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Dr Tidu Mankoo (Photograph: IMAGINA Dental 2017)
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IMAGINA Dental 2017 is back with its sixth edition

Post a comment by Nathalie Schüller, DTI

MONACO: As with previous editions, exceptional organisation and hospitality characterised the first day of the sixth IMAGINA Dental annual congress, taking place in Monaco from 13 to 15 April. As event manager Cécile Enrici stated, IMAGINA Dental is deserved of its reputation of being the leading congress for digital and aesthetic technology in dentistry. With the sun out, well-known speaker on CAD/CAM Dr François Duret addressed attendees at the opening session.

“IMAGINA”, from “imagination”, in Latin meaning “image” and “vision”, perfectly describes IMAGINA Dental. The event offers an exhibition, workshops and three days of presentations focused on 3-D imaging and CAD/CAM, enabling practitioners to ensure that their diagnoses are as detailed and safe as possible while increasing patient comfort and the reliability and profitability of treatment.

The topic of the first day was implantology and 3-D planning and the guest of honour, Dr Tidu Mankoo, who has a well-known private and referral practice in Windsor in the UK, treating implant, restorative and aesthetic cases, particularly complex ones. In his paper, titled “Restoration of ‘failing’ teeth with implants in the aesthetic zone”, he focused on contemporary surgical and prosthetic concepts in management of implants in the aesthetic zone with a view to achieving optimum long-term aesthetics and stability. In this regard, he presented novel approaches for aesthetic rehabilitation of periodontally compromised teeth.

In an interview after his presentation, Mankoo expressed the view that, regardless of progress in digital dentistry and the availability of so many tools to facilitate treatment, proper clinical management and treatment planning are essential in order to achieve the best results.

Dr Goran Benic, from Switzerland, who is presenting Tribune CME’s Clinical Masters Program in Digital Workflow and Esthetics next September in Como in Italy, spoke about managing aesthetic challenges in implant dentistry through digital technologies. He explored their advantages and effective application and stated that greater efficiency can be achieved by using digital technology. Improved predictability can only achieve better results, he said.

British speaker Dr Dyiary Abdah addressed the differences between CBCT devices and the reasons they are not all equal. He went on to explain the importance of using CBCT in the treatment process to reduce risk and gain greater accuracy, especially compared with panoramic radiographs, and spoke about their increasing application in dental disciplines other than implantology.

In his presentation, titled “The total digital planning concept—A restoration-driven implant placement”, Dr Eitan Mijiritsky, from Israel, explored the progress and modified protocols in implantology.

The event runs until Saturday. Today, speakers will be addressing CAD/CAM dentistry, and tomorrow’s topic covers smile design and minimally invasive dentistry. 

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