Road to Zirconia, Tips and Tricks

Registration fee: 500 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation)

Seats: 20 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  • Graduate dental students
  • Dentists interested in pediatric dentistry

Workshop Introduction:

Esthetic treatment of severely decayed primary teeth is one of the greatest challenges for pediatric dentists. Over the years, numerous techniques for restoring primary teeth have been attempted. Some techniques used for restoring complete crown coverage include polycarbonate crowns, acid etched crown, stainless steel crown (SSC), open–faced SSC with veneer placed on chair side, and commercially available pre-veneered SSC. The effective and efficient usage of these techniques is complicated due to technical, functional, or esthetic hurdles. In this lecture, we will discuss prefabricated zirconia crown as an exceptionally strong ceramic crown that offers more esthetic and biocompatible full coverage for primary incisors and molars. They are anatomically contoured, metal free, completely bio-inert, and resistant to decay.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Know the history of full coverage crowns in pediatric dentistry
  2. Know the indications for full coverage for anterior and posterior primary teeth
  3. Learn the theoretical steps for crown preparation for anterior and posterior crowns
  4. Learn clinical tips and tricks for full coverage for anterior and posterior primary teeth

Orthodontic Management of Orofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders, Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Registration fee: 400 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation)

Seats: 15 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  • Orthodontists
  • General dentists interested in orthodontics

Workshop Introduction:

The diagnostic criteria for TMD (DC/TMD) include pain-related disorders, such as myofascial pain, headache attributed to TMD, arthralgia, primarily disc displacements and degenerative disease. The recent studies focus on the orthodontic problems and attribute between 19% to 40% from TMD problems to occlusion. Most patients with TMD improve with a combination of noninvasive therapies, including behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, physical therapy, and occlusal appliances in addition to orthodontic treatment in some orthodontic related TMD problems such as skeletal open bite, unilateral posterior cross-bite, sever deep-bite, severe overjet and sever CL III malocclusions. In addition to this, the role of dentist and orthodontist is multi-level both in clinical evaluation and in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea specially if the problem is due to orthodontic problems (narrow maxilla or retruded maxilla or mandible) and in this case orthopedic/orthodontic treatment is mandatory specially in children.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Differentially diagnose the most common orofacial pain and TMD seen in a general dental practice
  • Determine the orthodontic related TMD problems and treat them orthodontically
  • Diagnose children with breathing problems (snoring and obstructive sleep apnea) due to retrognathia in the upper or lower arches and treat them orthopedically and orthodontically in the proper time

Top 10 Suturing Techniques in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

Registration fee: 500 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation)

Seats: about 30 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  1. General dentists
  2. Dental assistants
  3. Dental interns and dental students

Workshop Introduction:

Maintaining patients function and esthetics when manipulating dental and oral soft tissue needs meticulous procedures. One of which is suturing. Suturing should be carefully sequenced and guided by knowing the basic techniques and martials. This lecture will highlight the main points to know regarding the top 10 suturing techniques used in oral surgery and dental implant, including material selection.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Increase their knowledge of types of blades, healing, hemostatic agents, suturing materials, needles and techniques
  2. Know the indications, advantages and disadvantages of each technique
  3. Know positive effect of delicate and proper soft tissue handling on the final healing and esthetic results

 


A Dentist's Guide to Dental Implantology

Registration fee: 700 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation)

Seats: about 15-20 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  • General practitioners
  • Fresh graduates and dental interns

Workshop Introduction:

Dental implantology has greatly evolved over the past years. It is becoming a more popular method for teeth replacement among patients. This workshop aims to allow general practitioners to take their first step in understanding dental implants from a clinical perspective. Candidates will learn the theoretical principles and surgical skills required to perform simple implant procedures through the combination of case presentations, demonstrations and hands-on training using the ROOTT implant system (TRATE dental implants).

