Course abstract:

DIGITAL vs. ANALOGUE – The world we live in is changing so fast and technology is improving every day. New technologies allow us to scan the dentition, the face, the bones of our patients. We have the ability to ‘clone’ the patient and their dynamic and static parameters on the computer. We can mill and print everything we need to treat and diagnose our patients. Companies assure us that digital is faster, more accurate and better, and gives us more options than analogue. But is it really so?

You will be able to learn this in the one-day lecture presented in the format of a debate by two of the most recognisable names in Bulgaria: Dr Manol Ivchev and Dr Pierre Dimitrov Dr Ivchev will defend the position that nothing is better than the analogue, and Dr Dimitrov will refute this and will defend digital dentistry.

Organiser: Complete Dental Solutions

Dr Ivchev’s message: Being a good doctor requires above all formulating correct diagnoses. Making an exact diagnosis is a key element and can help avoid wasting time as a result of selecting the wrong direction of treatment which could have high biological, temporal and financial cost for the patient. Systematic and standardised collection of information from the patient and the knowledge of the clinician are the basis for formulating a correct diagnosis.

Lecturer 1 CV: Dr MANOL IVCHEV
Founder of COLDY DENT Functional Atelier, graduated in dental medicine at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Sofia. He has been an intern in an orthodontic practice for six years. His interests are entirely focused on functional dentistry. Attended courses at Dawson and Logal. Completed a number of training events accredited by the Slavicek Institute in Vienna – VieSID. As a result he became the youngest instructor at VieSID. He acquired the right to teach the Philosophy of Prof. Rudolf Slavicek in Bulgaria. In his practice he adheres to Slavicek’s protocols for functional treatment and diagnostics as they are aimed at complex treatment. He has completed all levels of dental morphology and modelling with Janos Mako. He increased his knowledge in functional orthodontics through an individual course in Romania. Dr Ivchev also holds a certificate as a dentist in lingual orthodontics issued by the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Dentistry in Daegu, South Korea. He also holds a certificate for the treatment of orthodontic anomalies using myofunctional devices, as well as for orthodontics supported by micro-implants, also issued by the University of Dentistry in South Korea. Completed individual training in functional orthodontics at the University of Dental Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia. Completed individual training in functional orthodontics and physiotherapy according to the protocol of Mariano Rocabado. Completed individual training in functional dental technology and functional Wax-Up class I and II III. Completed a course on Digital Smile Design and Skin Concept in Luxembourg delivered by Christian Coachman, Florin Cofar, Paulo Kano, Josef Kunkel, Livio Yoshinag.

Lecturer 2 CV: Dr Pierre Dimitrov graduated in dental medicine at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Sofia, in 2016. He has been part of the DentaConsult team since his fifth year as a student at the FDM, MU Sofia. He specialises in restorative dentistry, assisted by dental operating microscope and digital dentistry. Dr Dimitrov is part of the international group of dentists and dental technicians from around the world BioEmulation which includes his colleagues from Italy, Greece, Spain and Japan, and is the only Bulgarian representative in it. He collaborates and works on clinical cases together with specialists from Bulgaria, Romania, Belgium, etc. Dr Dimitrov is part of the Key Opinion Leaders of the Japanese dental materials company GC.

Course objectives: 

The lecture will provide the participants with detailed practical knowledge in the field of:

  • Analogue and digital information flow
  • Analogue and digital formulating of diagnoses and planning of cases
  • Digital and analogue clinical protocols
  • Digital and analogue laboratory protocols

Course advantages:

The lecture day will be in the format of a competition, and in this way each participant will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages and the disadvantages of ‘both worlds’
  • Have control over his/her clinical and laboratory work
  • Understand well the transfer of information taken from the patient to the clinical laboratory.

Course format: Theoretical – seminar hall. Live demonstration.


8:30 – 9:00 – Registration and breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation of a protocol for collecting, storing and interpretation of analogue information from the patient – medical history/status, dental photography, Brooks checker, occlusograms, muscle palpation, impressions – models, occlusal index, condylography. Analogue laboratory protocol for formulating a diagnosis. Instrumental analysis

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00 – Presentation of a protocol for collecting, storing and interpretation of digital information from the patient – intraoral and laboratory scanning, Smile cloud, design and planning. (exocad). Digital laboratory protocol for formulating a diagnosis

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 – Treatment protocol – analogue

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break

16:00 – 18:30 – Treatment protocol – digital

18:30 – 19:00 – Overview of the day and discussion

General information:

  • Date: 21 May 2022
  • Fee: BGN 700 including VAT
  • Instructor: Dr Manol Ivchev, Dr Pierre Dimitrov
  • Lecturer: Dr Manol Ivchev,  Dr Pierre Dimitrov
  • Language: Bulgarian, English
  • Target group – specialists in the field of dentistry and dental technology
  • Certificate: after a short test at the end of the course, each participant will receive a certificate
  • Place: Hyatt Regency Sofia
  • Organiser: Complete Dental Solutions
  • Telephone for information and registration: 0899947293
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