Dr. Gary Finelle, France

Dr. Gary Finelle, France

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Dr Gary Finelle received his Dental Degree from the University of Paris 7, France in 2009. He completed his doctoral thesis working on soft tissue healing around implants. Between 2011 and 2013, he joined the Advanced Graduate Program of Oral Implantology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (Boston, Massachussets) as a full time resident. His major field of interests is the application of digital technology into the surgical and prosthetic implant treatment workflow. He is involved in implant related research and has published in scientific peer-reviewed journals. Now based in Paris, Dr Gary Finelle, lectures nationally and internationally. He is currently an ITI fellow (International Team for Oral Implantology), an active member of the American Dental Club Of Paris, and of EAO (European Academy of Osseointegration). He is part time clinical faculty in the esthetic department of University Paris V. His private practice in Paris is limited to surgical and restorative implant rehabilitations, and prosthodontics.

Lecture: The Combination of 3D Data – a New Tool for Dentistry

Prof. Dr. Daniel Wismeijer

Prof. Dr. Daniel Wismeijer, The Netherlands

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Studied dentistry at the University of Nijmegen Dental School from 1979-1984.
After graduating he joined the department of Oral Function and worked in de section of special dental care and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. He received his PhD in 1996 on the subject of overdentures on dental implants; “The Breda Implant Overdenture Study”. In that year he left Academia. From 1985 till 2006 he worked at the Amphia teaching Hospital in Breda in the department of Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.

In 1985 he started a general dental practice which since 1990 is a referral practice for Oral Implantology. Has been president of the Dutch Prosthodontic Association and the Dutch Association for Gnathology. He is an ITI fellow since 1993. In the ITI he has served as a member of the ITI education Core Group for 8 years. Since 2012 he is a member of the ITI research committee and in 2013 has been elected as an ITI board member at large..

In 2006 he accepted the position of Professor of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry at ACTA Amsterdam which he combines with his referral practice. He is the head of the section of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry . The research areas in his section are focused on “CAD/CAM treatment optimization”, “Digital Dentistry, treatment evaluation and workflow” ,” implant surface and bone substitute optimization” “peri-implantitis” as well as “ the evaluation of different implant based treatment modalities”.

Lecture: Digital Dentistry: “Milling so 2014”

Prof. Paul A. Tipton, UK

Prof. Paul A. Tipton, UK

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Professor Paul Tipton is an internationally acclaimed Specialist in Prosthodontics who has worked in private practice for more than 30 years. He is the founder of Tipton Training Ltd, one of the UK’s leading private dental training academies and the author of over one 100 scientific articles for the dental press. He was voted in the Top 20 ‘most influential dentists in the UK’ by his peers in Dentistry Magazine in April 2012, the leading Prosthodontist in the poll and was voted in the top 5 dentists in Private Dentistry’s Elite 20 poll, January 2012.

He gained his Master’s Degree in 1989 from the Eastman Dental Hospital and London University and started teaching on the University of Manchester’s MSc in Restorative Dentistry. He is now Professor of Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry at the City of London Dental School.

His private dental training academy, Tipton Training, was founded in 1991 and to date over 3000 dentists have completed a one year course at the Academy.

In 1992, Prof. Tipton was awarded an honorary Diploma in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was appointed a member of the British Dental Association’s Independent Practice Committee. In 1999, he was certified as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the General Dental Council.

Prof Tipton is on the editorial board of Private Dentistry Magazine, The Journal of Indian Prosthodontics Society and Implant Dentistry and is a medical writer and part of the advisory board at Expert Beauty Magazine and ‘Woman’s’ magazine. He was a founding member and on the Board of Directors of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is the past president of the British Academy of Implant Dentistry and is currently the President of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He was recently elected Fellow of the International Academy of dental Facial Esthetics (IADFE) and Associate Fellow of the University of Warwick.

Prof Tipton practices at his clinics in Manchester, Watford and Harley St. London. All details can be found at www.drpaultipton.co.uk .

