Dear friends and colleagues,

As you all know, the International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine (IADDM) held its 2nd annual meeting in Busan, South Korea. With the support of the Korean Academy for Digital Dental Medicine (KADD), the meeting yielded a great success.

The number of participants was around 1000 Dentists, Technologists, Researchers, Dental Hygienists and Exhibitors. The number of countries participating from all over the world was 25. The number of sponsors supporting IADDM was 20, including 2 Global Partners (DIO and DDS).

The meeting was held together and in synergy with the Korean Academy of Digitalized Dentistry. KADD was founded in 2009 and became an official Academy of the Korean Dental Association in August 2014. KADD has 250 active members and one branch in Busan. KADD has 2 scientific meetings per year (in spring and in fall).

The extremely attractive program included famous speakers from South Korea and from around the world as well as a Poster Session with more than 40 participants.

Furthermore, the meeting was honored by the presence of the Mayor of the dynamic City of Busan, Mr. Suh-Byung-soo (Busan, a City Thriving with Talent, Technology, and Culture).

Last, but not least, our 2 colleagues and scientific chairs Prof. Dr. Jung-Suk Han and Prof. Dr. Young Jun Lim, both from the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University in Seoul did an all around wonderful job concerning the outstanding hospitality, the perfect organization and the unique scientific program. They deserve all the appreciation for what they have done for IADDM in special and for Digital Dentistry in general. IADDM as a newborn baby is extremely proud to profit from this successful wave and to continue to grow with new members and sponsors.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. em. Dr. Carlo Marinello
President IADDM
Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Joerg Strub
Past president IADDM


Dear colleagues,

The 2nd annual meeting of IADDM received a wonderful support from the Korean Academy of Digitalized Dentistry (KADD). The scientific program encompassed an exceptional number of renowned international speakers. The program was co-chaired by Jung-Suk Han as well as Young-Jun Lim and included keynote lectures covering various aspects related to digital dental medicine. Once again, the topics presented demonstrated how digital dental medicine is opening new doors that will change the way we used to treat our patients.

The first day of the meeting was dedicated to a number of corporates to facilitate introduction of new technologies. With 8 presenters, the corporate forum covered different topics related to the selection criteria of CAD/CAM equipments, intraoral scanners and digital implant dentistry. Further presentations covered topics related to CAD/CAM dentistry and occlusion, how to optimize the digital workflow in daily practice as well as the future of digital technologies in prosthodontics.

Following the corporate forum, 40 scientific posters were presented and individually discussed with the participants.

The second day of the scientific program was opened by a welcome speech of the Mayor of the dynamic City of Busan, Mr. Suh-Byung-soo as well as an address by Joerg Strub, president of the IADDM.

Details of the scientific program were introduced by Jung-Suk Han and Young-Jun Lim. Selim Pamuk and Onur Ozturk discussed in their presentation the integration of anatomic digital smile design into anterior esthetics. Obviously, an anatomic design improves communication with the patient and lab technician, thereby enhancing the overall treatment goal. Petra Gierthmühlen showed how the digital workflow can be utilized in complex rehabilitations. With a number of clinical examples, she showed how to use CAD/CAM technologies for securing predictable treatment outcomes in complex cases. Edmond Pow intensively discussed whether intraoral scanners are accurate enough for chairside use. With critical analysis of the current scientific evidence, he concluded that intraoral scanners are sufficiently accurate but still need improvement in the workflow. Jonathan Ferencz showed how his practice has been influenced throughout the years by the introduction of different digital technologies. He showed how the introduction of digital technologies as well as new materials are driving a progressive shift in the treatment concepts offered for patients.

The afternoon session started with Jun Hyouk Shin, who beautifully showed how he implements digital dentistry in an unusual way in his daily practice. With the title “Digital Art” and a number of beautiful clinical examples, he discussed how to use digital technologies as well as photography in an artistic way to attract more patients and improve overall patient understanding and acceptance of the suggested treatment. The result is highly esthetic and functional and guaranties that patients are extremely satisfied.

