12th Dental Facial Cosmetic Conference, an annual event has been affected as well due to the outbreak and the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last 12 years, the event proved a significant involvement in the development of dental education in the Middle-East, Far-East, and internationally.
The 12th edition of the Dental Facial Cosmetic Conference, which took place on 19-22 November 2020, was executed as a virtual event. The event was a part of the umbrella of events, called "CAPP November Dental Livestream 2020". The event provided all participants with a great experience to listen to the renewed speakers in dentistry from around the world. Around 9,035 attendees actively participated in the conference sessions from different parts of the world. A user-friendly web-based platform facilitated all international speakers to present their scientific lectures during conference sessions on various topics such as cosmetic treatment from teeth whitening, laser procedures, composite fillings, dental bonding to veneers, dental implants and many more throughout four days. Additionally, there were also opportunities for the sales representatives from the sponsors of the event to disseminate white papers, case studies, PPTs, product videos, and other informative material that is normally shared during the face-to-face event.
The event welcomed 9,035 attendees with various specialisations such as GP Dentists, Prosthodontists, Periodontists, Paediatricians, Implantologists, Orthodontists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons and many more actively participated in the conference sessions representing a total of 122 countries.
The event started with an opening speech of Dr Dobrina Mollova, CEO & Founder of CAPP, and Dr Aisha Sultan Alsuwaidi, President of Emirates Dental Society.
Speakers & Scientific Programme
There were 40 international speakers from 19 countries such as Greece, UK, Brazil, USA, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Venezuela, Germany, Italy, Austria, Lebanon, Iraq, Kuwait, Sweden, Russia and Spain connecting with an online audience to share the knowledge and latest developments in the dental world. The following speakers were presenting their scientific presentations throughout four days of the event:
Dr Eugene Marais, South Africa – ABC of Smile Dentistry – A New Concept
Dr Rafael Beolchi, Brazil – Shining A Light In Dentistry: Diode Lasers In Our Everyday Practice
Prof Peter Fairbairn, South Africa – True Bone Regeneration: Working with Host Healing
RDH Theodora Little, UK – The Profitable Prevention Package (Live Interaction Presentation)
Prof Dr Michael J. Noack, Germany – Powered Oral Hygiene Allows a Sustainable Esthetic Smile Especially with Whitened Teeth
Prof Giulio Rasperini, Italy – Understanding Soft Tissue Biotype and its Impact on Instrument Selection
Prof Filippo Graziani, Italy – Surgical Regeneration of Complex Periodontal Defects
Dr Alberto Miselli, Venezuela – How we Control the Possible Heal Complications in Oral Procedure in Periodontology, Surgery Implantology
Mr Ralph Georg, UK – New Era of Smile Design powered by DSDApp's Artificial Intelligence and Facial Harmony Approach.
Dr Nadim Aboujaoude, Lebanon – Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary in Implant Smile Aesthetics: Aiming for Excellence
Dr Christian Coachman Lite Dentistry
Dr Abdelhakim El Gheriani An Introduction to Orthognathic Surgery in the 21st Century: Case Selection, Planning & Treatment
Dr Hussein Naama Decoding Composite Artistry
Dr Mohammad Dashti Digital Applications in Endodontics and Implant Dentistry
Dr Abdullah Abul Digital Applications in Endodontics and Implant Dentistry
Asst Prof Dr Phophi Kamposiora Being Impressed: Predictable Paths of Aesthetic Restorations Using all Available Tools
Dr Robert Kerstein Using the T-Scan 10 Technology to Prevent and Control Destructive Occlusal Force Complications in Daily Dental Practice
MDT Marcio Breda Choice of Materials for High Performance Rehabilitation
Dr Costa Nicolopoulos Optimizing Dental Facial Cosmetics with Less Grafts & Site Specific Implants
Prof Simone Grandini Direct Posterior Restorations Workflow: a Critical Player in Practice Success
Dr Ron Kaminer Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: Why the Job of The Dental Hygienist is More Important Now Than Ever!
