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Dr. Julian Caplan, UK

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Julian has been praised by his patients not only for transforming their smiles, but in particular, for his relaxed and informal approach, which will immediately put you at ease. You will be in the caring hands of a world-class dentist, with a wealth of experience in smile design and aesthetic dentistry. Julian has been quoted amongst his peers as being the "dentists' dentist", with a large portfolio of dentists as his patients. Being a leading authority in cosmetic dentistry Julian is on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is one of a handful of dentists in the UK that is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has travelled the world attending several courses to learn from the grandmasters of cosmetic dentistry in the States and all over Europe. He works alongside world-renowned dentist to the celebrities, Dr Larry Rosenthal, mentoring other dentists throughout the UK to perfect their skills in smile design and cosmetic dentistry. He lectures in the UK and internationally on cosmetic and CEREC dentistry. Dr Caplan is one of only nine dentists worldwide that has achieved "Accreditation" stauts with the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Click Here to read more about "accreditation" and what it means. Julian has a special interest in CAD/CAM dentistry, teaching other dentists how to use this revolutionary technology to make crowns and veneers in a single visit. He recently lectured at the World Aesthetic Conference on the benefits of CEREC dentistry. Please visit the CEREC pages for more information.

Lecture: In-surgery CAD/CAM Dentistry - Fact or Fiction

Lecture: The Aesthetics of In-surgery CAD/CAM Dentistry

Dr. Anton Lebedenko

Dr. Anton Lebedenko, Russia

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Dr Anton Lebedenko is an active lecturer in the international dentistry circuit. He achieved an Honors degree in dentistry from Moscow State Medical Stomatological University, Russia, and has done Postgraduate education at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry from Moscow State Medical Stomatological University. He has been Associate Professor in General Dentistry department at the Moscow State university of Medicine and Dentistry. He has also been a Researcher in Research laboratory for dental materials at Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry.

Lecture: Zirconia Vs. Glass-ceramics – pro Et Contra.

Lecture: Bulk Fill – Behind the Scenes.


Dr. Gaetano Paolone, Italy

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Dr. Gaetano Paolone is Active Member of the Italian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (Accademia Italiana di Conservativa), IAED,AIOM. His main topic is restorative dentistry (conservative and prosthetic dentistry) mainly focused on esthetic dentistry. He is a lecturer and a teacher in Master of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry, University of Siena, Italy, Faculté d'Odontologie de l'Université de la Méditerranée Marseille, France, Lecturer in national and international courses and congresses.Dr Paolone is Author and co-author of several publications in scientific international journals and Author of chapter 6 of "Endoprotetyka", a book from Maciej Zarov, Quintessence pub. He has Private practice in Rome.

Lecture: Adhesive Esthetic Solutions in Anteriors and Posterior Teeth

Engelschalk Marcus

Dr. Marcus Engelschalk, Germany

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Dr. Engelschalk is a German dentist, specialized in the fields of oral surgery, implantology and implant prosthodontic. He received his dental degree from th University of Würzburg, Germany and got his advanced and postgraduate education in oral surgery and laser in dentistry in Munich, Zurich and Aachen.

Since 2000 he is running a private dental office in Munich specialized in fixed prosthodontic and implantology and since 2012 together with PD Dr. Gonzales as a Center for Periodontology and Implantology limited to the fields of prosthodontic, implantology, periodontology and CAD/CAM technology. In 2002 he became attending doctor in the Arabella Clinic, Munich with the consequence that the treatment spectrum was expanded to complex surgeries and oral rehabilitations.

He has published scientific and clinic reports and given lectures in the topics of implant dentistry and laser therapy in national and international journals and meetings. He is actively participate as an editorial member of two journals for implantology and computerized dentistry as well as he belongs to the scientific board of an implant system. Additionally he is an opinion leader of several dental industries focused on implants and prosthetic solutions as well as digital intraoral scanners.

Lecture: Part I: Double Scan Vs. Single Scan - Two Different Workflows for Essential Improvement in Fixed Prosthetic Reconstruction in Implantology

Lecture: Part II: The Intraoral Scan in Prosthodontic - New Workflows for More Predictbility.

