The 4th International Workshop on Advanced Ceramics and Technologies for Dentistry (ACT4D 2020), October 9-12, 2020. Online

The 4th International Workshop on Advanced Ceramics and Technologies for Dentistry (ACT4D 2020),

October 9-12, 2020. Online


Final Program Announced 

 Results of Oral Presentation Competition

1st Prize: Ms. Lifang Wu (Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, China)

2nd Prize: Mr. Tine Malgaj (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

3rd Prize: Ms. Rong Li (Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, China)


     The workshop was initiated in 2011, in Stockholm, Sweden, followed by a second one in 2017, in Budapest, Hungary and third one in 2019, in Stockholm, Sweden. All were supported by the European Ceramic Society. The aim was to provide a forum for multidisciplinary brainstorm and discussions between ceramists, engineers and clinicians devoted to dentistry with the focus on challenges encountered by the current and the emerging technologies, as well as future concepts going beyond the state of the art.

      Since the 3rd meeting the scope of the workshop has been broadened by involving topics of advanced ceramics and relevant advanced technologies. In this way, we aim at integrating more complementary knowledge and skills together with cross-disciplinary actions on the synergy of fundamental research and needs-driven exploration of advanced ceramics and technologies timely demanded for dentistry. The workshop traditionally seek the works related to i) the development and customized manufacturing of novel advanced ceramics with improved properties, ii) the fundamental understanding of the interactions between ceramics (on the micro-to-nanoscale level) and hard-to-soft tissues (on protein and cell level), iii) the reliability of ceramic parts in relation to their hierarchical microstructures and of the feasibility of fitting the ceramic processes into a full digital clinic approach. Besides, what has been covered since the 3rd workshop is the newly quoted works on iv) advanced technologies that will enable the establishment of an ecosystem based on model-free digital workflows.

    The theme of Net-shape digital manufacture of customized zirconia parts beyond the state-of-the-art will be particularly emphasized in this 4th workshop. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal “Advances in Applied Ceramics” in 2021.

      The workshop may cover but not limited to the topics listed below:


  • Glasses and ceramics with improved mechanical reliability
  • Bio-scaffolds
  • Inorganic cements
  • Self-glazed zirconia
  • Color and shade digitalization
  • Grinding and wear properties
  • Aesthetic properties of ceramics
  • Novel sintering methods
  • AI design concepts and technologies
  • Net-shape forming technologies
  • Additive manufacturing
  • CVD and PVD for surface modification
  • Bioinspired structures and processes
  • Digital workflow and digital eco-system
  • Robotic surgical procedures
  • Clinic application of ceramic prostheses, posts and implants
  • Bonding and cementation
  • Protein / Cell interaction with ceramics
  • Osseointegration
  • Soft tissue integration
  • Biomineralization
  • Failure analysis
  • Standards and quality control

    The workshop will be organized jointly by Stockholm Material Hub, Swedish Ceramic Society and Zircosol AB, and partially sponsored by the European Regional Development Fund.




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