Lecture: Treatment Options for The Wear Patient

Dr. Phillip Tan, Australia

Dr. Phillip Tan, Australia

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Philip Tan is a registered specialist prosthodontist in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. He completed his undergraduate education in Melbourne before working in general practice in West Gippsland. After a further year of study in the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry program, Philip then travelled to the USA for his specialist prosthodontic training. A further two years was spent working in the USA and teaching at the University of Iowa.

Since graduation Philip has published multiple papers and lectured on a variety of scientific and clinical topics including treatment planning decisions, restorative techniques for compromised teeth, use of ceramics with implants, magnification for prosthodontics and the accuracy of CAD/CAM systems. Several prosthodontic awards have been received as a result of these endeavours. Philip is an active reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics, a forum moderator for the ADAVB, reviewer for the Dental Board of Australia and a prosthodontic post-graduate student examiner for the University of Melbourne.

Philip has been back in Melbourne since 2006 and currently works in full time private practice in Cheltenham and enjoys providing all aspects of prosthodontic care. Philip’s current interest is the implementation of digital technology to everyday practice and is currently involved in several research projects.

Lecture 1: Intraoral Scanning: Gateway to Digital Prosthodontics
Lecture 2: Guided Surgery: Planning to Reality
Lecture 3: Achieving True Digital Smile Design

Dr. Eduardo Mahn, Chile

Dr. Eduardo Mahn, Chile

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Dr. Mahn is a graduate from the University of Chille, School of Dentistry. He received the German DDS in Munster, Westfalen Lippe one year later. The New York University College of Dentistry certified him as Implantologist in 2007. In 2008, he published his doctorate thesis in 2008 titled "Osseointegration of zirconia implants, an in vivo study" and got his doctorate degree in 2010.

Between 2007 and 2009 he worked for Ivoclar Vivadent at the ICDE (International Center for Dental Education), Schaan, Liechtenstein. Later he joined Samaya clinic in Jeddah, KSA between 2009 and 2011. Currently he is an associate at CIPO clinic in Santiago, Chille and is the Head of Clinical Research at the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chille. He has been lecturing intensively about Esthetic Dentistry and Implantology in more than 40 countries and is author from several articles.

Lecture 1: Designing Smiles in The Dental Practice
Lecture 2: CAD/CAM Technology, Easier, Faster and Better Than Ever...
Hands on Course: Indirect veneers-Preparation and cementation for CAD-CAM and non CAD-CAM restorations

Dr. Biju Krishnan, UK

Dr. Biju Krishnan, UK

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Dr Krishnan is Internationally renowned as the creator of one of the world's most popular adult cosmetic orthodontic systems - CFAST (Cosmetically Focused Adult Straight Teeth).

He qualified from Dundee University in 1993 and his practice, Lubiju in Edinburgh, was Highly Commended as best Specialist Practice in Scotland and voted Best Private Practice in East Scotland. Dr Krishnan has also been recognised as one of Scotland's outstanding dentists.

Dr Krishnan lectures extensively nationally and internationally primarily on cosmetically focused orthodontics, in which he has pioneered revolutionary new concepts using the C-FAST Adult Cosmetic Orthodontic System which he personally developed. He has published in many journals internationally and recently authored the first book on cosmetic orthodontics.

He is on the board of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the editorial board of Aesthetic Dentistry Today

Lecture: Cosmetic Orthodontics - The Missing Piece in Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Andreas Kurbad, Germany

Dr. Andreas Kurbad, Germany

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Dentist in private practice since 1990.
CEREC user since 1994.
Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Computerized Dentistry; German Quintessence Journal of Dental Technology; International Digital Dental News Journal.
More than 100 publications about All-Ceramics, computerized dentistry, implantology, epidemiology. Co-Publisher of the Quintessence book "CAD/CAM and All-Ceramics". Main focus of work, lectures and publications: Restorative dentistry, adhesive technique, all-ceramics, computerized dentistry and implantology.
Since 1996 presenting seminars on clinics of all-ceramics and computerized dentistry. For more than 10 years lecturer at the "Karl-Haupl-Institute" in Dusseldorf.
Foundation member of the "Cerec Masters Club".

