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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Upcoming event: CED IADR 2011

The 45th Meeting of the Continental European Division (CED) of IADR, organized together with the Scandinavian Division (NOF) will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from August 31 till September 3, 2011. Basic sciences and clinical topics, such as dental materials, cariology, implantology, periodonontology, oral medicine, tissue engineering, craniofacial biology, salivary research etc. will be covered by plenary lectures, symposia, oral and poster presentation sessions etc.

Scientific symposia on dental materials will cover the following subjects:
  1. Adhesive technology
  2. Needs and requirements of dental materials in combating caries 
  3. Biomaterials in periodontal and implant surgery
  4. Aesthetic and mechanical aspects of composite materials
  5. Implant restoration
  6. Nano biomaterials in regenerative dentistry
  7. Novel tri-calcium silicate-based dentine substitute
I will present a digital image correlation study on composite shrinkage using a two-camera system which allows 3D measurement of strains and displacements. This study is a result of strengthening research ties between my team from the School of Dentistry and colleagues from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. The abstract of this study is here. Also, other studies that will be presented during the same session on Composites, Shrinkage, Curing, and Fracture Toughness may be found here.

For more information on the scientific programme and registration for the 45th IADR CED&NOF conference please visit the official CED-IADR2011 website.

    Saturday, 15 January 2011

    Dental Materials Conferences 2011

    89th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR
    40th Annual Meeting of the AADR
    35th Annual Meeting of the CADR
    March 16-19, 2011
    San Diego, California, USA
    More information on the IADR website. Click here for the online scientific programme. More than 4000 abstracts are expected to be featured at the conference. Traditionally, the greatest number of sessions will cover many aspects of dental materials, from chemistry and properties to clinical performance.

    45th Meeting of the Continental European Division (CED) and Scandinavian Division (NOF) of the IADR
    August 31-September 3, 2011
    Budapest, Hungary
    More information on the IADR CED website. Deadline for abstract submission is March 25, 2011. Click here to submit your abstract. The CED-IADR will provide considerable support to young researchers through as many travel stipends as possible.

    21st European Dental Materials Conference
    August 24-26, 2011
    Turku, Finland
    “Current trends in moving toward non-metallic materials”
    More information on the conference website. Click here for the tentative scientific programme. Dental Materials Summer School will be organized prior to the conference.

    2011 Conference of the Academy of Dental Materials
    October 13-15, 2011.
    Bahia, Brazil
    For more information, click here. Topics at this conference: What is the future? When to market? Where will the material be used?

    International Dental Materials Congress
    May 27-29, 2011
    Seoul, Korea
    "Moving Dental Materials from the Laboratory to the Clinic"
    Visit the Congress website for more information. Click here for the scientific programme.

    Thursday, 10 December 2009

    Call for abstracts: 88th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR

    88th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR
    Barcelona, Spain, July 14-17, 2010.

    Abstracts can be submitted online HERE. The deadline for abstract submission is February 5, 2010. As on previous IADR conferences, one person may present only one abstract but can be co-author on an unlimited number of abstracts.

    More than 4500 delegates are expected and more than 3000 abstracts submitted. There will be oral and poster discussions as well as traditional poster sessions. All delegates will receive continuing education credits according to the ADA CERP.

    The new way of abstract presentation is through poster discussion sessions designed for up to 7 individual presentations. Abstracts in these sessions will be presented as posters with up to 3 PowerPoint slides in addition. Each presentation will last for 5 minutes followed by 2 minutes of discussion.

    Posters will be displayed vertically, rather than horizontally. Poster dimensions will be 0.93 m (width) x 2.22 m (height).

    There will be more than 20 subject areas including dental materials, cariology, dental anesthesiology, implantology, microbiology, mineralized tissue, neuroscience/TMJ, oral&maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, prosthodontics, pharmacology, pulp biology etc.

    More information and detailed instructions can be found HERE.

