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Dr. Florin Cofar and Dr. Eric van Dooren

Join us for an immersive exploration into the intricate world of esthetics within the realms of fixed prosthetics, implantology, and periodontics. Led by esteemed experts Florin Cofar and Eric van Dooren, this course delves into both fundamental principles and advanced techniques, offering invaluable insights applicable to both analog and digital treatment protocols. Florin Cofar and Eric van Dooren bring decades of collective experience to the forefront, guiding participants through the nuances of esthetic treatments. From simple procedures to complex interventions, every aspect is meticulously dissected to reveal the keys to achieving optimal esthetic outcomes. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to the integration of orthodontic treatments within the broader treatment plan. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how orthodontics can harmoniously complement and enhance esthetic results, elevating the overall treatment approach. The foundation of this course is built upon the groundbreaking work of Eric Van Dooren and Florin Cofar, in collaboration with Victor Clavijo, Gustavo Giordani, and Venceslav Stankov. Their latest book serves as a catalyst for exploring the convergence of conventional esthetic dentistry with the digital realm. Eric Van Dooren, renowned as one of the foremost periodontists globally, shares invaluable insights garnered throughout his illustrious career, shedding light on the digital protocols that revolutionize esthetic treatment outcomes. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner seeking to refine your skills or a newcomer eager to explore the intersection of esthetics and technology, this course offers a transformative learning experience. Join us as we embark on a journey to uncover the intricacies of facial esthetics and the broader perspective that shapes comprehensive treatment approaches.

Dr. Diana Tadros, Dr. Ellen Katz and Dr. Christian Leonhardt

Join us for an immersive two-day journey into the forefront of digital dentistry with our groundbreaking course, "The Digital Revolution: Navigating the 3D Realm and Function." Led by esteemed experts Diana Tadros, Ellen Katz, and Christian Leonhardt, this course offers a unique gateway experience for participants to master the intricacies of the digital world. Throughout the duration of the course, participants will delve into the essential elements of digital workflow, learning how to seamlessly integrate photos, scans, and data to optimize their practice. From treatment planning to design and 3D printing, attendees will gain practical insights into streamlining their digital workflow for enhanced efficiency and precision. Central to the curriculum is the utilization of Kois principles and parameters, providing participants with a robust framework for designing procedures with utmost accuracy and predictability. Through hands-on demonstrations and interactive sessions, attendees will learn how to leverage these principles while working with a virtual articulator, enabling them to achieve optimal functional outcomes in their digital designs. Whether you're a newcomer to digital dentistry or a seasoned practitioner looking to enhance your skills, this course offers a comprehensive foundation for navigating the 3D realm with confidence and proficiency. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey into the digital revolution, where innovation and function converge to shape the future of dentistry.

Prof. Irena Sailer and CDT Vincent Fehmer

Delve into the intricate world of biomechanics in modern reconstructive dentistry with our timely and comprehensive course, led by esteemed instructors Irena Sailer and Vincent Fehmer. Drawing from their acclaimed book, "Fixed Restorations," this course offers an invaluable resource for dental professionals seeking to enhance their understanding and proficiency in fixed restorative procedures. Structured around the core concepts presented in their book, the course is divided into four distinct parts, each offering essential insights into different aspects of fixed restorations. Participants will explore basic information concerning materials and production processes, laying a solid foundation for understanding the underlying principles of biomechanics in dentistry. Through step-by-step clinical procedures and extensive case presentations, attendees will gain practical insights into the application of biomechanical principles in real-world scenarios. From initial treatment planning to long-term outcomes and the management of complications, participants will learn how to navigate every stage of the restorative process with confidence and precision. Moreover, backed by scientific evidence and best practices, the course provides a comprehensive overview of tooth- and implant-supported fixed restorations. By drawing on the vast clinical and technical knowledge of the instructors, participants will gain valuable insights that aid in decision-making regarding material selection and procedural considerations for a wide range of patients. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner looking to refine your skills or a newcomer eager to gain expertise in modern reconstructive dentistry, this course offers a transformative learning experience. Join us as we explore the intricacies of biomechanics in fixed restorations and empower ourselves to deliver superior care to our patients.