Mr Peter Bausch Digital Occlusion on Real Patients
Dr Paul Reaney Changing Lives with Every Breath…Dental Sleep Medicine
Dr Ahmad Abdel Salam Ahmad Hamdan New Perspective in Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
Dr Guillaume Jouanny Anatomical and Biological Endodontics with the Use of New Technologies
Dr Andrew Currie Fully Digital All on X Dentistry
CDT Bryan Lindke Fully Digital All on X Dentistry
Prof Goran Urde Clinical Importance of Primary Stability - Utilization of ISQ Measurement
Dr Cesar de Gregorio Dentin Preservation with the TruNatomy System. Considerations for a Conservative Instrumentation.
Prof Dr Hussain Al-Huwaizi Non Surgical Endodontics. Is it Enough to Heal Periapical Lesions.
Prof Paul Tipton Post and Core - Modern Techniques
Dr Jalal Fadhil Altimimi Implant in the Aesthetic Zone
Dr Turki A. Bakhsh Predicting the Success of Aesthetic Restorations with Digital Imaging
Prof Jeanie Suvan Periodontal Debridement with EASE
Dr Anisimov Roman Contemporary Techniques of Surgical Soft Tissue Management. Medication Regimen for Perfect Outcome
Dr Sarah AlAngari Non-Invasive Esthetic Approaches to Treat Teeth Discoloration
Dr CDT Miles Reed Cone Blending Biomimetics and Bleaching: Minimally invasive treatment for maximum patient outcomes.
Dr Melissa H. Johnson Blending Biomimetics and Bleaching: Minimally invasive treatment for maximum patient outcomes.
Dr Wael Talaat Taha Temporomandibular Disorders: The Responsibilities of the Dental Profession toward the Increasing Prevalence and Possible Morbidities
Dr Robert (Tito) Norris The Latest Innovation in Orthodontics
Many thanks to our moderators for the insights and coordinating the event:
Dr Nadim Aboujaoude from Lebanon, Dr Ziad Salameh, from Lebanon, Dr Munir Silwadi from UAE and Dr Mona Sayegh Ghoussoub from Lebanon
Virtual Break with the Sponsors
During our virtual breaks within the programme, the sponsors' representatives had an opportunity to showcase various product presentations, case studies, PPTs, product videos, and other informative material of the latest products and innovations.
To view the product videos that were played during the event, visit:
Poster Presentation Awards
Parallel to the event, a poster presentation competition was held. This event was open to all Dental Students, Interns, Graduate Students, General dentists, or Dental Specialists who have submitted their entries to be presented during the event and was accepted by the Scientific Committee as entries for the Poster Presentation. Posters were judged by Dr Nadim Aboujaoude from Lebanon and Assoc Prof Dr Cagdas Kislaoglu from Turkey who evaluated 23 posters.
Congratulations to the Winners:
1st Place: Dr Eman Maged Fouad & Dr Aya Mohamed Fawzy, Egypt – “Does DynamicNavigation Represent a New Era in Digital Dentistry”
2nd Place: Dr Amruth Ganesh, India – “Vista – The Present and Future of Periodontal Plastic Surgery: A Case Report”
3rd Place: Dr Les Kalman, Canada – “In Vitro Assessment of a Novel Additive Manufactured Titanium Implant Abutment”
Many thanks to Castle General Trading, a distributor for Philips Sonicare and SHOFU for sponsoring the awards for the winners.
Dr Dobrina closed the conference with a speech on the fourth day of the event, inviting all attendees to the next event taking place from 19 to 22 November 2020 - 12th Dental Facial Cosmetic Conference. Dr Mollova expressed her sincere gratitude to the panellists and speakers for sharing their expertise with all attendees.
Dr Dobrina Mollova also showed appreciation to all attendees for their active participation and open dialogue. CAPP looks forward to continuing, beyond this event, the very stimulating and instructive exchange of ideas that were shared during this conference.
"I would like to say, dear colleagues, sponsors, associations, partners, professional organisations, what a wonderful conference. Is it not? We are living in uncertain times, but one thing is for sure, there is a simple power in people coming together, and these four days proved, there are no borders when we need to be together, for the same goal we would like to achieve, to develop our knowledge in order to serve our patients." – Dr Dobrina Mollova
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Sponsors, Partners & Media Partners
The top leading dental manufacturers generously sponsored the conference further contributing to advance dentistry as it further manifests in the digital era.
