Dental Asia Sep/Oct 2018

Show Review DENTAL ASIA SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2018 66 T echnology has been and continues to be the most i mpo r t a n t v a r i ab l e o f modern civilisation. Our daily workflow, now more than ever, is de̬ned by constant innovation. As a result, Swiss dental specialist COLTENE took the big leap and held the ̬rst ever Asia Paci̬c Key Opinion Leader (KOL) Symposium where 150 dental experts from20 nations discussed themegatrends in dentistry. The event was held at the Le Meridien Hotel, situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 th - 15 th July 2018. The event provided a variety of state-of-the art meeting rooms together with a meeting area “The Hub” which brought an inspiring and inviting atmosphere that awakened curiosity, bringing together guests and opinion leaders from near and far. From China to New Zealand, from India to the Philippines: the topics of the 1 st Asia-Pacific KOL Symposium in Malaysia were as colourful as the ̬eld of participants. Innovation leader COLTENE presented dental specialists from di ̫ erent countries to discuss the future of dentistry with industry leaders. Day 1: Resto day With the theme, “The Age of Patient Centred Dentistry”, KOLs shared the latest innovations in 3D scanning, CAD/CAM technologies and caries detectionmethods leading to a new level of minimal invasive dentistry. Using today’s possibilities of adhesive dentistry in combination with newly developed composite materials like Brilliant Crios (a composite CAD/CAM block) minimal invasive dentistry is no longer limited to direct restorations. Another latest composite material is the Brilliant EverGlow, it gives dentists the opportunity to either choose an indirect or a direct approach without losing its aesthetic or durability. Cases using Brilliant EverGlow were presented by Dr. Roberto Sprea̬co which demonstrated the wide possibilities of an innovative composite system to reach a maximum level of aesthetic with one single shade! Overall the lectures pointed out how new technologies combined with