IAS World Symposium IV

Alongside amazing evening social events, we have a day devoted to lectures from a top line-up of world renown speakers (Thursday) and a subsequent day devoted to training courses (Friday), so for those wanting to combine some sun with even more superb CPD this is ideal.


Wednesday, 28th of June

Wednesday the 28th of June, Dr. Jens Nolte introduces to Inman Aligner at German. The "Inman Aligner Introkurs" takes place at Dental Summer 2017. If you want to attend the introduction course, you can book it through IFG. The price is € 176 + VAT. Click here to sign up.

In the evening, there will be held a social gathering at Grand Hotel Seeschlösschen SPA and Golf Resort at 19.00.

Thursday, 29th of June

IAS Symposium Day

Thursday 29th of June is IAS Symposium Day. We have a world renowned line-up of speakers and lectures:

  • The Ortho Restorative Connection - Dr. Tif Qureshi
  • Occlusal Principles for Aesthetic and Every Day Practice - Dr. Ian Buckle
  • Anterior Direct Composites: Layering, Tips and Tricks - Dr. Serhat Koken
  • What Does Minimally Invasive Mean in the Dental Care? - Prof. Dr. Roland Frankenberger
  • AAO with Fixed Appliances - Prof. Ross Hobson and Dr. Anoop Maini

The Ortho Restorative Connection

Dr. Tif Qureshi

Occlusal disease, in its various forms is the no. 1 reason most restorations fail. Every single day we all see patients presenting with occlusally related issues. And so many of these patients receive little treatment resulting in massive wear and the need for highly complex treatment plans.

However, if more of us were using interceptive techniques early on, would we see fewer patients ever needing to have these hugely expensive treatments?

This lecture will present an alternative and practical view of the Dahl principle and combined orthodontics in early and moderate wear cases that is potentially a far simpler, cheaper and more cost-effective way of treating more patients. As teeth continue to move throughout ones’ life, patients with even mild anterior crowding are at risk of increasing crowding, occlusal instability and uneven wear. There are many solutions to the treatment of tooth wear, such as using porcelain veneers or crowns for local treatment or even full mouth rehabilitation. While large scale ceramic treatments might be life-changing for some people, for many they can be argued as destructive over treatment and a lack of focus on simpler, less expensive treatments means that many patients are not offered these options because dentists are simply unaware of them. The lecture will also focus on intercepting diagnosing these cases earlier, looking at inter-canine widths, anterior guidance, differential tooth wear patterns, and being able to correct this with Simple Orthodontics and Restorative dentistry.


You will learn:

  • To understand the importance of Anterior Orthodontic Occlusal Planning through digital control.
  • The Dahl Principle in ortho step by step – Natural and Assisted Equilibration.
  • Treat patients over the lifetime – observing wear and functional change – Intercepting with ortho restorative.

Occlusal Principles for Aesthetic and Every Day Practice

Dr. Ian Buckle

Over the years dentistry has developed divisions. One of the greatest divides has been between traditional functional dentistry and so-called “cosmetic” practices. But do our patients want or expect just one or the other? I do not believe so and my experience is that our patients expect both to be delivered at the same time. We now have a population who want to look their best and keep their teeth for a lifetime and with the advent of new techniques and materials our patient’s goals can usually be met.

We also need to realise that our patient’s dental needs are changing – as they keep their teeth longer, some dentitions are simply wearing out. Add to that a generation that has been “drilled and filled” and we have a difficult problem to solve. Wear, tooth surface loss, “occlusal disease” – however we choose to describe it – we must learn to diagnose and treat it in the same way we have learnt to evaluate traditional dental disease. A comprehensive assessment will allow more treatment to be carried out with longer-lasting, more predictable results. Happier patients and less stress all round!


You will learn:

  • The concept of Complete Dentistry.
  • The four steps to predictable, beautiful, long lasting restorations.
  • How to design a stable, minimal stress occlusion.
  • The balance between function and aesthetics, biology and structure.
  • The key components of a complete examination.
  • To evaluate health vs. disease, function vs. dysfunction.
  • To recognize how the joints, muscles and teeth are designed to work together in anatomic and functional harmony.
  • Treatment options: orthodontics, equilibration, restoration or surgical.
  • To determine how to use digital photography along with mounted diagnostic casts to visualize optimum dentistry.
  • To develop a logical systematic approach to treatment planning.
  • How to apply these principles in general and aesthetic dentistry.

Anterior Direct Composites: Layering, Tips and Tricks

Dr. Serhat Köken

The rapid innovation of composite material in the last decade and the availability of various types of composites, has given today’s clinician an extremely convenient and cost effective tool for their practice. Direct composites provide the clinician with the ability to provide excellent aesthetic results with minimal tooth destruction in a very efficient manner. In this lecture you will be shown how to achieve excellent aesthetic standards in your everyday dentistry using direct chairside composites. The lecture will cover clinical aspects of anterior composite from choosing the correct shades, to preparation tips, layering composites and tricks on finishing and polishing. Handling composites correctly can provide excellent aesthetic outcomes which will be shown using case examples in this lecture.


