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Find out who will be speaking on what topics at the DAMA 2018 Conference Programme. Take a deep dive into dental aesthetics and pick up practical step-by-step guides on how to achieve more aesthetic outcomes in your practice.
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Meet the DAMA 2018 Speakers
Frank J. Milnar DDS, AACD is a graduate from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry in 1976. He is an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Board Examiner for Accreditation. Dr. Milnar maintains a full-time practice in St. Paul, Minnesota emphasizing appearance related dentistry. He has published numerous articles about the direct placement of composites, shade selection and porcelain materials and is on editorial review boards for dental journals. Dr. Milnar is co-founder of the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has lectured extensively within the U.S. Armed Forces as well as internationally on the subject of direct composite restorations, shade selection and porcelain materials. He has been voted “Top Dentist” and voted into the” Top Dentist Hall of Fame” for the last five years by his peers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. He has been voted by Dentistry Today as one of the top 100 dentists contributing to dental education. Most recently, Dr. Milnar was nominated to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Continuing Education Advisory Board.View Details >
Dr Stefen Koubi graduated from the Marseille University, School of Dentistry, France, in 1998. From 1998 to 2001, he worked as a clinical assistant at the Hôpital Louis Mourier (Hôpitaux de Paris) in the Department of Stomatology headed by Prof. Poidatz. In addition, he was research assistant at the University of Paris V, School of Dentistry in Montouge. In June 2001, he received the AEA diploma (clinical traineeship) and the DEA diploma (postgraduate study program) at the department headed by Prof. de Lumley of the Hôpital Nord in Marseille, France. He earned a doctorate degree in dental surgery in 2001. In the same year, he became an assistant at the department of Conservative Odontology headed by Prof. Koubi at the University Clinic of Marseille, France. Dr Koubi opened a private dental practice in Marseille in 2002. In 2004, he obtained a university diploma in oral implantology. In April 2004, he was appointed assistant professor at the Department of Conservative Odontology of the Marseille University School of Dentistry. He became Associate Professor in 2008 and earned his PhD in 2011. Moreover, he was awarded the Gold Molar by the students of Marseille University. Moreover, he established a private dental practice in Paris, France, in 2009.
He is the founder of “L'institut de la Facette”, a private training centre established in 2013 which mainly focuses on laminate veneer restorations and the minimally invasive rehabilitation of worn dentitions. Dr Koubi is the author of various national and international publications and reports. He has lectured internationally on the topics of aesthetic dentistry, smile design, wear and erosion.View Details >
Session Title: Teamwork in Everyday Practice: Cosmetic/ Worn Dentition/ Implant; A Guided and Predictable Approach Between the Dental Clinician and the Dental Technician - I
Session Title: Teamwork in Everyday Practice: Cosmetic/ Worn Dentition/ Implant; A Guided and Predictable Approach Between the Dental Clinician and the Dental Technician - II
Hilal Kuday graduated as a dental technician from Istanbul University in 1999. Subsequently he worked in his own laboratory in Istanbul before proceeding to collaborate with Ivoclar Training Team. During his 5-year stint with Ivoclar Vivadent, Mr. Kuday lectured on various topics including “Porcelain fused to metal restorations”, “Metal free restorations”, “E-Max System” and more at Ivoclar Vivadent International Center for Dental Education. Since 2008, Mr. Kuday has been running his own training center and laboratory and continues to deliver lectures and workshops internationally. He has held presentations and master workshops worldwide including Australia, Singapore, Croatia, South Africa, France and more.View Details >
Professor (Dr.) Md. Shamsul Alam was born in 1956 at Tangail and had his BDS degree in 1979 from Dhaka Dental College and MS in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics from Kuban State Medical Institute, Krasnoder, USSR in 1985. Professor Shamsul Alam started his career in 1980 at Dhaka Dental College with a long track record; Professor Alam worked as dean, faculty of dentistry and fist hall provost of BSMMU as well as Course Director, Faculty of Dentistry and Currently working as Senior Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, BSMMU, and as Honorary Chairman, Institute of Advance Dentistry, Bangladesh (IADB). Dr. Alam had attained several foreign trainings in Advance Endodontics and Laser Dentistry from Japan, USA and Switzerland. Professor Alam is the pioneer of Laser Dentistry in Bangladesh. He had a number of presentations at the national & international level both in home and abroad especially in APEC, FDI and APDC. He has over 70 Publications in Indexed-Medicus and BMDC recognized journal as well. Professor Alam received Bangladesh Health Awarded 2010 and Sher-E- Bangla A K Fazlul Haque Memorial Podak 2011 for his remarkable activities in Dental and Medical sciences. He is also Fellow of the World Academy of Dentistry International USA, Royal Society of Health Promotion UK and International College of Dentist USA. In 2016 he awarded most prestigious degree in medical and dental science FCPS from Bangladesh College of Physician and Surgeon.View Details >
She graduated from the University of the East, College of Dentistry in 1979. She passed the Philippine Dental Board Examination on 1979. She passed the licensure examination in Hong Kong dental board on 1982. She completed the UCLA Post Graduate Aesthetic Continuum and Occlusion Course in 2009 and 2011 respectively. She took up the core programme in occlusion in Dawson Academy, Florida, USA, from 2011-2014. She took up the Basic TMD course in Dawson Academy on 2016.
She was the president of the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (PAED) from 2000-2002. She is one of the core lecturers of Aesthetic 101 programme of PAED. She is the founding member of Philippine Prosthodontic Society. She is presently the Dental Centre Head of Metropolitan Medical Centre located in the Chinatown district of Manila.
