On October 5th, 2012,Ivoclar Vivadent held the “All-Ceramic Leadership Summit: IPS e.max and Beyond” at the ADA Headquarters in Chicago. More than 50 leaders in dentistry participated in the event.
IPS e.max and Implant Prosthodontics take center stage
During the All-Ceramic Leadership Summit, several presenters discussed a variety of topics relating to implants. From integration to esthetics to abutments to success rates, the implant topic and conversations were very impactful.
Participants engaged on a number of topics relating to IPS e.max and esthetic dentistry. Robert Ganley began the day with a state of the industry and e.max update, and the day continued with sessions led by dental experts on the clinical reliability of e.max, maximizing esthetics, the science of implant abutments, successes of all-ceramic implant supported restorations, and discussions about e.max with implant prosthodontics. Presenters at this leadership summit included:
Mr. Robert Ganley – As the CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent, AG, Ganley is responsible for the worldwide business of Ivoclar Vivadent. Under his direction, the organization has become the worldwide leader in innovative materials and processes for quality, esthetic dentistry.
Dr. George Tysowsky – Dr. Tysowsky serves as Vice President of Technology for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. and in this capacity is responsible for Research and Development activities for all North American operations. He is also an active member of several boards throughout organized dentistry.
Dr. Arnd Peschke – Dr. Peschke joined Ivoclar Vivadent in 2001 and now serves as the Director of R&D Clinical. His work focuses on clinical and in vitro investigations in the field of adhesive dentistry, direct composites, all-ceramics and chairside CAD/CAM applications in particular.
Marcel Schweiger, MSc – Schweiger received his engineering degree (MSc) in Materials Science in 1991 and joined Ivoclar Vivadent in 1993. Since 2011, he has served as Director of Inorganic Chemistry, where he is responsible for the material development of new metal ceramic and all-ceramic products.
Michele Temperani, MDT – Temperani is the co-owner of a full-service dental laboratory in Florence, Italy where he exclusively manages the ceramic department. He is also very active in research and didactic activities for the development of high-strength ceramic materials.
August Bruguera, MDT – As a world-renowned lecturer and author on IPS e.max all-ceramic restorations, Bruguera is the owner and operator of the dental laboratory and training center “Laboratorio August Bruguera” based in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Ken Malament – Currently maintaining a full-time private practice limited to prosthodontics in Boston, Dr. Malament is a Past President of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Clinical Professor and Course Director at Tufts University in postgraduate prosthodontics.
Dr. Tom Taylor – Dr. Taylor is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Reconstructive Sciences at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He is also an active member of the American College of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Eric Van Dooren – Dr. Van Dooren is a Visiting Professor at both the University of Liege (Belgium) and University Marseille (France). An active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, he also has a private practice in Antwerpen, Belgium.
Laboratory Town Hall Meeting
On Thursday afternoon, preceding the Leadership Summit, Ivoclar Vivadent executives sat down with Laboratory participants in a roundtable format to discuss the all-ceramics industry. This session provided valuable insights into the marketplace for all in attendance, and provided an opportunity for constituents from the Laboratory business to provide feedback to Ivoclar Vivadent.
As part of the festivities, the iLuminate Dancers, an “America’s Got Talent” finalist, performed an innovative and electrifying dance act at a special dinner Thursday evening at the Trump International Hotel and Towers. Summit participants were “enlightened” by both the latest information on Ivoclar Vivadent’s all-ceramic products and by this international performing sensation.