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International Expert Symposium

High-calibre professional education event with international opinion leaders

Ivoclar Vivadent hosted a prestigious professional education event on 15 September 2012: At the International Expert Symposium, fourteen world renowned specialists discussed the topical theme of “All-Ceramics meets Implant Esthetics”. Around 750 participants from 37 countries attended the symposium and were excited to hear what leading dental professionals had to say about the latest materials and their clinical applications.

For example, lithium disilicate (LS2) has shown to produce restorative results that are just as esthetic as those achieved with zirconium dioxide (ZrO2). In fact, depending on the indication at hand, lithium disilicate has become the material of choice. Used in conjunction with the press and CAD/CAM techniques, this glass-ceramic offers solutions that eliminate the risk of chipping, which is often associated with ZrO2. In addition, LS2 restorations are characterized by their high bending strength (360 to 400 MPa) and highly esthetic appearance, including translucent properties.

Josef Richter, Member of the Ivoclar Vivadent Corporate Management and Chief Sales Officer promised that the dialogue with leading international experts would continue. An international symposium will be held every two years from now on in a different European venue each time.