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25th European Dental Materials Conference

EDMC 2019

The 25th European Dental Materials Conference (EDMC) will be held in Brussels between the 28-30th of August 2019. Attend to learn and share about dental materials science in a thought-provoking event.

For this 25th edition, we want to offer you a fun and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy great speakers during the conference and events in the evenings. We believe Brussels has a lot to offer and together, we will discover the famous sights and gastronomy of the city.

Big news: the posters session will close with an award, a price of 1000 € going to the student delegate showcasing the most promising work. In addition the three finalists will be allowed a short speaking time at the end of the event. This comes as an interest in promoting further the research and efforts of young researchers.


Attend to listen to thought-provoking speakers

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Sigmund Heintze

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Alex Fok

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Renan Belli

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Amélie Mainjot

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Michael Sadoun

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Brian Darvell

Photo Jerome Duisit


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Program for the three-days event. The schedule will be regularly updated as speakers and activities are confirmed.

Time Session Speakers Venue
19:30-22:00 Meet & Greet To be announced
Time Session Speakers Venue
09:00-09:40 Impact of shrinkage stress on restorations Bel.brussels conference center
09:40-10:00 Question & answers - conference 1 Bel.brussels conference center
10:00-10:40 Gap formation: a clinically meaningful issue ? Bel.brussels conference center
10:40-11h00 Question & answers - conference 2 Bel.brussels conference center
11h00-11h30 Coffee Break & poster viewing Bel.brussels conference center
11h30-12h10 Designing a new pulp capping material: from fundamental data to material development Yusuke TAKAHASHI Bel.brussels conference center
12h10-12h30 Question & answers - conference 3
Time Session Speakers Venue
09:00am-09:45am To be announced Bel.brussels conference center

Abstracts and posters

Deadlines and other important dates

Important Deadlines
Abstract submission open: January 1, 2019
Abstract submission deadline: April 2, 2019
Acceptance decision: June 15, 2019

Abstract Guidelines

One poster per delegate will be accepted. The abstract should be authored (first author or co-author) and submitted by the delegate. If accepted, the poster must be presented during the EDMC 2019 by the same delegate. The accepted langage for communications is english.

Format for Submission
The typical format of a scientific communication is expected, with a « Purpose », « Methods and Materials », « Results » and « Conclusion » sections.
The abstract title size limit is 10 words
The body of the abstract is limited to 300 words

Poster dimensions
The size for your poster is yet to be determined, and will be specified at a later stage.

EDMC 2019 - best poster, student award

The presenting delegate should be a student with validated status. The delegate should submit a proof of his/her status upon registering. No age limit is associated with the student status.

Research and topics
The research presented must be the delagate’s own original work. Work published previously will be rejected. All research topics related to dental science will be considered: this includes but is not limited to dental materials characterization, dental materials development, clinical studies related to material longevity or behevior carried out by the delegate

At this 2019 edition of the European Dental Materials conference, presenting student delegates will be able to compete for best poster. 10 student delegates will be selected based on the abstracts submitted. Selected delegates will present in front of a jury of experts. A 1000 € (a thousand euros) price will be granted to the student delegate winning 1st place. In addition, the delegates winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be given a 5 minutes presentation slot.
Selected student delegates will be contacted prior to the EDMC 2019 for more information regarding the organisation of their presentation during the event, following acceptance.


General information regarding the city of Brussels and transportation


The EDMC 2019 will be held at BEL.brussels, located at Site de Tour & Taxis, Havenlaan 86C / 3000, 1000 Brussels.


The city of Brussels can be easily travelled using the various public transportation systems, including buses, trams and subway. Transportation authorities: - in Brussels, the STIB/MIVB (french or deutch acronyms - The Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company) - in the greater Brussels area, the companies TEC and De Lijn can be used to connect with cities in either the Brabant Wallon (south) or the Vlaams Brabant (north)


More information will be provided soon. Please note that upon registering for the conferences, a link to a reservation platform will be made available.

STIB - Brussels

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De Lijn - Vlaams Brabant

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TEC - Brabant Wallon

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