Concomitant Events

X Congress of the
Bulgarian Dental Laser Society

II National Congress
of the Bulgarian Association of Oral Medicine

WALED Conference

Co-organisers / We are working together

Bulgarian Association of Oral Medicine

Welcome message

Assoc. Prof. Georgi Tomov

Assoc.Prof. G. Tomov,
Congress President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In 2019 the beautiful city of Plovdiv will become at the same time European capital of culture and European capital of laser dentistry.

We are delighted to invite you to attend the 17th International Congress of ISLD in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from 6 – 8 June 2019.

The theme of the congress “Laser Technologies and Translation to Clinical Practice” was chosen to address two major challenges in the field of laser dentistry i.e. fast progress in new technologies and barriers to evidence based application of new discoveries in day to day clinical practice.

Within Congress program, round table debates, workshops and short oral presentation sessions will address cutting edge topics. Several promising new technologies are on the horizon in laser dentistry and this Congress will provide an ideal forum to exchange knowledge related to these innovations in order to advance the field.

Educational sessions and practical courses will be offered on pragmatic topics that are of immediate relevance from research and clinical practice perspective to clinicians.

In addition, as a city of art and history, Plovdiv offers many wonderful social and tourist activities. Stroll the old town, explore the Roman amphitheater and the medieval basilicas, enjoy the museums and galleries, and sample the local wines and specialties – all these experiences and many more are within a few minutes’ walk of the conference venue.

We are looking forward welcoming you in Plovdiv!

Sincerely yours,

Assoc. Prof. Georgi Tomov, DMD, PhD

Chairman of Local Organising Committee

Internationa Society for Laser Dentistry (logo)

Prof. Norbert Gutknecht (photo)

Prof. Norbert Gutknecht,
ISLD President and Scientific Chairman

Dear Friends and Collegues,

It is a great honour and pleasure for me to cordially invite you to our ISLD Congress in Plovdiv, for an unforgettable experience where technology and culture goes hand in hand and join to create an outstanding event. Throughout history we can see that the greatest architectural, technological and scientific achievements were made where human culture was advanced. Plovdiv the oldest city of Europe, established 4000 years ago, celebrates this year its selection as European Capital of Culture. There will be many attractive events all year around where people from all over Europe and other parts of the world will come to Plovdiv to enjoy magnificent events and art work of hundred artists. Therefore, it was only natural that Plovdiv, the European Capital of Culture for 2019, was unanimously selected as the site for for the 17th world Laser Congress of ISLD. The International Society for Laser Dentistry (ISLD) was established in Japan in 1988. Thirty years later the ISLD celebrated its Pearl Anniversary during the Laser Dentistry World Congress held in Aachen Germany. The Congress was a great success and more then 540 participants from 43 countries enjoyed a high level of scientific presentations, warm hospitality and a friendly atmosphere. It was indeed an unforgeable event and an ideal time where the stage was set for the revitalisation of our prestigious Dental Laser Society. I and many other colleagues representing numerous national dental laser societies were determined to place ISLD as an outstanding scientific organisation in laser dentistry. We are very encouraged to see more and more new membership applications. Colleagues from all over the world are happy to join ISLD and the number of national laser societies that choose to be part of our organization is constantly growing. I believe that all of us, denal laser users worldwide, would like to see a bright future for Laser Dentistry. Your participation in our upcoming ISLD Congress which will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria 6-8, June, 2019 is essential to strengthen ISLD which is striving to enrich the knowledge of its members and to promote professional excellence in the use of lasers through science research and education. Prof. Georgi Tomov our organizing Chairman and his team, together with the Bulgarian Society for Laser Dentistry are already in full action and look forward to hosting us in their attractive city. I also look forward to seeing you joining us in a great celebration of science and art under the umbrella of ISLD, the leading World Laser Dentistry Organization in beautiful Plovdiv, the European Capital of Culture for 2019.

Welcome to Plovdiv 2019,
Prof. Norbert Gutknecht
ISLD President and Scientific Chairman



The 2019 ISLD International Congress Scientific Committee invites you to submit abstracts for consideration for the Congress.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the committee who will grade them for inclusion into either the oral presentations or poster sessions at the Congress.

For abstracts info send an email to:



Abstract submission extended deadline: April 1st, 2019

Early Registration deadline: April 2nd, 2019



The Scientific Committee welcomes abstracts addressing any of the following topics:

  • Physics of the Laser and Basic Science
  • Laser and New Technologies in Dentistry
  • Laser in Conservative Dentistry
  • Laser in Endodontics
  • Laser in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Laser in Periodontics and Implantology
  • Laser in Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Laser in Orthodontics
  • Laser in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
  • Laser in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Laser and Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Low Level Laser Therapy and Photobiomodulation



  1. Abstract submission

Please, submit abstracts to the following e-mail: All abstracts must be submitted by the extended deadline of April 1st, 2019.

At least one author per submitted paper must be registered for the Congress. Abstracts for which no author has registered for the congress within April 2nd 2019, will be automatically withdrawn from the Scientific Programme and will not be included in the Abstract Book.


