International Expert Symposium

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Monolithic restorative concepts

Schaan, Liechtenstein – 23 January 2014

Second International Expert Symposium by Ivoclar Vivadent

Inspired by the success of the first International Expert Symposium held in Berlin in 2012, Ivoclar Vivadent will host the second symposium of this kind on 14 June 2014. This time, the event will take place in London. Dental professionals from all parts of the world will be offered the opportunity to listen to high calibre lectures and exchange their experiences.

The Symposium will revolve around the theme of “New monolithic and advanced restorative concepts”. Distinguished speakers from universities, dental practices and dental laboratories have been engaged to share their ideas on the subject.

The lectures at a glance
The Symposium will kick off with the lecture of James Russell, BDS, and Robert Lynock (UK), who will explain why teamwork is essential in the fabrication of all-ceramic restorations. Bart van Meerbeek, DDS, PhD, (Belgium) will present a state-of-the-art adhesive technique that yields reliable results. Michele Temperani from Italy will explore the topics of all-ceramics and CAD/CAM technology, which, in combination, lead to esthetic restorative results. Eric van Dooren, DDS, (Belgium) and Murilo Calgaro (Brazil) will look at esthetics from another perspective: They will focus on implant-supported restorations made of high-strength ceramics. “Reliable, fast and efficient“, this is how Markus Lenhard, DDS (Switzerland) characterizes the technique he uses in the direct restoration of teeth. Van P. Thompson, DDS, PhD, (USA) will delve more deeply into the scientific aspects. His lecture is entitled “Biomechanical sorting of monolithic crown CAD/CAM materials“. Not as scientific, but still informative is the lecture of Stefen Koubi, DDS, PhD, from France. He will provide an answer to the question: “Ultra-thin ceramic restorations everywhere: A myth or a reality?”. Rafael Piñeiro Sande, DDS, from Spain will explore the modern expectations placed upon esthetics. The last lecture will be held by Daniel Edelhoff, DDS, PhD, and Oliver Brix (Germany), who under the heading of “Exploring the limits: High esthetics in complex oral rehabilitation” will sum up their personal experiences.

Ivoclar Vivadent & Friends in London
As a prelude to the International Expert Symposium, the “Ivoclar Vivadent & Friends in London” party will be held on the eve of the Symposium. The participants will be able to spend an evening of fine dining and music among friends in the unique setting of the Natural History Museum.

Special rates for early birds
The International Expert Symposium will take place at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, right in the heart of the London borough of Westminster. Registrations can be submitted online at For early bird registrations until 16 May 2014, a discount of 25% will be granted. The congress language is English. Simultaneous translation into German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian will be provided.