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EXPODENTAL 2018 focuses on innovative training and education offering

The training area, the training forum and Student Day are only a few of the initiatives aimed at the further development of students and young dental professionals. (Photograph: Javier de Pison, DT Spain)

Fri. 16. March 2018


MADRID, Spain: As in previous years, the 2018 EXPODENTAL international dental equipment, supplies and services show is dedicating a special section of the event to the training of dental professionals. The training area and the training forum, dealing with specific issues, have been set up for the academic development of congress attendees. The event, which is being held from 15 to 17 March at Feria de Madrid, also features 333 exhibitors, representing 376 companies and 813 brands, and will bring value-added information of interest to current and aspiring dental professionals.

Training area
The training area is providing qualified information on academic courses, through the participation of universities, professional training centres, scientific societies, professional associations and companies. Here, they are presenting their various educational offerings regarding undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, specialisation, continuing education, and business training and practice management courses.

Training forum
The programme of the training forum started today with a series of sessions for students. These include “The importance of hands-on training in dental education”, presented by Dr Vicente Antonino Daviu and organised by the Instituto Valenciano De Implantologia Inmediata [Valencia institute of immediate implantology]; a talk by Drs Estefanía Moreno Sinovas and Miguel Ángel Martín Fernández on the DIP international programme regarding dentistry outside Spain, organised by the Colegio Oficial de Odontólogos y Estomatólogos de la Primera Región [Spanish college of dentists]; and “The jobs most in demand in the future”, organised by El Centro de Formación Folguera Vicent [Folguera Vicent training centre] and presented by Drs Sofía Folguera Ferrairó and Fernando Folguera Arbas. Also focused on students was Straumann’s Young Professional Program, a package of services for new dental professionals. Furthermore, the Federación Española de Estudiantes de Odontología [Spanish federation of dental students] is holding a round table discussion on the various career options for young dentists.

Both of these areas at EXPODENTAL are offering training focused on continuing education and improvement of knowledge related to technological advances in new products, techniques and treatments in the field of oral health, as well as guidance to fourth- and fifth-year dentistry students. Future dental hygienists and dental technicians, who were able to visit EXPODENTAL on Student Day—on March 15—had the opportunity to learn first hand about industry news and attend special presentations at the training forum.

For dental professionals, CEODONT organised a lecture by Dr José A. Rabago Vega titled “The importance of mock-ups in dental aesthetics”, which analysed the different parameters of fabricating the mock-up and its alternative uses, such as a design for an aesthetic surgical guide, a provisional and a visualisation of the final aesthetic result. Vega will address the issue of porcelain veneers 30 years later in a talk on 17 March that will show several years of clinical cases to demonstrate the duration of this type of reconstruction. In addition, CEODONT has organised a paper titled “Tooth reconstruction after endodontic therapy”, which is to be presented on 16 March by Dr Juan Manuel Liñares Sixto, who will examine the issues that determine the different types of reconstruction, limiting damage and offering the best form of survival for the teeth.

Completing the topics of the training forum will be a talk titled “New 3D technologies applied in the dental industry: Mandibular advancement devices for sleep apnoea” by Tessa Llimargas of Ortoteam and dental business strategy presentations by Plan Synergia titled “Are you worried about having more new patients? You should not” and “Four practical tips to improve results in clinic by the next week”, both presented by Dr Alberto Manzano.

Official sponsor
Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions, is the official sponsor of the training forum, where the company is giving talks on dental photography. In addition, it has an area in which attendees can test its advanced image equipment, which facilitate diagnosis, the precise monitoring of the progress of treatments and proper documenting of clinical cases (Booth #3A53).

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