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SIENA, Italy: From 22 to 24 September, the annual European Prosthodontic Association (EPA) Conference took place in Siena under the presidency of Prof. Marco Ferrari. This year’s iteration brought together more than 700 dental specialists to learn from some of the most distinguished international clinicians and scientists. GC, an internationally renowned manufacturer of dental materials, contributed to the event’s success through its sponsoring of a symposium titled “GC’s workflow: Success simplified from scanning to luting”.
The 45th EPA Conference provided an invaluable opportunity for members and guests to meet and take part in scientific and clinical presentations, contributing to significant developments in the prosthodontic field. The varied scientific programme featured 190 poster presentations, 67 oral presentations and four workshops led by distinguished opinion leaders from different countries.
The GC-sponsored symposium was moderated by Prof. Ferrari and featured Dr Matteo Basso from Italy and Dr Juraj Brozović from Croatia. They gave presentations on the benefits of digital technologies, covering soft- and hard-tissue grafting considerations through to the final luting of highly aesthetic prosthetic restorations.
“It was a pleasure to attend such a distinguished event and to be part of discussions that can contribute to developments in the prosthodontic field,” said Dr Basso, who mentioned that the event allowed him to discuss the technology behind the function and development of intra-oral scanners. In his view, “comparisons related to precision and accuracy have been enriched with technical information and suggestions on specific restorative materials needed for the digital workflow”.
“The gap between advanced surgical procedures in bone and soft-tissue regeneration, and the implant- and tooth-borne prosthetic procedures in tissue management were discussed with the audience,” added Dr Brozović. “This resulted in a scientifically sound workflow with clear material preferences for clinicians particularly interested in managing demanding cases. Hopefully it will bring more predictable yet less invasive interventions in restoring the patient’s smile,” he said.
Prof. Ferrari, meanwhile, noted that the organisation of a large dental event such as the 45th EPA Conference could not have happened without the cooperation of the Società Italiana di Protesi Dentaria e Riabilitazione Orale (Italian society of prosthodontic and oral rehabilitation) and major sponsors including GC, which provided the programme with “an outstanding contribution” through its sponsored symposium.
“Both speakers gave very interesting, elegant and well-documented presentations to the several hundred dentists and prosthodontics who attended the event,” he said. “I sincerely thank GC for everything done to support the 45th Conference of the EPA.”
At the event’s commercial exhibition, GC demonstrated the company’s expansive portfolio and latest releases and technological advances, emphasising the simplified and efficient GC indirect workflow with LiSi Block and G-CEM ONE. Attendees had the opportunity to try out many of GC’s best products and talk with GC representatives at the company’s booth.
To learn more about GC’s simplified workflows, visit the company’s website.