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Live Virtual Conference
Decoding the Digital Practice
14 World-Renowned Speakers

Date: June 25, 2021 – June 26, 2021
Time: 15.00 – 23.00 | both days | Romania time

CE: 38 CE Credits Available (13 Interactive and 25 Self-Study)

The program will focus on an in-depth review of current digital technologies and evidence-based procedures to incorporate into everyday practice. Presentations will concentrate on CAD/CAM technologies and current restorative materials, anterior esthetics and smile design, as well as advancements in implant dentistry.

This unique, two-day conference will have short, back-to-back presentations each morning. Each afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to select an in-depth, small-group, 2 1/2 hour live workshop up-close-and-personal with the speakers of their choice. Should you miss a session or want to see all the afternoon workshops, you will have easy on-demand access via a custom link provided after the live program.

Attendees can obtain 13 live CE credits, and additional 25 self-study CE credits will be available on-demand at no additional cost.

What you will learn:

Receive an in-depth review of how to incorporate digital technologies into your everyday practice.
Review recent advances in CAD/CAM technologies and current restorative materials.
Discuss anterior esthetics and digital smile design.
Describe innovative treatment protocols in implant dentistry.

ACTUALITĂȚI STOMATOLOGICE READER SPECIAL PRICING: $ 199

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • 6 presentations and 1 workshop daily;
  • Ability to choose your workshop for each day;
  • Acces to all other workshop content on-demand post program;
  • 38 CE credits available:
    • Acces to 12 live CEU credits on June 25-26, 2021;
    • Acces to 25 self-study CEU credits through on-demand programming post event.

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AGENDA:

