New Trends in Dentistry: Facts and Fashion

EAED 2017 Spring Meeting – Unicredit Pavilion, Milan May 25-27, 2017

Scientific Committee:
Prof. Dr. Jaime Gil | Dr. Ueli Grunder | Prof. Dr. Joerg Strub

Thursday, May 25th

14:00 – 14:15 // Unicredit Pavilion

EAED Opening Ceremony

Dr. Stefano Gracis (IT)
& invited Guests


Will be Livestreamed here.

14:15 – 14:30

Fashion and Design in Milan


Will be Livestreamed here.

14:30 – 15:30 : Session 1

New Trends in Implant Design for the Esthetic Zone: Gimmicks or Innovations?

Implant-Abutment Connection Configuration
Dr. Kony Meyenberg (CH)

Platform Switching
Dr. Luigi Canullo (IT)


  • Which implant head design makes more sense for the esthetic area?
  • Which implant/abutment connection configuration is more clinically sound?
  • Is platform switching a predictable solution to maintain the coronal level of the hard and soft periimplant tissues?
  • Does the 1-abutment, 1-time protocol have a clinical sense and relevance?

15:30 – 16:10

Coffee Break

16:10 – 17:10

The Future Digital Implantologist
Dr. Peter Wohrle (USA)

17:10 – 18:00

The John McLean Honorary Lecture

The Science and Art of Dental Ceramics – An Update
Speaker: Dr. Markus Blatz (USA)


Will be Livestreamed here.

20:00 – 23:00 // Unicredit Pavilion

Welcome Reception

Friday, May 26th

09:00 – 10:40 : Session 2

Management of Tooth-Mucogingival Recessions and of Periimplant Mucosal Recessions in the Esthetic Zone: Facts and Fashion

Around Natural Teeth
Predictability of Root Coverage Procedures: Clinical Scenarios and Evidence-Based Treatment Options
Dr. Leandro Chambrone (BRA)

Around Implants
Peri-implant Bone- and Soft-Tissue Loss in the Esthetic Zone: What to do?
Dr. Rino Burkhardt (CH)


  • What are the limits of the surgical correction of mucogingival defects affecting natural teeth?
  • Which is the surgical approach that has the best long-term outcome (stability) and what is the evidence?
  • What are the limits of the surgical correction of periimplintitis lesions?
  • Which is the surgical approach that has the best long-term outcome (stability) and what is the evidence?

10:40 – 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 – 13:00 : Session 3

Digital Workflow: A More Efficient Way to Work?

The Dental Technician Perspective
Key Factors for Success in Complex Implant Restorations
Jurgen Mehrhof, MDT (DE)

The Restorative Perspective
Can We Abandon Impression Materials and Mechanical Articulators?
Dr. German Gallucci (USA)


  • What parameters are essential prior to the digital workflow?
  • Are the times mature for a completely digital workflow if the objective is a high quality restoration?
  • Is this true also for complex rehabilitations?
  • Does the use of intraoral scanners allow the clinician to be more efficient and save time while maintaining or increasing the level of quality?
  • Can the current intraoral scanners be used for planning and carrying out extensive rehabilitations?

13:00 – 14:30 // The Replay Restaurant

Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:40 : Session 4

The Metal-Free Bonded Restorative Materials of the Future: What are their Limits?


  • What is the clinical performance of resin-matrix ceramics?
  • Can they be used for the restoration of the occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth?
  • What are the limits of the different bondable cad-cam ceramics available on the market as far as strength and esthetic outcome are concerned?
  • Is chipping still a problem with ceramic veneered zirconia frameworks?
  • What are the esthetic limits of multi-layer cad-cam and monolithic zirconia ceramics?

16:10 – 16:40

Coffee Break

16:40 ~ 18:40 // Hotel Principe di Savoia

Gold Partners Workshops

Saturday, May 27th

08:30 – 10:30 : Session 5

Complications with New Trends

With Surgical Procedures
Dr. Markus Hurzeler (DE)

With Implant-Supported Restorations
Dr. Paolo Vigolo (IT)

With Skeletal Anchorage in Orthodontics
Dr. Benedict Wilmes (DE)


  • What are the complications that you have witnessed with new surgical techniques?
  • When is a new surgical technique ready to be safely divulged to the profession?
  • What are the most common complications associated to implant-supported restorations?
  • Are all prosthetic implant components the same?
  • Is passive fit important?
  • What are the potential complications of all ceramic solutions?
  • What are the current problems associated to the  use of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) in orthodontic treatment?
  • For which indications do we really need TADs?
  • How can we reduce the complication rate during the usage of TADs?

10:30 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:30

The EAED Photo Contest Award Ceremony

11:30 – 13:00

The Peter Schärer Treatment Planning Session

Dr. Wael Att (DE)

Panel of Experts
Dr. David De Franco (IT) (Orthodontics)

Dr. Koray Feran (GB) (Restorative)
Dr. Arndt Happe (DE) (Implant and Oral Surgery)
Dr. Oliver Pontius (DE) (Endodontics)
Stefan Schunke, CDT (DE) (Dental Technology)


Will be Livestreamed here.

13:00 – 13:10

Closing Ceremony

13:30 – 15:00 // Greenhouse at the Pavilion

General Assembly Luncheon

19:00 – 24:00 // Alfa Romeo Museum

Gala Dinner