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

The potential of graphene in enhancing osteogenesis and decreasing implant infection                                                                                                                                                    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.




“The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” – A Review of Current Trends in Endodontic Practice                                                    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




Managing Full and Partial Thickness Flaps with a Focus on Histology                                                                    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.




Peri-implantitis: from assessment using digital dentistry to management                                                               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.




Immediate implant placement with digital tools: Current concepts and chairside management                                                    Dr James Lee


Immediate implant placement following extraction has been considered an acceptable and predictable treatment modality with current evidence. By preserving the papilla height, the higher median PES can be achieved for aesthetic cases than delayed placement, with good success rate reported in literature. The advantages of immediate placement include reducing total treatment time, reducing the loss of soft and hard tissue and increasing patient’s psychological satisfaction.

The challenge can be very technical sensitive and requiring collaboration on multiple disciplines. First, it requires the surgeon to have the skill of atraumatic extraction to preserve the buccal plate and/or septum, good judgement of the angulation for the osseotomy and quick response to any complications. Second, if tissue aesthetics is potentially compromised, a delicate grafting technique will be involved. Finally, a good understanding by the restorative dentist of tissue response and emergence profile to modify the tissue with the immediate restoration, which is crucial for the anterior aesthetic cases.

In the past decade, the surgical and prosthetic procedures have been updated and improved. Although challenges persists, with current digital CAD/CAM tool, surgeons and restorative dentists can have a better analysis and planning prior to the procedure followed by a precise execution. This presentation will show a step-by-step process on how digital tools can improve the precision of immediate implant treatment. A detailed dialogue between the surgical and restorative perspectives during the planning, surgical and restorative stages will also be presented. Possible complications and how they could be managed will also be discussed.




Managing Hard and Soft Tissues Distal to the Lower Second Molars                                                                   Dr Erica Anwar


The distal aspect of the lower second molar often experiences extensive pathology due to the frequent presence of impacted wisdom teeth, as well as due to limited oral hygiene access. This lecture aims to discuss practical aspects to managing hard and soft tissue issues at this region - in particular, steps one can take when managing a deep periodontal pocket, as well as hard and soft tissue management when access to the distal aspect of the tooth is required for restorative management.

Learning objectives:
- Managing deep periodontal probing depths distal to the lower second molars.
- Indications and management for crown lengthening surgery distal to the lower second molars when a restoration is required.




The Use Of An Intraoral Scanner In Prosthodontics                                                                                                                        Dr Kelvin Khng


With the increase popularity of digital dentistry in today’s practice, find out how with the help of the 3shape intraoral scanner, we can treat simple and complex prosthodontic patients predictably. The patient’s treatments shown in this lecture will include a few veneers, surveyed crowns, immediate 3D printed complete dentures as well as full mouth rehabilitation showing the versatility of these intraoral scanners.




Digital orthodontic treatment – When aligners are not giving you the result as planned, who or what is responsible for the failure?                                                                                                                                     Adj A/Prof Loh Kai Woh


With the rapid advancement in digital dentistry, more dentists are jumping into the digital orthodontic bandwagon, especially the younger generation of dentists, who are very computer savvy.

What if the aligner treatment is not progressing as well as it should be? What if the molars are tipping, posterior open bite developing, roots are moved out of the alveolar bone, crowding not corrected or spaces that are not closing? It is important to ensure such problems do not happen and if they happen, how to overcome them. Choosing an appropriate case according to one’s clinical experience and competence is especially important to ensure excellent result in digital orthodontic treatment.




Nerve injuries in Dentoalveolar surgery: How to stay out of trouble? How to manage if it occurs?                                                     Cl A/Prof Andrew Tay


Injuries to the inferior alveolar nerve and the lingual nerve are well known complications of oral surgical procedures including third molar surgery, implant surgery, and bone grafting for implants. While these are uncommon, they do occur from time to time, with negative impact on the patient’s quality of life and prolonged consternation on the part of the dentist. This lecture aims to review the potential pitfalls and danger signs that are associated with high risk of nerve injury, and measures that may obviate this risk.




