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  1. 1. WELCOMING ADDRESS AND COMMITTEESUnder the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan,Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and on behalf of ESOLA, theEuropean Society of Laser Applications, we take great pleasure in welcoming you tothe International Laser Conference at the Abu Dhabi Intercontinental Hotel.The conference brings together leading international laser dentists and surgeons whowill present not only the latest research in laser procedures, but also discuss theclinical applications in day to day dental situations. And for those who are newcomersto laser dentistry, it will show them where to begin and how to incorporate into theirown practice.Laser dentistry is the most exciting new frontier in dentistry today. Only 10 years agoprocedures with a beam of light, which are routine today, would have been thoughtimpossible. Safe, painless dentistry has long been the dream of dentists and patientsalike, and in many clinical cases this is now being achieved by lasers.An exhibition of the latest lasers will be on show, where participants can try thedifferent types, and workshops will further provide advanced education in their uses.The conference is being held in the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi, known as the jewel ofthe Arabian Sea. Recently voted the safest city in the world, here East meets Westwhere you will enjoy the fabled Abu Dhabi hospitality and friendliness and partake inits heritage and culture.We would like to thank His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak for his graciouspatronage and support and we bid you welcome to the conference. Ahlan Wa Salam!Yours sincerely, Prof.DDr. Andreas. Moritz Prof.Dr. Kevin Dunstan-Maher Congress PresidentsUnder the patronage of: His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al NahyanCongress Presidents: A. Moritz (Vienna, Austria) K. Dunstan-Maher (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)Organizing Committee: F. Beer (Vienna, Austria) E. Siejka (St. Pölten, Austria)Scientific Committee: R. Blum (Echternach, Luxembourg) K. Goharkhay (Vienna, Austria) A. Goldstein (New York, USA) C. Maiorana (Milan, Italy) L. Powell (Salt Lake City, USA) W. Sperr (Vienna, Austria) P. Verheyen (Gruitrode, Belgium) L. Walsh (Brisbane, Australia) -1-
  2. 2. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMETHURSDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 2004:09.00 – 10.00:Exam ESOLA Academy, Module II10.00 – 10.30: Coffee Break10.30 – 12.30: Clinical Experience in Endodontics and Aesthetic DentistryChairpersons: A. Moritz (Vienna, Austria) P. Verheyen (Gruitrode, Belgium)10.30 – 10.45: Welcoming Address K.Dunstan-Maher, A. Moritz10.45 – 11.00: Laser assisted Endodontic Treatment – more than 10 Years of Clinical Experience A.Moritz (Vienna, Austria)11.00 - 11.15 Comparative clinical and histological Study of the Results of Pulp Capping Therapy with CO2 and Nd:YAG Lasers C.Todea, L.Nica, M.Miron, C.Balabuc, L.Filip, M.Raica (Timisoara, Romania)11.15 – 11.25: Laser-induced Apical Sealing-a Comparison of different Wavelengths K.Goharkhay (Vienna, Austria)11.25 – 11.50: Long-term Results in Laser assisted Aesthetic Dentistry D.Cox (Brisbane, Australia)11.50 – 12.15: Laser-assisted Bleaching, SmartbleachTM: Long Term Results P.Verheyen (Gruitrode, Belgium)12.15 – 12.30: Discussion12.30 – 14.00: Lunch Break14.00 – 15.30: Clinical Experience in Hard TissueChairpersons: K. Dunstan-Maher (Abu Dhabi, UAE) M. Straßl (Vienna, Austria)14.00 – 14.25: The Er:Yag Laser in Restorative Dentistry K.Dunstan-Maher (Abu Dhabi, UAE)14.25 – 14.50: Comparison of the Emission Characteristics of Three Commercial Erbium Laser Systems – A Physical Case Report E.Wintner, M.Straßl (Vienna, Austria)14.50 – 15.00: Scanning Electron Microscopic Assessment of Laser Caries Removal in Dentine G.Ansari (Ajman, UAE)15.00 – 15.10: Er,Cr:YSGG Morphological Effects in Enamel and Dentin of Permanent Molars after Laser Irradiation; an in vitro Study, SEM Investigation G.Olivi (Rome, Italy)15.10 – 15.30: Discussion15.30 – 16.00: Coffee Break - 2-