Lecture: Planning and Predictability of Clinical Outcomes in Esthetic Rehabilitation

Dr. Christian Moussally

Dr. Christian Moussally, France

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Dr. Christian Moussally practices in his private clinic in Paris as a general practitioner. After receiving his dental degree from the Paris Descartes university(France), he continued his education in Implant Dentistry in 2003 and “Continuing Dental Education”. As a visiting professor in CAD/CAM technology at Paris Descartes University and a CAD/CAM user for more than 10 years, Dr. Moussally can share his academic and practical view on chairside implant planning.

Lecture: Aesthetics supported by chairside CAD-CAM systems

Vanik Kaufmann-Jinoian

Mr. Vanik Kaufmann-Jinoian, Switzerland

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Vanik Kaufmann-Jinoian, born in 1958 in Calcutta, India, grew up in Basel, Switzerland where he also had his professional training as dental technician. He then specialized in ceramic veneering works in several Swiss laboratories.
During this period he also attended a marketing training in the U.S.A. For VITA-Zahnfabrik, Bad Säckingen, he worked as a trainer on international level. After having opened his own dental lab in 1990 this has become a limited job. Today he is head of a dental lab in Liestal, Switzerland where all domains of modern dentistry are represented.
Presently he is working as a CAD/CAM consultant for Sirona, Bensheim. His large experience in the field of dental ceramics processing is also reflected in regular publications and lecturing all over the world

Lecture: Digital Solutions for Today and Tomorrow & understanding Materials Optimized for Digital Dental Applications
Hands on Course: Achieving high aesthetics and still be economical

James Russel

Dr. James Russel, UK

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Dr James Russell has been awarded the highly prestigious British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) Accreditation in recognition of excellence in cosmetic dentistry, the youngest dentist to achieve this.

James’ work has been widely published in the dental press and he regularly lectures and instructs dentists on the art and science of aesthetic and restorative dentistry both in the UK and abroad, recently he has helped develop new techniques with the Inman Aligner to promote the provision of minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry.

His opinions and skills are heavily featured in magazines, on radio and since 2009 James has been the dental expert providing advice and treatment on Channel 4’s highly popular, BAFTA winning, Embarrassing Bodies program.

James is a director of Straight Talk Seminars, the official providers of the Inman Aligner Certification course and is an international clinical opinion leader for Ivoclar Vivadent.

Lecture: Progressive Smile Design

Joachim A. Maier, MDT, Germany

Joachim A. Maier, MDT, Germany

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1992 after apprenticeship for dental technology in Stuttgart he worked as dental technician at School for Dental Medicine, Tübingen, Germany. Five years at a renowned laboratory in Stuttgart were followed by a collaboration with Kenneth A. Malament DDS, MScD, in Boston, USA and support as visiting lecturer the Postdoctoral Program for Prosthodontics at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School for Dental Medicine in Boston, USA.

In 1999 Joachim Maier left Master School in Munich, Germany, awarded. In the same year he was co-founder and part owner of Bodensee Dentaltechnik AG, a metal free dental laboratory limited to All Ceramic and CAD/CAM technology in Meersburg, Germany.

2008 he won the award “Best Lecture of 2008” at ADT Congress in Stuttgart, Germany.
Today he is running the Bodensee Oral Design Center, located in Überlingen at Lake Constance in South of Germany. The laboratory is specialised on fixed prosthesis with All Ceramic Systems.

He gives presentations and courses on All Ceramic, minimal invasive restorations, implant borne prosthesis, CAD/CAM technology and reports on his 15 years experience with laminated Zirconia and more than 10.000 Units in Europe, United States and Asia.

Lecture: Laminated Zirconia - My Way to Guaranteed Long-term Success

Dr. Maria Hardman, UK

Dr. Maria Hardman, UK

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BDS (Birm) 1985 DUI (Lille)
2004 MJDF RCS (Eng)
2012 MFDS RCS (Ed)2012

Maria Hardman, an experienced clinician, has been been a general dental practitioner for 28 years and is successfully running her own Private Practice and training centre, in Oxford, UK.

After graduating from Birmingham University in 1985, she worked in associate and locum positions, as well as running her own practice, since 1990. Maria’s real interest in dental implants, started in 1996 and she attended courses throughout the world, culminating in a Master’s degree in Implantology at Lille University Medical School. She received her diploma in 2004. In 2006 Maria received a Certificate and Diploma of Honour for Clinical Radiological Anatomy of the head and neck.