The Importance of Soft Tissues Around Teeth and Dental Implants                                                                                     Dr Fu Jia Hui


Keratinized, attached and thick soft tissues is desired around teeth and dental implants as it is associated with improved oral hygiene and reduced tissue inflammation. Therefore, it is
imperative to recognize the need for soft tissue regeneration in the promotion of oral health.
This presentation will attempt to highlight the importance of the soft tissue cuff around teeth
and dental implants and discuss the pertinent surgical principles that will aid in achieving
clinical success in soft tissue regeneration.

Learning objectives for the participants:
• Understand the importance of soft tissues around teeth and dental implants
• The indications for soft tissue regeneration
• The guiding surgical principles in soft tissue regeneration
• The characteristics of autogenous grafts and soft tissue substitutes




Use of botulinum toxin to improve your clinical practice. Assessment, indication, and complication.                                                           Dr Daniel Chang


The assessment, indication and complication management forms the major tenets of successful botulinum toxin use. This lecture will focus on the following:

1. Patient assessment and consultation for botulinum toxins
2. Indications and contraindications for these pharmaceutical agents
3. In-depth instruction in the anatomy, neurophysiology, musculature and circulatory system of the oral and maxillofacial areas
4. Patient evaluation for the best dental and facial esthetic and therapeutic outcomes
5. How to avoid, manage, and treat possible adverse reactions and complications




Controlling the Outcomes in Total Immediate Implant-based Rehabilitation                                                                       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.




Beyond Bone Grafting the next Frontier (Part 1)                                                                                            Beyond Bone Grafting the next Frontier (Part 2)                                                                                                         Prof Teoh Swee Hin


The gold standard of bone graft materials has been autogenous bone as it contains viable cells (osteogenesis), growth factors such as BMP (osteoinduction) and a large surface area for bone ingrowth (osteoconduction). However, the need of a second surgery, difficulty of shaping to specific defect and the possibility of resorption have damped the use and alternatives are being sort after. Tissue engineering holds the key to body parts replacements. It has been heralded as the new wave to revolutionise the healthcare-biotechnology industry especially with the new innovation in 3D printing technology. This is a highly multidisciplinary field and involves the integration of engineering principles, basic life/clinical science, and molecular cell biology.

The aim of tissue engineering is to restore, maintain, or improve tissue and organ functions with minimal host rejection. The present talk will focus on the challenges and the next frontier in developing a platform technology which integrates medical imaging, advance manufacturing and electromagnetic field to produce 3D porous scaffolds for tissue engineering of bone as applied to dentistry, craniofacial surgery and long bone. Numerous clinical case studies will be shown. It has been well established, apart from biochemical, mechano-induction of osteoblast to express the appropriate extra cellular matrix needs to be addressed in the design of new load bearing scaffolds.

The design philosophy of creating a bioresorbable scaffold with high surface energy, interconnected porosity that traps cells and promote angiogenesis, growth factors and eventually dissolves into carbon dioxide and water is elaborated. The use of bi-axial bioreactor to generate bone outside the body is illustrated. Bone is piezoelectric and recent work on applying electromagnetic field shows promising results and new thinking in bone grafting technology.




Preventing Prosthetic Complications Using Digital Occlusion Analysis                                                                         Dr Robert Kerstein


Prosthetic failures can be caused by a number of variables. Research is showing the significant impact of occlusion in these cases. In this webinar, renowned occlusion expert Dr. Robert Kerstein will show you where technology can enhance and improve your treatment success. In this webinar, renowned occlusion expert Dr. Robert Kerstein will show you…

  • Case examples where digital technology is used for occlusal analysis
  • How to correct occlusal imbalances with the help of this technology
  • How to ensure lasting prosthetic and implant treatments




CBCT, IDN during wisdom tooth removal                                                                                                                                                          Dr Bertrand Chew


The invention of Cone Beam Computer tomography CBCT allows dentist to visualise the path of the Inferior Dental Nerve (IDN). This helps the dentist to plan the removal of the wisdom tooth with the least chance of injuring the IDN.




