Speakers - The Stars in Digital Dentistry
Dr. Erhan Çömlekoğlu, Turkey
M. Erhan Çömlekoğlu is a graduate of Ege University, School of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree. He attended Prosthesis Program of Graduate Study offered by Institute of Health Sciences at Ege University and graduated with Ph.D. degree at Prosthodontics. He is an Associate Professor and resident at the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry at Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.
He completed several scientific projects supported by national and international institutions. He was honoured more than 30 national and international scientific awards. With these projects he authored more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of adhesive and implant dentistry and established CAD/CAM restorative laboratory at the dental school.
His clinical practice is limited to Prosthodontics at the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Ege University. He maintains his full-time faculty position and his teaching responsibilities include undergraduate clinical practice besides theoretical lessons about fixed partial prosthodontics and research about implant prosthodontics. He is the clinical instructor of senior year dental school students. He is also particularly involved in post-graduate clinical education of research assistants at the department. Dr. Çömlekoğlu is intensely involved in scientific research regarding adhesive dentistry and implant dentistry. His current research interest particularly covers implant-periodontium interactions and their clinical outcomes.
Lecture: Philosophy of Dental Esthetics & Single Visit Smile Design Concept
Dentistry faced 3 big evolutions in the past 60 years: Adhesion, dental implants and digital dentistry. Amongst all, digital dentistry seems to be the strongest one. After this evolution, first the dental industry was affected and numerous new materials have been introduced in the market nearly every day. Now, we begin to change our treatment protocols accordingly and a new concept is born: Single Visit Dentistry. On the other hand, the big alterations were not only on the dental side, the esthetic perception of the people has also changed. Today, a well-balanced, whitish smile has become the most important communication tool and therefore an increased number of patients are demanding smile design rehabilitation. When the improvements in digital dentistry and the new expectations of the patients are combined, single visit smile design dentistry may be a rational treatment concept. In this presentation 3 topics will be covered;
• Esthetic perception of the patients in terms of smile design
• Creating an individual smile design protocol for patients
• Single visit smile design concept.
Lecture: Digital Dentistry: Do novel materials meet all our expectations?
The demand of the patients towards metal-free restorations has increased due to search for biosafety as well as aesthetics. To meet this need, novel materials and processing technologies are being introduced. With recent developments in sintered glass, polycrystalline, alumina and zirconia based ceramic materials and adhesive systems parallel with the computer-aided design and manufacturing methods have shifted the way of dental technology focused on lost-wax technique. Very precise intra-oral scanners have been developed due to advances in optical techniques. Computer technology in dentistry is not only used for restoration fabrication, but it is also used for diagnosis and treatment, as a communication tool for patients and treatment planning for all dental fields as well as guided surgery. Digital dentistry will be the key of the future!
The objective of this lecture is to discuss the high quality, fast but precise and relatively economical dental restoration fabrication techniques and materials by using the CAD/CAM technology.
- Hands on Course: A Basic Hands on Course: CEREC Discovery
Dr. Lawrence Lau, Australia
Dr Lawrence Lau graduated from Sydney University in 1997, BDS Honors, and opened his private practice in 1999. Since then he has opened 3 practices around Sydney Metro area.
Dr Lau is an advocate of digital Dentistry and started with his own CAD CAM Chairside unit in 2004, shortly thereafter he certified as mentor and trainer for CEREC, CBCT and integrated Implantology. Besides that, he is very active in digital Orthodontics and is awarded as Invisalign Gold provider. Moreover, he is a WCLI Associate.
In Australia, he runs independent Digital Dentistry training courses several times a year and well- known for his great expertise in digital dentistry giving tips and tricks to colleagues.
Lecture: Integrated Implantology with CAD/CAM Chairside and CBCT
Combining the 3D images with the functional data from CAD CAM Chairside systems, enables the dentist to keep the core and value adding processes in – house and increasing precision and safety in implant placement. With solutions that give the dentist the opportunity to work independently and to have total control over the implant and restorative process, bringing patient’s expectations and the actual outcome together lies completely in the dentist’s hands.
This lecture will help to combine technology with tips and tricks for your daily work to create higher aesthetic results in implant dentistry.
