European prosthetics meets North American prosthetics
BERN, Switzerland: The Academy of Prosthodontics held its 2014 international congress in Europe for the first time in collaboration with the Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry. About 500 participants joined the event in Bern in Switzerland, at which leading experts in prosthetics from the US met up with their European colleagues to discuss their treatment philosophies.
Founded in 1918, the Academy of Prosthodontics is one the oldest specialty organisations in prosthetic dentistry. Its annual meeting usually takes place in the US or Canada. This year, however, the organisers opted for the congress centre at the Kursaal Bern, the largest conference complex and event venue in the region.
The two-day scientific programme saw practice-related clinical lectures by expert panellists from both sides of the Atlantic. Twenty speakers from the US and Switzerland, as well as from Italy, Germany, Spain and the UK, elaborated on the essential principles of modern prosthetics in dentistry, including digitalisation and aesthetic aspects of conventional and implant prosthetics.
The lectures were held in English. However, simultaneous interpreting was available in French and German.
Alongside the scientific programme, attendees had the opportunity to visit the congress dental exhibition. The event was supported by a number of media partners and dental companies, including Straumann, Nobel Biocare, DENTSPLY Implants and Ivoclar Vivadent.