Prof. Richard John Simonsen

Prof. Richard John Simonsen, USA

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Lecture: Photography—clinical for Dentistry, and Nature for Hobby

Prof. Carina Mehanna Zogheib

Prof. Carina Mehanna Zogheib, Lebanon

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Prof. Carina Mehanna Zogheib is a - DDS, CES, DEA, PhD in biology and materials of the oral environment, Fellow in the ICD (International College of Dentists). Head of the Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry department, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut from 2007 till now. She is the President of the Continuing Education committee, Lebanese Dental Association and Director of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry Postgraduate Program, St-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon. She published many articles in local and international journals, member of scientific reviewing board in the International Arab Journal of Dentistry.

Lecture: Teeth Whitening: A Fairy Tale or a Nightmare?

Dr Costa Nikolopoulos

Dr. Costa Nikolopoulos, Greece

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Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos BDS qualified as a dentist in 1984 receiving his dental degree cum laude from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated top of this class with rank order No.1 and received numerous awards including the Gold Medal of the Dental Association of South Africa for the most outstanding graduate. In 1990 he completed his 4 year full time postgraduate Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery training at University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and was awarded FFD (SA) MFOS.

Since 1991 he is in full time specialist Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery private practice concentrating on immediate loading of dental implants. To date he has placed over 30,000 dental implants. He has also presented as a key lecturer at numerous international implant congresses.

In 2012 he established the Same Day Dental Implants Clinic in Dubai where he is also the co-director of the Branemark Osseointegration Center-Dubai.

Lecture: Simple, Fast & High Quality Implant Dentistry

Dr. Petros Yuvanoglu D.M.D.

Dr. Petros Yuvanoglu D.M.D., Greece

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Dr. Petros Yuvanoglu is co-director of the Branemark Osseointegration Center Dubai. He qualified as a dentist in 1995 receiving his dental degree summa cum laude from Semmelweis University, Budapest graduating with exceptional high grade, top of his class & with rank order No. 1. In 1998 he completed his 3 year full time post graduate Specialist Prosthodontist training at Tufts University, Boston, U.S.A. and was awarded his Certificate in the Dental Speciality of Prosthodontics. Since 1999 he is in full time private practice as a Specialist Prosthodontist working almost exclusively on prosthodontic rehabilitation with dental implants. He has lectured extensively on the “Same Day Implants & Teeth” reconstruction protocol. Together with Dr. Costa Nicolopoulos (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon) they are the cofounders of “Same Day Dental Implants” Clinic in

Lecture: The Science & Art of Restoring Immediately Loaded Implants

David Claridge

David Claridge, UK

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David Claridge began his career in 1982, working as a dental technician at a private dental practice in Newbury, England. David has owned two dental businesses- a dental laboratory and a mouth guards business. The dental laboratory specialized in providing high quality Michigan/Tanner occlusal splints, and the mouth guards business provided a service for schools and clubs, providing custom made mouth guards. In total, David estimates that he has worked with over 50,000 impressions/gypsum models in his time. In 2008, David sold his business interests and joined the digital team at 3MESPE which launched its first digital impressioning system. He is currently the UK CAD/CAM specialist for Carestreams digital impressioning products. As well as training dentists using the digital impressioning systems, David's role involves working with the research & development teams in Paris and Shanghai. David is currently involved with the Carestream Global R&D team, working on Implant and Orthodontic software.

Lecture: An Introduction to Digital Impressioning and the Digital Workflow

Bjoern Tittel

Dr. Bjoern Tittel, Germany

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Dr. Tittel is a german cranio-maxillofacial and plastic surgeon. He graduated from the School of Medicine at Kiel University and from the School of Dentistry at the University of Cologne. After a Junior Residency at the Loma Linda University Medical Center he joined the residency program for CMF and plastic surgery in Krefeld, where he served as assistant medical director until 2004 . Since 2005 he works in private practice and has published in the field of aesthetic facial surgery, traumatology and dental implantology.

Beside his private practice he is serving as a consultant specialist in various hospitals. As a well-known speaker he is performing workshops and courses in dental implantology, orthognatic and aesthetic facial surgery. The experienced surgeon is passionate about supporting medical aid projects.

