ESMD Partner's Event
Training Course in Endodontics
The intensive practical courses in endodontics are organized in Belgium. Courses will start in 2014 and will be held three times a year with limited attendance in a group.
21 - 22 02 2014
28 - 29 03 2014
16 - 17 05 2014
20 - 21 06 2014
17 - 18 10 2014
21 - 22 11 2014
Language - French.
For more information about the courses, please read the detailed brochure.
ESMD Partner's Event
1st International Dental Implantology Conference
Please be informed about the Titanium Club-FTI – The 1st International Dental Implantology Conference to be held in Warsaw, Poland on 24-26 April, 2014.
The event provides an opportunity to reunite and share a wealth of experience with the finest professionals from around the world for a 3 day outstanding conference.
For more information about the conference please check the website www.titaniumclub-fti.com
4th Congress of the European Society of Microscope Dentistry
We kindly invite you to the 4th ESMD Congress to be held at Meliá Barcelona Sarrià hotel in Barcelona, Spain on
18 - 20 September 2014.
Next Congress we come with speakers that will blow your mind. Be prepared to be surprised!
The attendance will be limited, so be sure not to miss the deadlines and latest news. Please check our website www.esmd.info regularly for more information about the extraordinary program and registration procedure.
Incredible opportunity for ESMD members!
Members registered for the ESMD Congress 2014 until the end of this year will have a chance to win valuable and highly practical dental device worth over €2600.00!
If you are not a member yet or your membership has expired, you still have a chance to be a winner. You only need to join ESMD before registering for the ESMD Congress 2014.
ESMD Partner's Event
2nd International ZEISS Dental Symposium 2013
On behalf of the Partner of ESMD - Carl Zeiss Meditec - we would kindly like to inform you about the 2nd International ZEISS Dental Symposium 2013 to be held in London, UK on 4 – 5 October 2013.
The two-day scientific program is ready for you. For more information about the Symposium, please read the detailed brochure.
An exclusive opportunity for the ESMD members - 25 % discount for the registration to the Second International ZEISS Symposium.
Not a member yet? Apply for the ESMD membership now and receive much more benefits than a discount for the registration to the event. <<< Application form >>>
ESMD Autumn school 2013
ESMD Louvain Autumn School 2013
Louvain-la-Neuve / UCL Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Belgium
6 - 7 September 2013
6 September 2013
In a quiet and green atmosphere, and a summer climate (heat and summer storm included), the second ESMD Autumn School started on 6 September 2013.
We were kindly welcomed by Alexandra, the Autumn School secretary. Coffee, croissants, chocolate pastries, fruit and juices were waiting for us to start the day in a proper way.
Autumn School Chairman Philippe Van Audenhove opened the sessions with a presentation on why and how magnification can be integrated into the daily general office routine. In the audience were also dental assistants who showed much interest as their dentist recently bought a microscope and obviously the ergonomical aspects get much attention in their office. Dr. Denis Honegger (Ch) fascinated the audience with his detailed video presentation on four-handed work and his analysis of the angles of view when working in indirect view.
More questions and interaction came after Mrs Fabienne Papazian (B) gave her professional view on back problems of dental practitioners and staff. Seating positions and stool types (saddle!) were compared and good individual advise could be given. Limited attendance in this kind of courses has always proven to be a mayor advantage for the participants!
Mr. Marc Bouhsira (Israel) presented the ideas and views of a non-dental- practitioner with for instance the inspiring statement that the decision whether or not to work with microscope magnification is not a question of dentistry: "If one is in the possibility of seeing more and thus serving ones patients better, it is an ethical obligation."
After a delicious and very well appreciated lunch (cold and warm buffet, with too much choices in both food and drinks, the Belgian Style ) the participants were welcomed back in the hall, this time in a less classroom-like set-up: seated in a U-shape, the focus came on Dr. Lieven Ostyn (B) who, very appropriate immediately after lunch, brought us all in a ZEN-state of body and mind. With calm moves and words he introduced us into the meditative possibilities for the dental team. Ways of relaxation, taking only one minute in-between two patients were demonstrated and trained. Dentistry stress should not completely determine our state of mind, and certainly not after hours!