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have the confidence to add implant surgery and implant restoration to their everyday office procedures, knowing which case to do and which to refer to specialists
  • Learn all the steps they need to take to improve their skills and training in implant dentistry
  • Know how to use the ROOTT implant system (TRATE dental implants)


Negotiation and Preparation of Severely Curved Root Canal System

Registration fee: 500 SR

Teaching Method: 2 hours lectures (using powerpoint presentation) and 1 workshop

Seats: Limited to 25 seats

Accreditation:  TBC

Target Audience : This workshop is suited for

  •      Postgraduate endodontic students
  •      Dentists
  •      Dental interns and students

Workshop Introduction:

This interactive workshop will demonstrate an innovative step-by-step treatment protocol that significantly reduces mishaps during negotiation and preparation of severe curved root canal system.  In addition, Time will be set aside for hands-on exercises designed to familiarize the participants with TruNatomy instruments

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Understand the full scope of endodontic risk factors necessary to avoid mishap creation
  2. Obtain straight-line access while maintaining tooth structure and modify coronal access to facilitate the formation of a glide path
  3. Explore the benefits of TruNatomy instrument first handedly

·       Provided materials and equipment (for each participant): Training kit

·       Procedure and Demonstration Steps: by lecture and demonstration using the Endodontic instruments


 

What’s New and Trending in Pediatric Dentistry

Registration fee: 500 SR

Seats: 20 participants


Restorative Dentistry for the Pediatric Patient

Registration fee: 500 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation)

Seats: 20 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  • General dentists who see pediatric patients in their office
  • Recent graduates seeking more insight on restorative treatment for pediatric  patients

Workshop Introduction:

The choice of materials is an important consideration for optimizing dental restorations. There are numerous materials to select from when restoring, ranging from small incipient lesions to larger coronal restorations. In the selection process the dentist should consider the size of the caries/defect, the occlusal forces expected to load on the restoration, the patient’s caries risk, the ability to isolate the tooth, and patient’s behavior. Effective management of dental caries is critical for the success of dentists in achieving long-term oral health for their patients. This course will provide evidence-based information on the use of restorative materials for children.  We will discuss the choice of material depending on patient age, behavior and caries risk. Participants will have hands-on experience in preparing teeth for crowns and the use of different materials in restoring teeth.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a scientific basis and evidence to support their use of different materials for different cases
  • Understand the importance of caries risk and patient behavior in restorative material selection
  • Become more adept at restoring primary and young permanent teeth using efficient restorative techniques and materials

CBCT Made Simple

Registration fee: 400 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation)

Seats: 15 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  • Specialized dental clinicians
  • General and specialized dental clinicians

Workshop Introduction:

Cone Beam CT imaging has revolutionized the way we visualize the maxillofacial region. With its growing applications in all dental fields, it has become a necessity for every dentist to understand CBCT imaging. This course provides knowledge of the basic principles of CBCT technology, selecting and optimizing imaging protocols for different diagnostic tasks, reducing radiation risk, interpreting the normal radiographic appearances of common anatomical variants and pathological changes.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the basic principles of CBCT imaging
  • Understand the nature and magnitude of risks associated with CBCT imaging and approaches to minimize these risks
  • Recognize when to prescribe CBCT scans following the ALARA principles of justification and optimization methods to achieve maximally diagnostic imaging
  • Identify radiographic anatomy, landmarks, and common pathological anomalies

2D Smile Design Using DSD Template

Registration fee: 700 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation)

Seats: about 15 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  • Any specialty dealing with esthetic dentistry
  • General practitioners
  • Lab technicians

Workshop Introduction:

A beautiful smile has become a desire for most patients. To create a beautiful smile, a systematic and comprehensive dento-facial analysis must be performed. Several computer software programs have been developed to assess facial, dento-gingival and dental esthetics and to create digital smile designs (DSD). A digital design can facilitate the diagnosis of the esthetic defect, augment the communication between team members including lab technicians, preview treatment outcome and increase the effectiveness of case presentation which leads to more case acceptance. This lecture reviews the various elements of the smile and shows the guidelines through which a proper 2D smile design could be achieved. In addition, it summarizes the basic photographic shots required for digital smile design.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the basic principles for designing esthetically accepted smiles
  • Recognize the different software available in the market for digital smile designing
  • Use a PowerPoint template to do smile analysis on 2D photographs 
  • Use a PowerPoint or Keynote template to design a digital smile
  • Guide the lab to do the waxing up as designed
Innovative Laser Applications in Dentistry