Lecture: Innovative Solutions&Surgery In Aesthetic Dentistry

James Russell

Dr. James Russell, 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: Accessible Aesthetics

Prof. Khaled Balto

Prof. Khaled Balto, KSA

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Khaled graduated from King Abdulaziz University school of dentistry in 1993.
In 2001 he got certificate of endodontics from Harvard school of dental medicine and Doctor of Science degree in Oral biology-immunology from Harvard University, school of medicine. At the same year he was awarded the Alvein Krakow award from Harvard university for outstanding achievements in research, clinical care and professionalism in endodontics.

Currently, Khaled is a professor and chair of endodontics at King Abdulaziz University. Director for post graduate studies and training programs in endodontics and deputy director for the osteoporosis research center in KSA. Khaled holds private practice limited to micro-endodontics in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Khaled has been lecturing extensively nationally and internationally since 2003. Has contributed with more than 280 lectures and 77 full day or tow days endodontic courses with hands-on training component. He also, has many indexed publications in the field of clinical endodontics and in the fields of basic science related to endodontics.

Lecture: The Effect of Manufacturing Features of Rotary NiTi Files on Their Performance: A Clinical Approach for Analysis

Prof. Swaid Sami

Prof. Swaid Sami, Germany

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Prof. Swaid Sami is an active international lecturer in Oral- and maxillofacial surgery and dental implantology. He graduated in dentistry 1988 and general medicine 1994 from university of Freiburg (black forest) in Germany. Prof. Swaid has done postgraduate education (1994-1998) to Oral- and maxillofacial Surgeon also at the university hospital of Freiburg Germany. He finished his second postgraduate education to be facial plastic and reconstuctive surgeon at the university of Freiburg and Bochum Germany (1998-2001).
2002 Prof. Swaid changed in position to be Head physician and Ass. Prof. in Oral- and Maxillofacial surgery at the university of Bochum Germany. Prof. Swaid turned to be in addition the Head of Academy of Ritter implants and responsible for international courses and lectures in implantology.

Lecture: Minor and Major Augmentation in Oral- and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology, New Perspectives with Norian Phosphate Cement.

Dr. Emilio Rodriges

Dr. Emilio Rodriges, Spain

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Dr. Emilio Rodríguez is a young active lecturer in the Spanish national dentistry circuit. He achieved degree in dentistry from Alfonso X El Sabio University of Madrid, Spain, and has done post graduated as a Master Surgery from University of Leon, Spain. He has been associated professor in implant dentistry at the Master Surgery of Mississippi Institute and University of Alcala. He is an experimented and well trained in immediate loading since 2006 and focus in new materials research for provisional restorations as a develop product manager at DentalMill Prosthetic Dentistry Co, Madrid. He is an active member of the International Team of Oral implantology (ITI) and scientific Spanish and European societies of periodontology (SEPA, EFP), implant dentistry(SEI) and oral surgery (SECIB).

Lecture: Immediate Load With Aesthetic and Functional Restoration

Dr Michael Apa

Dr. Michael Apa, USA

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Dr. Michael Apa received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He is currently an assistant Clinical Professor, New York University College of Dentistry Aesthetics Department; Senior Clinical Director Aesthetic Advantage Continuing Education program New York, Palm Beach and London. Lecturer nationally and internationally. Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. Recipient of the 2007 AACD Cosmetic Dentistry Award for outstanding performance in the first five years of practice.; Private Practice limited to Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry in New York and Dubai. Recipient of American Academy of Hospitality Services Five-Star Diamond Award as well as Leaders Board for Dentistry Today.

Lecture: Advances in Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr. Gary Severance

Dr. Gary Severance, DDS, USA

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Dr. Gary Severance is a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (Minneapolis, MN, USA).  Dr. Severance has worked with Ivoclar Vivadent, 3i Biomet in Research and Development, Professional Services and is now Chief Marketing Officer of E4D Technologies in Dallas, TX, where he guides the communication and educational efforts on digital technology.  Dr. Severance lectures internationally on all aspects of digital dental technology and provides a unique insight into the market trend and technological advances happening in dentistry today.  Dr. Severance combines practical applications with a unique perspective on moving dentistry to and  through the digital experience. 

