Online Event | UAE Timezone (GST) 10-13 Nov 2022

17th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference

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This year’s 14th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference was held
in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Prevention.


CAPP in collaboration with Ministry of Health & Prevention. Token of appreciation to 
Dr. Mariam Jaafar, Head, Dental Department, MOHAP accompanied by Dr. Fuzan Alkhalidi 
and Dr. Nabeel Humood – Scientific Advisory Board.

As a result of the growing digital dentistry sector in the region, the conference took place this year in
the Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre, Dubai, UAE. The location gave the organisers enough space to introduce a number of new elements to the event, including additional room for exhibitors and more comfortable and relaxed seating in the meeting room where the scientific programme was held. The continuous fast development in digital dentistry means there is growing need for relevant high-level education.

CAPP provided lectures in the scientific programme and multi-disciplinary hands-on courses designed to ensure
that dentists, orthodontists and dental technicians were brought fully up to date
with the latest technologies on the market. 

The 14th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference brought all areas of the digital dental industry together, from device makers to dealers, allowing the participants to update their knowledge of the latest innovations in the field. 

Several significant events took place during the 5 Days of Continuing Dental Education Programme including: 14th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry – Main Conference, Digital Orthodontics Symposium, Dental Technician Int’l Meeting,
17 multi-disciplinary hands-on training courses, Round Table Presentations, Exhibition, Free training at the exhibition area and Poster Presentation competition.

The conference was organised by Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP).



Regional delegates from different specialties attended to the conference and hands-on courses. 

Dental professionals from different specialties including general practitioners, endodontists, implantologists, orthodontists, periodontists, prosthodontist, conservative dentists, maxilofacial surgeons and dental technicians from both government and private sectors enjoyed the high level of the scientific programme whilst meeting top industrial players in this field during the two days of the conference.





The event gathered top key opinion leaders with a focus on the latest trends and developments in digital orthodontics. Digital dentistry can assist us in many ways, by assessing space and measuring the amount of crowding in cases, predicting treatment outcomes, assisting patients’ communication but also storing models digitally and treatment planning. With the introduction of 3D Printing in dentistry, the opportunities in orthodontics have expanded from digital impression taking, to developing virtual treatment plans and 3D printing of dental models. 

The Digital Orthodontics Symposium illustrated the necessity for orthodontists to look-into and highly consider digitalising their working ways to save time, money and provide more efficient and effective treatments for the patients. 


Industry leaders spoke at the event! Dr Naif Almosa opened the Digital Orthodontics Symposium with welcoming all attendees. Dr. Bart Vandenberghe started the day with the lecture on “CBCT Diagnosis in Orthodontics”. Dr. Isabelle Savoye spoke about “The Full Digital Orthodontic Patient and the 3D Applications”, Dr Manol Ivchev spoke about "3D Function in Occlusion" and Dr Firas Hamzeh about Clinical Efficiency. Dr Daz Singh had a lecture on multi-disciplinary treatment planning, Dr. Naif Almosa spoke about the caries rick in orthodontic patients. The two last afternoon lectures were by Dr Sally K. Al Yousef on Clear Aligners and Dr Hany Salah El-Din spoke on in-office control management of orthodontic Clear Aligners.


Were hosted by the sponsors and the industry's most respected Orthodontists. Delegates had a chance to attend numerous trainings split in groups, allowing an opportunity for direct discussions and immediate Q&A receiving personal treatment from presenters. The trainings were held in groups (10 seats available per session) in order to have a high learning impact. Outstanding Orthodontists presented various topics of great interest.

The following presentations took place during the event:

Table 1 (Invisalign):
Session A – SmartForce features & Protocols
Session B – Default protocols for Open Bite
Session C – SmartForce features & Protocols
Session D – Default protocols for Open Bite

Table 2 (3D Middle East & NextDent): 
3D Printing in Dentistry & Orthodontics

Table 3 (Ormco): 
The 3D Treatment Planning, and Bonding Protocol with Dr. Firas Hamzeh, UAE

Table 4 (Planmeca): 
Full Digital Workflow: From IntraOral Scanning, to OrthoStudio to 3D Printing of Aligner Models

Table 5 (3shape): 
Digital Workflow: How to Create an Indirect Bonding Tray with Bracket Placement and Appliance Designer with Dr. Isabelle Savoye, Belgium





Dental technician sessions were an accomplishment not only for dental laboratory owners and dental technicians
but also for the entire dental technology profession. Dental technicians took part in the main conference
on Friday the 12th of April 2019 where they learnt about the connection between Clinic (the dentist)
and the Laboratory (the technician/lab) through round tables clinic presentations where numerous
hands-on training took place on a rotational basis.