Day 1 – Friday, June 25, 2021  

15:00 – 15:10 Introduction
MARKUS B. BLATZ, DMD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief Compendium
15:10 – 15:45
MARKUS B. BLATZ, DMD, PhD
The CAD/CAM Ceramic Update in Esthetic Dentistry. The recent evolution in CAD/CAM and ceramic technologies offers a whole new range of esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. This presentation will give and overview over such options and digital technologies as they relate to modern-day clinical practice.  Learning Objectives: Discuss current CAD/CAM technologies and their applications in clinical practice; Differentiate modern CAD/CAM ceramic materials and their indications in esthetic dentistry; Understand strategies for success with CAD/CAM ceramic restorations for teeth and implants based on the current scientific evidence; Comprehend clinical and laboratory guidelines for long-lasting esthetic restorations from laminate veneers and onlays to resin bonded bridges and implant-supported restorations.
15:45 – 16:20
CHRISTIAN COACHMAN, DDS, CDT
Smile Design Principles & Evolution. Modern restorative dentistry is comprehensive. Comprehensive dentistry is interdisciplinary. Interdisciplinary dentistry is facially driven. Facially driven treatment planning starts with smile design. So mastering the process of facial analysis and smile design, understanding how to integrate it with treatment planning and utilizing smart technologies to facilitate the process becomes key for any modern smile rehabilitation dentist. This lecture will summarize the evolution of smile design to allow us to understand where we come from and where we are heading. It will also discuss realistic challenges and how to overcome them pragmatically to deliver more healthy and confident smiles to our patients in a predictable and replicable way.
16:20 – 16:55
PETER PIZZI, CDT, MDT
Material Options in Todays Esthetic World. Our goal for the future of the dental health profession is to provide esthetic, functional restorative options to support the needs of our patients. The clinical-technical role is much more demanding today as we must have a clear understanding of each of the materials options and technologies that can help achieve successful results. As the clinical and technical sides of dentistry continues to evolve and our educated patients strive for the best, we too must develop an understanding of each material’s strengths and weaknesses and drive the restorative market as opposed to it being driven by our patients or our manufacturing partners.
16:55 – 17:30
Q&A with First 3 Presenters and Moderator
17:30 – 17:40
BREAK
17:40 – 18:15
JOSEPH KAN, DDS, MS
Immediate Implants in the Digital Age. Achieving anterior implant esthetics is a challenging procedure. To create implant restorations with harmonious gingival contours that emulate nature is a fusion of science and art. Understanding the biologic and physiologic limitations of the soft and hard tissue will facilitate predictability in simple to complex esthetic situations. This presentation will focus on how to integrate digital workflows into current implant treatment philosophies for patients who will be losing a tooth in the esthetic zone.
18:15 – 18:50
MIRELA FERARU, DMD & NITZAN BICHACHO, DMD
Optimizing the Restorative-Tissue Interface in Challenging Esthetic Treatments. In order to achieve a harmonious esthetic result of indirect restorations at the smile zone, not only the material of the restoration should be carefully selected, but also the abutment type, design, and color should be related in order to achieve integration of the whole restorative complex with the surrounding tissue; whether of a natural tooth (vital or non-vital), or an implant. In cases where different types of adjacent abutments are to be restored, the treatment is even more challenging. One should preplan the different phases of the perio-restorative treatment in order to end up with a harmonious, natural looking result, by choosing the most suitable restoration type for each site, so that the combined abutment-crown complexes will blend with each other, as well as with the adjacent dentition and with the vital periodontium, in an esthetic and healthy environment. In this lecture, state-of-the-art strategies will be presented where different abutment types were to be restored utilizing diverse laboratory and clinical restorative techniques. The concepts of model-based restoration and cervical contouring will be presented and analyzed in a variety of esthetically challenged clinical cases.
18:50 – 19:25
SONIA LEZIY, DDS, DIPL PERIO, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)
