Day1

29th November 2024

8:30 – 9:00

Panaghiotis Bazos

Javier Tapia

Gianfranco Politano

Welcome message by the Bio-Emulation Founders

9:00 – 10:00

August Bruguera

A new era that requires new answers

Digital dentistry has changed, everything and today it is necessary to review parameters that were previously immutable. Dental preparations for a digital flow require new parameters. How we choose and evaluate color in monolithic restorations requires new parameters. Choosing the correct library requires a protocol that does not exist… in my presentation I am going to try to put things in order by looking for new protocols that will help us in this new era.

10:00 – 11:00

Leandro Pereira

Bio-Emulation™ Laminar Techniques: Layering and Surface detailing

Guided by nature’s histo-anatomical database, one can try to faithfully emulate the optical characteristics of anterior and posterior teeth. Through relentless observation and a passionate study of God’s creation, the Bio-Emulation Laminar Techniques have been conceived and designed, but only throughout the years perfected.

SIMPLEX and COMPLEX ways to interpret and replicate the natural dentition; A novel approach for layering composite restorations and achieving seamless results, always. But, as in life, one can’t only look at the interior without consideration for the exterior, a well executed composite layering technique must be complemented with a carefully crafted exterior morphology.
During this lecture, the attendees will be taken through a journey that attempts to illustrate how to properly model and sculpt both internal and external dental structures.

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

Expo Demos

11:30 – 12:30

Pierre Dimitrov

The Phenotype Project – A digital database of natural tooth morphology

Deep understanding, knowledge and admiration of natural tooth morphology, combining mechanics, function and esthetics, are some of the pillars of biomimetic dentistry. Powered by the various tools that the arsenal of digital dental technologies provide, the Phenotype Project is uniting members of the Bio-Emulation group from across the globe to create a vast database serving not only educational purposes but also unlocking new possibilities in the endless attempts to reach the unattainable perfection in dentistry.

12:30 – 13:30

Sascha Hein

Colour Perception in Dentistry: Enhancing Aesthetic Outcomes

Achieving the right color match in dentistry is crucial for patient satisfaction and aesthetic excellence. This presentation focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of different tools used in dental practices to measure tooth color. We examined six commonly used devices and explored how well they match colors as perceived by the human eye, guided by feedback from expert observers. Surprisingly, simpler methods outperforms more complex systems, challenging assumptions about the need for advanced technology for accurate color matching.

Through targeted fine tuning, visual-instrumental agreement can be improved even further. This presentation is designed to offer practical insights for dental practitioners and dental technicians, highlighting that with the right adjustments, instrumental shade measurement can lead to improved results, ensuring that restorations blend seamlessly with natural teeth. This work aims to simplify the science of color matching for dental professionals, making it easier to achieve the desired aesthetic outcomes for their patients.

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:30

Panaghiotis Bazos

Diogo Viegas

Enter the Cube; Craniofacial Spatial Arrangement Redefined via the BaseLine

The diagnostic template serves as the point of origin for any facially generated treatment plan in the modern restorative practice. Thus an accurate and precise maxillo-mandibular three dimensional spatial registration will provide the dental team with a flawless workflow, maximizing efficiency and effectiveness, when working in either the conventional (manual) or contemporary (digital) modes.

The position of the occlusal plane in the patient and the articulator is an essential link for achieving the functional and esthetic goals of the anticipated treatment plan. Patient specific anatomic craniofacial landmarks within the frontal, transverse and sagittal planes will be thouroughly explored and analyzed.

Participants will learn how to mitigate transfer errors and increase accuracy via specific BaseLine driven photographic and radiographic protocols in addition to utilising the OneBite Evolution in an analogue or digital workflow, aiding both clinicians and technicians to systematically manage the proper spatial orientation of the maxillary cast.

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

Expo Demos

16:00 – 17:00

Stephane Browet

David Gerdolle

The Use of Rubber Dam in Restorative Dentistry: I love you-neither do I

It is accepted that preparing bonded restorations under rubber dam presents numerous benefits, insofar as it preserves the dentin from any pre- and postoperative contamination and improves the bond strength when preparation and immediate adhesive sealing of the dentin are carried out simultaneously. Moreover, when the rubber dam is installed at the start of the clinical procedure, it prevents contamination by bacterial flora from the patient’s mouth, thereby reducing the risk of infection.

Rubber dam by definition combines isolation and retraction of peripheral soft tissues, there is no more opportune and easier time to take the impression of the preparations. The advent of the digital brings a real upgrade from this point of view. Different clinical studies have shown that teeth migrations are very likely to occur when a rubber dam is used though. Undesirable dental migrations would prevent creating efficient proximal contacts or on the contrary would lead to the need to carry out many adjustments of the same proximal contacts at the time of  luting.