Were hosted by the sponsors and the industry's most respected dental technicians. Delegates had a chance to attend numerous trainings split in groups, allowing an opportunity for direct discussions and immediate Q&A receiving personal treatment from presenters. The trainings were held in groups (10 seats available per session) in order to have a high learning impact. Outstanding dental technicians presented various topics of great interest.

The following presentations took place during the event:

Table 1 (Amann Girrbach): 
Perspectives of CAD/CAM Technology with Elie El Khoueiry, Lebanon

Table 2 (Sinterex): 
How to Prepare Printed Metal for Porcelain with Stanislav Shishkov, Bulgaria 

Table 3 (3D Middle East & NextDent): 
Digital Denture Design with 3shape in Combination with 3D Printing on the Nextdent 5100
with Germen Versteeg, The Netherlands

Table 4 (MAC Digital Dental Solutions): 
How many types of zirconia do I need? with Frederick Romer & Axel Dittrich, Germany
The Brain of Your Machine (The Importance of professional CAM Software) by Florian Kratzner, Germany

Table 5 (GC): 
Gradia Plus: Aesthetics and Functionality with Ihssan Hamadeh, Syria

Table 6 (Straumann): 
Advances in Digital Dentistry – for your daily practice with Vincent Fehmer, MDT, Switzerland

Table 7 (Planmeca): 
Perfecting the craft for chairside and lab – by Planmeca Creo™ C5 3D PRINTERwith Aleksi Virta





Delegates interested in the practical approach participated in multidisciplinary hands-on training courses organised throughout 10th and 15th of April 2019, resulting in an opportunity to gain further practical knowledge. The hands-on continuing dental education courses were limited for enrollment in order to allow participants the maximum opportunity to practice their skills in a practical format. During this time CAPP utilised state-of-the art learning techniques to ensure that dental professionals go beyond just understanding principles to actually being able to implement the concepts and skills in their practices.




Year after year delegates from across the region travel to Dubai to present their latest scientific cases, studies and novelties through poster presentations. This scientific platform allows authors to meet and get introduced informally with interested viewers, facilitating greater exchange of ideas and networking opportunities. This is an important introductory for researchers at scientific meetings such as the CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference. This year was no different with three deserved winners, each one receiving appreciations from sponsors and the organiser alike. Awards were distributed by SWAN and Philips Sonicare (Castle General Trading). 

The winners were categorised by an experienced jury led by Prof Göran Urde – Programme Director of Implantology Postgraduate Education, Faculty of Odontology, Malmo University and Prof Paul Tipton – B.D.S., M.Sc., D.G.D.P., Specialist in Prosthodontics.

Congratulations to the winners:

First Place Winner: Dr. Anca-Stefania Mesaros, Romania
Second Place Winner: Prof. Dr. Liliana Porojan, Romania
Third Place Winner: Dr. Umberto Marchesi, Italy

Thank you to the sponsors:



14th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference and Exhibition was a unique networking opportunity.

The industry’s leading dental manufacturers continued to sponsor this important dental gathering which contributes towards the developing of these advanced technologies. The exhibition which took place during the conference days was designed to showcase the sponsor’s equipment, machines, technologies, materials and techniques all related to CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry. 

The companies experienced an all-time-high interest from the delegates during the conference. Every morning the “BREAKFAST WITH THE SPONSORS” session was an excellent networking opportunity for all attendance before the very busy scientific programme. This exclusive access gave a chance for sponsors to share experience with colleagues, make new contacts and strengthened existing relationships.




The top leading dental manufacturers generously sponsored the conference further contributing to advance dentistry as it further manifests in the digital era. The exhibition took place during the Conference days and was designed to showcase the sponsor’s CAD/CAM machines, technologies, materials and digital dentistry techniques.

The exhibition provided great business opportunities for all parties – delegates, visitors and trade.
The sponsors benefited from meeting new clients in a relaxing and exclusive environment with delegates having the opportunity to see latest novelties in the market.
As usual, this interaction was an excellent source of informative ideas, new services and products.


Appreciation to the key sponsors was shown during the two days of the event. The appreciation tokens were handed in by Dr Aisha Sultan AlSuwaidi, President of Emirates Dental Society.


This year’s exhibition highlighted a wide-variety of dental training where attendees earned FREE CME.



Thank you all for making this event such a success!

See you next year!

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