Prof. Markus Hürzeler and Dr. Otto Zuhr

Mark Hürzeler and Otto Zuhr are giving an immersive journey through the realm of plastic-esthetic periodontal and implant surgery. Delving deep into the fusion of scientific insight and hands-on expertise, this course offers a comprehensive exploration of principles, indications, and clinical techniques. Emphasizing minimal soft tissue trauma and meticulous wound closure, participants will uncover the transformative potential of microsurgery in both regenerative and esthetic contexts, particularly within the critical esthetic zone. Through meticulously illustrated case examples featuring large, exquisite images, learners will be guided through each step of microsurgical procedures, gaining invaluable insights into implementation and technique. Accompanying these illustrations is a detailed armamentarium, equipping practitioners with the necessary materials and instruments for practical application. Beyond technique, participants will also gain essential knowledge on managing major complications, ensuring comprehensive proficiency in every facet of the discipline. While tailored for periodontists, this course extends its benefits to prosthodontists and orthodontists, underscoring the universal relevance of its techniques and considerations. Embark on this transformative journey and elevate your practice to new heights of precision and esthetic excellence.

Dr. Björn Ludwig and Dr. Claudia Pinter

In the realm of dentistry, the intersection of orthodontics, prosthodontics, and airway management unveils a hidden superpower that can transform patients' lives. Björn Ludwig and Claudia Pinter delve into this fascinating realm, exploring various topics that highlight the synergy between orthodontics and the airway.

Adult Orthodontics:

The evolution of adult orthodontics and its significance in modern dental practice.
Techniques and considerations for effectively treating adult patients with orthodontic needs.
Case studies showcasing successful adult orthodontic treatments and their impact on overall oral health and aesthetics.

Digital Orthodontics:

Advancements in digital technology revolutionizing the field of orthodontics.
Digital imaging, treatment planning, and simulation tools enhancing precision and efficiency. Integration of digital workflows in orthodontic practices for streamlined patient care.


Understanding the biomechanical principles underlying orthodontic tooth movement. Application of biomechanics in designing customized treatment plans for optimal outcomes. Innovations in orthodontic appliances and techniques for efficient force delivery.

Clinical Orthodontics:

Hands-on techniques employed in clinical orthodontic practice.
Patient examples illustrating various orthodontic procedures and treatment modalities. Clinical pearls for achieving predictable results and managing challenging cases effectively.

Airway Influences:

Exploring the intricate relationship between orthodontics and the airway.
Impact of airway obstruction on craniofacial development and orthodontic treatment outcomes. Strategies for incorporating airway assessment and management into orthodontic practice.

Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning:

Collaboration between orthodontists, prosthodontists, and other dental specialists in comprehensive treatment planning. Case presentations demonstrating interdisciplinary approaches to address complex dental and skeletal discrepancies. Importance of holistic patient care and communication among the dental team.

Skeletal Anchorage:

Utilization of skeletal anchorage devices for enhancing orthodontic treatment outcomes. Indications, techniques, and case examples showcasing the effectiveness of skeletal anchorage. Integration of skeletal anchorage into multidisciplinary treatment plans for challenging cases.

Expansion Techniques:

Orthodontic expansion methods for correcting maxillary and mandibular discrepancies. Benefits of expansion in improving airway patency and resolving malocclusions. Clinical insights and considerations for successful expansion therapy.

Orthodontics, when combined with a deep understanding of the airway and interdisciplinary collaboration, emerges as a powerful tool in modern dentistry. By exploring the diverse topics outlined by Ludwig and Pinter, dental professionals can unlock the hidden superpower of orthodontics to enhance patient outcomes and overall well-being.

Dr. Stanley Liu

This comprehensive course delves into essential aspects of airway anatomy, physiology, and pathology, empowering attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance patient care and outcomes.
Throughout the program, participants will engage in:

Comprehensive Assessment of the Upper Airway: Advanced techniques for evaluating airway anatomy and identifying potential obstructions or abnormalities.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Airway Health: Understanding the collaborative role of dentists, otolaryngologists, and other healthcare professionals in addressing complex airway issues.

Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions: Exploration of the latest advancements in airway surgery, including maxillomandibular advancement (MMA), soft tissue procedures, and neuromodulation techniques.

Integrating Airway Assessment into Dental Practice: Practical insights into seamlessly incorporating airway assessment protocols into routine dental examinations and treatment planning.

Patient-Centered Care: Strategies for effective communication with patients about airway health, addressing concerns, and promoting adherence to treatment recommendations.

Dr. Liu's expertise and hands-on instruction will equip participants with enhanced confidence and proficiency in managing airway-related issues within their dental practice. This course offers a unique opportunity to elevate skills and expand professional capabilities in airway management, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Welcome to the Quintessence Studyclub!

A distinguished educational platform dedicated to advancing the expertise of dental professionals in the art and science of comprehensive patient care. Our curriculum is crafted to traverse the entire spectrum of the treatment continuum, from meticulous facial analysis to state-of-the-art digital planning, biomechanics, periodontology, and the critical realm of airway management.

One Concept, One Goal: The best treatment plan and the best protocol

At the forefront of our endeavor is an unwavering commitment to excellence, underscored by our meticulous selection of world-renowned thought leaders and experts in their respective domains. Each speaker represents the epitome of knowledge and innovation, offering participants an unparalleled opportunity to glean insights from the foremost minds in dentistry.

In fostering intimate learning environments, our course series is deliberately limited to a maximum of 25 attendees per session. This ensures a peerless level of engagement and discourse among participants, fostering vibrant discussions and facilitating deep learning experiences.

With locations in both Berlin and New York, our study club offers a global perspective, drawing upon the rich diversity and expertise present in two of the world's leading cities. Whether in the cultural hub of Berlin or the dynamic metropolis of New York, participants can immerse themselves in an environment conducive to learning and growth, further enriching their educational experience.

Whether you aspire to hone your skills, expand your clinical repertoire, or remain at the vanguard of dental advancements, the Quintessence Study Club stands as a beacon of transformative education. Join us as we embark on this extraordinary journey towards mastery in patient-centered care, where passion, expertise, and excellence converge to redefine the boundaries of dental practice.


Dr. Florin Cofar DDS

Romania, Timisoara

Dr. Florin Cofar co-founded Smilecloud, a smile-design and centralized collaboration platform. He specializes in complex esthetic rehabilitation and minimally invasive procedures. He received his education from Victor Babes University in Timisoara with specialization at NYU University of Dentistry and Harvard Business School.


ZTM Vincent Fehmer BDT, MDT

Switzerland, Geneva

Vincent Fehmer, MDT, received his dental technical education and degree in Stuttgart, Germany, before completing fellowships in Great Britain and the United States in Oral Design–certified dental technical laboratories. After working several years in such a laboratory in Berlin, he received his MDT degree and became the chief dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2015, he has been a dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials in Geneva, Switzerland. He also runs his own laboratory in Lausanne. Mr Fehmer is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), and a member of the Oral Design group as well as the European Association of Dental Technology (EADT) and the German Society of Esthetic Dentistry (DGÄZ). He is a sought-after international speaker and has received many honors for his work, including the Kenneth Rudd Award from the American Prosthodontic Society. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals within the field of fixed prosthodontics and digital dental technology, contributed to many books, and recently coauthored the book Fixed Restorations: A Clinical Guide to the Selection of Materials and Fabrication Technology with Irena Sailer and Bjarni Pjetursson. Mr Fehmer also serves as Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Section Editor for the International Journal of Prosthodontics, and co-chair for the 26thInternational Symposium on Ceramics (June 2023).


