15 Dec 2020

CAPP November Dental Livestream record attendance: 30,546 dental professionals from 149 countries

CAPP November Dental Livestream, a month full of continuing dental education, featured CAPP’s two annual conferences, sub-specialty seminars and 25 multidisciplinary dental hands-on training courses. A total of 30,547 international dental professionals registered and attended the various dental CE programmes between 05th – 28th November 2020.
CAPP November Dental Livestream record attendance: 30,546 dental professionals from 149 countries

The highlights of the month were the two annual dental conferences which gathered virtually 20,910 unique dental professionals from 149 countries. The 15th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry and the 12th Dental Facial Cosmetic international conferences lasted a total of 8 days and were accessible on complimentary basis due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. Additionally, 9,636 dental professionals attended the various courses and seminars made available during November 2020.

Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) was founded in 2005 in Dubai, UAE by Dr Dobrina Mollova with the purpose of delivering excellence in CE in dentistry in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and beyond. CAPP is an American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Programme recognised provider.

In 2020, despite the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, CAPP was committed to continue organising its two annual world-class scientific conferences, supporting dental professionals globally. When initial plans to host this year’s in-person events were disrupted, CAPP swiftly redirected its efforts towards the organisation of two of the largest-ever virtual, scientifically accredited dental conferences instead – eight days, 11 hours per day, 56 continuing education (CE) credits, over 90 speakers from six continents. Delegates also received dedicated sponsored virtual infomercials during the breaks with the latest updates on the innovations from the dental industry.

The two conferences were successfully broadcasted as part of the CAPP November Dental Livestream, between 05th – 28th November 2020. Simultaneously two sub-speciality events also took place on 20th November 2020, the Dental Hygienist Seminar, and the Dental Technician International Meeting. Furthermore, a total of 25 multidisciplinary dental hands-on training courses were organised virtually, face-to-face or in a hybrid format at the CAPP Training Institute in Dubai, UAE. A total of 20, 910 unique dental professionals attended the 2 conferences from 149 countries. Both conferences included 11 hours per day lecture sessions to cater to the numerous time zones across the globe. The seminars and courses were further attended by 9,636 dental professionals.

15th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference from 12th to 15th  November (28 CE credits)
The four-day scientific programme was chaired by Dr. Munir Silwadi, UAE and Dr. Nadim Aboujaoude, Prof. Ziad Salameh, Dr Mona Sayegh Ghoussoub all from Lebanon. The conference discussed the latest advancements in digital dentistry, the digital workflow, and innovative practices while sharing the latest clinical cases, research, and best practices. Topics covered included digital workflow, digital orthodontics, CAD/CAM chairside and in-laboratory applications, digital and conventional impressions (intra-oral, laboratory and face scanners, new materials in digital dentistry and 3-D printing), laboratory and clinical options, digital and conventional restorations, digital imaging, computer-guided implantology, clear alignment treatments, practice software, one-day restorations and CAD/CAM software. 

This edition of the conference once again proved that dentistry is transforming at a ground-breaking speed towards digitalisation, including advancements in digital dentistry procedures, techniques, and materials. Among these wide-ranging developments are digital dental impressions, intra-oral scanners, dental prosthodontics, imaging systems, smile design, orthodontics, treatment planning and materials for CAD/CAM systems. 

12th Dental Facial Cosmetic Conference from 19th to 22nd November (28 CE credits)
The 12th edition of the annual Dental Facial Cosmetic International Conference was once again chaired by Dr. Munir Silwadi, UAE and Dr. Nadim Aboujaoude, Prof. Ziad Salameh both from Lebanon throughout the four days. The main aim of the conference was to provide a practical overview of the latest in aesthetic dentistry; to be a stimulus for improved adoption of the areas that have been proven and to aid the integration of new technologies that benefit dental professionals in all dental disciplines.  

