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2024 Program

Schedule is subject to change.

 The Program will take place at the Swissotel - 1st Floor Event Centre (Zurich Ballroom)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

1:30 - 4:30 pm Executive Council Meeting- Invitation Only
5:00 - 7:00 pm Registration and AP Foundation Welcome Reception - Room Location: Eleve, 42nd Floor - All Meeting Attendees Invited

Thursday, February 22, 2024


7:00 - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast/ Conference Registration
Exhibit and Digital Poster Program Opens

  APS General Session
8:00 - 8:05 am Call to Order and Opening Remarks - Alon Preiskel
8:05 - 8:10 am
8:10 - 9:30 am
Presentation of the Golden Medallion Award - John Kois 
Golden Medallion Awardee Presentation: Analog to Digital Occlusion: Are We Ready?
John Kois (USA) and Marta Revilla León (USA) 

9:30 - 10:15 am

Modern CAD/CAM Ceramics in Esthetic Dentistry
Markus Blatz (USA)

10:15 - 10:45 am Networking Break
  Moderator: Maryse Manase
10:45 - 10:55 am Graduate Prosthodontic Student Research Competition Candidate
Comparison of Surface Roughness and Bacterial Colonization of Recently used Dental Ceramics
Amr Abouzeid (University of Washington)
10:55 - 11:05 am Graduate Prosthodontic Student Research Competition Candidate
Comparative Assessment of the Accuracy of Three Digital Segmentation Protocols Derived from Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Andrea Tantengco Hernandez (Indiana University School of Dentistry)
11:05 - 11:15 am Graduate Prosthodontic Student Research Competition Candidate
The Effects of Anodization and Instrumentation on Titanium Surface Characteristics and
Biofilm Formation
Weiqing Liu (Indiana University School of Dentistry)
11:15 am - 12:00 pm How Leadership Can Enable Us to Address Dentistry's Biggest Problems
Sreenivas Koka (USA)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch & Learn, sponsored by Legally Mine- Zurich Ballroom EFG

12:15pm-1:15pm - "Proper Use of Legal Entities for Lawsuit Protection and Tax Reduction.”
Speaker: Dan McNeff

Lecture Description: Legally Mine will show you how to stop the threat of lawsuits before they ever get started by protecting your assets in time tested and proven legal structures.  These same structures allow us to help our tax attorneys save what you would normally pay in income taxes.  These are little known tax helps that have significant case history and have stood the test of time.


Moderator: Antonio Bello

1:30 - 2:50 pm

Current Trends and Treatment Concepts Influencing Long-Term Success in Implant Patients – Surgical and Prosthetic Aspects
Daniel Buser and Ramona Buser

2:50 - 3:20 pm

Networking Break

  Moderator: Harold Preiskel
3:20 - 4:05 pm The Digital Revolution: Predictable Clinical Implementation to Achieve High Esthetic Results
Julian Conejo (USA)
4:05 - 4:50 pm Surgical and Restorative Management of Malpositioned Implants in the Esthetic Zone
Stephen Chu (USA)
4:50 pm Session Adjourn
5:00 - 6:30 pm Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, February 23, 2024

7:30 - 8:30 am

Members Business Meeting & Continental Breakfast 
In Zurich Ballroom EF

  APS General Session
  Moderator: Arun Sharma
8:30 - 9:05 am Rudd Awardee Presentation: Minimal Invasive Ceramic Restorations
Nondas Vlachopoulos (Greece)
9:05 - 9:40 am Digital Workflows in Terminal Dentition Cases and Full-Arch Implant Rehabilitations
Konstantinos Chochlidakis (USA)
9:40 - 10:25 am Advancements and Pitfalls of Digital Technology in Prosthodontics 
Wei Shao Lin (USA)
10:25 - 10:35 am Presentation of Graduate Prosthodontics Research Award
10:35 - 10:50 am Presentation of Digital Poster Award
10:50 - 11:10 am Networking Coffee Break
  Moderator: Ricardo Mitrani
11:10 - 11:55 am Minimally Invasive Bone Grafting and Biologic-Based Regeneration: The Dawn of a New Era in Implant Esthetics
Ernesto Lee (USA)
11:55 - 12:00 pm 2025 Meeting
Carlo Poggio
12:00 - 12:45 pm The Pathway to Digital Dentures
Eric Kukucka (USA)
12:45 - 1:30 pm Evolution on Immediate Implant Placement into Fresh Extraction Socket: Current Clinical and Technical Protocols
and Future Trends
Iñaki Gamborena 
1:30 pm Meeting Adjourns
1:45 - 4:30 pm APS Executive Council Meeting- Invitation Only