A Critical Look at Procedural Changes in Implant Dentistry that are Altering the Way in which We Care for Our Patients. Analog planning and treatment are still the most common approach in many general and specialty practices. However, there is increasing pressure to move into digital workflows. This is influencing how we document our cases, plan and execute treatment. Advancements in implant dentistry pivot around digital planning, new implant designs and biomaterials. The result is that we communicate more effectively even working with remote interdisciplinary team members, we are seeing improved and faster treatment outcomes, with less stress from these enhanced treatment planning measures. Emphasis in this presentation will be placed on concepts to successfully implement a digital workflow using a range of implants and biologic materials. Learning Objectives: The surgical team members’ perspective- recognizing the benefits of the digital workflow to plan, design and perform more accurate surgical treatments; Discuss how collaboration with a digitally centric laboratory has been key to successful implementation of digital dentistry into surgical practice; Explore how to use of soft and hard tissue allografts for predictable tissue outcomes.  
19:25 – 20:00
Q & A with Last 3 Presenters and Moderator
20:00 – 20:30
BREAK
20:30 – 23:00
WORKSHOPS – PLEASE SELECT ONE(all workshops will be available on-demand post conference):
Workshop
MARKUS B. BLATZ, DMD, PhD & JULIÁN CONEJO, DDS, MSc
The CAD/CAM Ceramic Update in Esthetic Dentistry IN DEPTH. With all the options provided by digital technologies and novel materials, there are still many questions: What are the key components of the digital workflow and how can they be easily implemented in daily practice? What are the best ceramics available today and which ones can be used with chairside CAD/CAM systems? Do different ceramics require specific laboratory and clinical treatment? What cements or bonding protocols should I use for the different ceramics to avoid failures? Is all zirconia the same? What are the best CAD/CAM materials on implants? And where is the scientific evidence on all these topics? This in-depth discussion will answer such questions along with actual clinical and laboratory demonstrations. It will provide an update on esthetic treatment options with CAD/CAM ceramics from conservative partial-coverage laminate veneers and onlays to resin bonded bridges and implant-supported restorations.
Workshop
CHRISTIAN COACHMAN, DDS, CDT
Smile Design Principles and Technological Evolution. Learning Objectives: Review the modern principles of smile design; Discuss how to integrate smile design and treatment planning; Describe how to utilize technology to facilitate the orofacial; integration of smile rehabilitations.
Workshop
PETER PIZZI, CDT, MDT
Photographic Communication, Color Managment and Material Choices. Learning Objectives: Review the optical properties of dental materials; Discuss material management and case selection; Describe digital and Manuel material options; Emphasize the importance of artistry in today’s product selection.
Workshop
JOSEPH KAN, DDS, MS
Immediate Tooth Replacement; what do we know in 2021? Learning Objectives: Treatment planning for esthetic immediate tooth replacement; Prognostic variables for successful Immediate tooth replacement; Integrating digital technology for esthetic immediate replacement.
Workshop
MIRELA FERARU, DMD & NITZAN BICHACHO, DMD
Managing the Perio-restorative Interface of Esthetically-challenged Restorations: The Cervical Contouring Concept Workflow. Learning Objectives: Review the relationship between the healthy periodontium and the restorative complex: principles to apply and the reasoning behind; Discuss model-based planning and the advantages of the cervical contouring concept on natural abutments and implant-supported restorations; Describe multiple challenges involved with successful replacement of teeth in the esthetic zone; Review the treatment approach for a minimally invasive hard and soft tissue augmentation and the influence of the cervical restoration contour on the position and the shape of the surrounding soft tissue; Discuss prosthetic treatment approaches for challenging implant rehabilitation cases.
Workshop
SONIA LEZIY, DDS, DIPL PERIO, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)
Tissue Grafting Concepts. This lecture and surgical demonstration will discuss and illustrate the use of connective tissue and dermal grafts with microsurgical approaches for coverage of exposed roots and to manage thin gingival phenotypes in a split mouth approach. These techniques can be applied to treat simple to moderately complex cases. Key points to be illustrated and discussed during this surgery are patient preparation, flap management, autogenous vs. allograft selection/handling, tissue quality/quantity considerations, suturing techniques/suture material selection and hemostasis management. Post-surgical care, follow-up protocols, normal side-effects and handling of complications will be discussed. Learning Objectives: Documentation standards to determine treatment decisions; Review the indications, pros and cons of dermal grafts vs connective tissue grafts; Discuss the anticipated outcomes/success, treatment experiences & post-treatment sequelae. Long-term results: what we can expect based on literature and our long-term experiences; Describe recipient flap design for connective tissue, dermal grafts, graft handling, and stabilization options.