The aim of this presentation is then to share the results of our retrospective clinical evaluations in order to combine the advantages of rubber dam isolation with operative accuracy.

17:00 – 17:30

Q & A Session

Day2

30th November 2024

8:30 – 9:30

Gianfranco Politano

Marleen Peumans

The long-lasting non-retentive bonded partial crown

Restoration of large defects in the posterior region with a direct composite restoration is possible, although this is not an easy task for the dentist. The most durable, minimally invasive restoration of posterior teeth with large defects is the indirect bonded partial lithium disilicate glass ceramic restoration (onlay, partial crown).

During this lecture, the ‘when, why and how’ of partial indirect bonded restorations in the posterior region will be discussed.

9:30 – 10:30

Thomas Sing

Layers of Creation – Chapter II – The Tragedy’s End

“Producing esthetic and functional ceramic solutions is all about inspiration, motivation, emotion and passion. With his unique perspective on these essential facets of ceramic art and technology, Thomas will talk about things dental technicians have to be aware of, things which are important and things that are worthless.

His approach will be to share ceramic cases that worked out nicely and cases that didn’t – in other words, real life!

A lecture by a dental technician for dental technicians!”

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Expo Demos

11:00 – 12:00

Jean-David Boschatel

Contemporary management of worn dentitions

More and more patients are presenting to the clinic with severe erosive lesions, seeking treatment that addresses both aesthetic and functional concerns to regain a better quality of life.

Global rehabilitations can prove to be quite challenging for inexperienced practitioners, and all too often, partial management of these patients leads to unsatisfactory compromises. In this presentation, we will explore how to treat these patients simply with a minimally invasive and biomimetic approach.
We will also discuss how digital tools can assist us in planning these treatments, aesthetically through relevant smile design software and functionally using a variety of 3D tools. Additionally, we will cover proper occlusion management with simple tools to ensure the best longevity for our treatments.

Our objective is to offer our patients aesthetic, comfortable, and long-lasting treatments, all within reasonable treatment times.

12:00 – 13:00

Joana Garcez

UNIQUE – Exploring singularity through the direct restoration of a single anterior tooth

Restoring a central incisor to mirror the natural characteristics of its contralateral counterpart in all dimensions – aesthetic, functional, and biological – presents a formidable challenge, even with the extensive range of materials and techniques available today. The intricacy of mimicking this tooth is heightened by its location in the anterior region, at the heart of the esthetic zone, where even the slightest differences become easily noticeable.

Every tooth is unique! The characteristics of anterior teeth vary from patient to patient; yet, with an organized approach, it’s possible to faithfully reproduce these features. This lecture aims to provide attendees with a profound understanding of the intricate challenges involved in achieving a genuine replication of key aesthetic parameters (color, shape, and texture) through the restoration of a single anterior tooth.

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00

Marco Gresnigt

Edris Rasta

Next_Level in anterior bonded indirect restorations

This lecture will present the most current insights on partial indirect restorations in the anterior region. In this joint session, we will discuss in depth several key topics: the significance of Immediate Dentin Sealing (IDS) in veneer treatments, a protocol for bonding to pre-existing composite restorations, the critical role of occlusion, and we will conclude with the pinnacle of our discussion—a bonded bridge that does not require retention wings. The lecture is designed to be both scientifically rigorous and clinically relevant, featuring numerous case studies, videos, and animations. This presentation will change and improve your clinical work starting next Monday.

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

Expo Demos

15:30 – 16:30

Javier Tapia

Anterior bonded restorations in the digital era:

from direct to indirect with a minimum intervention perspective

Achievement of aesthetic anterior restorations that resemble natural teeth represent a great challenge for our daily practice. Additionally, the demand for minimally invasive dentistry is increasing everyday, not only from our patients, but also due to the pressure of our own colleagues. Furthermore, the compromise of mechanical and optical properties by this minimally invasive mindset may affect the clinical outcome when not following strict adhesive protocols.

The digital workflows, including scanning, planning, CAD design and CAM manufacturing can help us to get a faster and durable outcome. However, given the wide variety of techniques and available materials, a rational approach must be utilised to obtain an optimal outcome. From the limitations of analogue and digital, to the limitations of manufacturing, preparation, mechanics and optical behaviour, we need to understand how, when and what we need on each case.

In this lecture I will try to give a commonsensical perspective to achieve beautiful anterior bonded restorations that can meet the expectations of our patients.

16:30 – 17:00

Q & A Session

& Closing