‘Crazy ideas are crazy until they are not’

Karma.Dentistry and neDwork have partnered-up and we are taking dental education to another level.

We have a customized band-bus containing a presentation-room and room for hands-on courses, orchestrated by our 6 rocking speakers. The bus will go on a roadshow with pit-stops in the Netherlands: AmsterdamGroningen and Nijmegen; and in Belgium: Gent and Leuven bringing high-level dental knowledge for dental students.

Our goal is to help young dental professionals make smart choices in the very start of their career. 

To complete our tour, we’ll organize a live congress for all dental professionals in Oisterwijk (the Netherlands) and a recorded tv-show in Brussels (Belgium).

So if you don’t live in Belgium or in the Netherlands, there’s also something for you. The tv-show in Brussels will be broadcasted live on the world wide web; and it will be complemented with live interviews and specials announcements!

See you soon, and ‘for those about to rock, we salute you’!

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Tour Schedule

Program and Topics Congress

Biomimetic dentistry is based on nature. In the attempt of recreating what is lost or preservering what is still intact we need to look at the reference, the intact tooth. Biomimetic Dentistry is the restorative dental science which restores damaged and decayed teeth with restorations which conserve the biology (pulp), and restore the function, esthetics and mechanics of an intact tooth. Based on this model, everything else will be towards respecting this organ, and copying it.
Conserving more of the intact tooth is paramount to this approach, which is synonymous with adhesion. Similar to the intact natural tooth, an adhesively-restored tooth is better able to handle and manage functional stresses. A biomimetically-restored tooth eliminates gaps under restorations and cracks into dentin that develop as a result of deformation and stress concentrations, reducing or eliminating postoperative pain and sensitivity and preserving vitality, as bacteria are not able to invade and de-vitalize the tooth.
Main goal of this presentation will focus on the stress-reducing protocols and bond-maximizing protocols which facilitate perfect adhesion. The purpose of using biomimetic restorative concepts and protocols is to increase the longevity of restorative dental treatments and to reduce or eliminate future cycles of retreatment.

Besides dentistry, Freek is also passionated about art, painting, and drawing. Therefore it’s no coincidence that he tries to make a piece of art of every restoration. During his lecture, he will uncover the secrets to obtain life-like posterior composite restorations. For him it is not all about esthetics though. He is well trained in biomimetic dentistry, and tries to achieve the most durable results by implementing this scientific knowledge.

Since graduation Erik-Jan fell in love with minimal invasive dentistry. Working with the high magnification (microscope) and biomimetic techniques became part of his daily routine. Enamel abnormalities and discolorations can be very esthetically compromising, but treatment seemed to be rather invasive (veneers) or with a sometimes unpredictable outcome (infiltration only).
The quest for a successful and reliable treatment of enamel hypomineralisations started in 2014. After experiencing both success and failures with different treatment options, Erik-Jan decided to find the solution in the combination of techniques. Since 2016 a successful protocol with micro-abrasion, bleaching, trans-illumination, infiltration and restoration is used. The biggest secret lies within meticulous analysis of the porosity upon which the treatment protocol will be adjusted.
During this lecture Erik-Jan will give an overview of all the different enamel hypomineralisations that can be treated with the infiltration concept. What rationale is behind the protocol and when do we need to adjust it? What crucial steps will make the difference? Be able to create beautiful smiles and help your patients get rid of yellow or white enamel discolorations. Brace yourself for the finest of minimal invasive dentistry!

In this lecture Maarten will shine his light on working with ceramics in the esthetic zone. With several video’s and pictures he will explain how to predictable treat different esthetic cases. Besides a variety of preparations and different ways of cementing the ceramics he will also explain the necessity of using rubberdam in esthetic dentistry.

Restorative dentistry is hot and happening! The number of dentists who publish their restorative work on social media is growing exponentially. However, very few seem to be able to execute restorative treatments from an holistic and interdisciplinary point of view, and therefore forget that the accountability for a chosen treatment should come from good diagnostics and not for sake of ‘performing the trick’.

Jasper’s dental and musical extravaganza takes you through the factors that should determine the choice of dental techniques, materials and time-frame. It may perhaps change the way you look at everyday dentistry.

Sofie Velghe – Contemporary treatment of the worn dentition, digital workflow

Pragmatic and clear approach to treat the worn dentition, applicable and adaptable to the daily practice.

– treatment of localized anterior wear versus generalized wear

– handling biological and functional limitations

– increasing the vertical dimension: when and how

– Raw protocol for restorative treatment of the worn dentition

– indirect and direct approach: full clinical workflow

– using aligners to fix the bite

– How to avoid the pitfalls of multidisciplinary planning and treatment

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University Program

For our university dates, we created a special workshop and lecture program that is free to attend for dental students. All 6 of our dental rock stars will be present to take you on a journey in amazing and accessible dentistry, and to show you a possible pathway of personal development when you graduate. The workshops will contain a hands-on workshop in using composite and instruments in the anterior and posterior region. And of course, every attendee will get a party package with loads of dental gadgets after the meeting. Our bus can only house 30 attendees, so don’t hesitate and make a reservation for your place now!

Sign up form

This sign up form is for the university events only.
Use this link for the live event:
Oisterwijk (oct-02-2021)

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