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Feb 2024
07:00 – 08:00


08:00 – 08:15

Welcome & Opening

08:15 – 08:45
  • Vladi Dvoyris

    Interpreting Dental Imaging Using Diagnocat’s Artificial Intelligence
  • In the lecture, we will focus on the common uses of AI today in the field of dentistry – in CBCT and X-ray based diagnosis, visualization improvement, and creation of a “virtual patient” for digital treatment planning. AI-assisted diagnostic and visualisation modalities will be presented using real-life clinical cases.

  • Diagnocat

08:45 – 09:00
  • Juan van der Merwe

    Digital Scanning Creates Complete Dental Solutions
  • Digital scanning in dentistry, also known as intraoral scanning, offers numerous benefits over traditional physical impressions and is a key component of the digital workflow in modern dental practice. Some of the advantages of digital scanning in dentistry include: Digital Dentistry allows dental practices to provide an accurate diagnosis to patients, while creating a treatment plan with absolute precision. The ability for patients and dentists to easily access digital records aids in keeping up-to-date records on past procedures. 

    Patients are able to see exactly what is going on their mouths before any procedure is conducted. This makes them more comfortable and aware of what is happening to their teeth upon procedures such as fillings, implants, root canals, crowns, etc

    Digital scanning will be discussed on the following topics 

    • Improved Patient Comfort
    • Speed and Efficiency
    • Reduced cost on all levels
    • Accuracy
    • Real-Time Feedback
    • Digital Record Keeping

    Integration with CAD/CAM: Digital scans are seamlessly integrated into the CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) workflow. The data from scans can be used for designing and fabricating dental restorations and appliances with precision.

    Digital scans support the creation of highly customized dental solutions.

    • Eco-Friendly
    • Teledentistry
    • Improved communication and Diagnostic Capabilities
    • Streamlined Workflow
    • Making your world Simpler!
  • Trios

09:00 – 09:15
  • Michael Michael

    Biomechanics: “Integrating” Dental Implants
  • This lecture explores the interdisciplinary realm of biomechanics, investigating its connections to the principles of engineering, materials science, and biology. The aim is to leverage these principles for a better understanding, ultimately enhancing patient outcomes and maximizing longevity through appropriate treatment planning tailored to individual patient scenarios.

  • Southern Implants

09:15 – 09:30
  • Miguel Martins

    Are you Ready for the LASER-Dentistry Revolution?
  • In a world where technology is driving us towards a completely new reality, Dentistry is facing a bright shift towards Laser-Dentistry as well. Are you ready to treat your patients with light, without burs or contact? Ready to really become minimally invasive, perform bloodless surgeries, avoiding sutures and even anesthesia!? Are you prepared to clean disinfect root canals in 3-D, etc etc? This is not science fiction, this is happening now!

  • Waterlase

09:30 – 09:50

Question Session

09:50 – 10:20

Refreshments and Exhibition

10:20 – 10:35
  • Christa Engelbrecht

    Predictable Aligner Treatment: Innovating with Advanced Materials and Digital Platforms
  • Given the rising popularity of minimally invasive dentistry, which is now considered the gold standard in contemporary dental practices, ensuring predictability in aligner therapy is essential for delivering stable, long-term treatment outcomes to patients. This lecture will illustrate how advancements in materials and software are enabling clinicians to meticulously plan, control, and execute predictable aligner treatments.

  • ClearCorrect Aligners

10:35 – 10:50
  • Rhoodie Garrana

    R2 Gate. The Gateway to Predictable Implant Treatment
  • Optimal workflows play a pivotal role in achieving desired implant outcomes by ensuring effective information transfer and precise translation between the digital and clinical realms. These workflows are designed to streamline the entire process, from initial planning to the final execution of the implant treatment. By following a well-defined and efficient workflow, dentists can effectively communicate and collaborate with their team including technicians, surgeons and patient, to ensure that all necessary information and instructions are accurately conveyed.