Maria was the founder and former president of the Oxford Society of Oral Implantology, which was inaugurated in 2004; through this she was heavily involved in mentoring postgraduate dentists in implantology. More recently she held a post as clinical tutor on the Implant Masters programme at the University of Central Lancashire Preston. She now focuses on mentoring colleagues within her own training centre. In 2006, she decided to realise her dream of designing and creating her ‘perfect ‘ practice, incorporating purpose built clinical and training facilities. It was with these thoughts in mind that the blueprint for the Clinic 95 was first conceived and the rules put in place for a truly state-of-the-art facility.

Maria is a Member of British Dental Association, Association of Dental Implantology, Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Faculty of Dental Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Lecture: Digital Planning and the Digital Workflow

Dr. Adam Foleck

Dr. Adam Foleck, USA

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Dr. Adam S. Foleck graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1997 and completed an AEGD Residency from the University of Mississippi Dental School in 1998. Afterwards he joined a practice and a later completed the Maxi Course at the Medical College of Georgia in 2002.

In 2004, he took over ownership and established The Foleck Center for Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry. He has been an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) since 2002, working on several committees and serving as chairman of Membership and the Marketing and PR committees. He is the past President of the Southern District as well as a past Trustee on the Board of Trustees. He is an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI).

He has lectured internationally and nationally on implant surgery, CAD/CAM integration, practice management and marketing.

Lecture: Fully Integrated Implant Placement, Design and Restoration Within The Office

Ike Intoratat, New Zealand

Ike Intoratat, New Zealand

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Ike is a New Zealand Registered Dental Technician, specializing in fixed prostheses. His fascination has always been with All-ceramic and Porcelain Fused to Metal restorations. All his work reflects on the principles which he teaches in his workshop; the importance of achieving Fit, Form, Function and Esthetic.

Since 2008, Ike joined Ivoclar Vivadent AG as a Business Development Manager for South East Asia. As part of the business growth in the region, Ike is regularly lecturing and conducting hands-on workshop for dentists and dental technicians in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and India. He is also a regular guest lecturer at various Universities amongst these countries.

Ike graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Anatomy and Structural Biology from the School of Medicine; before his fascination in the field of Dentistry. In 2003, he graduated with Distinction, a Bachelor Degree in Dental Technology from the School of Dentistry. Since then, he became a New Zealand Registered Dental Technician, and selected to be a Board Member of the New Zealand Dental Council. He was profoundly involved in the production side of removable prostheses for a few years before he decided to pursue his passion in the fixed prosthodontics discipline.

Currently, Ike is working closely with a small number of clinical Key Opinion Leaders on study cases in Implantology, Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry.

Lecture: All in a Day – a Look Inside CAD/CAM Integrated Dental Laboratory

Hans-Jürgen Stecher, MDT, Germany

Hans-Jürgen Stecher, MDT, Germany

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• Education as dental technician 1978-1982
• Military service/ Military hospital Kempten 1982-1983
• Working as dental technician in several dental and dental practice laboratories 1983-1986
• Technical manager at dental laboratory Sauter , Waltenhofen 1986-1992
• Master-class student at the master dental technician school Munich 1992-1993
• Examination for the grade of master with special award 1993
• First winner of the trade cooperation Munich 1993
• Setting up an own dental laboratory. Instructor for master-class students 1993
• Course leader for dental technician education curses 1994
• Lecturer at Metaux Precieux Metalor Germany / principal topic - two part dentures
• Member of the examination board – Chamber of crafts Bavaria/Munich 2000
• Subject teacher examination 2002
• Lecturer at the Phillips-University Marburg – Division of Prosthetic Dentistry 2003
• Several lectures and publications for various companies and institutions

Lecture 1: The Digital Workflow Based on Digital Impressions. What’s Possible, What Makes Sense?
Lecture 2: The Dental Technician – a Digital Craftsman?