Prof. Dr. Marc Hürzeler DMD, PhD

Germany, München

Prof. Dr. Hürzeler is one of the world's leading specialists in complex implant treatments. Surgical methods developed by him are used with great success even in the most difficult cases. Accordingly, Prof. Dr. Hürzeler is an internationally sought-after speaker and trainer of dentists. 1984: Doctorate, University of Zurich. 1989: Specialist in Periodontology (SSP). 1991: Specialist in Prosthodontics (DGPro). 1991-93: Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Houston, Texas; Clinical Associate Professor since 1993. 1996: PhD in the Department of Prosthodontics, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg; since 1997, Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Dentistry and Periodontology. Founded a private practice for periodontology and implant therapy with Dr. Zuhr. 2002: Professor of Dentistry, Medical Faculty of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg. 2008: Founded the Huerzeler/Zuhr Education Center. President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED). More than 150 scientific publications in the field of implantology, periodontology, and tissue regeneration. National and international speaker on periodontology and implant therapy. 2012: Publication with Dr. Zuhr of the bestselling book entitled Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery – A Microsurgical Approach.


Dr. Ellen Katz DDS

United States of America, New York

Dr. Ellen attended New York University College of Dentistry, where she graduated as one of the youngest dentists in her graduating class and received a Most Promising Dentist Award. Following graduation, she completed a one-year residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. She values the importance of continuing education and the latest advancements in dentistry and regularly attends lectures and conferences, as well as conducts lectures for other dentists. She currently serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Co-Clinical Director at Full Mouth Rehabilitation Continuing Dental Education Program at NYU and lectures at Nova Southeastern University Continuing Education Department. Dr. Ellen is a Graduate and a Mentor at the Kois Center, which focuses on Evidence-Based Teaching for practicing dentists. She is a published author in the Peer-Reviewed Compendium Dental Magazine and continues to share her wealth of knowledge with practicing dentists across the country.


Dr. Christian Leonhardt

Germany, Augsburg

Dr. Christian Leonhardt is an alumnus of Würzburg University College of Dentistry, where he laid the foundation for his distinguished career. Post-graduation, he pursued diverse curricula and master's programs across Germany, Europe and the U.S., including a notable Master of Science in Orthodontics from Danube University. Widely recognized as a specialist in Prosthodontics, Dr. Leonhardt places great emphasis on continuous education, regularly attending lectures and conferences to stay abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry. Operating a comprehensive practice in Augsburg, Dr. Leonhardt offers a full spectrum of dental services, reflecting his commitment to providing comprehensive care to his patients. Additionally, his practice serves as a teaching practice- affiliated with DTMD University in Luxembourg, highlighting his dedication to academic collaboration. Dr. Leonhardt's involvement as both a graduate and mentor at the Kois Center is a testament to his passion for sharing knowledge and promoting evidence-based teaching methodologies within the dental community. His understated yet profound impact on the field is evident in his dedication to advancing professional standards and fostering ongoing learning among his peers.


Dr. Stanley Liu

United States of America, Stanford

Dr. Stanley Y.C. Liu, a distinguished Associate Professor renowned in the fields of Otolaryngology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to his esteemed roles, Dr. Liu serves as the director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship, mentoring aspiring professionals, and guides as a preceptor to the Stanford Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship, shaping the next generation of specialists. Notably, he is a respected Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow Alumnus, reflecting his commitment to innovative medical advancements. Dr. Liu is at the forefront of sleep apnea surgery, offering expertise in a comprehensive range of procedures, from nasal to maxillomandibular advancement (MMA), including pioneering techniques such as adult maxillary expansion (DOME), which he developed alongside Professor Christian Guilleminault in 2015. Continuously refining the sleep surgery protocol at Stanford, Dr. Liu's dedication to enhancing patient outcomes is evident. His research endeavors encompass diverse areas, from clinical phenotyping to optimize sleep surgery outcomes to virtual surgical planning for facial skeletal surgery and neuromodulation of the upper airway, demonstrating his multifaceted approach to advancing medical knowledge. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Liu has delivered keynote addresses both nationally and internationally at prestigious conferences spanning various specialties. His contribution to scientific literature is extensive, with over 100 published articles and medical texts, highlighting his significant impact on the field of sleep surgery with original scientific insights. In summary, Dr. Stanley Y.C. Liu's illustrious career is marked by a tireless commitment to excellence in patient care, education, and research, positioning him as a leading authority in Otolaryngology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Dr. Björn Ludwig

Germany, Traben-Trarbach

Björn Ludwig is an orthodontics specialist who operates his private office in a small village in Germany.

