Lucerne, December 2019 – Cutting-edge topic, brand-new location: Everyone was enthusiastic about the first “Roundtable Switzerland” that took place on December 5 and 6, 2019 in the event center of GC’s global headquarter in Lucerne opened in March 2019. The participants – more than 20 Swiss dental practitioners – received lots of practical tips for the creation of highly esthetic composite restorations.
The event was kicked off by Makoto Nakao, Chairman of the Board of GC International AG. Subsequently, Ulf Krueger-Janson, dental practitioner and Vice President of DGR2Z (German Society for Restorative and Regenerative Conservative Dentistry) gave a lecture titled “Composite @ its best”. His focus was on the demonstration of a non-invasive technique for diastema closure using a combination of flowable (G-ænial Universal Injectable) and paste composites (Essentia).
During the second day, the participants seized the opportunity to test this technique in a workshop. Supervised by Ulf Krueger-Janson, they practiced the closing of interdental spaces in the upper anterior area of a model. Special attention was given to the shaping of the emergence profile using the tape technique developed by Ulf Krueger-Janson. The concept assumes that a restoration used to close a diastema should begin in the subgingival area to create ideal red-and-white esthetics. Access to this area is provided with the aid of a transparent matrix strip, which is held in place with a palatal silicon index.
Following this workshop, the visitors seized networking opportunities and went into lively discussions with colleagues, the speaker and GC associates. They were very happy about the strong practice orientation of the event and said they will start using the technique in their own dental offices.
The team of organizers of the first GC “Roundtable Switzerland” received a great deal of praise for the successful event, which was impressive not only in terms of professional content, but also about hospitality, catering quality and atmosphere. Due to the heavy demand, GC is already planning a similar event in 2020. Details about the event date and program will be announced soon.
By moving into the new premises of the global headquarter in Lucerne, GC is now able to organize lectures and trainings directly at the company location. This is not only beneficial for GC, but also for participants, who experience first-hand what it means to be part of a successful traditional Japanese company in Switzerland.