Aesthetic possibilities with the Initial family – How to achieve natural effects with minimal efforts Budapest, Hungary 25-26/05/2018

On Friday and Saturday 25-26/05/18, the GC Initial Master Course with Stefan Roozen took place in Budapest. Stefan is a renowned lecturer and author, with a great deal of experience in demanding restorations, both in the aesthetic and functional areas.

The course comprised of the entire GC Initial LiSi Family, with guidelines, tips and tricks on all stages of the manufacturing. Techniques, from pressing procedure to the finishing with various options were covered. The outcome was content dental technicians armed with new knowledge ready to be implemented in their daily practises.

GC Europe would like to thank the lecturer, participants and organisers of this event for collaborating to make this enriching experience happen!




Mapping the past – creating the future. One ceramic system for diversity, beauty and simplicity in Meiningen, Austria 4-5/05/2018

Another course from Michael Brüsch, “godfather” of the Initial concept, was this time given at the training center from Klema, Meiningen.

During the two-day hands-on course with focus on Initial LiSi, LiSi Press and Initial MC, participants got familiar with all the perks this ceramic line has to offer. Four crowns were made in total: a model with a central incisor, blended with Initial MC and one model with 3 crowns of LiSi Press, finished using three different techniques, demonstrating the versalitility of this ceramic system. The first day was concluded with a dinner, followed by a drink in a typical ‘Bierstube’.

The unique course location provided an extra benefit; all participants got the chance to follow a guided tour through the production facilities. Klema is part of GC Company and all the Initial ceramics are produced here. Quality requirements for the production of dental ceramics are very strict and the production process is complicated. That is why only very few companies can produce dental ceramics. At Klema, 20 tons of dental ceramics is produced annually and exported worldwide.

After the course, everybody went home satisfied with a certificate and the Initial keepsakes. With the friendly atmosphere, the chance to interact with peers and masters and the beautiful environment, it were two days to truly remember.




Katsuya Seki’s Master Course on Initial LiSi and LiSi Press in Madrid, Spain 19-20/04/2018 and Leuven, Belgium 23-24/04/2018

Katsuya Seki from the Beaux Arts Dental Lab in Tokyo is a true expert in lithium disilicate and so he could teach like no other how the perfect harmony between Initial LiSi Press and LiSi veneering ceramic is obtained. In Madrid as well as in Belgium, he gave a two-day hands on course on the youngest addition to the Initial family. At the same time as the course was given in Leuven, we had the pleasure to have Michael Brüsch present. At that time, he was rewarded by Mr. Makoto Nakao, Chairman and CEO of GC for his contribution to the Initial Ceramic Line.

The courses themselves were very practical, with tips and tricks on manual techniques as well as the pressing parameters and the use of the unique investment material, LiSi PressVest. He showed how with several layering techniques, staining and characterisation, the most beautiful and lifelike restorations can be obtained. Once you’ve tried LiSi and LiSi Press, you’ll never go back!







Bridging Dentistry congress in Istanbul, Turkey 21/04/2018

 In the Radisson Blue in Istanbul, no less than 200 participants gathered to bring dentists and dental technician’s experiences together and to learn about the latest innovations in the world of ceramics.

The appreciation by the audience was noticeable. Master ceramists Katsuya Seki, Tomonari Okawa, José A. Pamplona, Joaquin Garcia Arranz and dentist Ramon Asensio Acevedo rocked the stage with their beautifully documented presentations.

The fantastic couple, Nuray Çapa and Özcan Yilidirm proves like no other how beautiful the synergy between a dentist and dental technician can be.

Thank you GC Turkey for this unforgettable experience!