Day 2 – Saturday, June 26, 2021

15:00 – 15:10 Introduction
MARKUS B. BLATZ, DMD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief Compendium
15:10 – 15:45
IÑAKI GAMBORENA, DMD, MSD, FID
The Art of Compensating Reabsorption: Updated Immediate Implant Protocol. The goal of a harmonious “esthetic” outcome around dental implants that mimics the surrounding dentition and soft-tissue condition as well as morphology is indeed difficult to create and maintain long term. In this presentation a comprehensive approach to optimize functional and esthetic results with immediate implant placement and immediate restoration by blending pre-prosthetic planning, surgical, technical, and restorative steps into one successful protocol will be presented. Immediate surgical and restorative protocols facilitate superior esthetic and functional success. However, strict guidelines for atraumatic intervention, implant primary stability, bone packing, connective tissue graft and preservation of existing anatomic structures must be carefully followed. Digital planning plays a fundamental role to achieve such results. 
15:45 – 16:20
RODRIGO NEIVA, DDS, MS
Absorbable Scaffolds in Oral Regeneration. New treatment strategies for hard and soft tissue development have been introduced to implant dentistry in recent years. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible advantages, disadvantages, and realistic short- and long-term expectations of absorbable scaffolds for hard and soft tissue development.
16:20 – 16:55
ALESSANDRO POZZI, DDS
Dynamic Navigation Guided Surgery and Prosthetics for Immediate Loading of Complete-Arch Restoration: the Ultimate Digitally Enhanced Surgical and Esthetic Protocol. Nowadays patients demand a restoration that looks natural and this requirement has to be granted in the most simple, fast, accurate, and pain-free way. The computer-guided implant surgery and the navigation system introduced a novel, minimally invasive concept in the treatment of totally edentulous and terminal dentition patients, with new digital algorithms that allow the daily use of this disruptive innovation. Moreover, novel digital platforms can embed all the diagnostic information obtained from CBCT, allowing a digital pathway based on facially driven virtual diagnostic waxing, prosthetically and soft tissue driven implant positioning, and immediate fabrication of implant-supported, screw-retained interim restorations. The recently published DASS and DyNAV techniques to sculpture the bone and soft tissue and achieve a scalloped interface and deliver a navigation-guided complete arch restoration will be presented, as well us up to 15 years of follow-up in complete-arch, zirconia-based prosthetic solution cases.
16:55 – 17:30
Q & A with First 3 Presenters & Moderator
17:30 – 17:40
BREAK
17:40 – 18:15
NAZARIY MYKHAYLYUK, DMD
Analogue Versus Digital Workflows for Full-Mouth Rehabilitations. During the last 10 years dentistry changed a lot. Practices around the world implement digital technologies in everyday practice. A modern digital approach used in M.Vision clinic during smile makeover will be demonstrated step by step. 
18:15 – 18:50
SILAS DUARTE, DDS, MS, PhD
Clinical Solutions for Complex Esthetic Rehabilitations Using Adhesive Dentistry. Novel adhesive techniques and bonded restorations are able to provide patients, clinicians, and dental technicians with treatment alternatives that until recently would require invasive approaches and sacrifice of pristine dental structure. Through microscopica interaction between biomaterials and dental structure, highly-esthetic and long-lasting clinical solutions can be attained while simultaneously preserving the integrity of the enamel and dentin. The adhesive revolution has overturned established dogmas and concepts by advancing our profession with groundbreaking ultra-conservative philosophies that supported by the sealing and reinforcement of dental tissues. However, as newer adhesive dental materials and technologies are introduced at a very fast pace, it is essential that clinicians and dental technicians become familiar with their indications and limitations to provide the best restorative strategy for each individual patient. This presentation provides a systematic and scientific approach for selecting esthetic treatment modalities using adhesive techniques and CAD/CAM materials based on original research data with special emphasis on minimally invasive adhesive techniques for materials design and selection.
18:50 – 19:25
LUIZ NARCISO BARATIERI, DDS, MS, PhD Anterior Teeth: How to Achieve “Excellence” with Composite Resins. Detailing of the anterior teeth will be demonstrated in order to achieve “excellence” in the use of composites. The most important thing is to know and understand natural teeth. In the afternoon, a hands-on presentation on a restoration of a fractured anterior tooth will be presented, highlighting the steps that we consider fundamental.
19:25 – 20:00
Q & A with Last 3 Presenters and Moderator
20:00 – 20:30
BREAK
20:30 – 23:00
WORKSHOPS PLEASE SELECT ONE (all workshops will be available on-demand post conference):
Workshop
IÑAKI GAMBORENA, DMD, MSD, FID
In Depth of Immediate Implant Placement Protocol. Learning Objectives: Review the basic principles of implant restorations; Describe tips and tricks on how to achieve optimal, pleasing esthetics in immediate implant treatment protocols.
Workshop
RODRIGO NEIVA, DDS, MS
Clinical Strategies for Absorbable Scaffolds in Oral Regeneration. Learning Objectives: Discuss material selection based on material properties and features; Describe the rationale for absorbable scaffolds in hard and soft tissue development; Review the advantages and disadvantages of absorbable scaffolds.
Workshop
ALESSANDRO POZZI, DDS
Dynamic Navigation Guided Surgery and Prosthetics for Immediate Loading of Complete-Arch Restoration: the Ultimate Digitally Enhanced Surgical and Esthetic Protocol. Learning Objectives: Discuss the different clinical indications of CAD/CAM template-guided implant surgery and x-guide navigation-assisted implant surgery and how to differentiate when immediate loading is feasible; Review surgical and prosthetic management of the soft tissue interface for pink-free complete-arch restorations with a digitally assisted protocol; Introduce disruptive digital innovations to better understand the surgical and prosthetic requirements of each implant recipient sites in order to enhance decision making to re-configurate a flat into a scalloped soft tissue interface; Describe how to re-establish the proper mucosal dimension for the protection of underlying bone while maintaining tissue health to guarantee long term success; Review advanced surgical and prosthetic concepts with a clinical, case-based, step-by-step learning method.
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NAZARIY MYKHAYLYUK, DMD
Analogue vs. Digital DentistryDeep into Details. Learning Objectives: Discuss digital workflow planning and online procedures; Review proper teeth preparation, scanning techniques, milling, and 3D printing for digital ceramic restorations; Highlight the importance of rubber dam isolation.
Workshop
SILAS DUARTE, DDS, MS, PhD
Achieving Adhesive Integrity. Learning Objectives: Describe challenges related establishing a stable adhesive interface; Discuss adhesive strategies for different clinical situations; Review the advantages and limitations of current in-office CAD/CAM materials; Describe new preparation designs for esthetic restorations and the advantages and limitations of different dental materials for esthetic restorations.
Workshop
LUIZ NARCISO BARATIERI, DDS, MS, PhD
Restoration of a Fractured Anterior Tooth. Learning Objectives: Review the importance of enamel and dentin in the reproduction of the color of anterior teeth; Identify and reproduce different combinations of composite for enamel and dentin; Recognize the importance of shape in the color of the anterior teeth.

