Interdentale Live in Congress - 29 April 2023, DMG Dental Training Center, Hamburg

Spotlight on! Pediatric dentistry - as smooth as possible, as invasive as necessary.

During our second Interdentale Live in Congress on 29 April 2023 we are going to focus on children-centred dentistry in all its facets.

DMG Chemisch-Pharmazeutische Fabrik GmbH
Elbgaustrasse 248, 22547 Hamburg, Deutschland

09:00 – 20:00 Uhr

Students regular 89,00 €

Dentists regular 119,00 €

8 Fortbildungspunkte/Credit Points


Nowadays pediatric dentistry is playing an increasing role – in the scientific as well as in the media environment. A tremendous enhancement in diagnostic methods and treatment options ensure that parents pay increasing attention value on healthy primary teeth. Thus, the number of university departments of pediatrics and clinics specialized in pediatric dentistry was growing continuously over the last decade.

Which concepts are going to be succesful? What are the major challenges in treatment regimens for pediatric patients? 
Prof Dr David Manton, PD Dr Michael Wicht, Dr Marina Papachroni, Dr Rebecca Otto and Prof Dr Katrin Bekes will guide you through the major principles of communication, diagnosis, information and treatment for young patients. Topics range from patient communication via preventive approaches and restorative treatment options with a special focus on MIH.

Our five experts in the field will be sharing their own experiences by introducing cases combined with their personal tips and tricks. They are looking forward to engaging with participants and answering questions. A panel discussion will be the wrap up of the day and provide you with a helpful summary for your own daily clinical work.
Finally, you are invited to join our evening gathering with some delicious drinks and snacks.

The convention will be held in English and qualifies for 8 seminar points.

Spaces are limited – so book early! 
Tickets for students: 89,00 € (69,00 € Early Bird offer!)
Tickets for dentists: 119,00 € (99,00 € Early Bird offer!)

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Prof. Dr. David John Manton BDSc MDSc PhD FICD FADI FPFA
Professor of Paediatric Dentistry focussing on cariology
Centrum voor Tandheelkunde en Mondzorgkunde, UMCG
University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Visiting Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), the Netherlands

Professorial Fellow
Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne, Australia.

David has spent nearly 40 years in private practice and academia and is currently a Professor of Paediatric Dentistry at the UMCG, University of Groningen and at ACTA in Amsterdam. He previously convened the specialist training program in paediatric dentistry at the University of Melbourne, and was chair of the postgraduate education and research committee. David is involved in several collaborative and postgraduate research projects in both paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Graduated BDSc (Melb) in 1984 and worked in general practice until 1991 when he undertook an MDSc in Paediatric Dentistry. He was dental advisor to the Australian Federal Government from 1994 – 1996 and won the KG Sutherland Prize of the RACDS in 2007. He is an associate editor of Caries Research and on the advisory panel (board) of the European Caries Research Association (ORCA). He is also a long term member of the editorial boards of the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry and the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. David is a past president of the IADR paediatric oral health research group. 

Over the past 20 years David has spoken throughout Australia, Asia and Europe and has wide ranging research experience in developmental defects of enamel (especially MIH), resin infiltration of MIH lesions, CPP-ACP, Minimum Intervention Dentistry, the detection of carious lesions, and the use of calcium silicates in endodontics. He has published more than 150 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and according to Google scholar he has been cited more than 7000 times since 2018. He is currently supervising far too many PhD and masters students research projects.

Marina Papachroni graduated in 1995 from the Dental School of the University of Athens. She completed a three-year post-graduate program and received her Pediatric Dentistry Specialisation Certificate in 1999 and a two-year Master’s Degree in Dental Materials in 2001 from the same University. Thereafter, she has attended numerous Congresses, Courses and Continuing Education Programs. 

She was the Treasurer and one of the foundation members of the Hellenic Academy of Clinical Dentistry and a member of the Hellenic Society of Pediatric Dentistry, European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. Also she is a member of the Public Relations Committee of the IAPD. 

Lately, she is lecturing on Bioactive Materials, Dental Trauma, Restorative Pediatric Dentistry and Pulp Therapy of primary and young permanent teeth. The current focus of the clinical research she is involved in, is Painless Anesthesia Techniques in children.
From 2019 she is a Lecturer and Clinical Trainer of Intraosseous Anesthesia and a member of the Dentalhitech Academy. She is also a Key Opinion Leader of Polydentia SA in Greece. Dr. Papachroni maintains from 2000, her private practice in Patras, Greece, with emphasis on Aesthetic and Microscopic Pediatric Dentistry. 

Referee in Germany about pediatric dentistry, sedation and practice organisation


  • since January 2009 own practice for pediatric dentistry in Jena
  • Currently: Distance learning at the Apollon University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Master of Health Management course
  • 2-year course at the AS Academy, Degree in Managerin in Health Care System/ "Freiberufliche Selbstverwaltung" and practice management
  • 2006 - 2008 employed at the specialized pediatric dentist practice Dr. Roloff and Quick-Arntz in Hamburg
  • 2004 - 2006 employed at a general practice in Thuringia/ Germany
  • Winner of the Thuringian business plan competition 2009
  • Winner of the Prodente Communication Prize 2015
  • Winner of the DGPZM Prevention Prize 2017
  • Member of the following professional societies: AAPD, EAPD, DGZMK, DGKiZ, Bukiz

Medical University of Vienna
University Clinic of Dentistry
Head of Department of Paediatric Dentistry 
Sensengasse 2a, 1090 Wien, Österreich
Education and Qualifications

1997 - 2002
Academic studies in Dentistry, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany 

Doctorate (Dr. med. dent.)

