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21st Annual Congress “#Worn_Dentition: The Adhesive Way”

Dear Colleagues, Friends of AIC

As President of both societies, it is a great honor for me to tell you about this joint Congress to be staged by Italian Academy of Conservative and Restorative Dentistry with the International Academy of Adhesive Dentistry. I believe this convention will offer a unique opportunity to bring the talent and clinical ability for which our Academy is known into contact with new international clinical research supporting and guiding adhesive restorative dentistry.

“#Worn_Dentition: The Adhesive Way”. The congress title says it all: a multidisciplinary restorative approach to patient with worn teeth backed by new findings in the field of adhesive dentistry and state-of-the-art materials offering direct or indirect restorative options that were unthinkable a few short years ago.

For Thursday’s pre-congress course, we are pleased to welcome Marcelo Calamita, a world-renowned Brazilian clinician who will give us a step-by-step guide to digital aesthetic restorative planning of complex treatment plans in patients with wear and vertical dimension loss.

The cultural program continues with a full day on Friday, when we will examine the diagnostic process, multidisciplinary treatment plan, and materials and techniques for effective management of patients with teeth severely affected by erosion and abrasion using adhesive restoration methods. On Saturday, the final day, we will look at different clinical approaches for achieving full functional rehabilitation.

This year, we have also organised Lunch&Learn sessions providing opportunities to discuss and share specific issues. These informal round tables will involve participants and our active members.

The program offers plenty of opportunity to share experiences in different fields and get into lively and stimulating discussions.

We are proud of the success enjoyed by AIC. We now have more than 1000 members including active, ordinary, junior ordinary and student members. Large numbers of international participants flock to events and we are well aware of our responsibility for ensuring the program can satisfy our large and attentive audience. The AIC Board of Directors and working committees have made every effort to ensure that the congress is based on objective information and the latest findings in our field, and is relevant to our everyday clinical needs.

We look forward to seeing you in Bologna!

Lorenzo Breschi

AIC President – IAAD President


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updated May 2nd, 2019





Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi.
Piazza della Costituzione, 4
I 40128 Bologna
For further information on the congress Centre,
please visit their official website at

Travel to and within Bologna
Bologna is easy to reach. There are various airlines that fly directly to Bologna as well as excellent train connections from the major cities in Italy. In case your preferred airline does not offer direct flights to Bologna we recommend to book a flight to Milan and then take the direct train to Bologna. The highspeed railway connection is fast and the tickets well-priced.

By plane Guglielmo Marconi International Airport, 15 minutes by bus from the town centre, links Bologna with the main Italian and European airports. The airport is located just a few minutes from the city centre, served by taxi and a special bus line called the Aerobus which stops outside the main terminal building.
By train Due to its central location and geography, Bologna has emerged as the main rail transport hub of northern Italy, making it very well connected with other major Italian cities. The train is a very common means of transport. The high speed railway line is available to/from Milan, shortening the journey to 65 minutes. Bologna is also 35 minutes from Florence, 2 hours 20 minutes from Rome, 2 hours from Venice, 1 hour from Ferrara, etc.


On-line registration to the Italian Academy of Restorative and Conservative Dentistry and to the 2019 Congress is available from the website: until May the 3rd. After this date registration will be possible on-site.

Registration Fees (Vat included) EARLY BIRD within March 15 STANDARD from March 16
AIC Member* Free Free
IAAD Member** € 250,00 € 280,00
IAAD Student Member** € 110,00 € 130,00
AAEEMDG Member** € 250,00 € 280,00
Dental Technician** € 150,00 € 180,00
Lunch&Learn (in italian language) € 30,00 € 30,00
Congress Party € 45,00 € 45,00
Congress Party and Shuttle Bus € 55,00 € 55,00

* Free participation in pre-congress Course Bologna, 9 May 2019 (for those who register to AIC within March 15th , for those who register to AIC from March 16th the pre-congress Course cost is € 100 vat included.

** Registration fees includes Free participation in pre-congress Course Bologna, 9 May 2019.



AIC offers its members attending the Congress the opportunity to watch and listen at their private home to all the lectures (in original language) that will be given during the Congress. Access (at will be active from 21 days after the closing date of the Congress and for the following 12 months.

Non AIC members, attending the Congress and interested in the complete on-line lecture package, can ask the Secretarial Staff on-site for more information.

Italian CME
The Congress will be accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health for Dentists.

