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Esthetic Dentistry 1.0

  • Sun, Sep 10, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Esthetic Dentistry 1.0 is a dental training program with lectures and workshops that focus on the growing field of Esthetic Dentistry. The courses in this training program cover the latest topics and developments with practical solutions for dentists who are keen to gain knowledge and tips in Esthetic Dentistry.

* Functional Posterior Composite & Anterior Esthetic Design

* Clear Aligners: The Easy Way to A Hollywood Smile

* The Secrets of Esthetic Restorations… Revealed

* Dental Photography to Optimize Your Daily Dental Work

* Introduction to Implant Dentistry

Workshop: Restorative/Implant Dentistry
Trainer: Dr Firdaus Hanapiah
Date: 26 November 2017

Speakers/Trainers: Dr Firdaus Hanapiah (Malaysia); Dr Gary Wijaya (Indonesia); Dr Kelvin Chua (Singapore); Dr Dominic Leung (Singapore); Dr Kathiravan Purmal (Malaysia)
Date: 25-26 November 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: Medini Learning Center
22B Jalan Mutiara Mas 1/9
Taman Mutiara Mas, Skudai
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Course fee for international dentists:
SGD$200 (1-day fee)
SGD$250 (2-day fee)

These early-bird rates are valid for course registration until: 15-Oct-17

Normal Rates
SGD$250 (1-day fee); SGD$300 (2-day fee)

To register for this course (for international dentists), pls email to:
Or via Whatsapp number: +65-81894218
Alternate email:

For Malaysian dentists who want to register for the course, pls contact Qalisyah via email:
Or via Whatsapp number: +60-1121706750

DISCLAIMER: The final lecture and workshop programs may be subject to change without notice. The event organizers reserve the right to make changes due to unforeseen circumstances or disruption in speakers’ schedules. Pls check for the latest updates on this page.

This dental training event is organized by Dental Converge. For the latest updates of lecture and hands-on programs, pls visit this web page:

Note: No refund of fees will be made upon cancellation of participation within 14 days of event date.


Dr Firdaus Hanapiah
DEMC Specialist Hospital, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia


Dr Firdaus Hanapiah (photo: right) graduated from University of Otago, New Zealand in 1990. He then returned to Malaysia to take up position as a clinical tutor at the Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. In 1993 he joined the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London where he was a part-time honorary senior house officer.

In 1996 he completed MSc in Oral Surgery from the Eastman and also was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeon, England. He then returned to Malaysia to take a position as a lecturer at the Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya.

He is now in private practice in DEMC Specialist Hospital, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, as the consultant Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon as well as head clinician for the Firdaus and Sharina Dental Clinic and Bangsar Dental Specialist Centre and Consultant OMFS Surgeon for the Smile Clinic Group and Glamsmile Dental Specialist Centre.

Dr Firdaus has placed over 6,000 dental implants, and is a pioneer in the field of virtual surgery in the surgical placement of implant.

Course: Implant Dentistry Workshop
Date: 26 November 2017


Dr Gary Wijaya
Medan Medical Center, Indonesia

Born on July 14, 1980 in Medan-Indonesia, Dr Gary Wijaya is a graduate of University of Sumatera Utara (Medan-Indonesia), where he received his dentist degree in 2004.



After graduation, he focused his career on general dentistry and also helped managed his father’s clinic – Medan Medical Center. He decided to further his knowledge in tooth conservation and was accepted in the postgraduate program in Conservative dentistry and Endodontics in University of Sumatera Utara (Medan-Indonesia) in 2015.

He is very passionate about conserving tooth and esthetic restorations. To support this, his practice is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

In 2016, he was chosen as one of the top 5 finalists in a prestigious endodontic case report competition, which was judged by world-renowned endodontist, Dr James Guttman. To pass on his passion in dentistry, he also takes part in educating younger dentists as a lecturer in prima hospital, Medan Indonesia.