  3. 3. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME16.00 – 17.30: Clinical Experience & Future Trends in Hard TissueChairpersons: R. Blum (Echternach, Luxemburg) W. Wintner (Vienna, Austria)16.00 – 16.20: Novel Perspectives of ultra-short Laser Pulses in Dentistry M.Straßl, W.Wintner (Vienna, Austria)16.20 – 16.30: Effects of pulsed Nd:Yag Laser on Mikroleakage of Composite Restorations in Class V Cavities A.Obeidi, A.Ghasemi, G. Ansari (Dubai, UAE)16.30 – 16.40: Pulpal Temperature Changes following Laser Caries Removal in Primary and Permanent Teeth G.Ansari (Ajman, UAE)16.40 – 16.50: Laser-added Dentistry easily integrated in daily Practiceroutine. Various Indications and Applications I.Ingenegeren (Bottrop, Germany)16.50 – 17.15: Comparison of Power Settings in Scientific Research and their Practical Application R.Blum (Echternach, Luxemburg)17.15 – 17.30: Discussion17.30 – 18.30:WORKSHOP:The versatile use of the KaVo KEY Laser 3 in the dental practiceF. von Franken (Stadtbergen, Germany)Sponsored by KaVo17.30 – 18.00: Poster Session in the Exhibition AreaChairpersons: D. Cox (Brisbane, Australia) W. Sperr (Vienna, Austria) • Microleakage of Class V Glass Ionomer Restorations following Er:YAG Laser Irradiation compared to Conventional Preparation and Conditioning R.J.G.De Moor, K.I.M.Delmé, P.J.Deman (Gent, Belgium) • Effects of Er:YAG Laser and Fluoride on Acid Resistance of Dental Enamel A.Dimkov, M.M.Stevanovic, E.Georgieva (Skopje, Macedonia) • Clinical Evaluation of Er:YAG Laser Application for Cavity Preparation M.M.Stevanovic, R.Isaevska, E.Georgieva, A.Dimkov (Skopje, Macedonia) • Application of the Laser Metal Welding for Reconstruction of removable partial Denture A.Zicha (Pilsen, Czech Republic) • Nd:YAG and Er:YAG Laser Application in Removal Lesions of Lipoid Proteinosis (Case Report) A.M.Shirani, S.M.Razavi, R.Biran (Isfahan, Iran) -3-
  4. 4. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMEFRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2004:09.00 – 10.30: Clinical Experience in Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryChairpersons: C. Maiorana (Milan, Italy) C. Neckel (Bad Neustadt, Germany)09.00 – 09.25: Bone Regeneration and Lasers in Implantology C.Maiorana (Milan, Italy)09.25 – 09.35: Variable pulsed Erbium-YAG laser- Universal Laser for Soft and Hard Tissue G.Volland, Dr.Pietreczek (Heilsbronn, Germany)09.35 – 09.55: The Use of Surgical Lasers in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry L.Gáspár (Budapest, Hungary)09.55 – 10.05: The Effect of Low Level Laser Therapy with a GaAlAs Diode Laser on the Bone Regeneration of Extraction Sockets C.Neckel (Bad Neustadt, Germany)10.05 – 10.15: Schwannoma of the Tongue Diode Laser Surgical Therapy: Case Report F.Angiero (Milan, Italy)10.15 – 10.30: Discussion10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break11.00 – 12.00:WORKSHOP:Practical Uses of Er,Cr;YSGG and Diode Lasers in General DentistryN. Berk, G.Berk (Ankara, Turkey)Sponsored by Biolase12.00 – 13.00: Clinical Experience in Soft Tissue SurgeryChairpersons: L. Gáspár (Budapest, Hungary) G. Undt (Vienna, Austria)12.00 – 12.15: Benigne intra-oral Lesions: Treatment Options F.Beer (Vienna, Austria)12.15 – 12.40: Nd YAG Laser in Oro - Pharyngeal Lesions B.Krishna Rau (Mylapore, Chennai, India)12.40 – 12.50: Surgical Management of Oral Submucous Fibrosis with Opus -5 Diode Laser A. Shah, M. Vakade (Surat, Gujarat, India)12.50 – 13.00: Discussion13.00 – 14.00: Lunch Break14.00 – 15.30: Clinical Experience in Maxillofacial & Plastic SurgeryChairpersons: F. Beer (Vienna, Austria) B. Krishna Rau (Mylapore, Chennai, India)14.00 – 14.20: Use of the Holmium:Yag Laser for Arthroscopic Temporomandibular Joint Surgery G.Undt (Vienna, Austria) 4-
