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The vision of reconstructive dentistry is aimed at creating durable improvements of the entire oral health.

The Academy of Reconstructive Dentistry and the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry share a belief that dentistry should be:

  • Predictable
  • Durable
  • Beautiful

"After years of postgraduate training and continuous lecturing and education, I have developed a deep passion and understanding of reconstructive dentistry. It is an honour to be able to share this passion with colleagues that are as enthusiastic as I am.

After being part of this program, and following the reconstructive philosophy, delegates will be equipped to produce a predictable, durable and highly aesthetic treatment. Through the collaboration of these two academies, you will experience the incredible possibilities that Reconstructive Dentistry offers.

I look forward to welcoming you on this journey with us."

Sjoerd Smeekens

Advanced Restorative Dentistry

Dr Sjoerd Smeekens

Learn how to think and treat with an integrated approach, incorporating all aspects of dentistry to achieve long-term stability. Dentists of all experience levels are welcome to attend.

A program comprising Four FULL-DAYS limited to only 20 delegates.

Event Details

Event Date 15-08-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 18-08-2018 5:00 pm
Cut off date 13-08-2018 12:00 pm
Capacity 20
Individual Price Member R12000<br />Non-Member R15000
Location Cape Town | Ivodent Training Centre

Registrations for this event are now closed.

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Who should attend?

This collaboration of the two academies is aimed at dentists that are interested in treating more than just the immediate problem. It is for those colleagues that have realised that localised treatment wont always address the greater issues. Often such treatment only leads to long term failures.

This course is for those who want to learn how to think and treat with an integrated approach, incorporating all aspects of dentistry to achieve long-term stability.

Dentists of all experience levels are welcome to attend.

What you will learn

At the completion of this program, delegates will have a clear understanding and knowledge of:

  • The philosophy of reconstructive dentistry
  • Completing a risk analysis
  • Understand and predict the consequences of treatment choices
  • Structuring of a comprehensive treatment plan
  • Understand the ethology of symptoms
  • Integrate comprehensive dentistry into daily practice
  • Effective management of complex cases including the effective involvement of specialists
  • Creation of predictable and durable function and aesthetics

About the Speaker

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Dr Sjoerd Smeekens

Dr Sjoerd Smeekens obtained his DDS degree from the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands, NL) in 1997. From 1999 to 2005, he was the assistant professor in the Department of Reconstructive Dentistry and temporomandibular disorders in Basel (Switzerland), where he became a clinical associate professor in 2002.

From 2005 to 2008, he was appointed the clinical associate professor, headed the postgraduate program and was assigned director of education in the Department of Prosthodontics in Freiburg (Germany).

Since 2006, he has been board certified in Reconstructive Dentistry by the Swiss Society of Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD).

From 2008 he has been board certified in prosthodontics and material sciences, by the German Society of Prosthodontics and material sciences (DGZPW) and became Dr. med. Dent. at the University of Freiburg. He also in 2008 opened his referral practice in periodontology, implantology and reconstructive dentistry in Beuningen (NL).

In 2009 he was appointed the visiting professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

Since 2010 he has been a board member of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Restorative Dentistry (NVVRT), an external lecturer at the Radboud University of Nijmegen (NL), Department of Orthodontics and board certified in Prosthodontics by the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA).


At a Glance

  • Date: Four Full Days 15-18 August 2018
  • Time: 8:30am to 5pm
  • Cost: R 12 000 members & R 15 000 non -members
  • Venue: Ivodent, Century City, Cape Town

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The Cost

Category   Price (incl VAT)
SAAAD Member R12 000
Non-Members R15 000
  •  Includes
    • Dinner Thursday Night
    • Course documentation, hands on material, lunches and tees.
  • Excludes
    • Accommodation
    • All other dinners and transport

This course has a large hands-on component. All materials required during these sessions will be supplied.

During the course you will be exposed to various materials and equipment. We will provide you with the information you will need to purchase such equipment. Where possible, we will also negotiate a discount for group purchases.

 The Modules

The program in reconstructive dentistry follows a modular format. Below you will find a brief description of the topics to be discussed in each module:

Module 1: Philosophy

Module 2: Planning
Gathering of the correct information, with analysis and complex planning, including case discussions

Module 3: Communication
Wax-up, Mock-ups and effective patient communication.

Module 4: Occlusion
Restoring Function by understanding occlusion

Module 5: Orthodontics
Pre-prosthetic orthodontics and orthognathic surgery

Module 6: Surgery
Implantology and surgical options

Module 7: Materials
Restorative choices and Material science

Module 8: Ceramics
Definitive restorations and cementation


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 The Venue

Ivoodent Training Centre
ICDE Century City | 204b 2nd Floor | Foyer 2 | Colosseum Building
Corner of Century Way and Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

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