FINDOS Symposium 2020:
Challenges in Digital Workflow

University of Turku, Arje Scheinin Hall | Lemminkäisenkatu 2

FINDOS Symposium 2020

Welcome to FINDOS Symposium 2020 – please click here to register as participant!

Registration for the symposium ends on 1 December.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, FINDOS Symposium 2020 has been postponed until 10-11 December. Please note that if you registered to participate on 7-8 May you do not need to re-register.

The idea to produce dental restorations by combining intraoral scanning and material processing with computerized design arose already at the end of the 70´s. The first computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) systems were introduced in the mid 80’s. It took two decades before use of CAD/CAM systems became popular among dentists.

Huge steps have been taken in this field during the last decade. Several systems and an ever-increasing number of materials are currently available for CAD/CAM restorations. Due to better possibilities to merge different digital datasets with sophisticated design software, one is now able to complete many demanding treatments utilizing fully digital workflow. This is seen especially in implant dentistry where novel treatment protocols are prosthetically driven. Ideally implant positioning can be planned precisely according to anatomical conditions, which facilitate good functional and aesthetic results. Advances in digital workflow enable completely new tools for orthodontic treatments as well. The use of clear orthodontic aligners is rapidly increasing and many clinicians are keen on performing orthodontic treatments to their patients.

Fast development in CAD/CAM technologies can create completely different kinds of challenges for clinicians, material scientists and engineers. This symposium will highlight some of these challenges, and aims to bring up questions which need to be addressed in research laboratories and clinics

Symposium Programme

10.12. Thursday morning - From digital planning to clinical work

9:00–9:30 Opening and introduction to symposium topic by professor Timo Närhi, University of Turku.

Session speakers: Vincent Fehmer, MDT,  and João Pitta, DDS, University of Geneva, Switzerland

9:30–10:30 Complete digital implant workflow, Part I.
10:30–11.00 Coffee break and exhibition
11.00–11:45 Complete digital implant workflow, Part II.

11:45–12:00 Discussion

12:00–13:00 Lunch break and Exhibition

10.12. Thursday afternoon - Material jungle in CAD-CAM restorations

Session speakers: Vincent Fehmer, MDT,  and João Pitta, DDS, University of Geneva, Switzerland

13:00–14:00 CAD-CAM technology and material selection, Part I.
14:00–14:30 Coffee break and exhibition
14:30–15:30 CAD-CAM technology and material selection, Part II.

15:30–16:00 Discussion, moderated by professor Pekka Vallittu, University of Turku.

16:00– Lobby cocktail

11.12. Friday morning - Digital workflow in orthodontic treatment

9:00–9:15 Opening and introduction to session topic by Dr. Kari Rantavuori, DDS, PhD, University of Turku.

Session speaker: Sherif Kandil, DDS, Orthodontic, Düsseldorf, Germany.

9:15–10:15 Clear aligners in the 4th dimension, Part I.
10:15–10:45 Coffee break
10:45–11:45 Clear aligners in the 4th dimension, Part II.

11:45–12:00 Discussion

End of symposium

FINDOS Symposium 2020 is open to all interested parties – welcome!

Click here to register for FINDOS Symposium 2020

All FINDOS doctoral candidates are encouraged to bring a poster.
Participation in the whole seminar will bring 1 ECTS credit.

The symposium is free of charge to all registered participants. Lunch is self-financed.

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