Meet the 14 World-Renowned Speakers:

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Markus B. Blatz, DMD, PhD

Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. Dr. Blatz graduated from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and was awarded additional Doctorate Degrees, a Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics, and a Professorship from the same University. Dr. Blatz is co-founder and immediate past President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD). He is a Board-certified Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) and a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Prosthodontists, the American College of Prosthodontists (honorary member), Academy of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous recognized scientific dental journals and is Associate Editor of Quintessence International and the International Journal of Prosthodontics. He is coauthor of the international bestseller “evolution – contemporary protocols for anterior single-tooth implants”. Dr. Blatz is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative materials, and implant dentistry. He was recently named one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry.”

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Luiz Narciso Baratieri, DDS, MS, PhD

Certificate in Periodontics; MS and PhD in Operative Dentistry, University of Bauru, SP, Brazil; Postdoctoral Degree in Operative Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK; Professor, Head, and Chair of the Department of Operative Dentistry and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.

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Nitzan Bichacho, DMD

Nitzan Bichacho, DMD, holds the post of expert in prosthodontics at the rank of Professor, at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel. He is a Faculty Member of the Departments of Oral Rehabilitation of both dental faculties at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. He is Past President and a Life Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and serves on the editorial boards of leading international dental journals. Prof. Bichacho is a co-inventor of the Nobel Active Implant System, the V3 implant system and is the conceptor of prosthetic clinical techniques that have become widely used around the world. Prof. Bichacho publishes and lectures worldwide in the fields of dental implant therapy, fixed prosthodontics, interdisciplinary treatments and innovative treatment modalities in esthetic dentistry. The Bichacho Clinic in Tel Aviv focuses on interdisciplinary treatments, collaborating with world renowned colleagues and dental technicians.

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Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT

Dr. Christian Coachman graduated in Dental Technology in 1995 and in Dentistry at the University of São Paulo/Brazil in 2002. He is a member of the Brazilian, European and American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, becoming the only dentist member of the 3 most important academies in the world. In 2004, Dr. Coachman was invited by Drs. Goldstein, Garber, and Salama, of Team Atlanta, to become Head Ceramist of their laboratory, a position he held for over 4 years. Dr. Coachman worked with many leading dentists around the world as Dr Van Dooren (Belgium), Gurel (Turkey), Fradeani (Italy), Bichacho (Israel), Ricci (Italy) and Calamita (Brazil). He is the developer of worldwide well known concepts as the Digital Smile Design, the Pink Hybrid Implant Restoration, the Digital Planning Center, Emotional Dentistry, Interdisciplinary Treatment Simulation and Digital Smile Donator. He is the Director of the DSD Residency program with continuing education courses for dental professionals from all over the world. In 2017 Dr Coachman became an adjunct professor of the Restorative Department at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and, in 2018, coordinator of the Digital Dentistry post grad program at the University Avantis in Balneario Camboriu. Founder and CEO of the DSD-Digital Smile Design company. Also works as a consultant for Dental companies and offices, developing products, implementing concepts and marketing strategies, as such as the Facially Driven Digital Orthodontic Workflow developed in collaboration with Invisalign, Align Technology. He has lectured and published internationally in the fields of esthetic and digital dentistry, dental photography, oral rehabilitation, dental ceramics, implants and communication strategies and marketing in Dentistry.

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Julián Conejo, DDS, MSc

Dr. Conejo is the Clinical CAD/CAM Director at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia PA, USA. He conducts research and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals on CAD/CAM technology, prosthodontics and implant dentistry. Dr. Conejo has been the recipient of several awards in his field, to include the ICP Research Fellowship in Dental Restorative Materials in 2016 and has lectured in over 35 countries.

