First World Aesthetic Congress slated

Dec. 18, 2001
Session will be held in London in June of 2002

Springtime in London. Dental aesthetics. The world�s leaders in cosmetic dentistry. It all adds up to the first World Aesthetic Congress. The conference will be held in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in central London. Close to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, the venue provides the ideal starting point for exploring London in all its modern and historical splendor.

The World Aesthetic Congress, to be held over two action-packed days, June 14-15, 2002 promises to be one of the foremost aesthetic symposia in the world with more than 15 world leaders in the field joining to offer clinically oriented presentations focusing on aesthetics for the general dental practitioner.

The primary objective of the World Aesthetic Congress is to provide invaluable practical advice and ideas on the latest materials and techniques for dentists to take back to their practices immediately in order to enhance treatment possibilities and profits the very next day. The speakers and topics, covering areas in all aspects of aesthetic dentistry, from implants to porcelain veneers to bleaching, promises an extraordinary meeting for all dentists interested in developing their skills and knowledge.

In addition to a simultaneous multi-track format, there will be a number of exclusive hands-on clinics where firsthand experience in a number of subject areas will be offered. The extensive hands-on program is in response to the loud and clear suggestions from many dentists at previous lecture-only presentations. An extensive trade exhibition will augment the dental experience. For North American attendees, this will offer an opportunity to access novel trans-Atlantic approaches to our common dental problems.

The truly international program (United States, Europe, Asia) offers something for every dentist and every interest. The lineup includes pre-eminent specialists such as Nasser Barghi, George Freedman, Van Haywood, Jim Simon, Howard Glazer, Joel Berg and Stephen Weinberg from North America, Derrick Setchell, Linda Greenwall, David Klaff, Martin Kelleher, and Lloyd Searson from the United Kingdom, Ivo Krejci, Itshak Shoher and Galip Gurel from Europe, Sandesh Mayekar from India, and many other internationally renowned speakers.

Away from the meeting, London is yours for the taking. If theatre is your interest, the fabulous West End offers some of the best shows in the world. The West End and Broadway are in a constant tussle for the best theater in the world; benefit from the competition. Shakespeare's plays can be seen in the modern recreation of the open-air Globe Theater. The city�s architecture is a living, functioning experience that weaves together the present and the past, with a tantalizing glimpse of the future. The history that you have read and seen, from Henry VIII to Jack the Ripper, all took place just steps away from where you are staying.

See the palaces, the pageantry, and the events that make headlines around world. Immerse yourself in London with guided walking tours. You can't get lost; most of the residents speak English. Visit the Tower, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Leicester Square. Shop at Harrods, Carnaby Street, and Saville Row. Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, and Stratford are all a short drive away, making for fascinating day trips. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Experience the international and national cuisine. Springtime in London is the best part of the year. Be there.

The innovative Bleaching Symposium on June 15, 2002 will be a first for Europe. The latest and the best in bleaching technologies and materials will be introduced, with a comprehensive examination of safety, predictability, and marketability. More than five internationally renowned speakers are set to provide a day long, in-depth discussion of this most popular treatment modality. Professor Van Haywood will introduce new options for extended treatment of tetracycline-stained teeth. Dr. Linda Greenwall will discuss the introduction of bleaching programs into practice, and their impact on overall revenue.

In the ever popular hands-on sessions, Prof. Nasser Barghi provides the diagnostic decision-making formula for anterior laminate restorations; how to decide between composite and porcelain materials, and the techniques for making each of these options look very aesthetic. Dr. George Freedman offers definitive techniques for bonded post �endodontic post and core buildups. Simplified techniques and innovative materials make these procedures easier, faster, and more predictable. Dr. Howard Glazer presents the latest methods and materials for impression taking and provisional making. Current procedures eliminate the stresses often associated with these portions of the treatment.

Dr. Fay Goldstep takes a closer look at dental magnification; which are the proper loupes to select for each individual, and when and how to use them. She also examines the ergonomic implications of proper and improper operator positioning during practice. Dr. Stephen Weinberg assesses the role of color in aesthetic restorative dentistry, and the modification of tooth color underneath restorations and porcelain veneers. Professor Joel Berg demonstrates the role of aesthetics in pediatric dentistry, and provides clinical tips on eliminating amalgam from the pediatric practice.

Dr. Itzhak Shoher provides a clinical indication and technique for non-cast gold copings that offer better aesthetics underneath ceramic facings, and allow for decreased lipopolysaccharide deposition at the tooth-coping interface. Bernard Jaroslow CDT highlights the adaptability of ceramic and composite materials that are based on the same color selection criteria, indicating how these dissimilar restorations can be used on adjacent teeth. Professor James Simon exhibits the latest computer-based teaching models that provide immediate feedback on preparation technique and success. This educational advance can greatly improve the learning experience of the student, and markedly increased the clinical standards of the practicing dentist.

A series of social activities, including receptions, for both dentists and their spouses/companions will complement the scientific activities, offering an opportunity to meet and interact with dentists from the United Kingdom and the entire world. Non-dental activities will be available concurrently with the scientific programs.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to combine world-class aesthetics and the city of London. For more information, contact:

e-mail: [email protected]

toll-free line: 1 866 7914315

mail: FMC Ltd, WAC 2002, Mercury International, 365 Blair Road, Avenel, New Jersey, NJ07001, USA

Fax: 011 44 20 89068808