The scientific programme included topics on dental sleep medicine, bone regeneration and soft tissue management, laser dentistry, prevention and oral hygiene, surgical regenerations in periodontal defects, aesthetic and digital smile design, occlusion, material selection for high performance rehabilitation and dental-facial cosmetic surgical procedures related to grafts, implants as well as non-surgical periodontal and endodontic treatments. 

Dental facial cosmetic treatments remain one of the most popular treatments in the middle east region and the conference surpassed expectations through its 40+ lecture presentations.

Total of 25 multi-disciplinary hands-on training courses
In addition to the two conferences and two sub-specialty seminars, over 25 multidisciplinary hybrid hands-on training courses took place, catering to dental professionals, and showcasing the latest trends in restorative, aesthetic, and digital dentistry, as well as implantology, facial aesthetics, orthodontics, endodontics, dental technologies, dental hygiene, and product innovations. The courses were organized through online livestreaming as well as face to face interaction at the CAPP Training Institute in Dubai, UAE.

Poster presentations
The annual poster presentations were hosted virtually as part of the two conferences. The competition was open to all dental students, interns, graduate students, general dentist, or dental specialists who had submitted their entries. Each participant presented during the event and was reviewed by the scientific committee live online. CAPP and the scientific committee had the pleasure to congratulate the winners:

  • 1st Place - Dr Eman Maged Fouad & Dr Aya Mohamed Fawzy, Egypt who presented “Does Dynamic Navigation Represent a New Era in Digital Dentistry”.
  • 2nd Place - Dr Amruth Ganesh, India, who presented “Vista – The Present and Future of Periodontal Plastic Surgery: A Case Report”.
  • 3rd Place - Dr Les Kalman, Canada, who presented “In Vitro Assessment of a Novel Additive Manufactured Titanium Implant Abutment”.

All participating delegates received a certificate of attendance. The awards were sponsored by Philips Sonicare, Shofu and Castle General Trading. 

Thank you to all sponsors, media, and scientific partners
CAPP would like to thank all sponsors, media publishers and scientific partners for supporting the CAPP November Dental Livestream continuing dental educational programme. The sponsors included Dentsply Sirona, Oral-B, Straumann Group Digital Solutions, Ivoclar Vivadent, Henry Schein Connect Dental, NSK, 3D Middle East, 3D Systems, Carestream Dental, NextDent by 3D Systems, Aidite, Shofu, Scorpios International LLC, BOREA, GSK, Coltene, SDI, Fondaco, Vital Alliance Co. Ltd, MDent, 3Shape, ORMCO, Ultradent, Curaden, Curaprox, Philips Sonicare, VITA, GC, Zirkonzahn, Hu-Friedy, EMS, Southern Implants, Castle General Trading, Acteon, FKG, ClearSmile Aligner, Bausch, DynaFlex, Medit, Maptec and Formlabs Dental. 

CAPP November Dental Livestream was supported by the following scientific partners: Saudi Dental Society, Singapore Dental Association, Kuwait Dental Association, iDentalCourses, International group for Oral Rehabilitation, Lebanese Dental Association, The Lebanese Orthodontic Society, Oman Dental Society, Iraqi Dental Association, Saudi Orthodontic Society (Digital Orthodontics Scientific Partner), Association of Orthodontists (Singapore), AALZ Aachen Dental Laser Center, British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD), British Academy of Dental Implantology (BADI), Tipton Training, International College of Dentists, Emirates Dental Hygienist Club, FDC Academy, Q & M Dental Group and Association for Oral Health Therapists Singapore.

CAPP Dental ConfExpo 2021 to take place in November 2021
CAPP will be organising the CAPP Dental ConfExpo on 17-19 November 2021 in Dubai, UAE. During these three days, the 16th CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry and 13th Dental Facial Cosmetic International Conferences will take place in collaboration with World Expo 2020. The World Expo 2020 is a global event taking place 01 October 2021 – 31 March 2022 and is important as the initiative promotes preserving the planet as well as sustainability, mobility, and opportunity. Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of the UAE Vision 2021.

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