A Sustainability Journey - From a Dental Company’s Perspective                                                                           Speaker: Dr Sanjay Haryana


Today everyone is talking about sustainability and sustainable development, but what is the meaning of sustainable development? Sustainability entails so much more than recycling and protecting the environment, and it can be hard to keep up since the field is moving forward so quickly. Most dental companies strive towards a more sustainable organization today that can be confused with companies’ environment impact. Environment is an important factor in sustainability, yet only the tip of the sustainability iceberg. To create a sustainable company, we must work on many levels and in conjunction with UN’s sustainable development goals.

Aims:

  • To provide an overview of sustainability from a commercial perspective

  • Present TePe’s sustainable product range

  • Discuss how the dental profession can move towards a more climate and environmentally friendly way of practicing

Learning outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of the terminology used in communicating sustainability

  • Be able to discern the difference between the terms ‘climate friendly’ & ‘environmentally friendly’

  • Understand the relevance of the sustainability journey in TePe’s product development process in developing oral hygiene tools.

  • Be aware of the climate and environmental impact of dental practice




Allon4 and past and future challenges of edentulous reconstruction                                                                                  Dr Paulo Malo


This session will briefly review the objectives, as well as the evidence-based principles of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept to restore complete edentulous and failing dentition cases, followed by the discussion of the most recent advancements that this technique has gone through. The new products developed to overcome the challenges of restoring the atrophic maxillae will also be presented, comprehending a wide range of solutions since zygomatic to short implants, along with other implant design innovations, emphasizing its importance to the success of this treatment and providing clinical examples to its application. Malobridge was created by Dr Malo and his team and it is a fixed solution over implants to rehabilitate the totally edentulous patients with the highest quality based on the CAD/CAM NobelProcera™ technology. During this session will explain how, with Malobridge, the dentist can give back to the patient comfort, quality of life and reconstruct not only the teeth but also the soft tissues. With the evolution of the materials, sugical techniques and having in mind that the life expectancy is increasing with the time is imperative to guarantee the best solutions for the patients. The success of the implant supported rehabilitation depends not only of the surgical technique, surgeon skills and high quality rehabilitation but also on the hygienic maintenance. During this webinar Dr Paulo Malo will describe the maintenance of the implants during the osteointegration and long term maintenance.




Comprehensive Treatment Planning in Today’s Modern Dentistry – Beyond Piecemeal Dentistry Dr Elvin Leong


The demands of modern dentistry are high. Patients not only demand clinical excellence, they also demand a high level of service. Thus, it is extremely demanding on the modern dental professional who not only has to keep up with commitment to approach patient treatments in a comprehensive manner, but also to maintain and sustain a successful dental practice. Effective dentistry that lasts or the patient and is profitable for the practitioner require the combination of a myriad of factors. As such, comprehensive treatment planning, which include factors ranging from patient psychology to material selection considerations, become key to enhancing the chances of success. Indeed, sometimes it may become so overwhelming such that we may question if such an endeavor really is financially viable. This presentation will discuss the practical, day-to-day comprehensive treatment planning considerations when facing aesthetic and restorative cases with concomitant considerations for financial viability. A series of clinical cases will be discussed to illustrate such of the various considerations, beyond single teeth and piecemeal dentistry.