    Furthermore, optimal workflows help in leveraging the capabilities of digital technologies and tools, such as digital imaging, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). These technologies enable dentists to visualize and simulate the implant placement, prosthesis design, and overall treatment plan before the actual procedure. This virtual planning phase allows for meticulous evaluation and adjustment of the treatment plan, ensuring that the desired outcomes are achievable and predictable.

    By implementing optimal workflows, dentists can enhance the accuracy, efficiency, and predictability of implant treatments. This, in turn, reduces the risk of complications, improves patient satisfaction, and increases the overall success rate of dental implant procedures.

  • R2 Gate

10:50 – 11:05
  • Hussein Seedat

    Bioceramic Sandwich Technique
  • The Sandwich technique represent a reliable and valid method for repair of iatrogenic and pathologic perforations affecting the body of roots. The current advancements in Bioceramic materials allows clinicians to achieve predictable sealing of root perforations over the conventional application techniques.
  • Neo Sealer Flow and Putty

11:05 – 11:20
  • Heinrich Dippenaar

    Important Boxes to Tick When Buying a CBCT for Your Practice
  • In this lecture we going to focus on the Planmeca Promax 3D and some of the unique futures of the Romexis software.Why this might just be the CBCT unit you are looking for in your practice
  • Planmeca: ProMax 3D Classic

11:20 – 11:35
  • Peet van der Vyver

    X-Smart Pro+ Endomotor: The Perfect Partner for Your File System
  • Endodontic file systems can perform better when paired with the correct endodontic motor. Recent data showed that files can cause ledging and lead to unwinding and even fracture when not operated at the correct angulation, acceleration, and speed. The new X-Smart Pro+ Endodontic Motor features a patented sensorless system that provides the optimal speed and torque feedback to enhance your clinical results.

  • X-Smart Pro +

11:35 – 11:50
  • Emma King

    Getting the Best Bleaching Results Results for Your Patients
  • During this lecture we will cover various bleaching cases and materials (sponsored by Philips Zoom) and show you how make the best choice of material for each individual bleaching case to ensure maximum results and minimal sensitivity.
    The lecture will explain why you would use a selection of material and not just one option for all your various bleaching cases and how to combine both in chair and take home whitening successfully, and when to choose take home whitening alone. We will cover treatment lengths and overall treatment times when it comes to Align, Bleach, Composite cases.
  • Zoom

11:50 – 12:05
  • Corné Smith

    Universal Shade Matching With Flowables
  • With the evolution of resin we are now able to use flowable composites as predictably as packable composites. In this lecture we will discuss the breakthrough in universal shade matching. From simple class V restoration, to complex injection moulding cases, we will evaluate the new options available to us because of the unique properties of the material and also discuss practical tips, limitations and pitfalls.

  • Omnichroma Flow

12:05 – 12:20
  • Duan Thirion

    Integration of 3D Printing into Existing Cerec Digital Workflow with the Automated PrimePrint Solution
  • Digital dentistry opened the door to so many clinicians to become actively involve in the design & manufacturing of dental appliances and prosthesis of they’re patients In the ever so changing world of digital dentistry where everything we do became faster and more accurate, we have to remind ourselves constantly that we are not only responsible to ensure the biocompatibility of the materials we use in our patients bodies, but also towards the health and safety in our working environment during the manufacturing process. Keeping this in mind I will highlight why I chose to invest in the Primeprint Solution from Dentsply Sirona and how I utilize 3D printing clinically in my practice.

  • Primeprint

12:20 – 12:35
  • Yak Lindy

    Active Aligners: Clinical, Parent and Teen Feedback
  • Clear aligners for teenagers.

    The importance of oral health and a confident smile during teenage years.

    Clear aligners and their impact on teen orthodontics. The generation of residual income for your practice with a case study of an active patient.

