Meeting review: 2018 Journees Dentaires Internationales du Quebec (JDIQ) in Montreal
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada: The 2018 Journees Dentaires Internationales du Quebec (JDIQ) was held May 25 to 29 at the Montréal Convention Centre. There were plenty of lectures, with a packed educational agenda. In the exhibit hall, innovation was on display.
Among the many choices for learning were courses such as “Recognition, management and prevention of dental erosion,” “Maximize the endodontic arsenal to save your natural tooth,” “Periodontal Nutrition: Real-world strategies to reduce inflammation,” “Pharmacology for the dental practitioner: an overview” and “Geriatric dentistry for the dental team.”
The JDIQ exhibit hall has long been an ideal opportunity for keeping pace with the dental industry’s rapid pace of innovation. The expansive collection of companies and organizations displaying the industry’s latest advancements in products and services seemed unending in scope. Many of the offerings are best described as nothing less than remarkable.
Among just a few of the high-tech marvels, ClaroNav offered its guided-surgery technology. With the Navident “Trace and Place” dynamic navigation instrument, registration is accomplished by using any recent CT scan of the jaw, selecting it on-screen and then tracing three of the patient’s teeth or other structures (such as braces or abutments). It’s all done in the chair, immediately before surgery. No stent or guide needs to be prepared, and the entire registration process can be completed in about three minutes. It’s difficult to describe, but fascinating to see in action.
In the giant Dentsply Sirona booth, you could get a close look at the company’s new universal composite restorative TPH Sepctra ST. The imaginative science behind the material makes it non-sticky (easy to work with), highly resistant to staining and 60 percent higher in wear resistance. The company also has two CEREC MCXL milling machines.
In the Planmeca booth, you could learn about the Ultra Low Dose protocol for its CBCT imaging that delivers an average 77 percent reduction in radiation dose with no reduction in image quality. Other advanced technology from Planmeca addresses the primary disruptor of CBCT 3-D image quality: patient movement. The company calls the technological advancement Correction Algorithm for Latent Movement (CALM).
In the Shofu booth, dentists, hygienists, assistants and other team members could use the new and improved EyeSpecial C-III digital dental camera. Its preprogrammed settings are designed specifically for ease of use in dental applications. Plus, the camera is water-, chemical- and scratch-resistant, and it can be quickly disinfected with a sterilizing towelette.
Kuraray offered the latest versions of the Katana Zirconia Block and the Panavia SA Cement Plus self-adhesive resin cement.