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Battling it out to find the best speaker in South Africa!


Who is the best dental speaker in the country? What better way to find out than to let them battle it out on stage? In another UNIQUE day hosted by the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, we invited clinicians and technicians from across the country to be part of the first 'Battle of the Speakers' competition.

This day will see the best SA clinicians battle it out for an opportunity to lecture on the international stage. The winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip to an IFED member country’s national meeting and to present their clinical skills to a foreign audience. Also, the three top-placed speakers will be awarded a slot on the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry’s INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS PANEL and an opportunity to be invited to a member organizations’ meetings. 

See you on the 19th of October in Cape Town

Be Part of the Audience

Be Part of the Audience

Participate in this unique experience and make sure your vote counts. In addition to seeing the best ten presenters battle it out on the stage, all audience members will have the opportunity to rate and vote for their favorite speaker using a unique live voting application. All your votes will play a role in deciding the final winner.

david grierGuest Speaker

David Grier
In addition to seeing the top ten speakers, you will also hear from a legend in South Africa and a great friend of the Academy, David Grier. He'll be sharing tales of his extreme events that include running the entire length of India and the Great Wall of China twice. An inspirational human being, David is the founder of Miles for Smiles. This charity organization raises funds for much-needed surgery to correct broken smiles for those who can not afford it. SAAAD is proud to be associated with such an incredible cause.

The Cost

Category   Price (incl VAT)
SAAAD Member R1 300
Non-Members R1 850

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Congratulations to Our 10 Finalists

We've had an overwhelming response from speakers across the country and after carefully considering all the abstracts, the judging panel consisting of Dr Howard Gluckman, Dr Christiaan Vorster and Dr Jean van Lierop decided on the following 10 finalists: 

Andre Buys 100x175Mr André Buys
Anterior Shade Matching: My Journey
Circumnavigating the matching of a single anterior tooth’s shade can be quite daunting. Follow me as I discuss 20 years of shade taking experience from . . .

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dr stefan coetzee 100x140Dr Stefan Coetzee
Social Media and the Impact it has on the Self-esteem of our Patients
Dental practitioners have begun using social media to benefit patients, enhance professional networks and advance . . .

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dr heinrich dippenaar 100x140Dr Heinrich Dippenaar
Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
You can only diagnose and treat what you can see. Crazy to think that most of our daily decisions are made without seeing everything... 

> Read More

Dr Andrew EllisDr Andrew Ellis
Functionally Driven Dental Treatment: Is this possible in a fully digital workflow?
Is a full digital workflow possible to achieve all the functional accuracy that is needed in our treatments? Do we need a fully digital workflow? . . .

>Read More

dr waldo engelbrecht 100x140Dr Waldo Engelbrecht
Silence, Stress and Self-sabotage
What happens once we get home on the days that everything wasn’t so peachy. When a case goes to the bottom of the drawer you had so much hope for . . .

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dr adell naidoo 100x140Dr Adell Naidoo
Minimally Invasive Prosthetic Procedure
The future of aesthetic dentistry looks to minimally invasive procedures, with superior aesthetic results, once only a thought which resounded in the mind of the clinician. . . .

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dr geoff patterson 100x140Dr Geoff Patterson
Lifelong Craniofacial Growth: Myth or reality?
Growth is defined as, “the entire series of anatomic and physiological changes taking place between the beginning of prenatal life and the . . .

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dr corlene schnetler 100x140Dr Corlene Schnetler
Periodontal Disease: Do you have a perio probe?
Modern dentistry has become implant driven and digital protocols are followed blindly to such an extent that common sense is often ignored . . .

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dr corne smith 100x123Dr Corné Smith
Direct and indirect composite build-ups as part of the comprehensive treatment plan – what works, what lasts, and what’s practical.

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dr riaan wolfaardt 100x143Dr Riaan Wolfaardt
A PET for every dentist
A clear explanation of the sub-gingival prostodontical design of the implant abutments and crowns that will ensure ideal soft tissue support and the . . .

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The Prizes

The speaker with the highest total aggregate of points will be the winner. In addition, the three speakers that have the highest total aggregate of points will be awarded the opportunity to be included on the IFED International speakers’ panel and will qualify for the following prizes:

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

A trip to present at an IFED Members' meeting in 2020     
Addition to the IFED international Speakers' Panel Addition to the IFED international Speakers' Panel Addition to the IFED international Speakers' Panel
A collection of products and materials valued at over R2000 A collection of products and materials valued at over R5000 A collection of products and materials valued at over R3000
 Free SAAAD Membership for a year  Free SAAAD Membership for a year   Free SAAAD Membership for a year

The Traders

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The Venue

Nedbank Auditorium | Cape Town
Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, Western Cape, South Africa

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