• To understand the parameters of digital dentistry combining CAD CAM Chairside Systems with CBCT imaging
• To understand the benefits of In-house digital implantology
• Tips and Tricks on custom made implant abutment
• To understand the need of offering same day restoration after immediate implant placement (post extraction)
Prof. Jan-Frederik Güth, Germany
Jan-Frederik Güth (Dr. med. dent.) holds the position of Deputy Director of the Department of Prosthodontics of the Dental School of the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. Dr. Güth defended his “Habilitation” in 2014 and received the title “Privatdozent”. During 2013 he spent a research-stay (visiting professor) at the University of Southern California (USC; Pascal Magne). He is a member of the German Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine (DGZMK), the German Association of Prosthetics and Bio-Materials (DG-Pro) and the German Association of Implantology (DGI). His main field of attention and research is the digital impression technology and the connected workflow on teeth and implants, CAD/CAM-technology and high-performance polymers. In this field he is an internationally noted lecturer and published numerous scientific and clinical articles.
Lecture: Digital Biomimetics – innovative treatment strategies in prosthodontics
In the dental environment currently two megatrends exist – one is the digital revolution in technology – the other one is the minimal invasive “close-to-nature-dentistry”. On the first glance, this two developments seem to contradict each other. However looking closer towards the details, dentists, dental technicians and patients can find an enormous potential of synergies: Digital dentistry offers great tools, to get closer to the aim of nature-imitating restorations and to respect biological principles at the same time. The presentation discusses the application of up-to-date technology, like intraoral scanners, face-scaners, 3D-printers and innovative materials and introduces new concepts and their integration into our daily work- and life environment. One emphasis on which the presentation focuses is the extensive win of information and analysing methods due to digital technology that leads to more predictability regarding the treatment outcomes.
- Learn about trueness and precision in digital treatments
- Learn about the advantages of the Munich Implant Concept
- Learn about the advantages of digital full dentures
- learn how digital technology supports biomimetic treatment concepts
- Learn about the advantages of digital technologies in handling complex clinical situations
Dr. Eduardo Mahn, Chile
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: Preparation rules for CAD-CAM restorations. Did something really change?
We have seen a lot of changes during the last years involving material science.
From Gold and different metal alloys we progressed to ceramics materials. From traditional conventional cementation we advanced to adhesive bonding. Since the survival rate of traditional materials was quite acceptable, the question was why should these be changed. The obvious answer was because they were not esthetic enough. With new demands of an increasingly “esthetically concerned” society, those materials are not longer adequate. The issue was that new materials were more sensitive to technique and clinicians were relying too much on adhesion and forgetting the “classic” preparation rules. So the question that arises is if preparation rules for all ceramic restorations once were changed, should they be modified again for CAD-CAM restorations?
The lecture will analyse this topic from an historical perspective, based on practical examples and fully documented clinical cases. Material science will be discussed and new challenges of minimal invasive preparations combined with CAD-CAM restorations will be presented.
Lecture: Digital Dentistry: How to Get the Best of Digital Photography, Computarized Smile Design and CAD-CAM Technology?
Every year it is easier to document our cases, thanks to the improvement in digital photography.
We already know the importance not to document a whole case, but at least give the technician certain information and have a minimal protocol for the diagnosis and planning of anterior cases. This is crucial in order to develop a minimal sense for esthetic and it will help us to recognise what kind of treatment we should do and for example, how many teeth we should include or leave untouched. The facial midline and inclination of the teeth midlines or occlusal plane are fundamental and should be under control. If there is no way to paralelnize them we should at least diminish their esthetic impact. How to choose the proper tooth form and size is also of paramount importance and still difficult to control. In addition, the CAD-CAM technology is still not making this process any easier.
How to simplify clinical digital protocols and combine them with simple traditional tools will be the key of this lecture. Advantages and limitations of modern systems will be be discussed.
- Hands on Course 1: Direct veneers and diastema closure course: Advance anterior composites techniques
- Hands on Course 2: Oclusal veneers (table tops), modern inlays, onlays and partial crowns Hands-on course for CAD-CAM and non CAD-CAM restorations
- Hands on Course 3: Non-prep-veneers and modified non-prep veneers course
Mr. Oliver Brix , DT, Germany
From 1985 to1989, Oliver Brix received his training as dental technician. Since 1989, he has been working as dental technician in various dental laboratories and dental practices. Oliver Brix specialises in the fields of esthetics and function, all-ceramics, biomechanical occlusal surface design and implantology. From 1990 to 1998 he participated in various national and international continuing education programs.
