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Conference: May 04-05, 2018
Hands-On Courses:  May, 2018
56 CE Credits attainable


Internationally renowned experts will share experiences, introduce new developments and share their insights during 13th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Wismeijer, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Daniel Wismeijer, The Netherlands
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    Studied dentistry at the University of Nijmegen Dental School from 1979-1984. After graduating he joined the department of Oral Function and worked in de section of special dental care and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. He received his PhD in 1996 on the subject of overdentures on dental implants; “The Breda Implant Overdenture Study”. In that year he left Academia. From 1985 till 2006 he worked at the Amphia teaching Hospital in Breda in the department of Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.

    In 1985 he started a general dental practice which since 1990 is a referral practice for Oral Implantology. Has been president of the Dutch Prosthodontic Association and the Dutch Association for Gnathology. He is an ITI fellow since 1993. In the ITI he has served as a member of the ITI education Core Group for 8 years. Since 2012 he is a member of the ITI research committee and in 2013 has been elected as an ITI board member at large..

    In 2006 he accepted the position of Professor of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry at ACTA Amsterdam which he combines with his referral practice. He is the head of the section of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry . The research areas in his section are focused on “CAD/CAM treatment optimization”, “Digital Dentistry, treatment evaluation and workflow” ,” implant surface and bone substitute optimization” “peri-implantitis” as well as “ the evaluation of different implant based treatment modalities”.
  • Lecture: Transforming Dental Treatments by 3D Printing
Assis. Professor Les Kalman
Assis. Prof. Les Kalman
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    Les Kalman is an assistant professor in restorative dentistry and Chair of the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program at Western University. Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry, with the intent of short-term industry translation. He has authored over 30 articles, holds two patents and has translated two technologies. Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven, an intellectual property corporation. He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (ICOI) and recently received the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award. In his spare time, Kalman enjoys time with his family and photography.
  • Lecture: Three-dimensional imaging, treatment planning and printing as a predictable approach to successful prosthodontic workflows
    With recent advances in technologies, digital dentistry has become accessible, affordable and predictable. The digital workflow vastly improves clinical efficiency and accuracy, from records acquisition, communication, treatment planning and treatment delivery. Communication between technologies enables a simple yet successful approach to prostheses design and fabrication through 3D printing/additive manufacturing in both plastic and metal.

    This presentation will demonstrate several clinically applicable dental technologies, including 3D plastic and metal printing, from image acquisition to prostheses fabrication.


    • Explore digital technologies relevant to clinical dentistry
    • Understand how digital dentistry can benefit the patient workflow
    • Appreciate how 3D plastic and metal printing can impact dentistry
    • Learn how to implement the technologies into your practice
Jürgen Feierabend, MDT, Germany
Jürgen Feierabend, MDT, Germany
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    Further tranings about
    - Complete denture prosthetics at the „Lindauer Zahnfabrik“
    - Functioning of complete denture prosthetics by Gerber
    - Fundametals of gnathological waxing-up
    - DeguDent’s CAD/CAM systems in Düsseldorf, Germany
    - Rational/functional layering techniques at DeguDent
    - Workshop „Anterior Teeth Aesthetics“ with J.Peters from DeguDent

    Professional milestones
    2011 – present
    Dental technician, lecturer and trainer for national and international CAD/CAM courses at Zirkonzahn, Italy

    2000 – 2010
    Dental technician, operating in the fi elds of ceramic restorations, telescope and attachment techniques at the Praxislabor Grosse – Lordemann in Brilon, Germany

    1992 – 1999
    Dental technician, operating in the fi elds of ceramics, precious metal, complete denture prosthetics and customer service and head of offi ce of the prosthetics department the Laboratory Ludger Wagner in Bad Fredeburg, Germany
  • Lecture: Improving patient care through modern technology
    Virtual planning and designing of dental prosthesis has become an indispensable factor in modern dentistry and dental technology. The usage of new technologies results in greater accuracy, speed and efficiency, leading to improvements in patient care. Furthermore, computer-based guided implant surgery is minimally invasive and requires a shorter chair time and fewer appointments than traditional methods.

