Renowned dentists from all over the world to be guests at the Fellowship Symposium
Lectures at the highest level, demanding discussions on current topics and trends about modern dentistry, as well as personal exchange between colleagues from around the world: This is what the “VOCO International Fellowship Symposium” has stood for many years. For the fifth event, 50 dentists from almost 30 countries again accepted the invitation of the Dentalists from Cuxhaven to further intensify the dialog between the manufacturer and the dental practice.
The focus of the three-day event with more than 30 lectures was in particular on processes and issues relating to conventional restorative and innovative digital dentistry. Furthermore, topics like fabrication of endocrowns as well as updates on MIH (Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation) were focal points. In diversified lectures, the Fellows presented their current clinical cases as well as solutions and treatment methods. Numerous questions from the audience proved the high relevance of the topics presented, so that the dental experts took home ideas and new approaches. At the same time, the presentations offered the VOCO team important feedback on the products used.
Dr Miguel Stanley as keynote speaker
In his lecture “New boundaries of Dentistry”, keynote speaker Dr Miguel Stanley from Portugal spoke about how healthy and aesthetic teeth can change an entire life. The founder and clinical director of the world-renowned White Clinic in Lisbon prefers digital options, which offer a wide range of possibilities. At the same time, the founder of the Slow Dentistry movement puts a consistent focus on individual, high quality and stress-free treatments for the patients. He allowed the audience to share his wealth of experience and revealed many tips and tricks, so that the lecture was not only technically demanding, but also very entertaining.
YouTube project from the UK
Also Dr Mike Gow from the UK values new technologies: The dentist and clinical director of the dental anxiety treatment department at Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow has been using the YouTube video channel for several years to present clinical cases, products and treatments. In his lecture “InterDental-TV for presenting video dental case studies”, he presented the procedure and benefit and thus promoted new ways of communication.
Look behind the scenes: The development of the thermoviscous composite VisCalor
Beside the lectures of the Fellows, also the host contributed informative speeches. Colleagues of the research and development department gave a deep insight into the creation of VisCalor under the motto “The secret behind thermo-viscous-composites”. The highlight of the material: It is flowable after warming and then cools down, so it is immediately sculptable. Event manager Dr Matthias Mehring also joined the ranks of speakers and gave a live demonstration on the importance of the polymerisation lamp.
Intensive dialog between industry and practice
The programme of lectures was rounded off by intensive “Round-Table” discussions, in which the developers and market strategists from VOCO exchanged information with the dentists about their clinical experiences and current questions regarding desirable innovations. “The close and trustful exchange with the dental clinic is indispensable for us as manufacturer: This is the only way we know the needs of everyday clinical practice and can specifically consider them in product development”, states Dr Matthias Mehring.