He has been working as a freelancer for several dental practices in the field of functional and esthetic fixed prostheses since 1994. Furthermore, he has given continuing education courses and lectures on the topic of ceramics and esthetics on a worldwide basis since 1993. Oliver Brix is international guest lecturer and consultant to Ivoclar Vivadent AG. He has published various articles in national and international trade journals on the topic of ceramics and esthetics. He has been a member of the “Zahntechnischer Arbeitskreis Düsseldorf” (Dusseldorf study group of dental technicians) since 1997 and an active member of the “DGÄZ" (German association of esthetic dentistry) since 2000. In March 2001, he published the textbook “The Fundamentals of Esthetics”.
Furthermore, Oliver Brix has been a member of the editorial board of AACD since 2007; he opened the International Training Centre in 2009 and the dental practice “Innovative Dental Design Oliver Brix”, Bad Homburg, Germany, in 2012. In March 2013, he published the textbook “Fascination Ceramics”.
Conceptual Teamwork and Procedure Involved in the Fabrication of Complex All-ceramic Restorations
Restorations in the visible esthetic zone continue to represent a challenge for the dental team. In addition to imparting restorations with an appropriate shape and true-to-nature shading, various other requirements need to be met. A harmonious overall impression can only be achieved by means of meticulous planning, teamwork and a consistent restorative approach. In this lecture, the most important steps in the fabrication of complex all-ceramic restorations will be explained in detail - from the idea all the way to the realization. The presentation will be illustrated with various case studies. This lecture will invite attendees on an esthetic journey from single-tooth crowns and veneers to implant supported restorations.
• Teamwork over distance
• Shade communication and stump color
• Case planning
• Material seletion
The Ultimate IPS e.max® Experience
Imagine a world without all-ceramic solutions! The material properties and outstanding biological behavior, made beside the unrivalled optical result, all-ceramic restorations a favorable choice. After being for 10 Years in use, the IPS e.max System got grown consequently and shows today with the different components, a remarkable variety for almost every case in fixed prosthesis. This Lecture reflects the past 10 Years, utilizing the all-ceramic system and invites to a journey of many high-end restorations. Color recipes, new releases and build-up strategies on the latest development will be explained comprehensively. Many case reports and explanations, offers an insight of today’s possibilities, living the metal-free philosophy and the teamwork philosophy.
• All-Ceramics Philosophy
• Color Concept
• High-End Restoration
- Dental Technician Table Clinic Presentation (20 August 2017)
Dr. Med. Dent. Alexandros Manolakis, Greece
Dr. Alexandros Manolakis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. After graduating from the University of Freiburg in Germany in 2002, he received his Dr. Med. Dent. degree from the University of Göttingen in Germany in 2003. He was a visiting associate professor in the department of Periodontology in the University of Freiburg until 2004. After attending military service in Greece as a dentist, he maintains since 2006 a private practice specialising dental implants and aesthetic dentistry together with his brother, Kleanthis Manolakis, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Dr. Alexandros Manolakis is coauthor of a German Periodontology Textbook (Praxis der Zahnheilkunde, Parodontologie, 4th Ed; Elsevier, 2005), author of various publications and an international lecturer.
He is an official teaching mentor for different dental implant systems and he is giving hands-on courses with live-surgeries in implantology, soft-tissue-management and bonemanagement. Areas of special interest include Periodontal Micro-Surgery, Computer-Guided Implant Placement, Immediate Loading of Implants placed in the Edentulous Jaw, Applications of chairside CAD/CAM and 3D-Printing in Implantology.
He is an member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED affiliate) and the Computer Aided Implantology (CAI) Academy.
Dr. Alexandros Manolakis is co-editor-in-chief of the greek journals Dentorama and Dental Journal.
Lecture: Digital Implant Workflow - From implant planning to guided surgery to
CAD/CAM prosthetic rehabilitations
Digital Technology has revolutionised the implant workflow, improving the quality and efficiency of the treatment.
In the last years significant progress has been made in dentistry in the direction of more unified digital solutions and more user-friendly technology. These advancements challenge numerous protocols that have been used in implantology over the last decades. Various digital 3D tools can help us assess the bone (CBCT diagnostics), plan implant positions (software), place implants (guided surgery) and restore them (CAD/CAM prosthodontics).
