Unforgettable scientific orthodontic symposium with first-class speakers
Almost all senior directors of orthodontic hospitals in Germany lectured in Pforzheim at the Dentaurum Group Anniversary Congress
The Dentaurum Group planned something very special for the 125th anniversary of the company. The oldest independent dental company in the world was successful in obtaining the services of almost all senior orthodontic professors of German universities as first-class speakers for a joint event.
The professors had a free choice of topic for their lecture and as a result a diverse scientific series of lectures that covered the whole range of orthodontics could be offered. The variety of topics ranged from skeletal anchorage, lingual technique, removable and fixed techniques to multidisciplinary lectures on aesthetics, implantology etc. The aim of the congress president, Professor Dr. Andreas Jäger (University Hospital Bonn), to enable knowledge transfer of clinically relevant topics at this symposium from the university to the practice was fulfilled in all respects.
On 18 and 19 November 2011 around 500 orthodontists filled the lecture theatre of the Pforzheim Congress Centre to capacity. The participants, who had travelled from all over
Germany, Austria and Switzerland, avidly followed the interesting presentations until the final lecture of the two-day event and took an active part in the subsequent rounds of discussion. Whether experienced orthodontists or young training assistants – there was a collegial exchange of experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
An exclusive gala dinner show provided a perfect finish to the first day of the symposium. At the beginning of the stylish evening the Managing Directors of the Dentaurum group, Mark S. Pace and Axel Winkelstroeter, thanked all the speakers, whose captivating contributions had made this excellent symposium possible, with an equally impressive speech expressing their appreciation. They presented each speaker with a valuable, limited sculpture called “Melita” from the Pforzheim artist René Dantes.
“Melita” represents a Maltese goddess of fertility, who is reputed to have a beneficial effect on daily work. This work of art is a symbol for many more years of fruitful cooperation. In addition to a superb menu, the guests were treated to a fascinating dinner show with poetic and musical performances from the world of jazz, including the well-known jazz singer Pat Appleton. There was also a fair share of humour provided by an amusing performance from the stand-up comedian Oliver Tissot.
There was also a varied social programme offered on both days of the symposium, so that participants could get to know the Gold City of Pforzheim and surrounding region in countless different ways. There was great interest shown both for the visit to the jewellery manufacturer Wellendorff and the Pforzheim Schmuckwelten (jewellery worlds) as well as the trips to the Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.
It was a thoroughly successful and unforgettable event, which will be fondly remembered for a long time both by the participants and organisers.
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