    Sunday, 20 September 2009

    Upcoming event: ESE Edinburgh 2009

    The European Society of Endodontology Conference will be held next week in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Unfortunately, I'm not going to take part but I'm looking forward to meeting my fellow colleagues from the University of Belgrade School of Dentistry, Professors Vladimir Ivanovic and Branislav Karadzic and Dr Jugoslav Ilic, who will be presenting their research findings.

    Prof. Ivanovic is one of keynote speakers and will give a presentation entitled: "Seeking where, when, why and how to locate apical terminus of the root canal preparation". He will also chair a session on the risks and controversies of local anaesthetics.

    Scientific programme comprises more than 30 lectures on various topics of interest in contemporary endodontic practice and science. Dental materials will be discussed during several lectures and this year include the following issues:
    • Obturation: concepts, truths and misconceptions, by Prof. G. Glickman, USA
    • Changing endodontic concepts and outcomes: the multifaceted use of mineral trioxide aggregate, by Dr G. Bogen, USA
    • So much for the endodontics, what about the restoration?, by Prof. R. Ibbetson, UK
    • New perspectives in adhesive post endodontic restoration, by Prof. A. Cerutti, Italy
    • Fibre posts and dentine adhesion: the true story, by Dr F. Mannocci, Italy

    Furthemore, dental materials will be addressed in presentations on freely chosen topics including bioceramics of calcium phosphate in endodontic treatment, rheological studies, apical sealing, bond strength, biocompatibility and cytotoxicity of new and current endodontics sealers, fitting and microleakage around fibre posts.

    The full scientific programme can be downloaded here.

    Wednesday, 16 September 2009

    IADR General Session and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 2010

    There's been an official announcement on the IADR website about the next IADR General Session and Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain (July 14-17, 2010).

    Abstract submission is now open and the deadline is February 5, 2010. Abstracts should be submitted online following this link.

    Scientific programme and keynote speakers will be announced at a later date.

    Monday, 14 September 2009

    Surface roughness of resin-based composites

    The study "Surface characterisation of resin-based composite materials using atomic force microscopy" was successfully presented by Ana Ergic and Dejan Nedeljkovic at the IADR-CED conference in Munich. Click on the image to enlarge the poster. Ana and Dejan are my former students who were involved in this study as part of their student research project. They have recently graduated at the University of Belgrade School of Dentistry.
    I'd like to point out that a custom-made device was used in this study to standardise mechanical aging which was performed as a series of brushing cycles using commercial toothbrushes and abrasive toothpaste.

    More recent RBCs showed lower surface roughness values before and after aging compared to the control mycrohybrid RBC, Filtek Z250. Surface roughness for N'Durance was found to be similar before and after aging whilst Tetric EvoCeram and Filtek Silorane showed increased roughness after aging.
    Keywords: dental materials, resin-based composites, roughness, AFM

    Monday, 7 September 2009

    IADR-CED with NOF & ID Conference, Munich, Sept 9-12, 2009

    The 44th Conference of the Central European, Scandinavian and Israeli Divisions of IADR

    The scientific programme includes several oral sessions, poster presentations and workshops. There will be several dental materials symposia:
    • Zirconiumdioxide restorations and reasons for failures
    • New composite formulations
    • Self adhesive cements
    More than 400 studies will be presented at the Conference. Complete programme and author index can be found HERE.

    Two of my students, Ana Ergic and Dejan Nedeljkovic, will present our study entitled "Surface characterisation of resin-based composite materials using atomic force microscopy". The poster will be uploaded to this blog after the conference.

    Thursday, 3 September 2009

    BSDR Conference in Glasgow

    As previously announced, the BSDR Conference is taking place in Glasgow. The Santini Miletic Research Group presented a study entitled "The ratio of carbon-carbon double bonds in different BisGMA/HEMA mixtures". Click on the image.
    Prior to the poster session, I attended the Ceramics session chaired by professor Richard Van Noort. Several very interesting studies were presented regarding CAD-CAM ceramic strength, ceramic reinforcements, fluoride-containing bioactive glasses, leucite glass-ceramic crystallisation, coating materials for zirconia ceramics and wear quantification using profilometry. It was quite impressive to see the very high standard of research carried out at various universities in the UK.