Course: Esthetic Restorations
Date: 25 November 2017
Topic 1: The Secrets of Esthetic Restorations.. Revealed
Topic 2: Dental Photography to Optimize Your Daily Dental Work

Talking about esthetic restoration is like diving into a deep sea. There are so many variables, techniques and materials that could frustrate even the experienced dentist. These obstacles have caused some dentists to abandon the importance of esthetic in their restoration completely. The aim of this course is to disclose the truth with a simpler approach to achieve an esthetic restoration.

Learning Objectives
1. To apply textbook theory in clinical approach
2. To evaluate affected tooth
3. To understand the details in esthetic restoration
4. To create the details for esthetic restoration
5. To understand the importance of dental photography in esthetic dentistry

key word: esthetic restoration, simplify restoration, dental photography


Dr Kelvin Chua
dePacific Dental, Singapore

Dr Kelvin Chua graduated from National University of Singapore in 2011. He spent nearly 4 years working in institutions including National University Hospital of Singapore and Singapore Armed Forces. He has been working in private practice since then. Dr Chua was awarded Invisalign Platinum Status and has obtained certification from Academy of Laser Dentistry and World Clinical Laser Institute, as well as, certification of competency in Botulinum Toxin. He is also a Digital Smile Design member. He was inducted into International College of Dentists as a fellow in 2017.


Course: Restorative Techniques
Date: 25 November 2017
Topic: Functional Posterior Composite & Anterior Esthetic Design

Part 1: Posterior Composite: Evolution in Adhesive Dentistry and Functional Layering

Dr Chua has attended extensive lectures and workshops on posterior composite and aims to concise the multiple techniques that he has acquired into his lecture. He believes posterior composite is an important practice builder for most GPs and would like to focus on the primary functions of good composite in his lecture.

Learning objectives
1. Understand and overcome issues with posterior composite like sensitivity, food stuck and dislodged restorations
2. Better understanding on adhesive dentistry and how to use different generation of bonding systems to your advantage
3. Indications for different functional layering techniques and how to perform some of them clinically
4. How to use posterior composite to market yourself to the patient

Part 2: Digital Smile Design: My Journey

Dr Chua started using concepts from Digital Smile Design (DSD) since 2016 and became a certified DSD member in 2017. Using the concepts from DSD, he has finished several cases of smile makeover and would like to share his learning journey in DSD.

He will also be sharing how he is combining DSD concepts to his strong interest on management of gummy smile.

Learning objectives
1. Introduction to DSD Concept
2. Insight into learning of DSD
3. Combining DSD Concept with soft tissue management


Dr Kathiravan Purmal
Katte Dental Clinic, Malaysia

Dr Kathiravan graduated from University Malaya (Malaysia) more than 20 years ago. After that he received training in orthodontics from his alma mater. He has been in private practice since the first day of graduation. However his keen interest in sharing his knowledge lead him to join University Malaya dental faculty as senior lecturer in year 2008. He went on to undergo training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in University Sains Malaysia. He has published more than 30 international peer reviewed journals and made presentations overseas. Currently he is in private practice in Kuala Lumpur and guides general dental practitioners in orthodontics and oral surgery and implantology in this region.


Dr Kathiravan is currently president of Malaysian Orthodontic Practitioners Association (MOPA).

Course: Clear Aligners – The Easy Way to A Hollywood Smile


Dr Dominic W H Leung
TP Dental Surgeons, Singapore

BDS (University of Singapore)
Diploma in General Dental Practice (Royal College of Surgeons, England)
Membership in General Dental Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore
  • Past President, Prosthodontic Society, Singapore
  • Diplomate & Ambassador Circle, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Director, JWG University of Frankfurt Certificate in Oral Implantology (Singapore Program)




Name: Esthetic Dentistry 1.0

Location: Medini Learning Centre, Johor Bahru, Malaysia


Date: 25 & 26 November 2017

Organizers: Dental Converge



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