6 of the Best 2019


8th November 2019 - Friday

Graftless Solutions to Edentulous Maxilla (Conventional All-on-4 & Zygoma implants) With Immediate Loading Using a Full Digital Workflow. (Dr. Han Choi)

The edentulous maxilla is challenging to rehabilitate with implants when there is advanced residual bone resorption coupled with pneumatisation of the maxillary sinus. Traditionally, such cases were treated in multiple stages involving bone grafting, sinus augmentation, multiple procedures and prolonged treatment duration. In modern implant dentistry, these patients can be treated without these complicated time-consuming procedures. The modern approach is graftless surgery and immediate loading of fixed implant bridges. This lecture will also focus on incorporating a full digital workflow allowing faster, accurate and patient-friendly treatment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Indications for graftless solutions to rehabilitate the edentulous maxilla.
  • Indications for All-on-4 and Zygoma implants.
  • Immediate loading of temporary bridges.
  • Digital workflows.

Getting Started with Digital Dentures – A Myth or Reality? (lDr. John Batchelor)

What we will cover: The evolution of prosthetics. What can be done digitally? How do we do it. The Digital Denture Evolution.

Topics That We Will Cover are:

  • Do we keep making dentures the analogue way?
  • Digital Dentures are they a concept?
  • Are they a reality and are they commercially viable?
  • What does digital mean?
  • Printing or Milling?
  • What is the Digital work flow?
  • Is Digital better?
  • 2017, where are we at in the digital denture world?
  • Is it a combination of both analogue and digital or digital?
  • IDS Cologne 2015 – 2017.
  • What are some of the advantages of digital over analogue?
  • What does the future hold?

Learning Outcomes:

  • To gain an understanding of: Terminology. Tissue compressibility.
  • What equipment and software is needed? What can be done digitally?
  • Printing or Milling – is it there yet? How do I do Repairs and Relines.
  • What does the digital workflow look like?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of digital.

Minimal Prep and Non-Prep Ceramic Restorations (Dr. Matteo Moro)

All dental professionals today agree in the importance of preserving as much as possible of the patient’s dental structure, and at the same time guaranteeing the best aesthetic result for the longest period of time. This is undoubtedly possible since the available techniques allow us to manufacture extremely thin indirect restorations such as ceramic fragments and lens-contact veneers. This type of solution is considered the quintessence of dental ceramic restoration and at the same time has been neglected for so long, that today there is a very large and dissatisfied market waiting for our intervention.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Appreciate and propose this type of bio-mimetic solution for aesthetic and functional purposes, when how and why.
  • Treatment plan, from diagnosis to final photo.
  • From bonding to polishing, step by step in order to achieve the best outcome.
  • Recognise the limits … if any

Novel Strategies to Optimize Clinical Outcomes utilising the Invisalign System (Dr. Jason Ng)

Digital Technology is rapidly changing the way we practice dentistry and it can be overwhelming for dentists to keep up. We will look at how intra-oral scanning technology works and how we can utilise it in Invisalign treatment digital planning. It may simplify your everyday work flow to bring you optimal restorative and aesthetic outcome. We will also look at some novel uses for Invisalign in general practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will have a better understanding on how intra-oral scanning digital technology works to help give you a better restorative outcome.
  • Learn how you can integrate Invisalign Aligner system into your practice and digital work flow.
  • Use of Invisalign digital dentistry to achieve optimal restorative outcome.

What Clients Really Want (Laurie Sharp)

With change upon us like never before, ‘ordinary (in business) is no longer acceptable”. We look at what successful companies globally, are doing differently to drive effective business outcomes in an environment where the Digital Age is creating not only disruption, but uncertainly.

So how do we set ourselves apart from our competitors?

In this session, we highlight 5 key elements that clients are telling us are critical to driving favourable outcomes, commonly called Moments of Truths. Depth of Relationship remains critical, but what are the other key issues that drive advocacy and what are effective businesses doing in this space? Over 60% of clients will either leave their supplier or not contract their services as a result of ‘perceived indifference’. What impact does this have on businesses and how can we turn this around? This is a fast-paced

Session with a number of take outs that can be implemented immediately. Standing still is no longer an option!

