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Dentalists in dialogue with partners from around the world 2ndVOCO International Fellowship Symposium



Following the successful première in autumn 2013, VOCO recently hosted another event in its “VOCO International Fellowship Symposium” (VIFS) series. From 8-13th June, more than 50 dentists and dental technicians from almost 20 different countries gathered in Cuxhaven, Germany, to discuss the latest trends and innovative treatment methods in dentistry with the “Dentalists”. A varied programme of talks and presentations offered the perfect basis for this intellectual exchange. In addition, booths constructed in the foyer of the VOCO main building offered the opportunity to find out more about the company’s latest product innovations and try them out. Klaus Peter Hoffmann, Head of the Knowledge Communication Department, which organises the VIFS, was delighted by how smoothly the event went and the results the second VIFS delivered: “Once again, this event has allowed VOCO to nurture and build on its excellent relationships with dental professionals both within Germany and abroad. In doing this, we are also continuing to promote constructive dialogue between the manufacturing side and the dental practice.”  
Varied programme of talks and presentations
The talks and presentations once again addressed a wide range of topics, covering various elements of prophylactic, restorative and prosthetic dentistry. The speakers from the fellows circle concentrated on modern, minimally invasive dental approaches as well as different aspects of restorative treatment including the bulk-fill technique and the production of composite inlays. The focus was also on adhesive technique methods and postendodontic treatment with glass-fibre-reinforced composite root posts and adhesive core build-up. Further topics included the use of light-curing glass fibre strands, possibilities for aesthetic anterior tooth restoration including treatment with veneers, and the treatment of cervical lesions. In addition, the use of glass ionomer cements in paediatric dentistry, the treatment management of dental trauma, work with die silicone and luting systems for indirect restorations and production of highly aesthetic temporary restorations were also on the agenda. Attention was also given to the professional application of bleaching preparations and the assessment of a transparent fissure sealant after one year in situ. These and other topics were presented and discussed with the aid of selected clinical case reports, which also documented the successful use of both the old favourites and the latest VOCO product innovations.

More than 50 dentists and dental technicians from almost 20 different countries gathered in Cuxhaven for the second VOCO International Fellowship Symposium (VIFS).

Managing Director Olaf Sauerbier welcomed the VIFS participants with a short speech on the history, philosophy and current situation of the company.