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Silas Duarte, DDS, MS, PhD

Sillas Duarte, Jr., DDS, MS, PhD, is associate professor and Chair, Division of Restorative Sciences, Ostrow School of Dentistry University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Duarte is the Director of the Advanced Program in Operative Dentistry at USC and the Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence of Dental Technology (QDT). Dr. Duarte has served on the editorial boards of other journals, and has lectured and performed hands-on courses nationally and internationally on esthetic dentistry and adhesion. He has been involved in teaching cutting-edge clinical techniques and technologies related to aesthetic and adhesive dentistry. Dr. Duarte’s scientific work has been supported by governmental and commercial grants and he serves as a consultant for several manufacturers. His research and clinical work focus on bonding to dental structures, composites, and ceramics.

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Mirela Feraru, DMD

Mirela Feraru, DMD graduated in 2005 from the Dental Faculty of the Timisoara University, Romania. In 2009 she joined the Bichacho Clinic team in Tel Aviv, Israel, and for the last 11 years has gained in-depth knowledge and experience in all fields of Perio-Prosthetic Aesthetic Dentistry, focusing on Restorative and Perioplastic surgery treatments. Dr. Feraru publishes and lectures worldwide on complex Esthetic Restorative Treatments and Interdisciplinary Perio-Prosthetic Concepts and Treatments. In addition, Dr. Feraru has acquired extensive experience in high-quality dental photographic documentation and has been sharing it with colleagues world-wide through lectures and workshops. She has also authored the bestseller book “Dental Visualization”, published by Quintessence Publishing in 2018.

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Iñaki Gamborena, DMD, MSD, FID

Dr. Iñaki Gamborena received his dental degree from Universidad Odontológica Dominicana in 1989, a certificate in Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders from the Mexican Association of Occlusal Reconstruction in 1990, and a certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the Autónoma Nuevo León University in México in 1992. He then pursued his post graduating training in the US with a certificate in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree in Dentistry from the University of Washington in 1996, were he was awarded with the Bolender contest award for clinical and academic excellence. He received a certificate in Oral and Craniofacial Implants from the University of Texas in 1997.

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Joseph Kan, DDS, MS

Dr. Kan received DDS from Loma Loma University School of Dentistry (LLUSD), California, USA. He then completed Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics as well as Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry from LLUSD. He is currently a Professor and maintains a private practice. Dr. Kan was the recipient of the Best Research Award in the 12th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration in 1997. He received the 2003 Judson C. Hinckey Scientific Award from the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and 2005 Robert James Implant Dentistry Achievement Award. In 2020, He will receive the Distinguished Research Award from Loma Linda University, the Isiah Lew Research Award from the AAID, and the Distinguished Speaker Award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Kan was the Program Chair for the 2018 Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting in Los Angeles and is currently on the AO Board of Directors. He is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. Besides lecturing nationally and internationally, Dr. Kan has published over 100 referenced articles and book chapters on interdisciplinary treatment planning, peri-implant tissue management, and immediate tooth replacement concepts.

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Sonia Leziy, DDS, DIPL PERIO, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)

Dr. Sonia Leziy, periodontist, maintains a full-time practice on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. She is the implant section editor of the journal Inside Dentistry, fellow of the ITI, member of the ITI Board of Studies task force, a Straumann key opinion leader, a member of numerous editorial boards, and is published in the areas of implant esthetics and digital workflows. She lectures extensively nationally and internationally, and provides education programs through Elatus Dental Bio-Architecture (www.elatus.ca).

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Nazariy Mykhaylyuk, DMD

Nazariy Mykhaylyuk is a specialist in a field of microscopic dentistry (indirect restorative dentistry). Works in Kyiv and Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine in family clinics in a team with his father and dental technician Bogdan Mykhaylyuk (M.Vision Lab – Oral Design Ukraine). 2008 He qualified as a dentist in Ivano-Frankivsk Medical University. 2010 Created M.Vision Academy and started organising courses for dentists on topic “Tooth preparation with microscope for full crowns”. 2011 Started organising new courses on topics – “Photo and video documentation in dentistry. Microscopic approach”, “Total rehabilitation from A to Z”, “Indirect restoration – from macro to micro. MicroVision approach” Developed his personal kit for teeth preparation for full crowns (Komet) 2013 Developed hand instrument for finishing preparations (enamel chisels – Deppeler) Developed MicroVision preparation kit for veneers and onlays (Komet). Posted in Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry AACD Winter Edition. Became a DentalXP expert. Co-founder of MicroVision group. 2010 – Organised about 80 courses in M.Vision Study Resort for about 1100 dentists. 2013 – Clinical work 70%, lecturing 30%. By now conducted more than 300 presentations worldwide, visited over 60 countries sharing knowledge with other dentists. – Founder of M.Vision Clinics – http://mvisionclic.com M.Vision Study Resort – http://mvision.pro and M.Vision Lab. – Co-founder of MicroVision group – DSD team member – DentalXP expert.

