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15th Dentalbrera Alumni Meeting

SEE YOU IN PUGLIA FROM 30TH MAY TO 1ST JUNE

The 2024 edition of the DBA Meeting will take place in Monopoli, just outside the ancient walls of the Apulian town, located halfway between Bari and Brindisi on the “Trulli” Riviera.

The congress will open its doors on the afternoon of Thursday 30 May with a lecture on the topics of carious disease and dental discolouration presented by two experts such as Dr. Federico Emiliani and Dr. Roberto Turrini. Friday will be dedicated to the many faces of interdisciplinary planning: Dr. Monica Imelio and Dr. Roberto Perasso will alternate at the microphone for the prosthetic and orthodontic aspects, while Dr. Matteo Capelli will talk about implant planning and guided surgery.

On the final day of Saturday 1st June, the DBA Meeting will open with the traditional comparison between two teams on a clinical case already faced and solved by Stefano Gracis. In the second part of the conference day, digital workflow will be discussed with a focus on the models and the orientation of the arches in the virtual space starting from the interventions of Dr. Antonello AppianiDr. Paolo Scattarelli and Stefano Lograno, CDT.

Location

The 2024 Meeting will take place in the congress center of Porto Giardino, an elegant tourist resort located just outside the town of Monopoli in the locality of Capitolo.

PORTO GIARDINO 4**** 

C.da Lamandia 16/A
Località Capitolo – Monopoli (BA)

TO REACH THE HOTEL BY CAR

Autostrada adriatica A14 – exit Bari Nord – tangenziale to Brindisi, exit Capitolo Assunta.

BY TRAIN

Monopoli railway station is 6 kilometers away.

BY AIR

– Bari International Airport – Karol Woytila: 69 kilometers away by car.

–  Brindisi Airport “Aeroporto del Salento”: 65 kilometers away by car.

 

Scientific Program 2024

THURSDAY, May 30th

  • 14:00 – 14:15
    Welcome and introduction to the scientific program
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis
  • 14:15 – 15:55
    MULTIDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL PROTOCOLS OF CARIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF DENTAL DISCOLOURATIONS
    Speakers: Dr. Federico Emiliani and Dr. Roberto Turrini
  • 15:55 – 16:30
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 16:30 – 18:00
    Discussion with the participants
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis

Questions for the speakers:

Federico Emiliani (carious disease)

  1. Management strategy for saliva tests as a diagnostic tool
  2. Management strategy for saliva tests as a maintenance tool
  3. Management strategy for the reconstruction of carious lesions in relation to the severity of the carious disease, its home management and the results obtainable in Phase 1B

Roberto Turrini (whitening or cosmetic treatments in general)

  1. Power bleaching: is it advisable to do it? What are the risks?
  2. Differential diagnoses of all lesions or white spots on the teeth
  3. Whitening technique that gives the best prognosis in terms of duration and sensitivity (little sensitivity). The best in terms of cost ratio (intended as study time, application time in the mouth, economic cost, scalability over time) / benefit (intended as effectiveness, application time, low sensitivity, durability over time, scalability)

FRIDAY, May 31th

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY PLANNING OF ORTODONTIC / IMPLANT / PROSTHETIC THERAPIES

  • 9:00 – 9:15
    Introduction
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis and Dr. Marco Rosa
  • 9:15 – 10:45
    Previsualization of orthodontic therapy in patients with prosthetic needs
    Speakers: Dr. Monica Imelio and Dr. Roberto Perasso
  • 10:45 – 11:15
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:15 – 12:45
    Pre-implant planning: critical issues and options for guided surgery
    Speakers: Dr. Matteo Capelli
  • 12:45 – 14:00
    LUNCH
  • 14:15 – 16:00
    Discussion with the participants
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis, Dr. Marco Rosa, Dr. Isabella Rocchietta, Luca Vailati, CDT
  • 16:00 – 16:30
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 16:30 – 17:30
    Conclusions and take home messages
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis, Dr. Adriana Brenna
  • 17:00 – 17:30
    DBA NEWS: Updates on materials, procedures and protocols
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis

Questions for the speakers:

Monica Imelio and Roberto Perasso 

  1. In which situations you request an orthodontic set-up?
  2. What is your experience with digital set-ups and orthodontic movement planning software? Do they have any critical issues? If yes, which ones?
  3. Is it important to define the correct size of the teeth before starting orthodontic therapy?

Matteo Capelli

  1. What are the main critical issues in implant planning and in the creation of the surgical stent for guided surgery?
  2. Does correct implant planning always require a clinical prosthetic evaluation?
  3. What are the indications for modular stents?

SATURDAY, June 1st

TREATMENT PLANS COMPARED: The approach by two teams to a clinical case
Clinical, technical and digital aspects

  • 9:15 – 9:30 – Case presentation
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis

  • 9:30 – 9:50 – Team 1 treatment plan
    Speakers: Dr. Giuseppe Atria
  • 9:50 – 10:10 – Team 2 treatment plan
    Speakers: Dr. Yolanda Liaropoulou
  • 10:10 – 10:45 – Discussion with the participants
  • 10:45 – 11:30 – The solution of the case and final discussion
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis and Dr. Marco Rosa
    COFFEE BREAK

    PROSTHODONTICS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
  • 11:30 – 13:00
    WORKING MODELS IN THE DIGITAL PROSTHETIC WORKFLOW: When to request them and how they should be fabricated
    Speakers: Dr. Antonello Appiani, Dr. Paolo Scattarelli and Stefano Lograno, CDT
  • 13:00 – 14:00
    LUNCH
  • 14:00 – 15:00
    THE ORIENTATION IN THE VIRTUAL SPACE OF THE DENTAL ARCHES AND THEIR DYNAMICS: From articulator to 3D motion
    Speakers: Dr. Paolo Scattarelli, Dr. Antonello Appiani and Stefano Lograno, CDT
  • 15:00 – 16:30
    Discussion with the participants
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis and Dr. Adriana Brenna
  • 16:30
    Conclusions and final remarks about the event
    Speakers: Dr. Stefano Gracis

Questions for the speakers:

For the models in digital prosthetic workflow conference

  1. In a digital flow, when does it make sense to have a working model obtained from intraoral scanning created?
  2. What types of models are available and is it appropriate to make for processing on natural teeth?
  3. What are the critical issues of digital models created for the fabrication of implant prostheses?

For arch orientation and dynamics in virtual space

  1. How is a patient’s maxillary arch positioned in virtual space? What tools or methodologies should be used?
  2. Is it useful (or necessary) to have a facial scanner to reduce orientation errors in the space of the arches or are photographs sufficient?
  3. Is it important that the position of the maxillary arch is in the correct relationship with the hinge axis?
Registration fees
Write to dentalbrera@dentalbrera.com to ask for information, to register and to participate in the 2024 DBA Meeting.
Hotel Reservation

Write to dentalbrera@dentalbrera.com to ask for information and to book your stay during the 2024 DBA Meeting.

Social Program
If you are interested in the 2024 social program, please write to dentalbrera@dentalbrera.com