Onsite Programme

Programme is updated as of April 2021 and is subject to change without prior notice

0845 – 0945 Team Approach to Full Arch Implant Patients (Part 1)                                                                0945 – 1045 Team Approach to Full Arch Implant Patients (Part 2)                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker: Bryan Harris

This 2 hour webinar will focus on Full--arch treatment options and current restorative material selection. We will review diagnosis and team treatment planning. A discussion on work-flows and treatment costs will be discussed.

• Understand the role of team in the digital world and the role to be undertaken by the surgeon, restorative dentist and laboratory technician.
• Review and analyze appropriate information flow in digital dentistry chain and how to ensure effective information transfer.
• Identify the clinical and laboratory benefits related to the incorporation of digital dentistry.
• Describe how accepted treatment philosophies and protocols can be incorporated and preserved within the digital treatment chain.

1115 – 1215 The potential of graphene in enhancing osteogenesis and decreasing implant infection                                                                                                                 Speaker: A/Prof Vinicius Rosa

Graphene is a single atomic sheet of conjugated carbon atoms. It is the thinnest, lightest, and maybe the strongest material known. The films and scaffolds have been shown to induce osteogenic differentiation of stem cells and to bone formation when deposited on biomedical titanium alloys. Notably, graphene nanocoating on titanium can significantly decrease the attachment of microorganisms and the formation of biofilms from fungi, gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial strains without the use of chemicals or antibiotics. These exciting findings open avenues for the use of graphene nanocoating to improve the osteointegration and to decrease infection and loss of implants.

1315 – 1405 “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” – A Review of Current Trends in Endodontic Practice                        Speaker: A/Prof Patrick Tseng

The Science and Practice of Endodontics is constantly changing. Recent advances and developments in the diagnosis, instrumentation, irrigation and root filling techniques have raised whether they are a ‘boon’ or a ‘bane’?

This lecture will list some of these advances and changes in clinical practice and assess the ‘Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ of Endodontic practice.

Learning objectives:
1. Know some of these advances and changes in current Endodontic practice
2. Understand some ‘pitfalls’ when using these advances inappropriately in clinical practice
3. Able to distinguish and balance these advances to achieve clinical excellence

1405 -1455 Controlling the Outcomes in Total Immediate Implant-based Rehabilitation                                                                                                                                    Speaker: Dr Alex Fibishenko

Our patients don’t just want “implants”. What they want is the ability to smile and function with confidence, and uncomplicated possibilities in the event of failure. Our patients know that as dentists we are capable of “dental treatment”, …but what they actually need is a “solution” which does not merely replace one problem with a different problem. The trend in full arch rehabilitation has been to use fewer implants and load them immediately. In pushing the boundaries of clinical therapy, bone grafting and other adjunct surgical and restorative techniques offer tremendous benefits in managing contingency and facilitating the most ideal implant placement for predictable aesthetics and optimal function, comfort, hygiene and longevity. Along with evolution in techniques and technology that help us to treat more patients more successfully with dental implants there has also been a significant evolution in patient expectations and in the definition of what is in fact “success”. This lecture will explore potential complications in full arch rehabilitation on implants and a means to control the outcome with a digital workflow along with surgical and restorative techniques to achieve predictable results when treating the edentulous, as well as those with failing dentitions.

1525 – 1610 Peri-implantitis: from assessment using digital dentistry to management                                                      Speaker: Dr Wong Li Beng

The rising prevalence of peri-implantitis has resulted in greater attention to this chronic condition, with its eventual inaugural classification being announced in the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions. This presentation will focus on the current evidence on the use of digital dentistry in assessing disease progression, as well as the biological considerations in its management.

1610 – 1700 Managing Full and Partial Thickness Flaps with a Focus on Histology                                          Speaker: Adj A/Prof Benjamin Tan

Contemporary periodontics and implantology place heavy demands on flap design. For Guided Bone Regeneration and Periodontal Plastic Surgery to be successful and predictable, it is insufficient to only know where to place the flap incisions. The depth to which one makes those incisions also matter. A focus on the histology of the oral soft tissue will aid the clinician design periodontal flaps in 3 dimensions.

The speaker will share how he manages Free Gingival Grafts, Coronally Repositioned Flaps, Connective Tissue Grafts and Apically Repositioned Flaps.

1045 – 1115 Tea break & Exhibition

1215 – 1315 Lunch & Exhibition

1455 – 1525 Tea break & Exhibition