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International Expert Symposium

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featuring 13 notable dental experts from all over the world

Schaan, Liechtenstein - January 2016

The 3rd International Expert Symposium hosted by Ivoclar Vivadent is to take place in Madrid and will focus on modern restorative dentistry.

Building on the success of the previous International Expert Symposiums in Berlin in 2012 and London in 2014, Ivoclar Vivadent will host the third symposium of this kind on 11 June 2016. The Spanish capital has been chosen as the venue. Dental professionals from around the world will have the opportunity to hear what noted speakers from the dental industry have to say on a wide range of subjects, and they will be able to share their experiences with fellow colleagues.

The symposium is entitled “Modern restorative dentistry: technology and esthetics”. The program features 13 internationally well-known speakers who will be talking about integrated practice-laboratory concepts and esthetic dentistry and presenting their latest study results. Current trends and developments will also be addressed. The lectures and presentations will be based on the latest research findings. What is more, the speakers will provide insight into their work at universities and in dental practices. Prof. Jaime A. Gil from the University of Bilbao (Spain) will act as the chair and facilitator of the Expert Symposium.

The speakers at a glance
Dr Mauro Fradeani (Italy) will give the opening presentation in which he will introduce the minimally invasive prosthetic procedure (MIPP). Next, Dr Rafael Piñeiro Sande (Spain) will give a talk on adhesive dentistry. In third place, Dr Ronaldo Hirata from the US will address the question of “Are bulk-fill composites clinically reliable?” and present the latest trends in composite technology.
Dr João Fonseca from Portugal will explore the issue of “Man, esthetics and the machine” before Lee Culp (USA) talks about digital restorative dentistry, which he considers to be “The basis for ultimate communication and teamwork”. In the next talk, Prof. Marko Jakovac (Croatia) and Michele Temperani (Italy) will present various ceramic solutions for complex oral rehabilitation projects.
After lunch, Dr Andreas Kurbad (Germany) will start the afternoon session by discussing the topic of  “Digital esthetics”. Next, Prof. Dr med. dent. Daniel Edelhoff and Oliver Brix (both from Germany)  will explore the boundaries of high esthetics in complex oral rehabilitation cases.
Finally, in his talk entitled “Evolution or revolution?” Prof. Dr med. dent. Florian Breuer (Germany) will discuss the digital manufacturing of dentures, before Prof. Sidney Kina (Brazil) and August Bruguera (Spain) give the closing presentation, which will focus on the adhesive cementation of ceramic restorations.

Early-bird discount for bookings made before 13 May
Bookings for the symposium can be made at http://www.ivoclarvivadent.com/ies2016. Participants who register before 13 May 2016 will be given a discount of 25 percent. The congress will be conducted in Spanish and English. The lectures will be simultaneously translated into German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian. The International Expert Symposium will take place at the Municipal Conference Centre of Madrid, which is conveniently located in Campo de las Naciones, the centre for business development in Madrid.