  5. 5. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME14.20 – 15.00: Trends for the office - Esthetics in future M.Jörgens (Düsseldorf, Germany)15.00 – 15.10: Laser assisted Excision of Retention Cysts of the Lower Lip C.Neckel (Bad Neustadt, Germany)15.10 – 15.30: Discussion15.30 – 16.00: Coffee Break16.00 – 17.30: Clinical Experience in Different Laser Assisted TreatmentsChairpersons: N. Gutknecht (Aachen, Germany) K. Goharkhay (Vienna, Austria)16.00 – 16.25: Different Lasers in the Treatment of Hypersensitive Dental Necks K.Goharkhay (Vienna, Austria)16.25 – 16.35: The use of Er:YAG Laser in Periodontics in a Private Office O.Oberhofer (Erwitte, Germany)16.35 – 16.45: Temperature Evolution on the Human Teeth Root Surface after Diode Laser Assisted Endodontic Treatment M.Mir, P.Mazaheri, N.Gutknecht (Aachen, Germany)16.45 – 16.55: Photobiomodulation in Practice A.Darbar, R.Darbar (Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom)16.55 – 17.05: Efficiency of subgingival Treatment performed by Er,Cr: YSSG Laser P.Polenik (Pilsen, Czech Republic)17.05 – 17.15: Laser Education Methods in Dentistry M.Mir, N.Gutknecht (Aachen, Germany)17.15 – 17.25: Laser Applications in Orthodontics H. Mourany (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)17.25 – 17.45: DiscussionSATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 2004:Laser Academy Module I09.00 – 18.00Course on basics in Laser dentistry. Theoretical information about physics, safety,tissue-interactions, clinical indications, management.Hand-out of the practical protocol: concomitant to Module I and II participants areexpected to document approx. 80 hours of practical work in Laser dentistry.Coffee-breaks and lunch on Saturday included.Minimum 10, maximum 40 participants.Price of the Module I, ESOLA Academy: € 750.- for ESOLA Members € 850.- for Non-MembersSpecial Rate for Congress Participants: € 550.- for ESOLA Members € 650.- for Non-Members -5-
  6. 6. REGISTRATIONOpening hours of the registration desk:Wednesday, October 6th: 15.00 – 18.00Thursday, October 7th: 08.00 – 18.00Friday, October 8th: 08.30 – 18.00Registration FeesPayment Until June 7th Between June, 8th At the Congressreceived & September, 17thESOLA-Members € 200.- € 250.- € 300.-Non-Members € 250.- € 300.-- € 350.-Residents / Dental € 150.- € 200.- € 250.-TechniciansDay Tickets are available at the price of € 155.- for members , € 180.- for nonmembers and € 130.- for Residents and Dental Technicians.Registration Deadline: Friday, September 17th, 2004After this date only on-site registration!Payment Modalities:- Bank Transfer to the congress account at the Erste österreichische Spar-Casse,Bank Code 20111, Account No. 280-365-803/18, “Vienna Medical Academy – ESOLAAbu Dhabi 2004”,SWIFT:GIBAATWW, IBAN: AT 2820111 280-365-803/18- Creditcard payment (Diners Club, Visa, Euro/Mastercard)- Mailing a Eurocheque to the Congress Office (please indicate Vienna as place ofpayment)NotePlease make payments free of charge for the beneficiary. Any charges for bankingfees or incorrect remittance of registration fees will be collected on site by theCongress Office.CancellationsNotice of cancellation must be made in writing by registered letter or fax to theCongress Office. The date of the postmark will serve as the basis for refunds. Refundswill be made after the meeting.The policy for refunding registration will be as follows:Written cancellation received- before June 07th, 2003: 50% refund- after June 07th , 2003: no refund -6-
  7. 7. SOCIAL PROGRAMMEOPENING COCKTAILFor the Evening of the 7th of October 2004 at 20.00, we kindly offer you theparticipation at an OPENING COCKTAIL at the pool-bar of LE ROYAL MERIDIEN HOTELwith music and a choice of cold and hot snacks.Minimum number of Participants: 60 PersonsPrice per Person EURO 39,--GALA DINNERFor the Evening of the 8th of October 2004 at 20.00, we kindly offer you theparticipation at a GALA-EVENING at the Hotel INTERCONTINENTAL with typical Arabiccuisine. During the Gala Dinner you can enjoy a different selection of entertainmentsuch as music from a jazz band and a magician.Minimum number of Participants: 60 PersonsPrice per Person EURO 78,-- EXCURSIONS:I) Wednesday, October 6th: 09.00 a.m.Full Day Al Ain/Buraimi City Tour:After breakfast proceed on a tour of Al Ain, also known as the "Garden City". Al Ain isapprox. 