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To lead the nation in promoting the science, technologies and philosophy surrounding minimal intervention dentistry, within a collegial and supportive environment, 
to the dental professionals of New Zealand.


13th Annual Conference

Biggest Ever !!

235 Very Happy Delegates

Thank You,Pascal Magne DMD, PhD

Thank you Pascal Magne for a fantastic day! The positive feedback has been overwhelming. The NZIMID event attracted 235 delegates this year which means about one in every six practitioners in the country turned out. Not only is this testament to the high regard in which Dr Magne is held but also to the continuing maturity of the NZIMID and its leadership.

Delegates were treated to a full toolkit of techniques in ceramic and resin. A useful balance of direct placement, CAD and laboratory  meant everyone attending had something to take back to the office.

Many found the "in-mouth" articulation, wax-up and diagnostic provisional techniques captivating as was the presentation on tooth anatomy. The slide show of first year dental student anatomy output was captivating. Who knew it could be art!

Supported by our wonderful sponsors the delegates enjoyed not only good food and company, but a diverse and leading edge trade display. As usual our NZIMID members made full use of their $100 trade vouchers.

Once again thank you Pascal Magne. Your easy, engaging and confident style was a pleasure to behold and we look for to having you back in New Zealand some time in the future.

Great crowd of happy delegates.

Kim Tatham presenting gifts to Pascal Magne.

Pascal in full stride.

Large dual screens at the Rendezvous means no one misses out.

PASCAL MAGNE is an Associate Professor with Tenure and the Don of the Sybil Harrington Foundation Chair of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Sciences, University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA.

Dr Magne is a recipient of multiple awards from the Swiss Science Foundation, the Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants, and was the recipient of the 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research as well as the 2007 and 2009 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award (for the best research article of the year published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry). He is also the author of numerous clinical and research articles on aesthetic and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known mentor and lecturer on these topics. Furthermore, Dr Magne authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition — A Biomimetic Approach which has been translated into twelve languages and is considered as one of the most outstanding books in the field of adhesive and aesthetic dentistry.

He is a founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and a mentor of the Bio-Emulation think-tank group. In 2012, he launched a revolutionary approach to the teaching of Dental Morphology, Function and Aesthetics (the 2D/3D/4D approach) for freshman students at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

This course will be an intense lecture for all practitioners wishing to upgrade their skills in posterior bonded restorations in direct, semi-direct and indirect techniques.

The growing demand from patients for aesthetic or metal-free restorations, together with the ongoing interest of the dental profession in tissue-preserving materials, has led to the development of posterior adhesive restorations. It is now clearly established that a new biomimetic approach to restorative dentistry is possible through the structured use of “tooth-like” restorative materials, such as composite resins and porcelain or the use of hard tissue bond such as enamel and dentin bonding. Both scientific studies and clinical evidence have validated the use of bonded tooth-coloured restorations. We have entered the “post-amalgam era”. This course will present the foundations of this evolution.

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Winter Members


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Dr Richard Price, BDS, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), PhD

Become a member of the NZIMID today and receive a $100 voucher to spend with one of our sponsors at the Annual Conference and attend the Winter Conference with Dr Richard Price for FREE.

NZIMID is an affiliated society of the New Zealand Dental Association

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