CAPP would like to thank all sponsors, media publishers and scientific partners for supporting the CAPP November Dental Livestream continuing dental education programme. The sponsors included Dentsply Sirona, Oral-B, Straumann Group Digital Solutions, Ivoclar Vivadent, Henry Schein Connect Dental, NSK, 3D Middle East, 3D Systems, Carestream Dental, NextDent by 3D Systems, Aidite, Shofu, Scorpios International LLC, BOREA, GSK, Coltene, SDI, Fondaco, Vital Alliance Co. Ltd, MDent, 3Shape, ORMCO, Ultradent, Curaden, Curaprox, Philips Sonicare, VITA, GC, Zirkonzahn, Hu-Friedy, EMS, Southern Implants, Castle General Trading, Acteon, FKG, ClearSmile Aligner, Bausch, DynaFlex, Medit, Maptec and Formlabs Dental.
CAPP November Dental Livestream was supported by the following scientific partners: Saudi Dental Society, Singapore Dental Association, Kuwait Dental Association, iDental Courses, International group for Oral Rehabilitation, Lebanese Dental Association, The Lebanese Orthodontic Society, Oman Dental Society, Iraqi Dental Association, Saudi Orthodontic Society (Digital Orthodontics Scientific Partner), Association of Orthodontists (Singapore), AALZ Aachen Dental Laser Center, British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD), British Academy of Dental Implantology (BADI), Tipton Training, International College of Dentists, Emirates Dental Hygienist Club, FDC Academy, Q & M Dental Group and Association for Oral Health Therapists Singapore.
Multidisciplinary Hybrid/Online Courses
The 16 multidisciplinary hands-on courses were performed online together with a live demonstration on a patient or on the model. The hands-on continuing dental education courses were limited to online participation for the health and safety of the participants during the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Live Demo & Live Treatment
- Selfie Ready? A New Generation for Cosmetic Dentistry: Elective Procedures Post-COVID-19
- How to Achieve Predictable Results in Tooth Whitening
- Being Impressed: Predictable Paths
- Mastering Hyflex Instrumentation and Bioactive Obturation in Endodontics: A New Approach for Predictable Results
- Aesthetics with Simplicity, Respecting the Invasiveness Ladder
- The Real Beauty of Composite Resins: Aesthetic, Durable, Profitable
- How Long Should Your Composite Restoration Last?
"Heartily congratulations to you and all your team on arranging very informative and evidence-based presentations delivered by the speaker in such a crucial time. It will be fruitful for everyone and will apply this evidence-based knowledge at their daily practice for the benefits of community and institutions." – Dr Muhammad Tayab Khalily, Orthodontist and Facial aesthetic specialist
"Congratulations to the great success of the 15th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference." – Dr SIU HIN HO
"Dear Organizers, thank you for the wonderful organization that you have conducted. We congratulate you on this extremely organized event online. We were very happy to participate in this event and we have asked many colleagues, Doctors, to participate as well." – Dr Tabrizi Dental Clinic
"Thanks for the amazing online lectures." – Asst Prof Mohannad Issa Michael Nassar, College of Dental Medicine
"Thanks for arranging such an interesting and informative session. It was worth attending." – Dr Shoma Prem
"Thanks for the wonderful conference." – Dr Ahmed Khairi Alomari
"Thank you very much for the best conference I saw until today, which we enjoy and learn a lot through 4 days, best wishes for new future and new conferences." – Dr Hameed Alshamri
"Thank you for an opportunity for me to attend such a prestigious conference. that too for no cost. I would like to congratulate the team who set up such a wonderful platform. All the best." – Dr George and Dr Manju
"Thank you for organizing the last event. Very fruitful." – Prof Ziad N. Al-Dwairi, Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology
"It was a great conference and looking forward to catching up on the days I missed." – Dr Anjana Gandhi
"It was a pleasure to attend such a great conference with very talented speakers." – Dr Adham Arafa
"Thank you for such a great virtual dental conference." – Dr Sami Nohad from Los Angeles
"Thank you for that incredibly wonderful digitized conference." – Dr Khaled Al Solaiman
"Thank you very much for the lovely interesting conference and thanks for your efforts done to make it happen and amazing success. Congratulations and sure will attend as well the 12th conference as well. We wish the next CAD/CAM conference to gather us again." – Dr Kamal Toufic Bsat, Pearl Clinic by Carla, Lebanon
Thank you all for making this event such a success.
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