World Conference on Glass Ionomer Cements

2015 Towards Biomimetic Dentistry


It is a great pleasure to extend an invitation to participate in the World Conference on Glass Ionomer Cements to be held in London, UK from 10th-12th September 2015 at Moore Complex, Royal Holloway University, Royal Holloway University of London (Near Heathrow Airport).

This conference brings together the most knowledgeable researchers from all over the world, to highlight recent developments in Glass Ionomer Cements particularly in the areas of Atraumatic Restorative Dentistry and Biomimetic Dentistry.

Along with Keynote lectures from some of the world’s leading experts in GIC, This conference consists of lectures/seminars, clinical demos, poster sessions on recent research related to the topic.

Conference Themes/Topics

• Atraumatic Restorative Therapy

• Biomineralising Cements

• Biomimetic Dentistry

• Advances in GIC Chemistry

• Light Cured GICs

• Medical Applications


For further details and abstract submission and conference booking please visit www.glassionomer.com or


If you require any further information please contact Dr Saroash Shahid on s.shahid@qmul.ac.uk  or +44 207 882 5983




After preparation using a partial matrix system filled with Glass with no monomers! set with Thermo-cure. Courtesy: Han Heesen

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Biomimetic Dentistry is a new way of dentistry which takes advantages of the natural mineralization processes in the mouth without using harmfully products.

Decay is a unbalance of re- and demineralisation leading to a loss of minerals like Calcium and Phosphates. Biomimetic Dentistry aims to reverse this unbalance by offering the lost minerals back to the tooth. Hand excavation (ART protocol) is preferred to keep as much as tissue which
IMG_2352can be re-minerelised. (see also video’s) Glass Ionomers can be used to deliver the desired minerals. Glass Ionomers are with normal auto cure are too weak to survive all the forces in a loaded multi surface posterior filling. With the help of Thermo-cure the properties can be boosted to get a permanent restoration which can compete with the strength of a sound tooth. Also minerals in a past or as a sealant can prevent ongoing decay. When the majority of the tooth is lost Bioactive porcelains can be bonded with a natural mineralization process without any margins. (see mineralization in vivo!)