Lecture 1: Chairside Restorative Dentistry - Control Your Future
Lecture 2: The Landscape of Digital Dentistry

Eduardo Mahn

Dr. Eduardo Mahn, Chile

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Dr. Mahn graduated from the University of Chile in 2004. He received the German DDS, 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 from the University of Duesseldorf, Germany.

Between 2007 and 2009 he worked for Ivoclar Vivadent at the ICDE (International Center for Dental Education), Schaan, Liechtenstein and he is presently a guest lecturer at several universities. He is the author from a variety of articles and has been lecturing intensively about Esthetic Dentistry and Implantology in more than 50 countries.

Dr. Mahn is presently the Director of Clinical Research and the Director of the Program of Esthetic Dentistry at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile. He is also an partner at the CIPO Clinic in Santiago, Chile, emphasizing comprehensive implantology, restorative and esthetic dentistry.

Workshop: Veneers vs. Crowns: The Challenge in Smile Design
Workshop: Direct Veneers: The Shades Dilemma
Workshop: Face and Smile Analysis no Software Solution, Clinical Photography

Aiham Farah

Aiham Farah, CDT, Syria

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  • CDT, Certified Dental Technician by the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology, Specialty: Ceramic and NADL Member. Missouri State, United States of America, 2007.
  • American Evaluation of Academic Credentials by Queens College of the City University of New York, United States of America, 2006.
  • Al Balqaa Applied University, Amman, Jordan (2001 - 2002), Associate University Degree, Dental Laboratories Specialty.
  • Syrian Evaluation of Academic Credentials by the Syrian Ministry of Health and upon that issuing the license of practicing the profession throughout the Syrian Arab Republic, 2001.
  • Private Dental prosthetics "laboratory" C&B cosmetic solution restorations. Damascus, Syria, 2003 - 2006.
  • Master Dental technician by the ICDE courses in Ivoclar Vivadent (Train The Trainer - O.Brix - Near East/Orient Trainer intensive training), 2009 - 2010 - 2011.
  • Teacher lecturer at Alkalmoon University, Dental Tech College, Graduate students, All Ceramic Subject. Member of the evaluating committee of the graduation student's projects, Dar Atia, Syria, 2010 - 2011.
  • Writing and publishing articles in local dental magazines like Dental Labor, Dental News, the Syrian Dental Tech Magazine, arts like "Infection Control in the Dental Laboratory", "Emax between Aesthetic and Mimic", "Save Time and Power with Programate S1" (since 2006).
  • Presenting in seminars, dental tech and dentist conferences, universities and institutes in the Middle East area in both languages (Arabic & English) on variety of topics like Metal Ceramic, All Ceramic, CAD/CAM Technology, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentist-Technician Communication.
  • More than 25 seminars a year (since 2009).
  • Training AND Conducting courses and workshops for dental technicians, in the Near East & Orient region.
  • More than 25 training session a year (since 2009).

Workshop: Esthetic in Same - Day Dentistry with Ips E.Max Cad

Dr. Manaf Taher Agha

Dr. Manaf Taher Agha, Syria

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- Dr. Manaf has graduated in 1996, from the Faculty of Dentistry in Aleppo University, D.D.S degree.
- Worked in his private clinic as GP Dentist.
- 2006 he finished his laser studies and obtained his Mastership of the Laser Academy, in Vienna University, Dental School, Austria.
- 2007 Joined Ajman university - collage of dentistry as head of the laser research unit in Department of surgery and lecturer of the Laser and modern technology course and still to date.
- As a private practitioner ,2007 joined the New Life Style Clinic and liberty dental clinic (Jumairah-Dubai), as laser dentist , and Medical Director for the New lifestyle clinic,and still to date.


- Syrian Dental Association.
- International Society for Oral Laser Application(SOLA).
- Syrian Society Against Cancer-Aleppo.
- Sola Laser Academy, Vienna.
- Emirates Medical Association.
- Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD)
- International Academy for Laser Education(IALE),”secretary general”

Local and International lecturer, and published many papers in laser dentistry.