Dentin Conservation in Endodontics: Hope or Hype (Dr. Venkat Canakapalli)

Dentin Conservation and minimal intervention while performing endodontic treatment has gained importance in the last decade. The endodontic community is almost polarized about this concept. The literature on this topic is equivocal. Those who are in favour of dentin conservation are hopeful that it aids in long-term tooth retention, which is the goal of endodontic treatment. The literature shows that the extraction of endodontically treated teeth is usually due to structural failure of the tooth rather than endodontic failure. This clinical presentation will discuss the history, literature and challenges of dentin conservation to ensure a better understanding of modern concepts of endodontic treatment. The importance of new instrument designs and the role of CBCT to perform conservative endodontics will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review of dentin conservation in endodontics.
  • How to plan and perform dentin conservation in endodontics.
  • Role of CBCT and microscopes in planning and executing conservative endodontic treatment.

9th November 2019 - Saturday

Step-by-Step Treatment Plan Analysis of simple and complex Invisalign Clinchecks in Slow Motion (Dr. Jason Ng)

Morning Session:

Invisalign cases from start to finish. From initial scans, receipt of first Clincheck back, thought process and why the decided to request certain modifications.

Afternoon Session:

Development and reviewing of the Clincheck treatment plan. Difficult cases, identifying cases that are less predictable in outcome and what to do with these cases. Recent developments, new technologies and how this impacts on Invisalign and orthodontic treatment planning and smile design. Case sharing and questions.

Course Outcomes:

  • You will learn about the mechanics of Invisalign tooth movement and what cases are suited to Invisalign.
  • You will refresh on case submissions and cover in more depth Doctor preferences settings and how to use them for increase efficiencies in submitting your cases.
  • You will generate ideas for Invisalign workflow. From patient interview to case acceptance and submission (this will allow you to consider and adapt if necessary, any ideas into your own workflow. This will be done through lecturer guidance and peer interaction).
  • You will learn a thorough 5 step process of Clincheck review and what to look for when developing you Clincheck 3-D treatment plan.
  • Tips and tricks when starting your case.- What to do and look for when monitoring and what strategies to implement when things do not go as planned.
  • Learn more about specific case through case sharing.

(Participants are encouraged to bring as least one case they would like to share).

Feldspathic Ceramic fragment and contact lens veneer on refractory die. (Dr. Matteo Moro)

Willi Geller said: “Ceramic fragments and contact lens veneer are the quintessence of indirect dental restoration”. Let’s discover together why this is true, why today this prosthetic solution experiencing such incredible revival and why is so important to propose and be able to deliver this solution in 2020.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Step by step video tutorial on how to make a reliable alveolar model with refractory die.
  • Tips and tricks on how to layer a lens-contact veneer and a ceramic fragment on the anterior region using e.max Ceram.
  • Demystify a single central incisor through macro photography and custom shade mapping technique.
  • Step by step video tutorial on the laboratory procedures for preparing the ceramic interface for the luting process.

*** Delegates to bring: brushes, ceramic burns, polishers (will need to fit Ivoclar Vivadent's hand pieces), diamond paste, ceramic tray + tools, loupes ***

The Complete Digital Workflow for the Single Implant: A to Z (Dr. Han Choi)

Digital planning and guided implant surgery is almost a requirement in modern implant dentistry. This digital workflow will not only improve the restorative outcome and predictability, it will also allow maximum safety and precision. An immediate restoration can be done easily on the same day without having to spend much chairside time. There is a bit of learning curve at the start but eventually it will save valuable chairside time.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 3D implant positioning, guided surgery, immediate loading.
  • Digital implant planning using Dental Desktop software (3 shape).
  • Digital workflow of fabricating in-house or lab-based crowns.
  • Guided implant placement using Osstem One-guide kit

Providers Terms


In the event you need to cancel your registration for this lecture, you may do so for a full refund if you inform us of your cancellation at least 14 working days before the start of the Lecture. If your request for cancellation is received within 7 to 13 working days prior to the start date of the program, a cancellation fee of 50% of the full fee will be charged. No refund will be made for cancellations received less than 7 working days of the program. There is no refund for “no-shows”. 