  • Active Aligners

12:35 – 12:55

Question Session

12:55 – 14:00

Lunch and Exhibition

14:00 – 14:15
  • Geoff Patterson

    Revolutionizing Implant Dentistry: Straumann Co-Diagnostix and Innovative Strategies for Papilla Preservation and Regeneration
  • In the dynamic realm of implant dentistry, the challenges posed by alveolar bone remodelling and the subsequent loss of interdental papilla are well recognized. Beyond aesthetic implications, these changes also present functional hurdles in phonetics. The preservation of the interdental papilla emerges as a critical aspect in modern implant dentistry, and our upcoming lecture promises to unveil groundbreaking approaches to address this concern. Focusing on the transformative capabilities of Straumann Co-Diagnostix, our presentation will showcase a comprehensive planning methodology—from tooth extraction to provisional placement—all within a single visit. This streamlined process not only ensures an ideal emergence profile but also maintains the elusive interdental papilla with unprecedented predictability. Through the lens of documented clinical cases, attendees will witness the efficacy of Co- Diagnostix in conjunction with the Straumann range, including 3 Shape, Straumann Roxolid, and Botiss. Our presentation delves into innovative techniques for digital papilla recreation in areas where it has been lost, utilizing soft tissue data to inform precise planning and subsequent clinical implementation. Furthermore, we introduce a novel approach involving the incorporation of a support structure for the papilla creation during implant placement. This strategic intervention, supported by clinical evidence, promises to revolutionize the standards of care in recreating the interdental papilla. Join us for an enlightening session where we navigate the realms of Co-Diagnostix and the Straumann range, unveiling a paradigm shift in implant dentistry and offering practical insights for enhanced patient outcomes.

  • Straumann co- diagnostix

14:15 – 14:30
  • Christiaan Victor

    FKG XP-endo® Rise: An Endodontic Case Presentation -Showcasing an Unique Next Generation Adaptive One Shaper File System
  • Modern advancements in endodontic file systems, both in metallurgy and design, has made endodontic treatment so much safer and more predictable. In this presentation we will showcase one of FKG’s new next generation adaptive file systems, XP-endo® Rise. Featuring a new design created for shorter procedure times and agility. A totally unique system that offers predictability, and excellent ability to adapt to the canal and multiple use in initial treatment with superior resistance. A case presentation will demonstrate the superior and predictable outcomes that can be attained.
  • XP-Endo Rise

14:30 – 14:45
  • Emma King

    How the Use of Various Dental Devices Can Help to Achieve Optimum Oral Health
  • We will discuss the role that various devices such as the Waterpik Oral Irrigator and the Sonicare range of electric toothbrushes play in achieving optimum oral health.
    The lecture will cover the effect these devices have on the plaque biofilm and inflammation and will explain the benefits of these devices for individuals with gingivitis, periodontitis, implants, diabetes and orthodontics for example.
    We will also outline the correct use of the devices for each individual, making recommendations to patients easier.
  • Sonicare / Waterpick

14:45 – 15:00
  • Peet van der Vyver

    Magnification: Enhancing Visualization, Documentation and Communication in the Practice
  • Photography and videography through the microscope provide clinicians with real-time magnified views of the treatment area that can be used for patient education and communication to ensure optimal treatment planning and case acceptance. This presentation will show how to set up optimal patient communication using the Dental Operating Microscope (DOM).

  • Zumax Magnification

15:00 – 15:15
  • Suveer Singh

    Discovering the Dentsply Sirona Ecosystem
  • A look into the integrated workflows available from Dentsply Sirona . Combining CEREC and inLab softwares to produce optimal results.

  • PrimeScan

15:15 – 15:30
  • Miguel Martins

    CBCT – Chronicles in Dentistry’s Wonderland
  • Beyond the traditional 2D X-Rays we can find an exciting world of discoveries and wonders in routine Dental Practice. We invite you to join us for some exquisite (others unexpectedly frequent) dental-related chronicles where the use of 3D high-detail imaging was critical for a correct diagnosis and, naturally, to upgrade our treatments…!
  • Vatech CBCT

15:30 – 15:50

Question Session

15:50 – 17:30

Snacks and Exhibition