1 1/2 hours drive from Abu Dhabi. Twenty years ago, Al Ain was a group ofsix small villages clustered around trees and fresh water springs of a natural oasis.The tour includes a visit to the Al Ain Museum with ethnological and archaeologicalcollection, the Camel market and the beautiful Buraimi Oasis (Sultanate ofOman), fruit and vegetables market, Al Ain Oasis with traditional Falaj irrigationsystem (the watering system of the olden days). We also visit the Buraimi souk, whichis renowned for its bargains and still has a traditional touch of olden Arabia. Driveback to Abu Dhabi.Minimum number of Participants: 4 PersonsPrice per Person EURO 86,--II) Saturday, October 9th: 08.00 a.m.Dubai City Tour with guide (different languages are possible):DUBAI - the Gulfs most enchanting and cosmopolitan city offers its modern andancient charms. Photostop at Burj Al Arab, afterwards visit the magnificent twinminaret mosque, the Jumeirah Mosque, which is a spectacular example of modernIslamic architecture and is one of the most photographed sights in Dubai. Pass by thePalastquater "Zabeel", Skyline at the Dubai Creek and continue towards Bastakiya,the wind towered houses of old merchants and then on to the Dubai Museum in the180 years old Al Fahidi Fort (kindly note it is closed on Friday morning). After theMuseum you will cross the Dubai Creek with an "Abra" (Water Taxi) to reach the otherside and to visit the Spice Souk and Gold Souk. Afterwards return-transfer to yourhotel in Abu Dhabi.Minimum number of Participants: 4 PersonsPrice per Person EURO 86,-- -7-
  8. 8. EXCURSIONSIII) Saturday, October 9th: 13.30Afternoon Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner:(Respectively 15.30 from Dubai for the guests who have also booked the Dubai CityTour)In the afternoon at approx. 14.00 pick-up from Abu Dhabi by modern 4x4 vehicles,drive to Dubai and proceed on a Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner. Approx. 2 hours"Dune Bashing" in the sand dunes of Al Aweer. After a stop at a Camel Farm theclients will reach after sunset our camp in the desert. Arabic Welcome with dates andArabic Coffee. Oriental Buffet dinner with Live BBQ (soft drinks and water are free ofcharge), "Henna Lady", camels are available for those who want to have a short ride.(Kindly note that during Ramadan no live entertainment like Belly Dancing is allowed).Return to the hotel for overnight.Minimum number of Participants: 5 PersonsPrice per Person EURO 85,--Organizer: Österreichisches Verkehrsbüro AGImportant Information:All services are subject of availability and can only be granted after positiveconfirmation of all services by all suppliers (Airline, Hotels, Transport- and Groundhandling)!The following cancellation fees will be effected: from 29 to 20 days before departure ---> 25% from 19 to 10 days before departure ---> 50% from 09 to 04 days before departure ---> 65% from 03 days before departure ---> 100%Rates and programme can be changed!Date of calculation: September 2004The general travel conditions of the professional association of the travel agencies ofAustria apply in their last version. According to § 3 of the travel safeguard regulationswe can inform you, that we have locked an insurance at the "Wiener Städtischen" AG,Polizze: 08-G666.600-6. Registration number in the organizer listening of BMfWA1998/0111. Companynumber: FN74803fTransfers:Transfer from Abu Dhabi Airport to Hotel HILTON or HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL ABUDHABI or vice versa (ONE WAY):Small car (up to 3 pax) EURO 18,-- -8-
  9. 9. GENERAL INFORMATIONCongress OfficesSCIENTIFIC AND TRAVEL AGENCYADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARIAT Österreichische Verkehrsbüro AGVienna Medical Academy Dresdner Strasse 81 – 85Att. Hedwig Schulz A – 1200 Vienna, AustriaAlser Strasse 4 Phone: +43/1/588 00 – ext. 112A – 1090 Vienna, Austria Fax.: +43/1/588 00 – ext. 133Phone: +43 1 405 13 83 ext. 10 e-mail:Fax: +43 1 405 13 83 ext. 23 christof.Vojtechovsky@verkehrsbuero.ate-mail: h.schulz@medacad.orgCOMMERCIAL EXHIBITION CONGRESS VENUEMedizinische Ausstellungs- und Hotel Inter-Continental Abu DhabiWerbegesellschaft MAW PO Box 4171, Al Khalidya StreetAtt. Katrin Kaltenhauser Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesFreyung 6A – 1010 Vienna, Austria Phone: +971 2 6666888Phone: +43 1 536 63 ext. 37 Fax: +971 2 6665361Fax: +43 1 535 60 16e-mail: SPONSORS -9-