This presentation will demonstrate how technology can assist us in providing quicker and more precise dental implant treatment in a predictable way.
• Explore the possibilities that digital implantology offers to your practice.
• Understand the benefits of guided implant placement.
• Learn how you can easily design and manufacture surgical guides in the dental office.
• Learn how you can easily design and fabricate final implant-supported restorations chairside.
Dr. Chatchai Kunavisarut, Thailand
Dr. Chatchai Kunavisarut is the Deputy Head of Department of Advanced General Dentistry at Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry, where he is also the Director of General Dentistry Residency Program. He received his DDS Degree from the Prince of Songkla University Faculty of Dentistry and MSc in Prosthodontics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School. Dr. Kunavisarut has completed postgraduate training in Implant Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and in Prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He is a member of several associations including the Prosthodontics Association of Thailand, Thai Operative Dentistry Association and International Team for Implantology.
Lecture: Digital solutions in Implant Dentistry: from treatment planning to final restorations
Dr. Julian Conejo Gutierrez, Costa Rica
Dr. Julián Conejo Gutiérrez, prosthodontist specializing in the replacement of missing teeth and the restoration of damaged or worn natural teeth, runs a private dental practice and the dental laboratory Perlas de Porcelana in San José, Costa Rica. Here, he also graduated from dental university. From 2006 to 2008 he completed his postgraduate studies at the New York University College of Dentistry before teaching at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica between 2010 to 2012. Dr. Julian Conejo is also a Certified CEREC Trainer in the Dentists & Technical Experts Network of CEREC Professionals.
Dr. Conejo is recognized for excellence in the following areas of dental care:
• Dental Implants
• Full Mouth Restoration
• TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)
• Dental Crowns
• Dental Bridges
• Porcelain Veneers
• Full Dentures & Partial Dentures
Lecture: Optimized Bonding and Material Selection Update for Esthetic Ceramic Restorations
-Present the new restorative materials available for indirect restorations.
-Show scientific based material selection concepts.
-Update clinicians on latest bonding protocols.
Keywords: MINIMAL INVASIVE, HYBRID CERAMIC, ADHESIVE DENTISTRY, ESTHETICS RESTORATIONS, CAD/CAM
Description: With less invasive indirect restorations, bonding optimisation and proper material selection is crucial for long term success. Scientific studies and step by step clinical protocols will be described in this lecture with the objective of improving success rates for bonded ceramic restorations.
Prof. Paul A. Tipton, UK
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: The Role of Vertical Dimension on Facial Aesthetics
We all live in a more stressful environment and as a result bruxism is on the rise.
Studies suggest that everyone will brux at some stage in their lives as a result of stress.
In addition more people are retaining their teeth and having complex restorative procedures completed at an ever increasing financial outlay as more and more people wear their teeth down at an alarming rate.
As a result their needs to be a review of the treatment options for the worn dentition and guidelines for the treatment that involves not only restoration of the teeth but also long term maintenance of these restorations including Occlusal Principles and how to gain the necessary space for the restorations which then involves alterations to the Vertical Dimension.
This paper will review all treatment options and recommend the correct Occlusal Principles and discus the management of restorative space and Vertical Dimension.
At the end of the lecture the delegates should understand the:
• treatment options for treating the worn dentition
• laboratory support and stages required
• how to plan the occlusal scheme
• how to manage the vertical dimension
• ways of gaining vertical space for restorations.
After attendance participants should be able to:
• discus all treatment options with the patient
• decide on the correct option for that patient
• manage various occlusal designs
• decide upon the type of occlusal splint required
• assess what vertical dimension to work at.
- Hands on Course: The 5 principles of Occlusion for Modern Day Advanced Restorative Procedures
Dr. James Russel, UK
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: Improving Planning and Predictability Using Digital Workflows in Ortho-restorative Cases
Key Learning Objectives: By the end of the presentation delegates will better understand:
• The role of orthodontic pre-alignment in restorative dentistry
• Benefits of interceptive orthodontics in adults
• ABB Protocol (Align, Bleach, Bond)
• Role of no preparation veneers
- Hands on Course: The New Concept of Alignment, Bleaching and Bonding (Inman Aligner Academy)
Mr. Lutz Ketelaar, DT, Germany
Lutz Ketelaar has been a dental technician since 1997. From 2006 to 2007 he was the Lab Manager in traditional Dental Laboratory Husum/Germany, and he opened up a digital manufacturing centre in Dusseldorf/Germany in 2007/2008.
