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2022 Europe Forum

Barcelona WCLI  Meliá Barcelona Sarrià

WCLI 2016 APAC Symposium

The World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) is putting on a symposium focused on laser application in periodontology, implantology, endodontics, restorative dentistry, pain therapy and others. The WCLI’s Europe Forum will feature educational content suited for every dental professional.

This event will also include fascinating keynote addresses from leaders in the dental world, along with multiple social and networking opportunities to relax and make new friends while learning about new groundbreaking dental technologies. The WCLI’s Symposiums are one of a kind in the dental profession! We look forward to seeing you there!

Why Attend?

Learning is Fun!

The World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) is more than an educational association of dentists seeking clinical knowledge and tips on the latest technologies in dentistry. The largest group of its kind, the WCLI is a closely knit network of thousands of dental professionals who share a passion for improving the patient experience, elevating their clinical results to the highest level, and building the best possible practice they can.

The WCLI has been putting on world-class educational events for over ten years. At WCLI’s Europe Forum, dental professionals will improve their knowledge and techniques for established laser procedures, such as laser-assisted periodontal treatment, endo, implant placement, pain therapy and cosmetic dentistry.

Above all else, the Europe Forum is a great place to see old friends, meet new colleagues and forge friendships with mentors from around the world.

It’s a weekend of education and fellowship. Register today; don’t miss out!

Event Registration

The WCLI 2022 Europe Forum
Meliá Barcelona Sarrià
May 20 -21, 2022

Hotel Information

Meliá Barcelona Sarrià
  • Av. de Sarrià, 50, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
  • +34 934 10 60 60
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Special Group Pricing

Event Information

  • DOCTORS: General Registration US $650

    Register after February 28, 2022 to receive the General Registration tuition cost.

  • RDH/Office Staff/Student: General Registration US $275

    Tuition cost for Dental Hygienists, office staff members or current dental students.

Prices including meals, coffee breaks and Gala Diner.

Cancellation Policy – Refunds less a $150.00 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to info@wcli.org prior to August 30, 2021. Following this date, no refunds will be given, but a credit
will be issued to use towards another event within one year.

Speakers

Prof. Eugenia Anagnostaki DDS, PhD

Prof. Eugenia Anagnostaki

Graduated from Hamburg University Dental School and worked in a group practice in Germany for two years. Since 1999, she has been in private practice in Rethymno-Crete-Greece. Dr. Anagnostaki has been involved in laser dentistry since 2002 using first Er:YAG, then since 2004 KTP, 2005 Er:Cr,YSGG and CO2, 2006 Diode 810nm, 2007 Diode 940nm, 2009 Diode 1064nm and 2017 Diode 445/660/970 nm. 

She has achieved several Certifications as Master of Science in Lasers in Dentistry (University of Genova), Mastership of the Society of Oral Laser Applications (SOLA International Vienna), Academy of Laser Dentistry Fellow,Standard Proficiency of ALD, Associate Fellowship WCLI Erbium / Diode,Master Laser Course in Paediatric and Adolescent Dentistry,Master Laser Course in Periodontal Surgery And Aesthetic Tissue Management and 1-Year CE Program in Aesthetic Dentistry at the New York University

She is an active member of the Hellenic Society for Oral Laser Applications HELSOLA (currently president),  and the Board Member of Laser Education International (LEI). She has been awarded for the best presentation at the graduation of the 1 year program at the New York University “Advances in Aesthetics and Oral Rehabilitation”.

Prof. Josep Arnabat

Prof. Josep Arnabat i Dominguez earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1981. A couple of his accomplishments include: Medical Specialist in Stomatology from University of Barcelona and Doctor in Medicine and Surgery (PhD) from University of Barcelona.

Prof. Arnabat is a member of the Spanish Society of Periodontology, Spanish Society of Laser Odonto-Stomatology and World Federation for Lasers in Dentistry. He also has a Diplome Interuniversitaire European, les Lasers Medicaux 2001 He is a Professor of the Master degree program in Oral Surgery and Implantology  in Dentistry School at the University of Barcelona, Spain and Co- Director at the Master laser in Dentistry EMDOLA (European Master Degree in Oral Laser Applications) University of Barcelona. Spain

Responsible for international relations of Dentistry School. Faculty of Medicine and Health of Science. He loves to practice with lasers and has 2 Private dental practice in Barcelona, Spain. As a professor he has collaborated in 6 dentistry books, 24 Publications in JCR-index dental Journals,14 Publications in Spanish Journals and has lectured in over 100 communications to national Congresses and over 40 at internationals Congresses.

