Dental Students Take Dentsply Sirona Global Clinical Case Contest Awards

Dentistry Today


Dentsply Sirona has announced the results of its Global Clinical Case Contest (GCCC), with the winning dental students spotlighted during an online event on September 23.

Dr. Rainer Seemann, vice president of global clinical affairs at Dentsply Sirona, led the three-person jury, which also included Dr. Ian Cline of the United Kingdom and Dr. Gaetano Paolone of Italy.

Emil Abiev of Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry took first place. Second place went to Alperen Oz of Hacettepe University in Turkey. Li Zhen of Sichuan University in China and Russell Hashemi of the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom tied for third.

Due to COVID-19, the competition settings were different this year.

“Because of the ongoing pandemic, there were a number of students who were unable to complete their contest entries,” said Dr. Markus Kopp, senior manager of global clinical education at Dentsply Sirona.

“Despite this, Dentsply Sirona continued to support them by providing product donations and other contributions,” Kopp said.

“The competition sends out a clear signal. The cooperation between Denstply Sirona and universities around the world is essential to connect with the most talented dentists of tomorrow, most especially during these difficult times,” said Seemann.

“In this way, we can ensure that patients will continue to have access to the best possible treatment in the future. And, together with promising international dental experts, we can continuously develop our innovative portfolio in the field of restorative dentistry,” Seeman said.

For direct anterior and posterior restorations, students could use the entire Dentsply Sirona Restorative product line as part of their participation in the GCCC if needed.

The GCCC has been taking place since 2004 and 2005. It is open to dental students with less than two years of clinical practice. Participants document their successful treatment case in text and images. They also are supported by a tutor from their university.

More than 760 students from 140 global universities participated in this year’s contest. Also, more than 4,600 students from more than 130 dental schools from all over the world have taken part so far.

Finalists each will receive a copy of a new textbook, Direct Restorations in the Posterior Region, coauthored by Paolone, with additional prizes available to the top three contestants.

The application phase for the 2020-2021 competition is now underway. Potential competitors can contact their local Dentsply Sirona organization to register.

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