In 2008 he joined 3shape as application specialist at 3shape A/S Copenhagen/Denmark. Since 2011 Group Leader Technical Advisors International at DeguDent Hanau/Germany. Since 2016 Lutz is the Education Manager Asia Pacific for Dentsply Sirona.
How to Reach Higher Aestethics & Functions in the Digital Laboratory
With the digital era, CAD/CAM systems have found their way into dental clinics and laboratories. Through continuous development and innovation, manufacturers offer a wide range of equipment.
As patient expectations are growing, the fast and efficient communication between dentist and dental technician is crucial for providing the expected outcome. Therefore, you need a system that represents a perfect match to your daily challenges - a system which enables you to save time, to respond more flexibly, safeguard the future of your laboratory and that supports you to provide your customers with a perfect restoration!
Objective: • Identify and overcome challenges in the daily work of a dental technician.
• Preparation as the basis of success.
• Cloud Services for the Lab – better and faster communication between dentist and dental technician.
• How to meet expectations of customers – highly aesthetic anterior cases and the right choice of material.
• How to design bite splints with the latest software version.
• Introduction to new functions.
- Dental Technician Parallel Session (19 August 2017) Dental Technician Table Clinic Presentation (20 August 2017)
Eric Berger, DT, France
Eric Berger is a passionate dental technician who values high quality in a dental restoration.
After successfully studying material science at the Higher National Institut für das Handwerk [Higher National Institute for Crafts], he continued his training in Germany, then opened his own laboratory, "Dental technique Berger", in 1989 in Metz.
His dental laboratory is a certified VITA Master Lab (VITA Master Labs are an international group of committed top dental technology laboratories with "opinion leader" status). His laboratory's main fields of activity are ceramics, combined technology and implantology. Eric Berger places a lot of value on close cooperation between dental technicians and dentists. In his opinion, this is the critical factor for determining the quality of the restoration.
Eric Berger strives tirelessly for perfection. To achieve this, he studies many different processing techniques for dental ceramics (metal ceramics, pressed ceramics and CAD/CAM materials) and applies these in his practice. For him, masterful dental technology includes both precise tooth shade measurement and the targeted use of individualization using the residual dentition as the model. He views his work as the "art of ceramics."
- Maître Prothésiste dentaire [master of dental prosthetics]
- Member of the CMA moselle
- VITA National Speaker for VITA Zahnfabrik
- Instructor and trainer for SIRONA inLab
- Instructor and trainer in e-dentistry (International Society of Computerized Dentistry)
- Consultant and teacher at the ISNA Metz
Lecture: Aesthetic Cad-Cam Restorations: Indication and Material Selection
- Hands on Course: Aesthetics realization from A to Z with VITA
- Dental Technician Parallel Session (19 August 2017) Dental Technician Table Clinic Presentation (20 August 2017)
Baris Cakir DT, Singapore
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: Digital Solutions for Simple and Complex Implant restorations
- Dental Technician Parallel Session (19 August 2017) Dental Technician Table Clinic Presentation (20 August 2017)
Pitsnu (Ike) Intoratat, BSc, BDentTech (Otago), NZRDT Thailand/New Zealand
Ike is a graduate from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Anatomy and Structural Biology, School of Medicine; before his fascination in the field of Dentistry.
In 2003, he graduated with Distinction, a Bachelor Degree in Dental Technology, School of Dentistry, University of Otago. Since 2004, he became a New Zealand Registered Dental Technician, and selected to be a Board Member of the New Zealand Dental Council. He was heavily involved in the production side of removable prosthodontic appliances for a few years before he decided to pursue his passion in the fixed prosthodontics discipline. He worked as a laboratory supervisor in the waxing and ceramics department until 2008; before he relocated to Thailand.
Since then he has been working for Ivoclar Vivadent as a Technical Consultant and Trainer, for the South East Asia region. He has been lecturing and conducting hands-on workshop intensively in the fixed prosthodontic disciplinary in countries including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. He is also a guest lecturer at various Universities among these countries. Ike is presently working with clinical key opinion leaders emphasizing comprehensive implantology, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
- Dental Technician Table Clinic Presentation (20 August 2017)