Peter Bausch, Germany

Peter Bausch, Germany

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Born in 1963, trained as an export trader of 1984-1986. Study of the chemistry of 1986-1987 in Cologne. Study of food technology from 1987 - 1989 at the Technical University of Munich at Weihenstephan. Personally liable partner in Dr.Jean Bausch GmbH & Co. KG since 1990. From 1990, responsible for product development and intensive research in the field of coating paper and film. Online Training (distance learning) Lackrostoffe, polymer chemistry, polymer physics and colloid chemistry in cooperation with the University of Paderborn / Niederrhein University 26.04.2004 - 18.07.2004 Participation in numerous international exhibitions and symposia for dental medicine, especially in the field of functional diagnostics

Lecture: What is The Correct Bite?


Baris Cakir, DT, Germany

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Has a wealth of experience in the field of dental technology lecturing and teaching across South East Asia and Asia.

Baris has established his reputation as a highly skilled technician within the dental profession and his passion for dental technology is reflected in the delivery of his training courses. His main focus is in the field of All-ceramic crown and bridge systems, Metal-ceramic crown and bridge systems, esthetics in all fields of restorative dentistry and especially CAD/CAM Technology.

He has been working closely with clinicians and patients since 1997 on fixed and removeable prosthetics. This experience gives him invaluable insights into the world of dental technology and dental ceramics.

Lecture: Full Denture - Digital!

Rik Jacobs

Rik Jacobs, The Netherlands

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Rik Jacobs is born on 29 May 1970. He studied International Marketing Management in The Netherlands.
Since 2000 he worked for Vertex Dental B.V. Since 1 January 2008 is member of board of directors/shareholder. In the present job he is responsible for Business Development, Marketing and Sales. He created The Vertex Dental Academy in 2007 and opened offices together with the board in Singapore and China showed incredible grow figures and all these successes leaded to the title of Export Manager in The Netherlands in 2007. Besides, Vertex Dental reached 2nd in the Jan Huyghen van Linschoten Price in 2008.

Lecture: Permanent 3D Printing Bio Material Solutions for Crown & Bridge, Ortho & Full Dentures.

Eric Berger

Eric Berger, France

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Eric Berger is a dental technician, graduated from the INSTITUT SUPERIEUR NATIONAL DE L'ARTISANAT, short ISNA University in Metz, France. After his graduation he continued with further training and specialization in Germany and opened his own laboratory in the year 1989. He is a well - known lecturer and consultant to the ISNA university in Metz and vice - president of the corporation of dental technicians of Moselle.

Lecture: Aesthetic révolution through new fields of applications

Terry Whitty, Australia

Terry Whitty, Australia

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Terry Whitty is one of the most experienced and unique Technical Instructors and lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of dental technology and material science subjects. Terry Owns a busy Dental Laboratory in Sydney Australia, specialising in high tech dental manufacturing. Using the latest advances in intra- and extraoral scanning, CAD design and Milling and 3D printing technologies, most specialties are covered including fixed and removable prosthetics, orthodontics, and computer implant planning and guidance.

He also specialises in the latest technologies in Removable Prosthetics and various associated dental appliances including Paediatric Dental, Maxillo Facial, TMJ splint therapy and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.systems for traditional and CAD designed removable prosthetics and various associated dental appliances. Terry has over 60 articles published and these regularly appear in international journals translated into various languages.

Lecture: Convergence of Digital Dental Technologies and Advanced Applications of CAD/CAM

Mr Andrea Bonfiglio, Singapore

Mr Andrea Bonfiglio, Singapore

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Mr. Andrea Bonfiglio from Italy is a certified Dental Technician since 1986. For the past 20 years he has been working in dental labs in Europe and Asia, mainly focusing on precision combination works on fixed and removable prostheses, complete prosthesis, implant works, full ceramic crowns and bridges, and clear aligners (orthodontic treatment).

Since 2005 he is working independently in his own dental lab and is now focusing on his passion as trainer and consultant for CAD/CAM technology and zirconia applications.

Andrea Bonfiglio is currently working with Zirkonzahn as a trainer and technical consultant, teaching in the fields of material applications and CAD/CAM systems in Southeast Asia.

Lecture: Innovations and aspirations in dental technology