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”Should we focus on biomineralization rather than resin based bonding?”


Date: August 17 – 19, 2016

Place: Seili Island, Turku Archipelago, Parainen, Finland



Topics for the days:


Wednesday 17th:

13:00 Meeting at Turku Market Place and Bus and boat transportation to Seili

15:55 Arrival to Seili

16.35 Course Introduction and Schedule (Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay and Pekka Vallittu)

17:00-17:45   Dinner

18:00 Lecture 1. Micro and macrostructure of enamel and dentine (Prof. Timothy Watson)

19.00 Outdoor activities, sauna and discussion


Thursday 18th:

08.30 Lecture 2. Status of resin based bonding and an insight to adhesive nanolayers (Prof. Bart Van Meerbeek)

10.30 Break

11.00 Lecture 3. Degradation of dentin bonding (Prof. Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay)

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Lecture 4. Principles and chemistry behind biomineralization (Prof. Leena Hupa)

14.30 Break and introduction to Seili island

16:00 Lecture 5. From glass ionomers to composites – what’s the ideal filling material? (Dr. Oliver Elsner)

17:00 Dinner

18.00 Lecture 6. Biomimetic materials: Can we put the mineral back? (Prof. Timothy Watson)

19:00 Lecture 7. Tricalcium silicates and the environment". (Prof. Josette Camilleri)

19.45 Outdoor activities, sauna and discussion: Should we focus on biomineralization rather than resin based bonding?


Friday 19th:

08.45 10:00 Lecture 8. Managing caries with minimum intervention: any problems with materials?(Prof. Timothy Watson)

10:00 10:30 Lecture 9.. Biomimetic vs bioactive remineralisation of mineral-depleted resin-dentine interfaces” (Prof Salvatore Sauro)

10:45 Young investigator forum: Should we focus on biomineralization rather than resin based bonding?

11.15 Lunch

12:15 Leaving Seili island (arrival to Turku ca. 14.00)




Heraueus Kulzer Dental






Department of Biomaterials Science and

Department of Cariology and Restorative Dentistry,

Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku and BioCity Turku Biomaterials Research Program