He holds positions at two universities: the University of Homburg/Saar in Germany and the Department of Orthodontics, Institute of Odontology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

While his primary focus is on clinical work, he has a strong affinity for technology, which consistently sparks his interest.

He is dedicated to advancing as a researcher and writer, actively participating in a variety of research projects and taking on editorial roles for academic journals.

Furthermore, he serves as an editor for several books and is the author of numerous book chapters in classic orthodontic texts.

In addition to his passion for orthodontics, he also takes pleasure in cycling as a means tounwind.


Dr. Claudia Pinter

Austria, Wels

Dr. Claudia Pinter is a distinguished figure in the field of orthodontics, particularly renowned for her expertise in the aligner technique. Graduating from the esteemed University of Vienna, Austria, she embarked on a dedicated journey focused on invisible orthodontics with clear aligners. Internationally sought after as a speaker, Dr. Pinter possesses a unique talent for elucidating complex concepts into practical, everyday principles. Her ability to distill intricate information has earned her widespread appreciation among peers. Dr. Pinter's commitment to excellence serves as a beacon, inspiring fellow professionals to delve deeper into the aligner technique. Known for her transparent approach, she generously shares her protocols, fostering a culture of openness and collaboration within the field. Passionate about fostering meaningful connections with colleagues, Dr. Pinter thrives on the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Her dedication to advancing the field of orthodontics through education and collaboration underscores her status as a leading authority in the aligner technique.


Prof. Dr. Irena Sailer

Switzerland, Geneve

Irena Sailer, Prof Dr med dent, is chair of the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In 2019, she received an Honorary Skou Professorship of digital dental technologies, fixed and implant prosthodontics, and biomaterials at Aarhus University, Denmark. Dr Sailer is editor-in-chief of The International Journal of Prosthodontics and coauthor of over 150 peer-reviewed publications as well as the books Fixed Restorations: A Clinical Guide to the Selection of Materials and Fabrication Technology (Quintessence, 2021) and Color in Dentistry (2017). She holds several patents on esthetic coatings of dental/medical devices and a digital dental splint.


Dr. Diana Tadros DDS

United States of America, Fort Lauderdale

Diana Tadros, DDS is a board-accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (the ONLY one in Fort Lauderdale), a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She maintained a premier private practice in Manhattan for numerous years prior to moving down to South Florida. Dr. Tadros is a firm believer in conservative esthetic outcomes and has dedicated her time outside of practice to help educate colleagues in her profession by being a keynote speaker and lecturer frequently at national and international Dental Conferences and meetings. She is a trailblazer in her profession on Digital and Cosmetic Dentistry and owns her own training institute and hosts workshops numerous times a year, where she teaches other Cosmetic Dentists how to utilize cutting-edge technology to provide Conservative care and improve Esthetic Results.


Dr. Eric Van Dooren DDS

Belgium, Wilrijk

Dr Van Dooren attended the Katholieke University in Leuven, Belgium, where he received his degree in dentistry in 1982. After graduation, he opened a private practice in periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, and implants in Antwerp, Belgium. He is an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr Van Dooren lectures nationally and internationally mainly on esthetics, implants, and esthetic periodontal surgery.


Dr. Otto Zuhr

Germany, München

Internationally renowned for his achievements in the fields of periodontal and peri-implant diseases as well as esthetic periodontal soft tissue corrections, Dr. Zuhr is one of the world's leading oral surgeons. Together with Prof. Dr. Hürzeler, he wrote a specialist book in 2011 which, according to his colleagues, is "without doubt one of the most important oral surgery publications of recent years and a must-read for every periodontist and implantologist." Dr. Zuhr studied dentistry in Aachen and in the USA. He is a specialist in Periodontology and has been a board member of the German Society of Periodontology since 2007.

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