Prof Arnabat belongs to several scientific societies as Member of the WFLD Past -Chairman of the European division (2012-14), founder of Spanish Society of Laser in Dentistry SELO and Past-President (2010-14), founder of Spanish Society of Oral Surgery, member of Spanish Society of Periodontology, and member of Spanish Society of Dental Prosthesis.

Dr. Preety Desai

Dr. Preety Desai

Dr Preety Desai is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia in the Dept of Periodontics and a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry in periodontics and implant surgery since 2006. She has lectured internationally, is a published author and has honed surgical skills and techniques with the Er,Cr:YSGG laser application in the field of gingival grafting, extractions, socket and ridge preservation, sinus lifts and periodontal pocket & peri-implantitis therapy.

Dr Desai graduated from McGill Dentistry, completed residency at the Hospital for Sick Children and specialized in periodontics at the University of British Columbia. She is also the only Canadian periodontist with a Mastership Diploma in Laser Dentistry from Aachen University.

Prof. Antoni España MD, DDS, PhD

Prof. Antoni España

Antonio J. España, MD, DDS, MSc, PhD. is Associate Professor of Oral Surgery and Professor of the Master of Oral Surgery and Implantology at University of Barcelona. Prof. España is also the Director of the Master Degree Program in Oral Laser Applications and Spanish Coordinator of European Master Degree in Oral Laser Applications. He is also a Past President and Founder of the Spanish Society of Laser Dentistry.

He has been working with lasers for over 25 years and has published a book on CO2 lasers. He has a diploma Interuniversitaire Europeen, les Lasers Medicaux. Prof. España is the Spanish Delegate for WFLD (World Federation of Lasers dentistry). He is fluent in English and French and enjoys lecturing at both national and international levels, about oral surgery assisted with lasers.

Marjan Jones, DDS

Dr. Marjan Jones

Dr. Majan Jones is an honours graduate of University of Queensland. After working in private practices in Brisbane and Sydney as well as lecturing at the University of Qld, Dr Jones opened Enhance Dentistry in 2010. Along with her work in cosmetic and general dentistry she is a highly experienced laser dentist with emphasis in the treatment of tongue and lip ties in patients of all ages. She has provided laser treatment for thousands of infants and toddlers with tongue and lip tie, as well as other issues of oral dysfunction.

Dr Jones regularly speaks on the diagnosis, treatment and life long effects of tongue and lip tie.​ She is a founder and director of the Tongue Tie Institute. Dr. Jones serves on the Board of Directors of the International Affiliation of Professionals who work with Tongue Tie (IATP).

Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen

Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen is a native of Saigon, Vietnam but has spent most of his youth in Brussels, Belgium. He attended the Catholic University of Louvain and graduated from the School of Dental Medicine and Stomatology in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Nguyen practiced part-time in private practice and devoted the rest of his time as a faculty member at his Alma Mater. Subsequently, Dr. Nguyen attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and earned a certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry degree in 2001. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Nguyen was a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics at both the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and the Oregon Health Science University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Nguyen is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, Oregon Dental Association and Multnomah Dental Society. Dr. Nguyen currently practices at Polaris Dental Specialists in Salem, Oregon, USA.

Youssef Sedky, DDS, PhD

Prof. Youssef Sedky

Dr Youssef Sedky is an MSc. And has the PhD. in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, he also completed a MSc. ‘Laser in Dentistry’ at RWTH Aachen University in Germany and teaches as a lecturer in Aachen dental laser center.

Dr Sedky is a lecturer in the department of orthodontics and became a head of the Dental laser center in the Faculty of dentistry Misr International University (MIU) Cairo, Egypt. He is an active member for the ISLD (International society for laser dentistry) and will be the Organizing Chairman of the next congress in October 2020

Dr. Christopher J. Walinski

Dr. Christopher J. Walinski

Christopher J. Walinski, DDS has been an author, inventor and innovator in Laser Dentistry for over two decades.  His 2003 text on laser dentistry has been published in over ten languages.  He is the Executive Director of the World Clinical Laser Institute; the largest organization of its kind and is a Founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health.  Chris is past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Laser Assisted Dentistry, and is a Diplomate and Past-President of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

At The Touro College of Dental Medicine, he is an Associate Professor and Laser Safety Officer.  He is also a Visiting Professor at Taipei Medical University College of Oral Medicine, and frequent lecturer at Harvard University, emphasizing dentistry using lasers and other minimally-invasive techniques.