Workshop: Laser: In Modern Dental Practice
Workshop: Laser In Esthetic Dentistry

Dr. Munir Silwadi

Dr. Munir Silwadi, UAE

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A B.D.S Graduate in 1975, Dr. Silwadi maintained a general dentistry private practice in Abu Dhabi, UAE as well as in Toronto, Canada.
Since 2000, as an M.Sc. specialist prosthodontist, he is running a multi speciality dental center and is limitinghis practice to the fields of prosthodontics, Implantology, and CAD/CAM esthetic dentistry.
Opinion leader in the Prosthodontic field for the last eight years.
His academic achievements as member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario Canada, Certificate of the Dental Examining Board of Canada, ISCD Certified International Trainer keep his name as a well-known consultant in CAD/CAM.

Workshop: Indirect Veneers

Prof.Mary Rose Pincelli Boglione

Prof. Mary Rose Pincelli Boglione, Italy

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Mary Rose Pincelli Boglione is a graduate of Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston, Mass. USA.
Currently she is working in a private clinical periodontal practice in Florence, Italy and is an Associate Professor having taught clinical dental hygiene for ten years at the University of Boglogna, Italy. Mary Rose Pincelli Boglione has had the opportunity to be visiting professor at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and at Karsltad University in Karlstad, Sweden.
Mary Rose is also a consultant for an Italian pharmaceutical company regarding dental hygiene products and marketing. As very active member of the Italian Dental Hygienist Association and delegate of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists she contributed a lot to the Dental Hygiene society.
This year Mary Rose has been elected as treasurer too the IFDH and in 2010 was the recipient of the prestigious Esther M. Wilkins Alumnia Award.

Lecture: Management of The Orthodontic Patient
Lecture: Polishing Will Brighten Your Smile

Workshop: Periodontal Instrumentation
Workshop: Polishing Will Brighten Your Smile

Victoria Wilson, Dental Hygiene Therapist, UK

Victoria Wilson, Dental Hygiene Therapist, UK

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Victoria Wilson qualified from the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2003 as a Dental Hygiene Therapist. Victoria began working in the NHS, soon moving to the private sector, working at Bow Lane Dental in the City of London and Dawood and Tanner on Wimpole Street. Victoria's inherent interest for her work, lead her to work very closely with specialist Dental Surgeons, becoming an active member / organiser of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy in 2005, which in turn lead to her interest in research, publications, and presentations. To date Victoria has published peer reviewed articles in 'Dental Health' under the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and the 'Primary Dental Journal' Royal College of Surgeons FGDP. She currently is a member of Council for the British Society of Dental Therapy, and a Mentor and awarded Champion for Heart Your Smile Charity. In 2007 Victoria was amongst the 2 short listed for the Dental Therapist of the Year Award in the UK. Victoria currently lives and works as a Dental Hygienist in Dubai, and has established Dental Hygiene Meetings for Dental Hygienists in the UAE. She continues to lecture to colleagues and other health professionals, sharing her knowledge through the media with a multidisciplinary approach, nurturing a platform about dental health creating awareness accessible to other professionals and the public. Aside from Victoria's Dental background she has worked extensively commercially, corporately and independently in TV, film working creatively, in production and as talent.

Lecture: Communications & Implant Maintenance

Dr. Carine Taberani, UAE

Dr. Carine Tabarani, UAE

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Graduated from Saint Joseph University as a doctor in oral surgery, Dr. Tabarani continued her postgraduate study in oral surgery and implantology at the same university and obtained in 2009 her Masters degree in Oral surgery and implantology (MSc Oral Surg& Imp.) with diplomate in oral medicine (Dip. Oral Med.). Since 2009, Dr.Tabarani published more than 12 papers in international journals and lectured in many international meetings in Italy, France, USA, UAE and Lebanon. She is today Fellow international congress of oral implantologists (FICOI) and member American academy of implant dentistry (AAID) and member academy of osseointegration (AO)-USA and referent member for middle east section of the Italian society for the study of bisphosphonates in odontostomatology (SISBO), also she’s a visiting professor at the institute national de cancerologie (INSERM)- Lyon Univeristy-France. She’s practicing today between Lebanon and Abu Dhabi in the French Dental and Aesthesic center (FDAC) as a specialist in Oral surgery and implantology and oral medicine.

Lecture: Oral Health Management: Between Myth and Reality

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