Registration fee: 400 SR

Teaching Method: lectures (using powerpoint presentation)  

Seats: 20 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  • Dentists interested in laser technology
  • Trained dentist who would like to refresh their knowledge

Workshop Introduction:

The use of lasers in conjunction with dental treatment has greatly influenced and changed many of the conventional concepts due to the many applications they have. Caries removal, creating incision lines for flap elevation, atraumatic remaining root extractions and socket debridement prior to implant placement together with bone and soft tissue grafting can be performed more predictably using lasers. Second stage surgical procedures allowing conventional and digital impressions to be made on the same day and even crown delivery can be performed easily, painlessly and bloodless. Bone and soft tissue contouring, esthetic gingival contouring and sinus lifting procedures can also be achieved in a controlled manner, even with complications such as peri-implantitis. The aim of the current workshop is to highlight the substantial role of lasers in the different dental specialties and demonstrate in a hands-on manner how they are used.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the basic principles of laser
  • Understand the many advantages gained by incorporating laser in dental practice
  • Gain knowledge of specific laser applications in different dental fields (restorative dentistry, periodontology, implantology, oral surgery and endodontics)
  • Get a hands-on experience with a laser device

Exam Blueprint

Registration fee: 700 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation)

Seats: 20 participants

Accreditation: TBC 

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for faculty members involved in the integrated medical curriculum and involved in assessment

Workshop Introduction:

This workshop aims at providing trainees the knowledge and skills that enable them do an exam blueprint as a tool to ensure content validity of assessment of results. It will enable them to create evidence that a representative sample of the learning outcomes is measured. This workshop is an interactive mini-lecture with hands on and discussions training in small groups.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will have an increase awareness of ideal exam practices.


Simplicity in Advanced Aesthetics

Registration fee: 500 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation) and open discussion

Seats: 30 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  • Dental interns
  • Recently graduated dentists

Workshop Introduction:

We have heard many times that highly aesthetic restorations need sophisticated and complex approaches, in reality this is not the necessarily the case. Starting from a deeply fractured incisor, participants learn how to perform a poly-chromatically layered, highly aesthetic anterior restoration with a feasible method. We will also discuss material selection and tooth preparation designs that will allow us to hide the transition between the composite and the natural tooth. The ultimate goal is to achieve a highly aesthetic and invisible restoration.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Become extremely effective in color matching
  • Master stratification of composite resin
  • Perform anatomical build-up techniques to restore the tooth shape
  • Perform finishing and polishing techniques to create natural tooth surfaces

An Easy Protocol for Everyday Endodontics

Registration fee: 700 SR

Teaching Method:  lectures (using powerpoint presentation) and 1 hour demonstration

Seats: 20 participants

Accreditation:

Target Audience :

This workshop is suited for:

  1. Fresh graduates and dental interns
  2. Experienced dentists who need to refresh their knowledge in endodontics

Workshop Introduction:

A problem-based learning model will be followed in this workshop covering all steps of endodontic treatment from case selection to treatment planning, from access cavity design to cleaning and shaping protocols, and from obturation to restoration. With a hands-on experience of access cavity preparation and the use of rotary reciprocating file system on endo-teeth.

Workshop Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Understand the theory and practical aspects of access cavity designs
  2. Gain knowledge of different cleaning and shaping protocols
  3. Understand the concept of reciprocating files
  4. Gain knowledge of the updates on obturation and restoration of endodontically treated teeth

 

Please note:

1 – To be able to register for any workshop, you need to register for the Conference as well. The cost of the Workshop registration will be added to the total fee.

2 – Make sure not to register for overlapping Workshops happening on the same day and at the same time.