Her passion in occlusion has led her to numerous lecturing and workshop engagements in dental professional groups and schools all over the Philippines in the past five years.
She is also actively engaged with Tzu Chi Foundation in dental missions, environmental protection, and other charity activities.
She has been in private practice for more than 35 years focusing on endodontics, aesthetic dentistry, and prosthodontics.View Details >
Dr. Ratnakumara is a consultant Orthodontist who is based at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Specialized Children’s Hospital, Peradeniya. He had his dental education from Sri Lanka and went to pursue his M.S( Orthodontics) in Colombo. He obtained his MOrthRCS ( Edinburgh) in 2006 and FDSRCS ( Edinburgh) in 2016. He is also Honorary Superintendent of Police and Consultant Orthodontist to the Sri Lanka Police Hospital.
Being the first appointed government dental surgeon to some of the peripheral hospitals, he was able to initiate and develop them to function smoothly. In addition he has his own well established general practice which served the needy people for last 20 years. He obtained his overseas training in Royal Aberdeen Children hospital and Dundee Dental Hospital in United Kingdom from 2005 to 2006.
He has a vast experience with orthodontic treatment in patients with cleft lip, cleft palate, Orthognathic Surgery & Craniofacial Anomalies. He is currently also the International Dental Advisor to Royal College of Edinburgh( Sri Lanka and South East Asia). Current president of the Sri Lankan Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic dentistry and president elect of Sri lankan Orthodontic society.View Details >
Dr. Onny Eryanto Limantoro finished his dental studies at the Faculty of Dentistry Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia in 2010. In 2013 he started his dental photography journey by attending the DENTSCAPE dental photography course with Mr Naoki Aiba, Oral Design Monterey and 2014 DSD master course with Dr. Christian Coachman. In 2014 he met and learn directly his composite artistry with Dr. Tetsuji Aoshima and 2017 he attended Sascha Hein eLAB course and immediately began to adapt it to the selection process for direct composite restoration. Dr. Eryanto main focus is on restorative dentistry and adhesive dentistry. He lives and works in Surabaya, Indonesia.View Details >
Dr. Ho received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the Kaohsiung Medical University in 2001. She was eager to learn more about the periodontal field, therefore, she attended the Master's degree of the periodontal program at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital and the National Yang-Ming University. 2006 she graduated and received the Specialty Certificate in Periodontics and Masters of Science Degree. Dr. Ho received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the Kaohsiung Medical University in 2001.
Then she joined and practices limited in the periodontal field with specialists in different fields in Dr. Lin and partners dental office by the concept of oral rehabilitation related to health, esthetics, and function.
Currently, she is a lecturer in several continuing education courses related to Periodontology and Implantology as well as an active representative lecturer of Taiwan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.View Details >
Dr Ki-Seong Kim graduated from Seoul National University, Graduate School of Dentistry in 1988. Between 1988 and 1991, he completed his internship and residency program at the Department of Prosthodontics at Seoul National University. Subsequently he earned his Master of Science in 1991. In 2008, Dr. Kim served as a clinical instructor for the Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry at Seoul National University for a decade. During his stint as a clinical instructor, Dr. Kim also earned his doctorate degree in the year of 2010.
Dr. Kim has shown great passion and dedication for his field of work and currently serves as the President for the Korean Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (KAED) and Seoul Implant Research & Study Group. He also plays an active role as a member of various organisations including Korean Academy of Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration and Asian Academy of Osseointegration.
With his vast experience and wealth of knowledge, Dr. Kim has published various international journals including “Variation in the total lengths of abutment/implant assemblies generated with a function of applied tightening torque in external and internal implant–abutment connection” and “Settling of Abutments into Implants and Changes in Removal Torque in Five Different Implant-Abutment Connections. Part 1: Cyclic Loading”.
He is currently appointed as the Director of Namsang Dental Clinic.View Details >
Dr. Jerry Lim is a passionate clinician who travels internationally to bring the best that dentistry can offer to his patients.
Dr. Lim has a genuine heart for his patients; he is a firm believer in taking a holistic approach to aesthetic dentistry, focusing on not only restoring the functional capabilities of the patient, but going one step further to enhance and balance the appearance of the patient’s smile and face.
This belief drove his interest in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry, motivating him to pursue advanced neuromuscular and aesthetic dentistry training at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dentistry (LVI Global), Occlusion Connections (OC), and Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy (IDEA). The extensive experience and skill afforded to him through years of advanced aesthetic training has helped improve the quality of life for many of his clients.
Dr. Lim is recognized as a leading aesthetic dental practitioner in Singapore and regularly gets invited to share his expertise with the dental community in Singapore and overseas. He is currently adjunct lecturer at his alma mater National University of Singapore, and was past President of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore.
Outside of work, Dr. Lim loves spending time with his wife and three children on family trips overseas. He is also an avid fan for Manchester United Football Club.View Details >
Exhibition Networking Reception
Expand your professional network at the DAMA Networking Reception by getting to know your peers and the exhibitors over light refreshments after attending a full day of conference. Only participants, who are registered for DAMA 2018 will have access to this networking reception within the exhibition hall, where delegates can get to know exhibiting businesses and their products and services better.
Curated Exhibition at DAMA 2018
Running parallel to the conference, a curated exhibition that will address the product and services needs of the aesthetic dentist will take place. Expect to meet these market leaders and more:
Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors
Expecting to attract more than 500 dental professionals interested in the area of practice of aesthetic dentistry, the Dental Aesthetics Meeting in Asia (DAMA) will take a closer look at the dentist's role in the patient's journey to achieving the perfect smile.
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