Association for Dental Education in Europe

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Digital Dental Talk in partnership with Dentsply Sirona

Thursday, 28th October 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30
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90 minutes

Digital Dental Talk
Delivered in partnership with Dentsply Sirona
Session synopsis: 

The future of dentistry is digital. Now that the latest technologies are well established in the dental practice, university syllabuses are also being gradually adapted to prepare students for their future everyday working lives. Join us on this session delivered with Dentsply Sirona where renowned specialists will give a hands-on approach to introduce digitalization in dental training and present an overview of how CAD/CAM makes a difference in educating our dentists of tomorrow. There is no doubt that digitalization is a common topic at many dentistry schools around the world. Digital technologies accompany students from the preclinic through to daily clinical practice to postgraduate training.  Universities vary a lot in how they integrate digital technologies into their curriculum.

In this online live event, three speakers from faculties in Europe, the USA and the Middle East will share their exciting reports about how CAD/CAM implementation has succeeded in university training, what experience has been gained from it, and what its future will look like.

The session will be streamed life from Dentsply Sirona in Bensheim, Germany and is moderated by ADEE President Elect Prof Pål Barkvoll, Norway.

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Delivered in Partnership with Dentsply Sirona

Learning Outcomes: 

Participation will:

  • Provide delegates with insight into best practice approaches to integration of technologies into dental curricula 
  • Enable delegates appreciate how practice informs and evolves technology advancement 
  • Allow delegates understand the use of CAD/CAM in the dental university setting 
  • Offer opportunity to engage with the speakers and have questions addressed 

Prof. Dr. Pål Barkvoll

ADEE President Elect 

Prof. Dr. Barkvoll, Professor in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine at the University of Oslo and President Elect of the Association for Dental Education in Europe, will be moderating this high-level talk.

As the event host, Prof. Dr. Barkvoll will be guiding you through the expert presentations of the various aspects of CAD/CAM training in universities.
Since this is a live event you will be able to submit your questions to Prof. Dr. Barkvoll who will pass them on to the speakers.

Dr. Alexander Bendayan

Associate Dean for Digital Development, Technology and Innovation at Boston University

Dr. Alexander Bendayan Associate Dean for Digital Development, Technology and Innovation at Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) brings his expertise to our panel and shares a US perspective on the inclusion of technologies within the curriculum.

Prof. Dr. Petra Gierthmühlen

Düsseldorf University

Prof. Dr. Petra Gierthmühlen works as professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf in Germany shares developments within the German and EU context of the enabling of technologies with dental curricula.

Prof. Dr. Atef Shaker

Dean of the Dental Faculty at Cairo University

Prof. Dr. Atef Shaker, Professor of Prosthodontics and Dean of the Dental Faculty at Cairo University, is specialized in the field of Ceramics and CAD/CAM and has been using digital technologies at Cairo University for many years.

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