ConsAsia 2019
The lnaugural Meeting of the Asian and Oceanian Federation of Conservative Dentistry (AOFCD)
November 8(Fri) - 10(Sun), 2019

Invited Speakers

Important Due Dates :
  • Abstract Submission Opens [March 01(Fri), 2019]
  • Abstract Submission Ends [May 31(Fri), 2019]
  • Acceptance Notification [June 28(Fri), 2019]

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Keynote Speakers (Alphabetical Order)

Bart Van Meerbeek Bart Van Meerbeek Professor
BIOMAT, Department of Oral Health Sciences
KU Leuven (University of Leuven)
Current Clinical Approaches For Adhesive Luting of CAD-CAM Block Restorations More
Digital technology is indispensable in today's dental practice. The first digital revolution occurred several years ago with the introduction of CAD-CAM technology for the production of semi-direct (chair side) and indirect (via dental lab) restorations. Currently, most CAD-CAM systems are based on 'subtractive' manufacturing processes, where restorations are milled out of industrially manufactured blocks. Various types of ceramic, resin-based composite and polymer-infiltrated ceramic CAD-CAM blocks are today available for chair-side partial and full crown restorations. This lecture will address the different clinical approaches for (adhesive) luting of CAD-CAM block restorations, thereby focusing on both the cement-tooth as the cement-restoration interface. Inevitably, one may expect that ‘additive’ manufacturing processes or so-called '3D printing' will soon find more applications in restorative dentistry.
Gaetano Paolone Gaetano Paolone Professor
Conservative and Restorative Dentistry
Università Vita e Salute San Raffaele
Direct Restoration procedures in anterior and posterior teeth More
During the last 25 years there has been a real evolution in adhesive dentistry, by which the number of treatment possibilities has expanded. Initially, direct composite restorations were only indicated for simple restorations. Nowadays the clinical indications for direct composite restorations are stretched towards more complex situations. Composite can give the clinician the capability to solve a wide range of clinical situations. Modeling techniques in anteriors and posteriors will be the main focus of the lecture.
Jack Ferracane Jack Ferracane Professor and Chairman
Restorative Dentistry
Oregon Health & Science University
Current Status and Future Advances in Dental Composite Restorative Materials More
Dental composites have evolved based on the needs and requests of dental practitioners desiring materials capable of being used in more extensive applications, and with greater ease of use. Existing products produce high-quality restorations with excellent longevity. In the past, new formulations focused on better esthetics, polishability, handling, and wear resistance. More recently commercial materials have been designed with reduced polymerization shrinkage and shrinkage stress, and enhanced depth of cure for use as bulk-fill restoratives. Looking to the future, the next series of developments will likely be to produce direct composite restoratives with self-adhesive qualities, already present in some flowable and cementing materials, and resin restoratives that are more resistant to the degradatory effects of intraoral hydrolysis and attack from salivary and bacterially derived enzymes. Other developments will likely include materials that are bioactive, interacting with the environment by releasing essential ions for remineralization processes, as well as releasing important molecules capable of recruiting cells to specific sites to aid in the healing and repair of lost tooth structure. Materials capable of repair of internal and external defects can also be envisioned. The development of dental resin-based composites continues to represent one of the most exciting areas of dentistry.
Lorenzo Breschi Lorenzo Breschi Professor
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences
University of Bologna
Successful Bonding from Etching to Light Curing More
Aim of the presentation will be a critical review of the latest improvements of dental bonding systems. Chemical background and physical characteristics of the adhesives will be presented to understand the clinical capabilities and the possible role of the clinician to obtain the highest bonding performances, in terms of improved bond strength, extended durability and reduced post-op sensitivity. The lecture will also clarify the mechanisms that affect the stability of the adhesive interface over time, analyzing the role of different degrading phenomena synergistically contributing to degrade the hybrid layer.
The lecture will provide clinical step-by-step procedures along with “tips and tricks” to achieve the highest clinical success in terms of aesthetic requirements, biomechanical properties of adhesive restorations, bond strength and stability of the adhesive interface over time.
Marino Sutedjo Masashi Miyazaki Professor and Chair
Operative Dentistry
Nihon University School of Dentistry
TBA More
David Manton David Manton Professor
