SSPD 2019 | 21 - 23 August 2019 | Åland, Finland


The two-day programme includes invited lectures and poster sessions. Presentations of the first day will focus on long-term performance of oxide ceramic materials in fixed prosthodontics and implantology. The second day is dedicated for the challenges of restoring endodontically treated tooth.

Non-metallic restorations in prosthodontics – will the boom explode?

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

At the City Hall of Mariehamn

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Professor Timo Närhi, University of Turku, Finland
9:15–9:45 Why is Åland famous in Azerbaijan? – a century old story of minority accommodation and peace
Susan Simolin, The Åland Islands Peace Institute
9:45–10:30 Fundamental properties of materials used in fixed dental prostheses
Professor Pekka Vallittu, University of Turku, Finland
10:30–11:00 COFFEE and EXHIBITION
11:00–11:45 Porcelain fused to metal vs. oxide ceramics in tooth supported FDPs. What have we learned?
DDS, PhD Johanna Tanner, University of Turku, Finland
11:45–12:00 DISCUSSION
12:00–13:00 LUNCH
13:00–14:30 Resin bonded FDPs for single tooth replacement – A true alternative to implants?
Professor Matthias Kern, University of Kiel, Germany
14:30–15:00 COFFEE and EXHIBITION
15:00–15:45 Material and component selection in fixed implant retained prostheses – working safely?
Adjunct professor Juhani Laine, Turku University Hospital, Finland
15:45–16:00 Discussion and concluding remarks – Moderator Professor Timo Närhi, University of Turku, Finland
17:00 Bus transportation to dinner, Smakby restaurant

Friday, 23 August

8:00–9:00 SSPD General assembly
9:00–9:45 Challenges in dentin bonding
Professor Murat Mutluay, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
9:45–10:15 COFFEE and EXHIBITION
10:15–11:00 The effect of root canal treatment on tooth structure and prognosis: what should be considered in treatment planning?
DDS, PhD, Päivi Siukosaari, University of Helsinki, Finland
11:00–11:45 Non vital tooth in prosthetic reconstructions with special emphasize on fiber-reinforced composite posts
DDS, PhD Anna-Maria Le Bell-Rönnlöf, University of Turku, Finland
11:45–12:00 Discussion and concluding remarks – Moderator DDS, PhD Marika Doepel
12:00–13:00 LUNCH and ADJOUR

 *Programme is subject to changes

Keynote speakers

  • Matthias Kern, Professor, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Juhani Laine, Adjunct professor, Turku University Hospital, Finland
  • Anna-Maria Le Bell-Rönnlöf, DDS, PhD, University of Turku, Finland
  • Murat Mutluay, Professor, University of Eastern Finland
  • Päivi Siukosaari, DDS, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Johanna Tanner, DDS, PhD, University of Turku, Finland
  • Pekka Vallittu, Professor, University of Turku, Finland

Conference dinner

Restaurant Smakbyn
address: Slottsvägen 134
Bus transportation from the meeting hotel at 17:00

Smakbyn’s restaurant is owned and run by the well-known Ålandic chef Michael Björklund, offering excellent Scandinavian style food, local produce, in a charming surrounding. For more information about Smakbyn, please visit Smakbyn. Smakbyn is located at a 30-minute drive from Mariehamn.