The rest of the afternoon was dedicated to endodontics with Mr. Arman Gazi (B) giving a clear view on preparation techniques and instruments of the last generation. Technical concepts of root canal preparation were explained and the choice of instruments was made.
Mr. Pierre Carsin (B) took over after the final rinsing of the canals, with advise on root canal obturation techniques. Warm gutta percha being a state of the art treatment, with different possible techniques depending on preferences and cases.
ESMD board member Mr. Filip Bonte (B) started his presentation by a comet impact on our parked cars in the parking lot but luckily he soon switched to minimally invasive dentistry and fascinated the participants with the intraoral and even intradental images of his work.
In between the presentations and also during coffee breaks and lunch, there was plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. During the afternoon break, the traditional ESMD lottery took place and lucky Dr. Evelyne Jacquemyns won a SciCan Ensure device. (the Ensure device is an easy to use, in-office monitoring system for steam sterilization. It ensures the optimal performing of your equipment). With thanks to SciCan!
One could easily say that this day of lectures had been bringing insights in another type of dentistry. Brought by passionate dental professionals and devoted speakers with a message.
The day was closed by a special session: In the wonderful park surrounding the venue, a nice and calm spot was chosen for this occasion and in the shadow of a huge old tree Dr. Ostyn introduced us into the art of meditative archery. This oriental discipline that has nothing to do with game, sport nor war, is an ennobled way of using the arch and arrow. The focus is on the target, not on the result. But nevertheless, ... the chairman was clearly proud to be the only participant shooting a bull's eye!
A good end of a fascinating day!
7 September 2013
At UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain), the dental school has recently installed a high-tech simulation laboratory for pre-clinical training of master students. This wonderfully equipped infrastructure with space for over 40 students is intensively occupied but UCL management was so kind to allow ESMD to use it for the hands-on trainings of Autumn School.
Professor Alain Brabant welcomed the participants and took care of all practical issues for them. It is mainly thanks to him that all would go smoothly this Saturday.
After coffee, croissants, chocolate pastries participants were invited in the lab for a short introduction by Mr. Marc Bouhsira on the manipulation and settings of a microscope.
The simulation units with phantom heads, and fully equipped dental units were completed with dental operating microscopes for this occasion. As each participant had his/her individual unit and microscope, the training promised to be quite intensive!
A video demonstration on four-handed working with and without microscope was followed by step-by-step instructions and exercises of the manipulations. Dr. Honegger and his brilliant assistant Mrs. Mai Tran demonstrated step by step the ergonomical way of working. Plenty of assistance and interaction was provided by ESMD board and speakers. Chair side assistance is indispensable when working under microscope and a well trained assistant, standardized manipulations and protocols are needed for this.
Next step was cavity preparation and composite restoration under microscope. With the phantom heads and units, the clinical situation was well simulated. Water-cooling and aspiration completed the in-office-feeling. Coltene provided rubberdam systems, Dentsply Maillefer brought materials and Palodent/Bi-tine matrices system were used. Participants forgot about the coffee breaks and kept on exercising, fascinated by the close-up views and the enhanced ergonomics with microscopes. Two brands of microscopes could be tried out: besides the Zeiss Opmi Pico microscopes, also a Zumax microscope was mounted. Many participants hopped from one to the other to discover the differences and to find out what suited them best.
After the lunch buffet, the endodontic part of the training started. Pierre Carsin and Arman Gazi gave a complete training in endodontic access cavity preparation, root canal preparation and obturation. The simulation of the clinical situation was perfect: endo-treatment took place in phantom head and each participant was in the possibility of completing an endo treatment on both an upper and a lower molar. Especially designed Frasaco training-molars were purchased for this purpose. An extraordinary experience, as endodontic hands-on courses typically are carried out table-top.
Denstply Maillefer provided all most recent materials and endo-devices for this course. It was at once an update on endodontic treatment for most of us.
Overall the efforts done in logistics for these courses were impressive. Speakers and organizers were communicative and accessible. After a full day of magnified dentistry simulation, the return to the office might be frustrating for those who still work without magnification...