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Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS

Dr. Rodrigo Neiva currently heads the Department of Periodontics at Penn Dental Medicine as Chairman and Clinical Professor of Periodontics. After obtaining his D.D.S. from Vale do Itajai University in Brazil, he continued his education at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, where he earned a Certificate and a Master’s Degree in Periodontics. During his time at the University of Michigan, Dr. Neiva was mentored by world-renowned prosthodontist, Dr. Carl E. Misch (1947 – 2017), a visionary pioneer in the field of implant dentistry and author of Contemporary Implant Dentistry (1993, 1st ed.; 1999, 2nd ed.), a best-selling classic in dental academia. In 2004, Dr. Neiva was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry before advancing to Clinical Associate Professor in 2009. He joined the faculty at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry, in 2010, serving as Clinical Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Periodontology. In 2017, he was awarded full Clinical Professorship, a position he held until his official transition to Penn Dental Medicine as the new Chairman of Periodontics in September 2019. Consistently recognized for his commitment to excellence in academic dentistry, Dr. Neiva has received numerous teaching awards throughout his career, including the Distinguished Faculty Award (2004), Best Clinical Faculty Award (2005), Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award (2007, 2008 & 2010), and the American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award (2006 & 2016). He is a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Neiva currently serves as Board Examiner for the American Board of Periodontology and was, most notably, elected the youngest Board Director ever in the history of the organization.

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Peter Pizzi, CDT, MDT

As a dental educator for several years, Peter has found an easy transition into the lecture/clinician circuit. His personal appreciation and expertise on all phases of clinical /laboratory techniques including crown-and-bridge, ceramics, implantology, muscle function, color communication, digital photography, and mandibular physiology have made him a source of knowledge and motivation for his peers. Peter’s unique lecture ability and communication skills create a great learning environment. Owner and manager of Pizzi Dental Studio Inc., Peter is also a board member of ASMDT (Association of Master Dental Technicians), a teacher and educator in Master Dental technician program (New York University), a member of the AAED (American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry), Fellow of the NGS (Northeastern Gnathalogical Society) and Editor-in-Chief of Inside Dental Technology. An Executive Board Member of the NGS Faculty at NYU School of Dentistry, he was voted ACP Technician of the Year in 2018. Peter has lectured to doctors and technicians throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia on several different topics. He also continually studies with some of the world’s top speakers and clinicians.

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Alessandro Pozzi, DDS

Alessandro Pozzi, entitled as Full Professor in Oral Sciences by the Italian Ministry of University and Research and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Goldstein Center for Esthetics and Implant Dentistry, Augusta University in the USA. Guest Lecturer in the Continuing Education in Implant Dentistry at the UCLA University, Los Angeles. He’s qualified Specialist in Orthodontics and TMJ dysfunction and Specialist in Oral Surgery. He has been practicing for more than 20 years focusing on implant surgery and prosthodontics. Researcher and scientist, widely published, he has been carrying on clinical researches on the cutting edges technologies to integrate the digital workflow in implant dentistry and oral rehabilitation. As a researcher, he received the Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award as best Clinical Report of the 2013 by the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Co-Author with PK Moy and John Beumer of the textbook Fundamental of Implant Dentistry, Quintessence Publisher. Editorial Board Member of Clinical Implant dentistry and Related Research Journal and International Journal Oral Implantology. In the 2020 he received the prestigious Fellowship status of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) for his commitment to the field of Osseointegration in both academics and service to the Academy. Active member of the Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED). Since 2010, he has been invited to lecture in the most prestigious congresses and academies all over the world. He holds international training courses on minimal invasive digital implant dentistry and esthetics in his International Center for Oral Rehabilitation based in Rome Italy, with emphasis on the navigation assisted implant surgery.

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