Dentistry and dental technology delivered with passion
Trending high: minimally invasive procedures
Several speeches revolved around minimally invasive treatment options: dentists talked about outcome-oriented approaches to preparation and impression-taking methods using trays and intraoral scanning devices. Dental technicians discussed the effects of limited oral space on their choice of materials and procedures. Adhesive cementation came to the fore in relation to the placement of all-ceramic restorations.
Analogue or digital?
Analogue and digital techniques were at the centre of many presentations and these techniques were weighed up against each other. The general consensus was that the future of dentistry would be significantly characterized by efficient and yet high-quality digital esthetics, while manual techniques would be associated with achieving the highest degree of naturalness. Dedication to the patient, paired with intuition and creative skills, forms the foundation of every successful treatment, regardless of whether digital or analogue methods are used.
Presentations were delivered by Prof. Dr Sidney Kina (Brazil), Prof. Dr Florian Beuer, Prof. Dr Daniel Edelhoff, Dr Andreas Kurbad and Oliver Brix (Germany), Dr Mauro Fradeani and Michele Temperani (Italy), Dr Marko Jakovac (Croatia), Dr João Fonseca (Portugal), Dr Rafael Piñeiro Sande and August Bruguera (Spain) as well as Dr Ronaldo Hirata and Lee Culp (USA).
Experts Circle and award ceremony
Seminal concepts and trends were also discussed the day before the conference: At an "Experts Circle", select speakers delivered short presentations and took part in a panel discussion, giving 500 attentive participants insights into the future of digital dentistry.
2018 in Rome
The dialogue on dental esthetics will be continued at the 4th International Expert Symposium to be held in Rome in 2018.
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