    Sponsored by 3M ESPE, the Dental Materials Group Symposium was held during the afternoon session. After the opening remarks by Dr Garry Fleming and Professor R. Van Noort, lectures were given by Dr Rainer Guggenberger (The chemistry of new resin systems), Professor David Watts (The measurement of shrinkage and contraction stress), Professor Tim Watson (The quality of adhesion) and Professor Trevor Burke (Early thoughts of clinical experience using the novel silorane-based composite material). The lectures increased our knowledge on various aspects of resin-based composites and the silorane-based material in particular. The 'non-shrink' resin composites are still not a reality but dental technology has made substantial improvements towards this goal.

    Friday, 21 August 2009

    Up-coming event

    British Society for Dental Research Conference, Glasgow, Sept 1-4, 2009.

    The keynote speakers are Professor Angus Walls, Professor of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University and Professor Iain McInnes, Professor of Experimental Medicine, Division of Immunology, Infection and Inflammation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow.

    Professor Angus Walls' lecture - "The ageing population, opportunity or threat?"
    Professor McInnes' lecture - "Immune complexity to novel therapy - promises for a new decade?"

    The following symposia are scheduled:

    - Non-shrink resin composites: Dream or reality?
    Aim: This symposium examine current developments of resin-based restoratives, indicating the advantages and disadvantages of resin types routinely and review the most recent advancements in resin technology.
    Professor Ric van Noort, University of Sheffield: Opening remarks
    Dr Rainer Guggenberger, 3M/ESPE: The chemistry of new resin systems
    Dr N Silikas University of Manchester: Measurement of shrinkage and contraction stress
    Professor Tim Watson Kings College London: Quality of adhesion
    Professor Trevor Burke University of Birmingham: Early thoughts of clinical experience

    - Novel biomaterials - can the microenvironment be improved ?

    - Childsmile a Scottish oral health programme for Scottish children: collaborations and innovative evaluations

    - The oral microbiota and the link with systemic disease

    A total of 228 studies will be presented at the conference and the complete programme can be downloaded from HERE.

    The Santini Miletic Research Group will present a study entitled "The ratio of carbon-carbon double bonds in different BisGMA/HEMA mixtures". The poster will be uploaded to this blog after the conference.

    Sunday, 9 August 2009

    Up-coming event

    20th European Dental Materials Conference 2009
    University of Manchester, UK
    August 27-28, 2009

    Invited speakers:

    Dr Charles Lloyd [University of Dundee]
    (NMR imaging of oral biomaterials)

    Professor George Eliades [University of Athens]
    (Characterization of dental composites by morphological and chemical techniques)

    Dr Nicoleta Ilie [LM University of Munich]
    (Dynamic mechanical nano-scale imaging of new resin-composite formulations)

    Professor Alex Fok [University of Minnesota]
    Image analysis and shrinkage correlation

    Professor Arturo Natali [University of Padova]
    Computational modelling of implant biomechanics

    Dr Matthew German [University of Newcastle]
    Raman and FTIR imaging in oral tissues

    Dr Julian Satterthwaite [University of Manchester]
    The clinical challenges of optimal materials selection and usage

    Professor Albert Feilzer [ACTA, University of Amsterdam]
    Understanding materials aspects of clinical performance and reliability of direct restoratives

    Professor Matthias Kern [University of Kiel]
    Understanding materials aspects of clinical performance and reliability of indirect restoratives

    Dr Christina Mitchell [University of Belfast] Chair of:
    * Clinicians’ panel – challenges for basic scientists and dental material manufacturers

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