2018 Autumn Meeting, Galway

Friday  23rd - Saturday 24th November 2018
The Galmont Hotel, Galway
"Digital Dentistry, Analogue Patients"
Lars Christensen, Rolf Behrents, Karin Becktor

Parallel Courses:
Orthodontic Staff | Orthodontic Laboratory Technicians | Orthodontic 

Kindly sponsored by


Dental Insights    Ortho-Care (UK)
topsSoftware     Eurodontic Ltd
DB Orthodontics
Torque Orthodontics

Key Speakers



Dr Lars Christensen graduated from the Royal Dental College, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1990. He received his PhD in 1993 from the Department of Orthodontics and the Department of Medical Anatomy at the University of Copenhagen. After postgraduate studies at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital he gained an MSc in Orthodontics and the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr Christensen is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London. His current research interest focuses on clinical applications of digital technologies, modern bonding materials, MBT treatment mechanics, adult and aesthetic treatment. Dr Christensen has been using the MBT appliance system since the introduction in 1997. He has served on the clinical advisory board for the Incognito system and is a clinical advisor to 3Shape. Publications include developmental aspects of tooth development, anatomy, orthodontic bonding, aesthetic orthodontics, treatment mechanics and digital orthodontics.

Dr Christensen lectures extensively and has presented more than 330 lectures around the world. He is a member of the British, European and American Associations of Orthodontics, The British Lingual Orthodontic Society and is an active Member of the Southern California component of the Edward H Angle Society.

Dr Karin Becktor is an award-winning orthodontist in hospital and private practice in Copenhagen and has strong specialty links throughout Europe and in the USA. She is a much sought-after speaker on applications of digital technology in orthodontics

In this session Dr Karin B. Becktor will look back at her experiences with digital orthodontics, and share her experience on intraoral scanning, digital treatment planning and show many clinical cases based on digital workflow.

Stefano Negrini received his masters degree as Specialist Digital Dental Technician from Unimarconi University of Rome in 2016. Stefano lives and works in Ferrara (Italy) and is since 1992 CEO of an orthodontic lab, Orthodonzia Estense. In this lab, orthodontic appliances are produced in an almost full digital workflow. He is a member of the Italian Orthodontic Technicians Association (ORTEC), author of various publications in professional journals and a much sought-after speaker at orthodontic conferences. Since 2008 he has worked with 3Shape on the development of their software and is a key opinion leader for 3Shape. In his lecture, Stefano will show the use of digital design and 3D printing for orthodontic appliances.

Survival-linX Solutions is a fully approved provider of first aid at work (FAW) and emergency first aid (EFA) courses. This workshop is designed to teach dental professionals to anticipate, recognise, and care for patients presenting with a medical /cardiac emergency while awaiting the ambulance service. The course will help improve the standard of care provided and increase confidence in dealing with the acutely ill adult patient. Questions will be answered through workshop and simulation-based education using a 'hands on' interactive approach.

Dr Rolf Behrents is the editor-in-chief of the AJO-DO and chair of the Department of Orthodontics at the Saint Louis University Centre for Continuing Dental Education. Dr Behrents’ extensive editorial experience includes work as an editorial board member for the Angle Orthodontist and as a referee for the World Journal of Orthodontics, The Journal of Orthodontics (UK), Journal of Dental Research, Quintessence International, Medical Principles and Practice (Kuwait), Mondo Ortodontico (Brazil) and others.
An active researcher and editorial contributor to numerous books, Dr Behrents is the author of Growth of the Aging Craniofacial Skeleton. Material from this monograph is included in the textbook Contemporary Orthodontics by Dr William Proffit and in additional textbooks published in several languages. Dr Behrents has published more than 70 articles in refereed journals and has been a research associate of the Bolton-Brush Growth Study Centre of Case Western Reserve University since 1984.

Dr Behrents has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. The 2018 Educational Leadership Conference honoured Dr Rolf G. Behrents as one of the profession’s most prolific and influential orthodontists over the last several decades.

The Health Management Institute of Ireland (HMI) is the professional body for healthcare managers across all sectors of the health service in the Republic of Ireland. We are a membership organisation. Our primary aim is the continuous development of standards of management competence and practice. The HMI meets the needs of the modern healthcare manager through informing, educating and involving its members and stakeholders in professional development and networking activities.
Anne Broderick, Trainer
B.A. Training & Education, NUIG, Train the Trainer, Workplace Facilitation Skills, Diploma in Health Law, Diploma in Employment Law, Certificate in Health Services Management.

Anne is a former Specialist in Performance Management and Management Development in the HSE West. Prior to her senior management role, she gained extensive administrative experience across a range of service in the HSE in Acute Service, Community Services and Public Health. Anne has delivered training to managers and staff in programmes  including: Team Based performance Management, Dignity at Work, and Personal Development Planning for individuals and groups.

Christian Url received his degree as a software engineer from Vienna University of Technology and began working in medical technology in 1999, specialising in robot technology and 3D virtualization in orthodontics. He has over 15 years of experience in using and teaching the OnyxCeph³ software suite, he has written numerous international articles and delivered presentations on the software. He has been a lecturer at the School of Dental Science, Trinity College Dublin since 2014. In his presentation Christian will explore new ways of planning and manufacturing of multi-step aligner treatments with dedicated software and 3D printing solutions in-office without the need of external service providers. The modest investment needed to get started in this technology makes it attractive for laboratories of any size