DentaNet Symposium 2023: Dr. Canabez/Dr. Martin - Dr. Gürel - Dr. Kolnick

DentaNet Symposium 2023 is two intense days of world class lectures and networking 27th-28th of January 2023. 

The Academic Program will be delivered by:
Dr. Martin and Dr. Canabez: A Good Orthodontist needs a Good Prosthodontist and vice versa 
Dr. Galip Gürel: Minimal Invasive Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Full Digital Work Flow
Dr. Justin Kolnick: Rethinking the Endodontic Experience - Understanding Laser-Assisted Endodontics


Friday Evening will be a Super Hero Theme Networking Dinner !
We urge you to suit up as your favourite Super Hero, but it's also ok to come as yourself being a Super Hero to your patients every day.

Dr. Martin & Dr. Canabez: A Good Orthodontist needs a Good Prosthodontist and vice versa

Whole Friday

During this lecture you will learn:

  • how to ensure that you archive a stable condylar position (centric realtion) after alignment
  • the use of 4D to help better diagnose
  • how to diagnose and treatment plan together from the beginning
  • with today’s technology and materials the sky is the limit.
  • how to satisfy patients demands in our times


There have been many paradigms shifts in our profession in the last 5-10 years that have changed our profession tremendously and the majority have been due to the advent of new technology. However, one of the most important reasons for this paradigm shift (and rarely mentioned) has been the incredible demands for ESTHETICS in CAPITAL LETTERS by our patients. Never in our 35 years of experience have we experienced what we experience today in terms of increasing demands for “perfect esthetics” by our patients. 

Patients no longer accept well aligned teeth as an ideal result. They want whiter teeth, bigger teeth, wider dental arches, wider and more prominent smiles and last but not least “rejuvenation dentistry”. These demands if we want to compete in today’s world of dentistry have to be met if we want to be successful and satisfy our patients. 

As you can imagine this alone has changed our way we diagnose and treatment plan. It has also made us introduce new diagnostic tools and new treatment tools in order to obtain these goals. But what has really changed is the fact that we now need to work more closely with our prosthodontists. This is why we as orthodontists need good prosthodontists and this is why the prosthodontists need good orthodontists.

In our presentation we will of course share with you our new diagnostic tools and our new treatment tools and how we need to plan together from the beginning as a team. We will present many interdisciplinary cases ranging from patients with TMD to patients in need of Orthognathic Surgery. 

DentaNet Networking Dinner and Super Hero Theme Party

Networking and party has always been a dna of the Scandinavian delegates at the DentaNet Symposium. And this time we’ll dress up as other super heroes than the ones you are every day.

As soon as the Friday lecture and the concluding remarks have been said, the delegates will go to the huge exibition area where we will have great talks with eachother, see the latest materials, equipment and intelligent service. And at the same time we will have snacks, wine, beer and sparkling water before we will get ourselves ready for the dinner and networking party. If you don’t stay at the hotel we will have an area where you can change to look your best for the evening.

During the Friday program you can choose to list yourself at the “fixed tables” and choose which people you will spend the dinner with. A lot of people choose not to and will end up at the “networking tables” where you are randomly seated and might get a new friend or perhaps even get the seat right next to one of the lecturers and have the opportunity to pick their brains.

When the dinner is done the DentaNet Symposium Band will start to play and the dance floor will be open. If you want to join the band don’t hesitate to explore the option by getting in contact with DentaNet a few month’s before the event.

The bar is open, all people will be open and your mind will be open for new inputs including drinks as well. In other words: We will have a great networking party only limited by the fact that we have to great lectures to attend Saturday.

Dr. Galip Gürel: Minimal Invasive Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Full Digital Work Flow

Saturday Morning

A well done APT will help the dentist, patient and the

  • Work with ease, as patient is motivated throughout the process
  • To notice whether the treatment plan is realistic/unrealistic
  • To communicate with other team members to show what is the desired final
  • To guide orthodontic , periodontal or implant treatment
  • To communicate with the technician easily and allow him work more comfortable indirectly
  • To prep less and preserve enamel
  • To produce veneers with uniform thickness
  • To manage color factor better

In todays dentistry regardless of how complex a case is, the patients will not be happy if the final aesthetic outcome will not fit their expectations. Therefore it is imperative that outlines of the final smile design should be communicated with the patient even before the treatment planning is decided and approved. For an aesthetically and functionally successful case this is mandatory and called the PRE-VISUALISATION. The dentist should never start any procedure without visualising the final result at the very beginning of the whole treatment.

However in order to pre-visualise the final smile design in the mouth, in 3D, it needs certain tasks to be realised. Going back to basics, the simplistic approach to that will be the application of the  direct mock up in the mouth. The other way is going digital.

The next step will be to have the final design that should be applied in to the patients mouth in 3D with all the final details as the APT (Aesthetic Pre-evaluative Temporaries) whether it be an analog or digital wax up. 

In veneer or crown and bridge cases this can be applied just before the preparation of the teeth, where as in more complex cases like implant or ortho combined prostho cases this should be used as a treatment planning tool. 

Whether it be a direct mock up, or an analog or digital wax up, at this highest levels of aesthetic dentistry, there still is a big missing link at the smile designing stage. The personality of the patient and its reflection to the new smile design has not yet been considered. 

Every human being is unique and special and their smiles should reflect different shapes, textures, colour and combination of teeth that convey direct messages when it comes to create new Smile Designs. Dentists  must  consider the “Unity of the Whole” idea, that is about bringing the biology, structure, function and aesthetics- together with a fifth element , the Personality. In other words the 5th dimension of a smile; which also incorporates the personality of a patient which is quiet different that the traditional approaches. Translation of these feelings and reflecting the personality in to the new smile design can happen by using the visual language.

The basic elements of the ‘Visual Language’; which are the straight, inclined, horizontal and rounded lines, representing strength, dynamism, delicacy, and calmness

Dr. Justin Kolnick: Rethinking the Endodontic Experience – Understanding Laser-Assisted Endodontics

Saturday Afternoon

At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss the role of biofilms in apical periodontitis and the limitations of current treatment protocols in complex root canal systems.
  • Understand how lasers work and the role of lasers in Radial Apical Cleansing – a new protocol for the management of root canal systems.
  • Comprehend that laser-assisted endodontics is not just about disinfection but also plays a critical role in the
  • management of other treatment challenges.
  • Re-think the endodontic experience for the dentist and
  • appreciate the benefits of this new treatment paradigm. 

Innovation in endododontics represents the application of research and technology to improve treatment outcomes and to overcome the challenges encountered during the endodontic experience for both the patient and the dentist.  While the patient’s experience is of paramount importance, this presentation will focus on the endodontic experience for the dentist/endodontist.

Whereas CBCT technology has positively impacted diagnosis and treatment planning, it has raised expectations for 3-D healing. This, together with implementation of minimally invasive treatment principles, as well as an increased prevalence of dystrophic calcification, has added substantial stress to the operator.

By re-thinking treatment concepts and putting to rest many of the dogmas that have governed endodontics for generations, the introduction of a new laser-assisted treatment paradigm will enhance success while significantly reducing stress and improving productivity for the dentist.  Management of endodontic biofilm will be revisited with an emphasis on refractory and recurrent disease and the ability to achieve deep dentinal disinfection.  Concepts such as working length, apical gauging, scouting for anatomy, apical foraminal cleansing, working width, patency and patency files, recapitulation will be re-assessed.