Lectures

Prof. Eugenia Anagnostaki (Crete) — General Dentistry

PBM and Whitening with Diode Laser 940nm
PBM
The efficacy of Photobiomodulation (PBM) has been questioned for long years, even though its discovery and research goes back to the late sixties. Nowadays, mainly due to improvement in understanding of the underlying mechanisms of action, PBM is more and more widely accepted. The field of application of PBM is extensive: from aphthous ulcers to temporomandibular disorders and wound healing. Still, different protocols, parameters and treatment modalities can cause discrepancies in the results of the treatment. Ideally, a standard isation should be attempted so that practitioners can apply and benefit in everyday clinical practice.

Whitening
Dental bleaching as a sole treatment or as part of an aesthetic rehabilitation, is widely performed in everyday practice. How can Lasers enhance the procedure? Which Lasers can be used? Which hand pieces can be used? Is there evidence behind all this? During the lecture, participants will learn how to safely and successfully perform Laser assisted professional dental bleaching.

Prof. Josep Arnabat (Spain) — Implantology

Aplication of Er,Cr:YSGG  in implantology

The laser Implantology applications can be classified by the time that we are going to use it. We can use it in the first surgical phase, during the second surgical phase or on posterior phases that present some soft tissues or peri-implantitis diseases. In this lecture, we will be discus about the f second surgical stage of surgery and how laser can assisted in the Peri-implantitis. 

In the second-stage surgery of submerged healed implants Er,Cr:YSGG laser has a successful result, but  implants located in aesthetic zone or in areas with insufficient surrounded by keratinized mucosa it will be a problem.  In order to improve this results, we proposed a new technic to improve this procedure; instead to eliminate all the keratinized mucosa, we recommend a rolling-flap, so that the keratinized mucosa in palatine zone can be move to the bucal zone so the keratinized mucosa is preserved to the maximum. 

The widespread placement of dental implants throughout the world has increased even further in recent years. Although the implant success rates are very high, peri-implant diseases are gradually appearing, with a strong impact upon many implant cases. Specifically, two peri-implant disorders affect dental implants: mucositis and peri-implantitis. The prevalence of mucositis and peri-implantitis has increased in recent years. In this regard, the latest metaanalyses show mucositis to be manifest in 42.9% of the cases (95%CI 32-54%) and peri-implantitis in 21.7% (95%CI 14-30%)

A number of laser systems have been used in the different phases of peri-implantitis treatment. Depending on the operating wavelength involved, lasers can be used in different phases with the aim of securing the best results. In this regard, Er,Cr:YSGG, and diode have been used for the decontamination of implant surfaces. In non-surgical peri-implantitis treatments, lasers are used to decontaminate the implant surface and also to reduce inflammation of the peri-implant mucosa. Some laser systems are better suited for application in this phase, since such procedures do not involve the raising of a tissue flap. In this regard, optical fiber lasers are the ideal choice in such situations.

Prof. Antoni España MD, DDS, PhD (Spain) — Oral Surgery

Er,Cr:YSGG and diode 940 nm lasers in oral surgery

The combination of Er,Cr:YSGG and 940 nm diode lasers offer great versatility in oral cavity surgery. Both can be used on soft tissues, but only Er,Cr:YSGG can be used for osteotomies or ostectomies.

Over soft oral tissues all high power lasers can be used. Not all the high power lasers have the same absorption by chromophores presents in the soft tissue what implies different penetration according their wavelength. The action of these lasers is based in a photothermal effect. The thermal effect can damage the samples obtained for biopsy. Depending on its wavelength we can obtain several degrees of thermal damage. To remove bone we can use the Er,Cr:YSGG laser, which is not possible with the diode, but with the 940 nm diode laser we can do Photo-Bio-Modulation, an important aspect for the good evolution of the postoperative period. Therefore, the combination of both lasers represents a qualitative leap in the care of our patients.

During the presentation, different clinical cases by using the Er,Cr:YSGG and diode 940 nm lasers will be reported and discussed.

Prof. Youssef Sedky (Egypt) — Orthodonticts

My Epic Orthodontics: From Dusk to Dawn

The present era of modern dentistry revolves around utilizing technology and using techniques that are able to address the challenges faced on daily basis. Future of patient’s satisfaction practice, including pain reduction, faster treatment procedures and better results in orthodontics practice can be achieved, to the one that understands the fundamentals’ for use of LASER in the field of Orthodontics. The unique characteristics of lasers make it possible to perform treatment modalities beyond those available via conventional techniques. 

LASER gained its place in solving a variety of problems relating to orthodontic treatment ranging from brackets debonding and enamel surface etching to mucogingival surgery. Lasers with different wavelengths can manage both hard and soft tissue problems. Moreover, low level lasers were reported to be beneficial in pain control in accelerating the rate of tooth movement. This presentation based on research, evidence base and clinical experience will demonstrate the possible applications of laser technology in the orthodontics.

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