Bus to the Kursaal from NH, Barceló Costa Vasca and Monte Igueldo hotels


Registration pick up


Welcome and Presentation

Mr. Xabier Egurbide and Mr Antxoka Urzainki


“Importance of precision in implant dentistry”

Dr. Abid Faqir


“Strategic alternative through the design of zirconia frameworks”

Mr. Hervé Maréchal


Coffee Break


“Full arch digital workflows: where are we and what is the future?”

Dr. Gustavo Harfagar


“Digital Transformation for the New Dentistry Era”

Mr. Thomas Friese


Lunch Break


“Leveraging Artificial Intelligence Using Smilecloud”

Mr. Charles Banh


“MDR: Implications and considerations for the new era”

Mr. Jakob Lesmeister


“Dental technician to entrepreneur - running a successful business in a changing industry”

Mr. Ashley Byrne


Closing of the event


Farewell Toast


Bus back to the hotels


Bus to the closing party venue from hotels


Symposium Closing Party (open bar until 01:00h) *dresscode: smart casual


Bus back to the hotels

Image of the speaker Dr. Abid Faqir

Dr. Abid Faqir


  • Graduate of the Glasgow Dental School - University of Glasgow
  • Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery - Edinburgh
  • Masters Degree - University of Glasgow
  • Specialized in Dental Implantology - Royal College of Edinburgh

Continuing Education

  • Extensive training in implantology both in the UK and abroad

Professional Experience

  • Practice limited to the treatment and management of complex cases, including digital planning
  • Special interest in immediate loading and soft tissue grafting
  • Lecturer at both national and international levels
  • Past President of the Association of Dental Implantologists

Academic Contributions

  • Member of the editorial board of Implant Dentistry
  • Past committee member of the British Society of Oral Implantologists
Image of the speaker Gustavo Harfagar

Dr. Gustavo Harfagar


  • BSc - University of Chile
  • Dentistry - Universidad Mayor de Santiago de Chile

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile for 10 years
  • Director of the Digital Restorative Dentistry Program at the Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile

Lectures and Presentations

  • Lectures on Digital Dental Technologies both nationally and internationally
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Mr. Ashley Byrne


  • BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology - Manchester Metropolitan University

Professional Experience

  • Associate director at Byrnes Dental Laboratory, a leader in modern dental technology and pioneer in the world of CAD-CAM in the 2000s and part of the Corus group of European Labs

Lectures and Presentations

  • International lecturer on Digital Dentistry

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the ITI and the College of General Dentistry
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Mr. Charles Banh


  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology - University of California Berkeley

Professional Experience

  • Co-owner of Ceramics West Dental Laboratory, focused on full arch rehabilitation

Additional Training

  • Denturist training completed at American Denturist University in Eugene

Academic Contributions

  • Author of articles about research on implants and digital scanning


  • Named one of the top 40 dental technicians under 40 in the US by LMT Magazine
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Mr. Hervé Maréchal


  • Owner of an Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Level III Master's degree from ISNA, Metz
  • Level I Executive Master of Business Administration in 2015

Continuous Training

  • Opinion leader through training courses for several scientific companies on the development of biomaterials, dental aesthetics, implantology, bonding and cross-disciplinary skills linked to the entrepreneurial development of dental practices and prosthetic laboratories.

Professional Experience

  • Founder and manager of the De Bucca Solis laboratory in Grémonville since 1995, specialising in aesthetics, biomaterials, implantology, digital differentiation and guided surgery


  • Focus on aesthetics, biomaterials, implantology, digital differentiation, and guided surgery.

Current Positions

  • Speaker and trainer in the development of biomaterials, dental aesthetics, implantology, bonding, and transversal skills in the dental business sector.
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Mr. Jakob Lesmeister


  • M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany

Professional Experience

  • 7 years of working experience in Quality and Regulatory for medical devices
  • Currently RA & Compliance Manager and PRRC at Etkon GmbH
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