Global Clinical Case Contest: Dentsply Sirona honors young dental talents


  Posted by: The Probe      10th October 2019

Every year Dentsply Sirona’s Global Clinical Case Contest (GCCC) honors dental students from around the world who have achieved excellent results in aesthetic dentistry. The three winners of the 14th GCCC presented their successful case studies at the CED-IADR in Madrid where the audience selected its personal winner.

Charlotte/Konstanz, October 8, 2019. The prospective dentists who have impressed the jury of the Dentsply Sirona Global Clinical Case Contest this year are among the top dental students worldwide. Their work makes their patients smile and gives them new self-confidence.

The winners of this year’s Dentsply Sirona Global Clinical Case Contest were announced at the beginning of June in Konstanz, Germany. As a member of the three-person jury, Prof. Rainer Seemann, Vice President Global Clinical Affairs at Dentsply Sirona (Konstanz/Bern), honored the three winners of the final round, which consisted of the 13 best entries. The jury also includes two outside experts. This year they were Prof. Ian Cline (London) and Prof. Gaetano Paolone (Milan).

The first prize was awarded to Uwe Walker (University of Tübingen, Germany) for the aesthetic and functional correction of multiple erosive-abrasive tooth defects.

Second place went to Yannis Génique (University of Bordeaux, France) for an anterior smile design case, including reshaping a riziform lateral incisor and replacing several aging composite restorations. The third prize went to Mariangela Cernera (University of Naples Federico II, Italy) for her renewal of several large Class II composite restorations in the posterior region.

CED-IADR Congress: audience voting for best treatment case

The global winners not only earned special honors, but also the opportunity to present their exemplary treatment outcomes at an international specialist congress. The winners of the GCCC 2018/2019 traveled to Madrid to present their case studies as part of a poster exhibition at the congress of the Continental European Division of the International Association for Dental Research (CED-IADR.  At the Dentsply Sirona booth, the audience of renowned specialists decided on a winner via public voting and also chose the work of another participant, namely that of Uwe Walker (University of Tübingen), as the best treatment case in the general voting.

More than 1,200 submissions from 140 universities

Dentsply Sirona’s Global Clinical Case Contest (GCCC) has been taking place since 2004/2005. In 2018/2019 alone, Dentsply Sirona received more than 1,200 submissions from a total of 140 universities around the world.

Free access to restorative products

For direct anterior and posterior restorations, students can use the entire Dentsply Sirona Restorative product line as part of their participation in the GCCC if needed. The competition is aimed at students of dentistry with less than two years of clinical practice. A tutor from their university supports them. The participants document their successful treatment cases in text and images.

In the first round of the competition, national or regional winners are chosen. The winners from each country or region then participate in the global final and present their cases to a respected international jury that honors the top three participants.

“Clinical Affairs plays a key role in connecting our company with top talent globally. Through university collaborations and competitions such as the GCCC, we are bringing together Dentsply Sirona’s innovative portfolio of restorative solutions with excellent dentists of the next generation,” said Prof. Rainer Seemann.

The application phase for the next competition has already begun. The deadline for registration varies from region to region. For further information, or to register for Dentsply Sirona GCCC please contact your local Dentsply Sirona organization.

Due to different approval and registration times, not all technologies and products are immediately available in all countries.

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