Official Languages
The official languages are English and Italian. Simultaneus translation from Italian to English and viceversa is provided (except Lunch & Learn and Companies’ Workshops, which will be in Italian language, only).

Exhibition & Sponsoring
The pharmaceutical and medical technology industries are kindly invited to participate actively in this prestigious event which will provide a major opportunity to promote the interests of your Company. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor and/or sponsor of the Congress, please contact the Organising Secretariat for further information: MJEventi sas – T. +39 055 4089445 – E: [email protected]

Congress Party
Friday, May 10th at 21:00
FICO Eataly World (Via Paolo Canali, 8)
Registration fee € 45,00 per person
Registration fee with Shuttle bus: € 55,00 per person

SHUTTLE BUS for those who booked the service

Departures at 8.30pm are scheduled as follows:

Fiera area – in front of Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi (4, Piazza della Costituzione);

Downtown areaPiazza Malpighi (the Casablanca Goldsmithery side).

We wish to inform you that, for the way back, the buses will observe the following departure times and will stop in the two areas indicated above:11.00pm – 11.30pm – 00.00am – 00.30am – 01.00am – 01.30am

Congress RUN&WALK
Friday, May 10th at 6.45
Meeting point: Stadio dall’Ara – dall’Ara Stadium – Piazza della Pace. Facing the entry of the “Distinti” places.
• CONGRESS RUN 7 km crossing the most characteristic points of the center of Bologna;
• CONGRESS WALK 2.1 km to Sanctuary of San Luca, return to the Stadium dall’Ara by private coach.
To reach the Stadio dall’Ara, a private bus service will be provided with the following stops:
• Hotel Bologna Fiera (Piazza della Costituzione, Departure at 06.20
• NH Hotel de la Gare (Piazza XX Settembre, Departure at 06.30

Hotel Reservation
Thanks to the collaboration with Bologna Welcome, you may very simply book online your stay in Bologna during the Congress. You can rely on hotel facilities selected among the best available ones and on an immediate confirmation of your reservation.

On-line Hotel reservation

Activities for Accompanying Persons
Tour Information and Reservation

Visa Requirements
In case you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact the Congress Secretariat ([email protected]). We strongly advise to contact the Congress Secretariat as early as possible.

Poster Session


During the Congress scientific and clinical researchers in the field of Adhesive Dentistry will have the opportunity to present, discuss and criticize their research. All individuals (IAAD and AIC members and non-members) involved in research in this field are invited to submit an abstract in view of the presentation of a poster in a special session.

The abstracts will be divided into the following categories: Clinical Reports – Clinical Research – Scientific research.

An oral presentation session to the Commission is scheduled in the meeting program. The abstracts will be published in the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry.

The abstracts – written in English – can be sent only and exclusively using the online procedure available until February the 15th 2019.

Parallel to the Poster presentation, an Award Poster Competition has been organized for the best poster in the three groups, limited to young colleagues who fall into the categories of: Student Scientist – Junior Scientist – Clinician.

The winner in the Student Scientist category will receive the “Presidential IAAD Scientist Award”. The first place winner will be awarded 500 €, the second place winner will be awarded 300 €, and the third place winner will be awarded 200 €.

The winner in the Junior Scientist category will receive the “Fusayama IAAD Scientist Award“. The first place winner will be awarded 500 €, the second place winner will be awarded 300 €, and the third place winner will be awarded 200 €.

The winners in the Clinician category will receive the “IAAD Clinician Award“. The first place winner will be awarded 500 €, the second place winner will be awarded 300 €, and the third place winner will be awarded 200 €.

Needs/Disabled Delegates
Congress Conference Centre treats the needs of disabled delegates and speakers with great importance. The conference venue retains a consultancy to conduct regular assessments and advice on disability issues and regulations to ensure it meets standards. Raised step treads outside the building to assist blind and partially sighted delegates, with entrance ramps for wheelchair users. All lifts accommodate standard wheelchairs and have low-level buttons and voice over. Congress Hall has
an entrance ramp for wheelchair users and there is a further ramp onto the stage allowing speakers easy access to the podium. All doorways are wide enough to accommodate standard wheelchairs. Accessible toilets are located on the lower ground floor.
Wheelchairs for use by visitors can be booked in advance of your visit by contacting the Organising Segretariat. Please note that assistance cannot be provided in the use of these wheelchairs. If you have a larger sized wheelchair, you will need to advise us in advance of your visit so that we can arrange for your access.

Time Zone
Bologna is in the Central European Time Zone (CET). CET is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).