NZACD Member - Friday Lecture $178Closed
Non Member - Friday Lecture $344Closed
Staff / Hygienist - Friday Lecture $191Closed
Combo Deal - Friday Lecture & NZACD Membership$500Closed
Lumino / ADA Member - Friday Lecture $291Closed
NZACD Member - Saturday Workshop with Dr Jason Ng $391Closed
Non Member - Saturday Workshop with Dr Jason Ng $500Closed
NZACD Member - Saturday Workshop with Matteo Moro $1,001Closed
Non Member - Saturday Workshop with Matteo Moro$1,262Closed
NZACD Member: Saturday Workshop with Dr Han Choi $566Closed
Non Member - Saturday Workshop with Dr Han Choi $653Closed


NZACD Member - Friday Lecture ClosedNon Member - Friday Lecture ClosedStaff / Hygienist - Friday Lecture ClosedCombo Deal - Friday Lecture & NZACD MembershipClosedLumino / ADA Member - Friday Lecture ClosedNZACD Member - Saturday Workshop with Dr Jason Ng ClosedNon Member - Saturday Workshop with Dr Jason Ng ClosedNZACD Member - Saturday Workshop with Matteo Moro ClosedNon Member - Saturday Workshop with Matteo MoroClosedNZACD Member: Saturday Workshop with Dr Han Choi ClosedNon Member - Saturday Workshop with Dr Han Choi Closed
Contact Hours:

12.0 hrs


Fri, 08 November 2019

Start Time:

8:30 AM


2 Days


Lecture and Workshop




Crowne Plaza Auckland

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128 Albert St, Auckland CBD,
Auckland, North Island,
New Zealand, 1010

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Dr Han Choi

I am a full-time Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. I completed undergraduate (dental and medical) and postgraduate training at University of Otago. My main clinical focus is dentoalveolar surgery extending through to both simple and advanced implant treatment. I am very interested in graftless solutions to complete arch implant rehabilitation, incorporating the most up-to-date digital workflows in the treatment.

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John Batchelor

John Batchelor started as a Dental Technician in 1979 and as a Clinical Dental Technician since 2000. He holds qualifications in Dental Technology, Clinical Dental Technology and a restricted scope of practice in implant overdentures. He has built his reputation, dental laboratory, and clinical practices around continuing education, keeping up with latest trends, techniques and developments. He built a state-of-the-art dental laboratory including teaching facilities enabling him to run courses. As a certified BPS® dental laboratory focusing on quality removable prosthetics and orthodontics servicing dentists, dental specialists around NZ along with his 13 clinics in the South Island of NZ. John is a certified BPS® instructor, a key opinion leader for 3Shape, and Ivoclar Vivadent NZ. He travels to Japan biannually to study the teachings of Dr Abe and his suction Effective Mandibular Complete Denture (SEMCD) technique.

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Matteo Moro

Matteo Moro began his career by completing his studies in Dental Technology in Italy in 1995. He then attended seminars and courses held by famous professionals of the sector in Europe and worked in renowned dental laboratories as a dental ceramist. He has been focusing his work and passion in anteriors and implant all-ceramic restorations with a bio-emulation approach. “Do not only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets“, is a quote of L.V. Beethoven that inspired Matteo in the research and development of a new layering technique and ceramic build-up style. Today Matteo is a Master Dental Ceramist and owner of the Dental Atelier icon.moro in Wellington.

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Dr Jason Ng

Jason Ng is a general dental practitioner of 30 years in a busy multi-dentist practice in Auckland. He graduated Bachelor Dental Surgery at Otago University in 1989. He incorporates digital technology and aligner orthodontics as part of his repertoire in providing a long term minimally invasive cosmetic and restorative solutions for his patients. Dr Ng has been one of the top Invisalign providers in New Zealand for several years, and lectures regularly as a Clinical Speaker for Align Technology and he has published several Clinical White papers about Invisalign treatment. He is a member of the Align Technology APAC GP Academic Advisory Board, Align Global Faculty, iTero 5-D LMR Development Team Member, as well as an Invisalign and itero KOL and trainer

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Laurie Sharp

Starting in banking 40 years ago, my current role is Head of Coaching and Development at ASB. My prime focus is on people development, leadership and professional (emotional/ soft) skills. These range but are not limited to coaching and leadership, presentation and communication, negotiating, networking, changing business trends and business development. I conduct seminars and workshops, 70% of which are to external clients, prospects or professionals as part of a programme of deepening relationships and increasing business development opportunities. The other part of my role is focused on development of our own people at ASB. I work with a variety of clients: The NZ Law Society, BDO, Deloitte, KPMG, Crowe Horwath, Coca Cola, Chambers of Commerce and Mitre 10.

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Dr Venkat Canakapalli

Venkat Canakapalli completed a Master’s Degree in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics in Chennai – the southern metropolis of India in 1999. Venkat moved to New Zealand and later started his practice limited to Endodontics in Tauranga City in 2007. Venkat is a co-author of the recently released book ‘Best Practices in Endodontics’ A Desk Reference. Venkat is a founding member of the International Academy of Endodontics.

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