Habilitation (Dr. med. dent. habil.)

2013 - 2015
Postgraduate course Master of Medical Education (MME) at the University of Heidelberg

Master of Medical Education (MME)

Academic Appointments

2003 - 2010
Research assistant at the University Polyclinic for Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, Department for Preventive Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

2010 - 2015
Senior physician at the University Polyclinic for Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, Department for Preventive Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Professorship for Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the Medical University of Vienna

Since 04/ 2015 
Present Professor of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the Medical University of Vienna, Head of Paediatric Dentistry at the University Clinic of Dentistry, Vienna


Since 2019        Present President of the German Society of Paediatric Dentistry (DGKiZ)
2008 - 2019      General Secretary of the German Society of Paediatric Dentistry (DGKiZ)
Since 2017        Present Vice President of the Austrian Society of Paediatric Dentistry (ÖGKiZ)
Since 2016        Councillor for Austria of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD)
Since 2019        Present Membership Committee member, International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD)

born in Wuppertal, Germany

Studies of dentistry at the University of Cologne

Private practice in Duisburg

Since 1995
Assistant Professor at the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, University of Cologne

Graduation to Dr. med. dent.

Since 2000
Associate Professor and senior lecturer

Qualified specialist for restorative and preventive dentistry of the German Board for Conservative Dentistry (DGZ)

Postdoctoral lecture qualification

Scientific advisor of the foundation of innovative dentistry

Acting director of the Polyclinic for Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, University of Cologne

Main area of work: Antibacterial therapy of the infected dentine, root caries, tooth-whitening, infiltration of WSL, therapy decision-making, professional-client interaction and communication, personalised and patient-centred dentistry


Congress program 9 am until 5 pm,

Evening progam approx. until 8 pm

+ + + 

Pediatric dentistry - an intriguing challenge 
Opening by Prof Dr David Manton

Communication with children and parents in the dental practice – a challenging triangle Lecture by PD Dr Michael Wicht
According to modern ethical principles, the patient is the centre of the action and deserves our fullest attention. However, dealing with children of different ages in the dental setting most often requires involvement of the parents into the discourse, which might be challenging.
Children are not little adults in fact they might be much more intelligent than grown-ups having just a lack of experience. Consequently, dentists and dental professionals will benefit from basic knowledge about age-specific communication aspects of infants and children.

This practice-orientated lecture will provide special features of children’s intellectual development with particular regard to communicative aspects that may instantly improve your skills when interacting with children and their parents in the dental setting.

Early Childhood Caries - find your target and act fast Lecture by Dr Marina Papachroni
Dental Caries in pre-school children has been described by numerous terms and attributed to many aetiologies over years. 
Tertiary prevention for Early Childhood Caries (ECC) can involve both non-invasive and invasive preventive management in case of cavitated dentine lesions. 

In this lecture we are going to analyse the prevention approaches and the restorative management in order to prevent further tooth breakdown, pain or pulp exposure. How we can arrest ECC lesions? How we can avoid cross-infection? Which are the risk factors? 
In contrast to treatment in adults, pediatric dentistry has to consider factors such as age, cognitive development, pain perception and ability to describe it, child´s and parents´ cooperation, type of treatment etc. All these mentioned factors play an important role in the selection of dental treatment which much be mainly, children-centred. 

The primary molar with a lesion  - what can we do? Treatment options for different cases. Lecture by Dr Rebecca Otto
This lecture will give you an overview of the various treatment options for primary teeth. The challenge of caries treatment for primary teeth goes beyond the treatment of the cavity considering the child’s age and its behavior. 

Age-related parameters need consideration when choosing suitable materials and treatment methods.
Which parameters have to be taken into account when choosing the treatment of primary teeth? What difficulties are there in the treatment of primary molars and which materials are suitable for the different indications? 
The practical implementation and possible complications will be demonstrated by examplary cases.

Molar Incisor Hypomineralization – how can we diagnose and treat chalky teeth? Lecture by Prof Dr Katrin Bekes
Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is a frequently encountered dental condi-tion worldwide, affecting around 13% of children. It is defined as hypomineralization of systemic origin of one to four permanent first molars frequently associated with affected incisors. Depending on the severity, the condition can be associated with dental complications including rapid wear, enamel loss, increased susceptibil-ity to caries, loss of fillings, and most of all, severe hypersensitivity often resulting in severe discomfort. Affected children should be diagnosed as early as possible and should be offered a treatment, that is appropriate to the severity of the condition. 
This lecture aims to highlight different aspects related to MIH, from its diagnosis and classification possibilities to treatment approaches including prophylaxis and restorative options. 

Panel discussion
Pediatric dentistry of tomorrow - a look into the future 
Prof Dr David Manton, PD Dr Michael Wicht, Dr Marina Papachroni, Dr Rebecca Otto & Prof Dr Katrin Bekes, moderated by Dr Angela Mayumi Shimaoka

Get-together at DMG Dental Training Center with snacks and drinks


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