With constant innovation driving the dental profession to ever-higher standards, it’s important for professionals to remain abreast of the latest product developments. The rapid growth in restorative materials, in particular, means that technicians and dentists alike have a choice when it comes to selecting the most appropriate option based on each patients’ needs.

Function and strength have always been important features in restorative dentistry, but an increase in aesthetic demands from patients further adds to the challenge. By working together as a team, technicians and dentists can combine their knowledge about materials to aid the decision-making process and utilise the most appropriate solutions in each case.

This is one of the many interesting topics that will be covered at the Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) 2019. Tom Behaeghel, Technical Consultant for VITA Zahnfabrik North/West Europe, will be speaking in the DTS Lecture Theatre and hopes to help delegates improve their material selection.

Having qualified as a dental technician in Belgium in 2002, Tom went on to become a Technical Advisor for VITA Zahnfabrik, responsible for Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, the UK and Scandinavia. He will be discussing “All-ceramic Restorations – A Complete Overview.”

DTS 2019 will be held on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May at the NEC in Birmingham, co-located with the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show. For further details, visit, call 020 7348 5270 or email

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