DentaNet Symposium 2021

DentaNet Symposium is our annual event which always attracts a lot of delegates with the combination of world class speakers and the unique DentaNet networking.

DentaNet Symposium 2021 is held on 29th-30thof January 2021 where we yet again have the honour of presenting 3 inspiring speakers for 3 lectures and as usual a lot of networking. Friday night, we will have our usual fun with the networking dinner and party - of course held creatively within and beyond the precaustions towards COVID-19.

Cancellation Policy:
Free cancelation until January and further on depending on COVID-19 restrictions and situation.

Invoice will be sent November/December

Friday - Whole Day - Dr. Didier Dietschi

Tooth wear represents a frequent pathology with multifactorial origins. Behavioural changes, unbalanced diet, various medical conditions and medications inducing acid regurgitation or influencing saliva composition and flow rate, trigger tooth erosion. 

Awake and sleep bruxism, which nowadays are widespread functional disorders, induce attrition. It then became increasingly important to diagnose early signs of tooth wear so that proper preventive, and if needed, interceptive-restorative measures are taken. Such disorders have biological, functional and also aesthetic consequences. Following a comprehensive clinical evaluation, treatment objectives, such as a proper occlusal and anatomical scheme as well as a pleasing smile line, are usually set on models with only anterior teeth or full mouth waxup, depending on the severity of tissue loss. 

Based on the new Vertical Dimension of Occlusion (VDO) set on the articulator, combinations of direct, semi-direct and indirect restorations (using composite resins or monolithic high-strength ceramics) can help to re-establish anatomy and function. The use of adhesive and ultra-conservative techniques has proven its potential, in particular for the treatment of moderate to advanced tooth wear. 

A modern approach to treat tooth wear shall involve a specific and detailed treatment planning involving its aetiology, risk factors control and the biomechanical status of each tooth to be treated.

This program will review recent knowledge and clinical concepts related to various forms of early restorative interventions (using adhesive techniques) and their potential to restrict on-going tissue destruction and restore an attractive smile.

During this lecture you will learn about:

  • Management of risk factors + clinical diagnostic and related treatment planning
  • Functional wax-up & new VDO (laboratory steps) 
  • Dalh’s concept: where & when to use
  • Restorative options in relation to tissue loss
  • Creating a new posterior functional scheme
    • direct restorations
    • the shell technique
    • indirect restorations
  • Creating a new anterior guidance & smile line with
    • direct composites 
    • indirect restorations (composite & ceramics)
  • Restoration longevity
  • Maintenance and restoration repair
  • Night-guards

Saturday Morning: Dr. Miguel Martins

Lasers have long been considered an effective method for regular endodontic applications such as smear layer removal and disinfection. However, on a everyday basis we need to deal with challenging situations such as canal sclerosis, extensive Apical Periodontitis, Abcesses, referred failures, iatrogenic damages (i.e. perforations, broken instruments), etc, for which traditional techniques are far to cope in a predictable way…

Thus, our aim is to present real clinical scenarios where lasers can be used with simplicity for all kind of applications with unprecedented results. 

We are living in a fast-growing technologic world, learn how laser technology is revolutionizing the world of Endodontics!

During this lecture you will learn about:

  • Basic biophysical properties of different lasers in endodontics 
  • Understand the clinical relevance of Radial Firing Tips
  • How smear layer removal and deep dentin disinfection is achieved
  • How to overcome iatrogenic damages and difficult clinical situations

Saturday Afternoon: Dr. Tomas Linkevicius

Mucosal tissue thickness was shown to be the factor having impact on crestal bone stability. Even platform switching of the implant-abutment connection does not reduce crestal bone loss if soft tissues at the implant placement are thin.

It is suggested that thin tissues might be thickened during implant placement, thus reducing bone resorption. If bone height is not sufficient, vertical augmentation of the soft tissue is recommended with different materials - autograft, a xenograft or a dermis-derived allograft. 

Further, it is important to preserve bone levels after prosthetic treatment. Recent research has proved that the deeper the position of the margin, the greater amount of residual cement is left undetected. The relation between position of cement excess in the peri-implant sulcus, periodontal status of the patient and severity of peri-implant disease is explained. To avoid cement excess, finished implant restoration with occlusal opening is cemented on titanium base in laboratory and restoration is attached to the implant by an abutment screw. Zirconium as a material is considered the best for peri-implant soft tissues. However, it’s evident that it must be treated in special manner and polished.

During this lecture you will learn about:

  • To know the influence of vertical soft tissue thickness on crestal bone stability and be able to diagnose this condition
  • How to augment vertical soft tissues with soft tissue grafts
  • Subcrestal implant placement
  • To learn why polished zirconia is the best option for tissues
  • Understand how titanium base height is important crestal bone stability
  • How to avoid cement-related peri-implantitis

Symposium Networking Dinner - Friday Evening

As usual Friday afternoon right after the program day 1 has ended everybody is invited to join each other for snacks and networking in the exhibition area.

Friday evening we do our networking dinner with a 4 course meal and wine, music, dance and fun. Remember to sign up for the dinner part in order to attend.

The networking dinner for the Symposium will be held at the Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport.

In a creative way we will make sure that we network within the limits of COVID-19 but with the usual value of proper networking.

DentaNet Symposium 2021 - Program - Friday

08.15-09.00 Registration incl. a light breakfast
09.00-09.10 Welcome by Peter L. Gerdes, DentaNet
09.10-10.15 Dr. Didier Dietschi: Interceptive treatment of tooth wear using no-prep... – Part 1
10.15-10.45 Break
10.45-12.00 Dr. Didier Dietschi: Interceptive treatment of tooth wear using no-prep... – Part 2
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.15 Dr. Didier Dietschi: Interceptive treatment of tooth wear using no-prep... – Part 3
14.15-14.45 Break
14.45-16.15 Dr. Didier Dietschi: Interceptive treatment of tooth wear using no-prep... – Part 4
16.15-16.30 End of day one
16.30-18.00 Networking, exhibition, drinks, snacks
18.30-00.00 Networking dinner and Party at The Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport

DentaNet Symposium 2021 - Program - Saturday

09.00-09.10 Welcome by Peter L. Gerdes, DentaNet
09.10-10.30 Dr. Miguel Martins: The revolution of lasers in Endodontics: must see to believe! – Part 1
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Dr. Miguel Martins: The revolution of lasers in Endodontics: must see to believe! – Part 2
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Prof. Tomas Linkevičius: The Zero Bone Loss Concept – Part 1
14.30-14.50 Break
14.50-15.50 Prof. Tomas Linkevičius: The Zero Bone Loss Concept – Part 2
15.50-16.00 Break
16.00-16.50 Prof. Tomas Linkevičius: The Zero Bone Loss Concept – Part 3
16.50-17.00 End of DentaNet Symposium XII 2021


Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Ellehammersvej 20
2770 Copenhagen (Kastrup)