Long term stability success with Camlog Screw Line                                                                                                                        Dr Mario Beretta


EDENTULOUS PATIENTS
The loss of all of the teeth is a life-changing event that brings functional challenges. The treatment options for edentulous patients range from conventional complete dentures to fixed implant-supported restorations of varying complexities.
In a case-scenario format, the lecture will review indications and contraindications for treatment options of the fully edentulous patient.
The treatment of edentulous patients will be presented analyzing surgical and prosthetic advantages of Camlog and Conelog implants in case of overdenture, toronto bridges and full arch restoration in computer guided and free hand approach. ESTHETIC TREATMENT
The goal of modern implant therapy in aesthetic areas is no longer represented just by the successfull integration of the implant or tooth restoration. The final result has to be a restoration surrounded by a soft and hard tissue enviroment in harmony with the existing teeth.
Gingival health is among the first fundamental esthetic objectives during treatment planning; it is also essential to consider gingival morphology and contour. The aim of this lecture is to give to the partecipants both theoretical and practical informations to be used in the everyday clinical reality. Both generic, as flap design, elevation and suture procedures, and specific surgical techniques as guided bone regeneration concepts and biomaterials application, will be described by means of clinical cases and videos.
The focus will be on the Camlog and Conelog implants showing the advantages of the implants geometry and the stability and reliability of the prosthetic connections.
The different indications for using all the Camlog portfolio will be presented. The most recent data from the literature will be the scientific background of the proposed concepts.
LONG TERM RESULTS
To obtain favorable long-term clinical treatment outcomes of implant approach, fast and firm
osseointegration with stable alveolar bone must be achieved, even after functional loading.
Nevertheless, the ideas of survival and success often are used in a confusing manner, although precise definitions are available (Albrektsson et al. 1986, Smith &Zarb 1989). In these studies, survival was defined as implant and fixed prosthesis present in the mouth independent of biological and/or technical complications. Success was defined as being free of all these complications over the entire observation period.
The long term stability using Camlog and Conelog implants will be presented analyzing different aspects: periimplant bone stability, esthetic final outcome and prostho complications during the followup.




Digital workflow with Camlog Screw Line                                                                                                                                    Dr Mario Beretta


Digital technologies have been demonstrated to be more and more relevant simplifying oral
rehabilitation procedures in dentistry. According to literature, digital benefits include less discomfort for the patient and better planning for a proper prosthetic guided implant placement. Nowadays the main challenge consists in establishing a full digital workflow protocol suitable for all the cases.

Thanks to specific softwares it’s possible to analyze the initial situation by means of intraoral scans which can be matched with the datas obtained from the CBCT examination. the goal of this approach is to plan computer-guided implant placement and then two obtain a fully digital model free restoration. A specific clinical protocol with camlog and conelog implants will be illustrated presenting the use of Comfor abutments for a full arch screwed restoration. Clinical advantages from both surgical and prosthetic point of view will be pointed out.




Managing patients with special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic                                                                                        A/Prof Dr Mas Suryalis Ahmad


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused limitations for patients to access oral health care services. Many services are not able to operate at full capacity due to various practice restrictions and concerns over cross-infection. Besides, access to oral health care services are limited due to restricted movement order during this period. The group of patients who may be affected by restricted access to oral healthcare services include those with special needs. These patients, who mostly require complexed management, frequent visits and specialised intervention may experience deterioration of oral and general health as a consequences to barriers that they face in utilising professional care. This lecture discusses management of patients with special needs who are at risk of presenting with oral health conditions that require emergency or urgent intervention, taking into account the challenges and precautions that need to be considered while carrying out the procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic era.




Shortening Orthodontic Treatment Time                                                                                                                                    A/Prof Dr Wey Mang Chek


Orthodontic treatment is in great demand for aesthetic and psychosocial purposes, however prolonged treatment duration increases need for patient to invest more time and effort, and limiting ability to treat more patients. Many methods have been investigated for increasing the rate of orthodontic tooth movement to shorten orthodontic treatment duration. Introduction to one less invasive, more readily accepted by patient and simpler to carry out method. The biological basis, bony changes and multiple studies will be presented.




Bringing Value to Digital Dentistry with Data                                                                                                                              Mr Stephen van Heerden


As Dentistry is moving more and more digital, Dental Tracking System takes digital dentistry to the next level by allowing us insights into our data in the digital dentistry workflow. With so much emphasis always been placed on the treatment when we talk about digital dentistry we will take a different approach and look at the value the data is bringing us in digital dentistry and how this value helps us make decisions for our practice.





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