Editor’s pickGC Asia Secures Dental Expert, Prof Ian Meyers as Key Opinion Speaker for South East Asia Tour


Join Professor Ian Meyers this September to know how Fibre reinforcements can be used in your daily dentistry!

GC Asia is proud to announce that they have secured the industry expert, Professor Ian Meyers to be the key opinion speaker for everStick - the new breed of fibres for dentistry.

Understanding the importance of how oral and dental care can help to improve quality of life, GC Asia, has always invested heavily in providing the very best in training and education to all dental professionals. GC sees the ability to promote and disseminate knowledge amongst dental professionals as the fundamental principle of the business. Therefore, in line with this, they bring in valuable topics that are relevant to clinicians- topics which will help them improve in their treatment planning and clinical workflow. GC aims to bring internationally renowned speakers every year to empower dental professionals with the knowledge and skills set to provide better dental care that is pertinent in moving towards a better dentistry in the 21st century.

This year, they will be embarking on a South East Asia (SEA) tour with Professor Ian Meyers from 14 to 20 September 2017. Being a highly acclaimed international speaker, Prof Ian will be sharing insights over a series of lecture and hands-on workshop in Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam. He is also invited to be one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Indonesia Dental Exhibition and Conference which focuses on modern science and technology- the future of dentistry. Prof Ian’s very relevant topic “The beauty of composite with the strength of steel” will address material types and indications for use of fibre reinforced composites.

About Professor Ian Meyers

Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry and James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry. He brings over thirty-five years combined experience in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university and hospital based dental clinics. He is fellow of the International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Among his previous positions are the inaugural Colgate Chair of Dental General Practice

Dentistry, Chief Dental Officer for Queensland Health, and President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association. In 2017, he commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Dental Association (Queensland).

Throughout his career as an academician, and as a clinical general dental practitioner, Professor Ian Meyers has developed extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken-down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dentistry, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry.

Lecture: New Techniques and Restorative Options

Professor Ian Meyers is the champion of minimum intervention dentistry. He advocates patient-centric approach in treating patients and provides the most suitable treatment for different scenarios. At the same time, he empowers the dental health professionals through continuous education and engagement. This lecture will provide clinical information and hints and tips on the use of resin impregnated fibre reinforcing materials, combined with a range of aesthetic and high strength composite resins, for use in daily dental practice. A comprehensive overview will be provided of the materials available, their manipulation and handling, their indications for use, and how to determine appropriate case selection. Specific techniques will be discussed for splinting teeth, creating aesthetic anterior and fully functional posterior fibre reinforced bridges, fabricating custom posts and cores for endodontically treated teeth, tooth reinforcement techniques for weak or compromised teeth, and extended uses for fibre reinforced restorations. A number of clinical hints and tips will be provided to assist clinicians in ensuring they achieve optimum patient outcomes.

Course topics include:

• Fibre reinforced composites – material types and indications for use

• Case selection, treatment options and clinical techniques

• Tooth splinting for periodontics and / or trauma

• Bridge design for the replacement of missing anterior and posterior teeth

• Using aesthetic composites and layering with anterior fibre reinforced bridges

• Creating high strength, aesthetic and functional posterior fibre reinforced composite resin bridges

• Customised posts and cores using fibre reinforcing

• Enhanced management of the compromised and fragile dentition

• Longevity and maintenance of restorations

Workshop: A Minimally Invasive Alternative

A workshop is part of the learning as this will allow participants to understand and experience handling the material itself. The minimally invasive alternative in replacing a missing posterior tooth will be the main focus. Fibre-reinforced bridges can be very successful in replacing missing posterior teeth, either as a short to medium term solution, or for longer term stability and function. Their short-term use over healing implant sites provides a more comfortable and acceptable alternative to a partial denture and they can be placed and replaced with minimal chair time.

Bridges can be constructed directly, fabricated chair-side or pre-made in the laboratory, providing great flexibility in techniques available. This workshop will provide clinical information and a ‘hands-on’ experience with resin impregnated fibre reinforcing materials combined with a range of aesthetic and high strength composite resins. Techniques for creating aesthetic anterior and fully functional posterior fibre reinforced bridges will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will be able to experience using the various fibre reinforced materials and will undertake construction of direct and semi-direct bridges. Materials handling and clinical hints and tips will be highlighted to assist in ensuring successful patient outcomes.

Fibre-reinforced resin composites have become increasingly popular in clinical and laboratory applications due to their ability to have high fracture toughness while providing a minimally invasive treatment option. They empower the clinician with a range of alternative treatment options for patients with the most significant advantages for patients relating to cost effectiveness, conservation of tooth tissue and reduced treatment time in comparison with other complex restorative procedures.



About GC

GC products are sold in over 100 countries; and as a global dental manufacturer, we help bring true health to people. GC constantly makes efforts to develop products that live up to the reputation of "GC, the Leader in Quality." 

Through intensive cooperation and continual dialogue with dental health professionals, we are able to recognise trends and identify needs and product requirements at an early stage. As part of this communication process, we study, develop and provide solutions for everyday challenges. GC presents safer, better products and will continue to be a leader in quality dental care products.

As a dental product manufacturer of global standing, GC constantly seeks to produce original products that are environmentally friendly as well as patient friendly.

GC continues to create high value-added products that improve oral health for the people of the 21st Century; the “Century of Health.”

Experience strength like never before and progress to the next level of fibre technology with GC today!

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