Innovative concepts in prosthodontics


  Posted by: Dental Design      2nd June 2020

Of all the educational and social events that the BACD holds throughout the year, none are more highly anticipated than the Annual Conference. This will be taking place at the EICC in Edinburgh this year, where delegates can take part in engaging lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops, exploring new ideas, treatment concepts and cutting-edge industry developments. These sessions will be presented by some of the world’s most renowned clinicians, who epitomise the BACD’s ideals of sharing knowledge in order to continue improving standards within the profession.

Professor Daniel Edelhoff is looking forward to launching the first day of this year’s BACD Annual Conference with a hands-on workshop focusing on “Exploring the Limits – Concepts and Long-term Experiences with Complex All-ceramic Rehabilitations”.

Professor Edelhoff is currently Director and Chair at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich. As well as being a certified Specialist in Prosthodontics and a member of the advisory board at the German Society of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, he is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED). He is also an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and Section Editor for the multidisciplinary international research journal, Clinical Oral Investigations. He became President of the German Association of Dental Technology (ADT) in 2016 and the Dean of Studies in Dentistry at LMU in 2019.

With extensive experience in the field of prosthodontics, Professor Edelhoff brings a unique dynamic to this year’s speaker line-up at the BACD Annual Conference. Speaking about his hands-on workshop, he says:

“New diagnostic tools and the availability of new dental materials have introduced clinicians to innovative treatment concepts that facilitate guided tooth preparation processes, as well as the pre-treatment of complex rehabilitations that enable you to ‘test drive’ the latest solutions. This ensures higher predictability and reliability of the final result. 

“During my session, I will cover important treatment concept changes in fixed prosthodontics that affect the professional life of dental practitioners, with a focus on prosthetic dentistry – including innovative preparation designs. I will not only present new concepts that are helpful to daily practice life, but also well-documented clinical long-term data and experience that confirms these concepts are reliable and beneficial for patients. Additionally, the hands-on element of my workshop will demonstrate how modern preparation kits can simplify and speed up minimally invasive tooth preparations.”

Professor Edelhoff will identify key elements in the creation of predictable results involving vertical dimension of occlusion changes, as well as highlight the aesthetic/functional potential and limitations of all-ceramic materials on the basis of long-term clinical results. By the end of his session, delegates should understand how material selection criteria ensures durable CAD/CAM-fabricated temporary prostheses, and how these can be converted into lithium disilicate and zirconium dioxide ceramic restorations. Additionally, delegates should be able to differentiate the indication between different types of minimally invasive preparation designs and their application.

“If delegates take one thing away from my session,” says Professor Edelhoff, “I hope it is that prosthetic dentistry has changed tremendously within the last few decades, and now represents a more exciting field, having transformed from an invasive to a minimally invasive discipline.”

The opportunity to join exciting hands-on workshops is not all that’s on offer at the BACD’s Seventeenth Annual Conference. Delegates can also browse the latest dental products at an eclectic tradeshow exhibition, where many leading brands will be on stand to offer useful advice and guidance. This is topped by the chance to relax and enjoy the company of likeminded individuals at an exclusive black-tie Gala Dinner, which will be held at the National Museum of Scotland.

Speaking about the BACD, Professor Edelhoff adds: “In the fast-developing dental world, with a vast spectrum of new technologies and restorative materials at our disposal, we need to filter and clinically evaluate the immense variety of products available to us, and deliver clear concepts for daily application. As an organisation, the BACD fulfils these prerequisites in a very good and efficient way, particularly in terms of hands-on experience.

“The BACD Annual Conference is the perfect educational platform for speakers who are both excellent practitioners and researchers. This event is unique to other dental conferences in that the Academy provides an important update on new developments within the field that are relevant to the professional life of members and non-members alike. I’m really proud and happy to be part of this year’s Annual Conference, where I’m expecting to engage with a highly motivated audience, as always. I’m also very excited to come to Edinburgh because it will be my first time visiting the capital of Scotland.”

Join Professor Edelhoff and hundreds of other dental professionals for three days of thought-provoking discussions and demonstrations at the Annual Conference 2020. Book your ticket to this celebrated event via the BACD website.


The BACD Seventeenth Annual Conference

‘Seeing Is Believing’

12th – 14th November 2020


Edinburgh, Scotland


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