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Dental Caries – the new paradigms More
Dental caries, a behaviourally and genetically influenced bacterial disease moderated by individual characteristics, is one of the world’s most prevalent primarily preventable conditions. In many communities worldwide, a large proportion of children are still severely affected by dental caries. In the past 50 years, the prevention of dental caries has concentrated on the delivery of fluoride, whether it be via reticulated water, toothpaste or professionally applied products such as varnishes. Despite still being the ‘gold standard’ for prevention, the action of fluoride is limited somewhat by the concentration of bioavailable calcium and phosphate. Several products containing or having the ability to stabilize calcium and phosphate are now available commercially. Surprisingly, the primary cause of dental caries – a cariogenic diet, has often been ignored or barely mentioned, as modifying the diet involves behaviour modification, a difficult proposition in many people. In some individuals, modification of the risk factors is unlikely or not possible, so other methods, such as low viscosity resin infiltration of early carious lesions, become the most appropriate intervention.
Ivo Krejci Ivo Krejci President of the University Dental Clinics of the University of Geneva
Dental Fitness – the paradigm change in dentistry More
Dentistry of the past was characterized by a continuous degradation of the dentition through the lifetime of the patient requiring continuous imperfect repairs of heavy clinical symptoms and finally leading to extractions and replacements of the missing teeth by implant-supported crowns, bridges and dentures. This obsolete vision is progressively replaced by modern dentistry which integrates new high-tech diagnostics and high-tech non-invasive treatments and allows to keep the population in good dental health life-long. The practical container for this modern approach is a concept which the author calls Dental Fitness. The presentation will focus on the key elements of this concept.
Junji Tagami Junji Tagami Professor
Cariology and Operative Dentistry
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Minimally invasive aesthetic restoration with innovative materials More
The recent adhesive and restorative materials provide excellent performance, and enabled us to apply the minimally invasive aesthetic restorations with extremely simplified procedures.
Understanding the recent adhesive materials and restorative materials is required to obtain the maximum performance of the materials. The clinical procedures, such as application of adhesive, irradiation to bonding resin, composite resin filling technique and irradiation, and cavity configuration are also very significant factors to affect the quality of restorations. The lecture provides the information on the adhesive resin materials from the basic and clinical issue for the successful restorations. Furthermore, the monitoring of restorations for the long lasting function of restoration in both biologically and esthetic points of view.
Marino Sutedjo Marino Sutedjo Endodontist
Private Practice
Minimally Invasive in Endodontic, Trend or Necessity? More
Nowadays often we heard the term of Minimally invasive dentistry. This minimally invasive thing is pretty much apply on almost any field of dentistry. It’s main purpose mostly is to preserve healty tooth / tissue structure as much as possible and this is interesting that now we are thinking to do as conservative as we can. But in endodontic do this minimally invasive give us a huge benefit?
In this lecture, this issue will be discuss along with scientific evidence to proof that whether minimally invasive in endodontic give us a benefit or it’s just a trend.
Niek Opdam Niek Opdam Professor
Radboud University Medical Centre
The Netherlands
Severe tooth wear, when and how to restore? More
Rehabilitation of patients with severe tooth wear presents problems for the dentist, as restorative protocols are complicated and extensive, including raising the bite in increased vertical dimension of occlusion. Especially for this ‘high risk’ group of patients, showing bruxism and erosion, prognosis of these rehabilitations is likely to be limited due to recurrent wear and fracture of the restorations.
Therefore, for these patients with reduced dental tissues, a minimally invasive approach is mandatory in order to enable future retreatments. At the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, there is a special care centre for severe tooth wear running several clinical studies. In this lecture, the Radboud Philosophy on treatment of severe tooth wear and results of Minimally invasive strategies will be discussed: from monitoring severe cases to total rehabilitations with minimally invasive techniques, either using direct composites or indirect composite and CADCAM restorations. Many examples of clinical cases will show failure and success in treatments of this difficult patient group