College of Surgeons Journal “Primary Dental Care”. He has recently authored a chapter in the soon to be published Elsevier “Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry - Principles of Practice”.

    Bill serves on the Faculty of General Dental Practice Dental Care Professionals Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons, on the dental panel of GlaxoSmithKline and also sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry. He is a national and international Opinion Leader to a number of dental companies.
Hands-On Course 1: Smile Design & Aesthetic Restorative Options PART 1 Hands-On Course 2: Smile Design & Aesthetic Restorative Options PART 2
Dr. James Russell BDS, UK
Dr. James Russell BDS, UK
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    James Russell is a dentist with a special interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He has been accredited by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This highly prestigious award is given in recognition of excellence in cosmetic dentistry. James is the youngest dentist to achieve this. In 2010 James was voted as the 5th most influential dentist in the UK and in 2011 was voted #1 in the Private Dentistry Elite 20.

    His opinions and skills are regularly in magazines, on radio and since 2009 James has been the dental expert providing advice and treatment on Channel 4's highly popular, BAFTA winning, Embarrassing Bodies program. James is a UK opinion leader for Ivoclar Vivadent and when not working in clinic James regularly lectures in the UK and abroad.
Hands-On Course: The New Concept of Alignment, Bleaching and Bonding
(Inman Aligner) - Certification Course
Hands-On Course: Restorative & Aesthetic Certificate Module 2 >>
Dr. Munir Silwadi, UAE
Dr. Munir Silwadi, UAE
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    A B.D.S Graduate in 1975, Dr. Silwadi maintained a general dentistry private practice in Abu Dhabi, UAE as well as in Toronto, Canada.Since 2000, as an M.Sc. specialist prosthodontist, he is running a multi speciality dental center and is limitinghis practice to the fields of prosthodontics, Implantology, and CAD/CAM esthetic dentistry.Opinion leader in the Prosthodontic field for the last eight years.His academic achievements as member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario Canada, Certificate of the Dental Examining Board of Canada, ISCD Certified International Trainer keep his name as a well-known consultant in CAD/CAM.
Hands-On Course 1: Indirect Veneers
Prof. James Prichard, UK
Prof. James Prichard, UK
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    Visiting Professor and Programme Leader, MClinDent in Endodontology at BPP University working with the City of London Dental School. Professor Prichard is a renowned teacher in Endodontics, delivering hands on courses, lectures and seminars throughout the UK and overseas. He has held the posts of Associate Clinical Teacher and Clinical Supervisor in Endodontics on the Masters Programme at The University of Warwick prior to joining BPP University in London as Visiting Professor and Programme leader for the MClinDent in Endodontics.

    He has published in the scientific journals including the International Endodontic Journal, The British Dental Journal and Endodontic Practice. Subsequent to his qualification in 1994 James established a successful endodontic referral practice in his home town of Coventry and, after relocating to North Devon with his family in 2013, takes endodontic referrals from dentists in the South West of England.

    James is a Key Opinion Leader for several endodontic companies and has demonstrated the latest advances in endodontic technology for Schottlander at the Dental Showcases and Dentistry Show since 2004. He gained his Masters Degree (MSc) in Restorative Dental Practice with distinction for his dissertation which he completed at The Eastman Dental Institute in London. In Nov 2011 he was awarded his Fellowship from the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics in New York.
Hands-On Course: Restorative & Aesthetic Certificate Module 2 >>
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