    In his lecture, MDT Jürgen Feierabend from the South Tyrolean company Zirkonzahn, will explain and demonstrate its perfectly combined digital and analogue workflow. The Zirkonzahn CAD/CAM software has been developed with the aim to put together a software package in which all the existing modules are linked together to provide the user with a complete solution within a single software. By demonstrating the single software components and their distinctive features, Feierabend will describe new possibilities in treatment planning that allow bringing the patient data from the analogue into the digital environment.

    In this context, he will mention the PlaneSystem®, the appropriate device to record the authentic patient situation, creating a precise starting point for all subsequent steps. The PlaneSystem® captures and identifies the natural position of the maxillary arch, the individual occlusal plane and any associated natural asymmetries. Together with the Face Hunter 3D facial scanner, used for photo-realistic 3D digitisation of patient faces, it guarantees a planning reliability for the dental technician, the dentist and the patient, since the tooth restoration can be realised based on the patient’s physiognomy, taking into account bone asymmetries and resulting muscular compensation.

    Feierabend will display further innovations achieved by modern CAD/CAM technology, show a range of material options and different patient cases, giving answers to the difficulties encountered during their planning and fabrication.
Rik Jacobs, The Netherlands
Rik Jacobs, The Netherlands
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    Rik Jacobs is born on 29 May 1970. He studied International Marketing Management in The Netherlands. Since 2000 he worked for Vertex Dental B.V. Since 1 January 2008 is member of board of directors/shareholder. In the present job he is responsible for Business Development, Marketing and Sales. He created The Vertex Dental Academy in 2007 and opened offices together with the board in Singapore and China showed incredible grow figures and all these successes leaded to the title of Export Manager in The Netherlands in 2007. Besides, Vertex Dental reached 2nd in the Jan Huyghen van Linschoten Price in 2008.
  • Lecture: 3D Printing on the Edge of Conversion

Hands-On Courses

Dr. Vesile Nuket Berk, Turkey
Dr. Vesile Nuket Berk, Turkey
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    President of the Turkish Society of Laser Dentistry (TURSOLA), Dr. Vesile Nuket Berk from Ankara, Turkey, graduated from Ankara Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 1978. She went on to complete her PhD. in Orthodontics in 1983 and her Mastership in Laser Dentistry in 2004 at Vienna University.

    Dr. Vesile Nuket Berk started as a private orthodontist at her own practice in 1983. In 1995 she opened a multidisciplinary clinic, Denta Form in Ankara.

    Working with lasers since 2000, she lectures on the subject in South Africa, Germany, USA, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Taiwan, England, Austria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Poland, UAE, Turkey and has published many clinical articles about laser assisted Orthodontics and Pediatric dentistry.

    She works in her own private dental clinic (Denta Form) as the founder, an Orthodontist, cosmetic dentist, laser dentist and works with her daughter, Dr.Gizem Berk.
Hands-On Course: Lasers in Dentistry
Dr. Gizem Berk, Turkey
Dr. Gizem Berk, Turkey
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    Dr. Gizem Berk was born in Ankara, Turkey and graduated from Istanbul Yeditepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 2003 with honours. She completed her MSc in Laser Dentistry in Germany, RWTH Aachen University in 2007. She has been working with lasers since 2003 and lectures internationally throughout Germany, South Africa, USA, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Taiwan, England, Austria, Ukraine, Poland, UAE, Turkey and has published many clinical articles about lasers in dentistry.

    She works in her own private dental clinic (Denta Form) with her mother Dr Nuket Berk in Ankara, Turkey since 2003 and she is an academic co-worker of AALZ (Aachen Laser Center) since 2011.

    Besides being a laser dentist she is a professional rock music composer, lyricist and singer in Turkey. She has 2 albums, 2 singles available worldwide and many music videos on Youtube.
Hands-On Course: Lasers in Dentistry

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CAPP Designates this activity for 14 CE Credits
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