Takashi Miyazaki, discussed the challenges of dental education in the new era of dental service amid the advances of digital dentistry. It seems to be a global trend that new technologies and industry-driven innovations are often late introduced into education. He proposed in his presentation how to overcome this issue and keep the education following the highest level of cutting-edge technologies. Luc Rutten showed in a clinically-oriented presentation how digital technologies can be used to improve the synergy between the lab technician and the clinician in order to optimize the treatment outcome. He concluded that the main goal of digital technologies is not to improve accuracy, but to enhance communication. Byung Ho Choi discussed different methods available to implement digital flapless implant surgery. After discussing its advantages and disadvantages, he presented a number of guidelines for the use of predictable flapless surgery and avoiding surprises at the same time. Florin Cofar showed how different data obtained from various digital technologies can be used together to manage complex esthetic cases. His presentation clearly highlighted the advantages contemporary digital technologies and how they can help to reach perfectly-mastered esthetic and functional results.

Quick Overview - Second Annual Meeting of International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine

New Wave in Digital Dental Medicine



Program Chairs

Prof. Dr. Jung-Suk Han →
Founding and Council Member
Seoul, Korea

Prof. Dr. Young-Jun Lim →
Secretary Treasurer, Council Member
Seoul, Korea

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - CORPORATE FORUM
13.30 - 14.00 Selection Criteria of Intraoral Scanner Prof. Ji-Man Park, Seoul, Korea
14.00 - 14.30 Selection criteria of CAD/CAM equipment Hee-Chul Kim, DDS, Korea
14.30 - 15.00 BREAK
15.00 - 15.30 Digital Workflow in My Dental Clinic Si-Chan Park, DDS, Korea
15.30 - 16.00 Microscopoic Evaluation of CAD/CAM Dentistry Do-Eun Dong, DDS, Korea
16.00 - 16.30 How Does Digital Technology Shape The Future of Prosthodontics? Prof. Yongsheng Zhou, Peking, China
16.30 - 16.50 Current Concept of CAD/CAM Metal-Free Crowns Prof. Takashi Nakamura, Osaka, japan
16.50 - 17.10 Possibility of Digital Implant Dentistry Dr. Toyokazu Chiba, Fukushima, Japan
17.10 - 17.40 CAD/CAM Dentistry and Occlusion Prof. Jacob G. Park, San Antonio, USA
19.00 BANQUET (3rd Floor of Convention Hall)
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - LECTURES
08.30 - 08.45 Welcome Address of the President President
Prof. Dr. Dr. Jörg R. Strub, Freiburg, Germany
08.45 - 9.00 Introduction Scientific committee
Prof. Dr. Jung-Suk Han & Prof. Dr. Young-Jun Lim
09.00 - 09.50 Integration of Anatomic Digital Smile Design into Anterior Esthetics Prof. Selim Pamuk, Turkey &
Dr. Onur Ozturk, Turkey
9.50 - 10.30 Digital Workflows: Predictable Outcomes for Complex Rehabilitations Prof. Petra Gierthmuhlen, Germany
10.30 - 11.00 BREAK
11.00 - 11.30 Are Intra-Oral Scanners Accurate Enough for Chairside Use? Prof. Edmond Pow, Hong Kong
11.30 - 12.30 CAD/CAM Restorations for Teeth and Implants: Better than Handmade? Dr. Jonathan Ferencz, USA
12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 - 14.00 Digital Art. From Idea to Realization Dr. Jun Hyouk Shin, Korea
14.00 - 14.30 Challenges of Dental Education in the New Era of Dental Service amid the Advances of Digital Dentistry Prof. Takashi Miyazaki, Japan
14.30 - 15.10 Achieving High End Esthetic Outcome in a Team Approach
using CAD/CAM and Digital Communication of Zirconia Implant Based Restorations
Mr. Luc Rutten, Belgium
15.10 - 15.40 BREAK
15.40 - 16.10 Digital Flapless Implant Surgery Prof. Byung Ho Choi, Korea
16.10 - 16.50 Smile Design: From Digital to Clinical Dr. Florin Cofar, Romania
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