You will learn:

  • Clinical guidelines for colour perception.
  • Clinical aspects of anterior composite from choosing the correct shades to preparation tips.
  • Layering composites and tricks on finishing and polishing.
  • Handling composites correctly can provide excellent aesthetic outcomes which will be shown using case examples in this lecture. 
  • Instrumentarium.

What Does Minimally Invasive Mean in the Dental Care?

Prof. Dr. Roland Frankenberger

What does “minimally invasive” mean in dental care? Minimally Invasiveness is very popular in medicine but also in dentistry. Compared to many decades of “heavy metal dentistry”, tooth colored restorations offer the possibility of working strictly defect-oriented and careful. This is extremely loved by our patients.


You will learn:

This lecture covers the aspects of adhesive dentistry with special attention to:

  • Adhesive techniques.
  • Direct resin composite restorations.
  • Indirect ceramic restorations.
  • And their repair.
  • Because truly minimally invasive dentistry can only work when Prevention, Preparation, Excavation, Longevity, and Repair go hand in hand.

Anterior Aesthetics Orthodontics with Fixed Appliances

Prof. Ross Hobson and Dr. Anoop Maini

Worldwide there has been a huge movement towards general dentists offering fixed appliance therapy to align patients’ anterior teeth. By correctly aligning teeth dentists can offer a far more minimally invasive approach to restoring a patient’s smile naturally using the concepts of tooth whitening and composite resin incisal edge bonding.

Using aesthetic clear brackets and tooth coloured wires, braces can be far more discreet which improves adult patient treatment acceptance. By also focusing on aligning the anterior teeth only rather than making significant changes to any posterior malocclusions treatment times can be far more realistic for adult patients by being in the region of just a few months.

Fixed appliance therapy has become far simpler in modern times due to the development of the technique of “straight wire” orthodontics. Using pre-adjusted brackets with built in prescriptions the 3 orders of movement of a tooth, the in/out, tip and torque can be controlled by the bracket allowing the tooth to align without the need for pre-wire bending. Wire technology has also improved with the use of super elastic ‘memory’ Niti wires which deliver a low consistent force to drive the movement of the teeth and is the most efficient way to move teeth. Precise bracket placement is easy and quick to deliver with digitally produced indirect bonding jigs to place the brackets in the mouth.

The advantage of fixed appliances over removable appliances is the full range of 3D movements including root torquing that can be achieved, often over a shorter time frame and in many cases with reduced laboratory costs to the dentist.


You will learn:

  • To outline the align, bleach and bonding philosophy.
  • To explain the principles of fixed appliances.
  • To describe the movements possible.
  • How digital treatment planning can improve the predictability of treatment.
  • The importance of case selection and correct training.

Hobson & Maini - IAS World Symposium IV - case 1.1

Hobson & Maini - IAS World Symposium IV - case 1.1
4 months after treatment with fixed appliances

Hobson & Maini - IAS World Symposium IV - case 1.2

Hobson & Maini - IAS World Symposium IV - case 1.2
Indirect Bracking Bonding Trays – Getting the brackets in the perfect position is difficult. We remove this problem for you

Friday, 30th of June

Separate Training Courses

Do you want to:

  • Receive training in digitally planned removable orthodontics under the continued guidance of world-renowned trainers?
  • Gain the ultimate tuition in planning treatment, execution and patient consent from the pioneers of digital planning?
  • Receive the best ongoing learning and support via the most active online forum, manned by specialist orthodontists and the best trainers recognised internationally?
  • Provide treatment under the safety net of our team of specialist orthodontists, supporting you 100% of the way?


Friday the 30th of June, you choose your orthodontic training course from the below list:

Inman Aligner Zertifizieringskurs (German) - Dr. Jens Nolte - 09.00-17.30.

ClearSmile Aligner Certification Course (English) - Dr. Jorge Perez - 09.00-17.30.

Ortho Restorative Hands-on Course (English) - Dr. Tif Qureshi - 09.00-17.30.

Introduction to ClearSmile Brace (English) - Prof. Ross Hobsen & Dr. Anoop Maini - 09.00-13.00. 

IAS Networking Events

Social Gathering

We will welcome all of you at the social gathering Thursday the 28th of June at 19.00. We meet for drinks in the Bar at Grand Hotel Seeschlösschen SPA and Golf Resort.


IAS Networking Dinner

IAS Networking Dinner takes place Thursday the 29th of June at Restaurant Landhaus at 19.00.


IAS Dinner and Dental Summer Party

Friday the 30th of June we meet for drinks at Grand Hotel Seeschlösschen SPA and Golf Resort from 17.00-18.30. Afterwards, we will wine and dine at the hotel. At 20.30 the party will continue at Dental Summer Party for those who want to attend.