Online Event | UAE Timezone (GST) 12-15 Nov 2020

15th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference

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Digitalisation played a very important role in the event industry around the world last year. During the 2020 pandemic situation, CAPP (Centre for Advanced Professional Practices) made a major step to move its all face-to-face continuing education events and training to a new level. 

15th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference, an annual event has been affected as well due to the outbreak and the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last 14 years, the event proved a significant involvement in the development of dental education in the Middle-East, Far-East, and internationally.

The 15th edition of the CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference, which took place on 12-15 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 11,875 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 digital dental impressions, digital oral scanners, digital dental prosthodontics, digital imaging systems, digital smile designs, digital orthodontics, digital treatment planning, materials for CAD/CAM systems 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 11,875 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.

Opening Speech

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 to the 15th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference.

Speakers & Scientific Programme

There were 34 international speakers from 15 countries such as Greece, UK, Brazil, USA, Liechtenstein, UAE, Thailand, Switzerland, Chile, Austria, Singapore, Egypt, Italy, Sweden, and The Netherlands 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:

Day 1

Prof Brian Millar, UK – Aesthetic Composite Restorations for Anterior Teeth
Dr Costa Nicolopoulos, Greece – All-on-X Using a Combination of Analog & Digital Surgical & Prostho Methods
Dr Adriano Teixeira, Brazil – Planning & Executing a Full Digital Workflow
Prof Edward Lynch, UK – Management of Deep Carious Lesions
Dr Susan McMahon, USA – Be a Direct Composite Veneer Rockstar... Simple Technique, Beautiful Results
Dr Michael Dieter, Liechtenstein – The Chairside Digital Workflow – New Techniques and Possibilities
Dr Renato Miotto Palo, Brazil – Chemical Options for Success in Endodontic Treatment
Dr Munir Silwadi, UAE – Digital Immediate Implant with Root Membrane Technique

Day 2

Dr Michael Scherer, USA – Digital Crown & Bridge Workflows for Clinicians
Dr Suchada Kongkiatkamon, Thailand – Material Selection in CAD/CAM Dentistry: From Single Veneer to Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Dr Kleanthis Manolakis, Greece – Zirconia Monolithic Implant-Supported Restorations - Safe and Predictable Clinical Concepts
Dr Julian Caplan, UK – Intraoral Scanning
Vanik Kaufmann-Jinonian, MDT, Switzerland – Increase Dental Happiness. More Patients Better Shades & Improved Aesthetics
Eric Berger, CDT, France – Aesthetic Realization. Connection Between Dentists and Technicians
Dr Jaimee Morgan, USA – Give Your Patients the Smiles They Want: Be the Smile Whitening Expert
Ralph Georg, USA – Evolution of CAD Solutions and Digital Smile Design Powered by the Latest Technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Digital Workflow
Dr Eduardo Mahn, Chile – Evidence-based Infection Treatment Protocols in the Dental Office. What Makes Sense and What doesn’t in the COVID-19 Period?

Day 3

Prof Dr Angelo Troedhan, Austria – Gold-Standards 2020 in Digital Dentistry and Implantology Demonstrated by an Extraordinary Patient Case
Prof Shakeel Shahdad, UK – The Digital Revolution – Inspiring Implant Dentistry
Dr Ihab Mohamed Ibrahim Elsayed, Egypt – How to Make the Most of Your Intraoral Scanner: The Dentalist’s Recipe
Jürgen Feierabend, MDT, Italy – Predictability in Digital Dentistry. Complete Workflows Based on the 3D-Virtual Patient
Dr Dimitrios Mavreas, Greece – How to Reverse the Dimension of Time on Any Face
Prof James Mah, USA – Concepts of Modern Aligner Therapy – Advances from Yesterday’s Aligners
Dr Robert (Tito) Norris, USA – The Latest Innovation in Orthodontics

Day 4

Dr Hwang Jun Hyuk, Singapore – Digital Orthodontics: Practice of the Future
Dr Abdelhakim El Gheriani, UAE – Digitization in Orthodontics: Where we are at in 2020
Dr Poon Kee Hwang, Singapore – Invisible Aligners for Extraction Cases: A Digital Solution a Traditional Problem
Dr Tif Qureshi, UK – Align, Bleach, and Bond for the Lifetime Patient. How Ortho-Restorative Thinking can Change your Approach to Every Day Dentistry
Dr Hatem El Damanhoury, UAE – Simply Predictable Cementation of CAD/CAM Ceramic Restoration
Germen Versteeg, BASc, The Netherlands – Digital Dentures in One Day; Clinical & Technical Improvements Result in Great Benefits for Patients, Clinic, and Labs!
Dr Jan Paulics, Sweden – Guided Implant Surgery – Can We Trust the Guide?
Dr Miles Reed Cone, USA – Shade and Shape: Metal-Ceramic Implant Restorations for Anterior Aesthetics
Dr Rabih Mahfouz, UAE – In-house produced Clear Aligners: The Pros and The... Pros!
Dr Amr Mohamed Ekram, UAE – The Digital Impression; All About Intra-Oral Scanners

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.


Closing Speech

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

To watch the speech play the video:

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




"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.
See you next year!

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