The same author or co/author cannot register and present more than 1 abstract.

  1. Conditions of Acceptance

Authors should ensure that the abstracts are written in an acceptable standard of English. The content of submitted abstracts are the author’s responsibility and cannot be corrected after submission.

All abstracts will initially be reviewed, graded and accepted or rejected by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to determine whether a submission is accepted as an oral or poster presentation, rejected, or if it has to be set in an alternative thematic session.

Author while submitting will be asked to express the preference on oral or poster presentation, but Scientific Committee will take final decision!

Instructions for poster or oral presentations will be included in the notification of acceptance.


  1. Notification of acceptance

You will be sent an acknowledgement via e-mail to confirm that your abstract has been received. Abstract submission extended deadline is April 1st, 2019. Abstracts submitted after this date will not be included in the programme and in the abstract book!


  1. Publication of Abstracts

All abstracts accepted for oral and poster presentations will be included in the Congress Abstract Book, that will be given to all the Congress attendees.


  1. Guidelines for abstract preparation

a) Abstracts can only be submitted in English.

b) Abstracts cannot exceed 250 words including the title. The text should be split into: introduction, aim, methods, results end conclusions.

c) The title should clearly identify the content of the abstract.

d) Please indicate the presenting author.

e) Please remember that authors’ names and affiliations must always be written in the same way.

f) Italic fonts in the text will not be kept.

g) No images can be submitted.

h) No bibliography.

i) Please indicate your topic preference when submitting.

j) Please choose the presentation mode in the submission form (ORAL or POSTER).


Authors’ List

1. Please insert Authors’ names in correct order as they should appear on your abstract publication.

2. Please provide your complete family name in upper/lower case and write your first name/s  in upper/lower case

3. Please note that these data will be used for any communication concerning this abstract.


  1. Guidelines for electronic posters preparation

The electronic posters should be prepared in advance and sent via e-mail to: as a Power Point presentation (.ppt/.pptx files) with maximum 6 slides (title and authors list, introduction, aim, methods, results end conclusions), not later than May 01, 2019. The electronic posters that are not received in the required format or within the deadline date will not be displayed on the Congress.



The Presenting Author must provide all the required data. Your e-mail address will be the only way to inform you about the status of your abstract. Make sure your e-mail address is correct.

Registration Fees / Pre-congress Courses

Congress fee

170 Euro
Applies before
02 April 2019

200 Euro
Applies after
03 April 2019

170-200 Euro

Congress fee
Phd / Master / Postgraduate Student

140 Euro
Applies before
02 April 2019

170 Euro
Applies after
03 April 2019

140-170 Euro

Congress fee

50 Euro
Applies before
02 April 2019

80 Euro
Applies after
03 April 2019

50-80 Euro

Pre-congress Courses /

Lecturer Program Fee Max. number of participants Note
1 D-r Nikolay Nikolov (photo)
Dr. Nikolov
To be announced 130 €
Regular fee
100 €
Fee after Congress registration
8 *After confirmation from Wasteels about your apply for Pre-congress Courses, it is necessary to make the payment in 5 business days. After this term, your request is canceled automatically.

ISLD GALA dinner optional extra charge – 60 Euros per person

Please transfer the registration fees to the following account:

Payment method
International delegates ( in EUR ) Bulgarian delegates ( in BGN )
Subject: ISLD 2019 Plovdiv

Contact: Kremena Radeva
+ 359 888 905 481

The registration fee doesn’t include transportation to Plovdiv. All participants must manage their own flight. To pay the fee all the participants have max 5 days. All participants must send payment confirmation to


Thursday: WALED Conference (09:00 – 18:00) and precongress courses*

*Pre-Congress Courses will be held on Thursday, June 06 (10:00 – 15:00) in the Laser Center of the Faculty of Dental Medicine. Space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required in order to secure your ticket.

Opening ceremony of 17th Congress of ISLD (09:00 – 10:00) Hall 2

Hall 2 (ISLD) Hall 4 (ISLD) Hall 8 (BDLS)
 Panel: Laser-assisted periodontology Panel: Pediatric dentistry

Coffee Break

Oral Presentations Oral Presentations Oral Presentations
Panel: Laser-assisted endodontics

Panel: New technologies and basic researches

12:00 – 13:30 General assembly of ISLD


Panel: Laser-assisted esthetic dentistry and CAD-CAM technologies Panel: Laser and CAD-CAM technologies

Coffee Break

Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations


Poster Session-Hall 9
Morning session (11:00-12:00)
Afternoon session (15:00-16:00)
Hall 2 (ISLD) Hall 4 (ISLD) Hall 8 (BDLS)
Panel: Adhesive dentistry Panel: Oral surgery

Coffee break

Oral presentations
Oral presentations
Oral presentations
Panel: Laser-assisted implantology

Panel: Laser-assisted orthodontic treatment



Panel: Laser-assisted esthetic dentistry Panel: Varia

Gala Dinner 20:00h ( Closing ceremony )

Morning session (11:00 – 12:00)

Sponsors /

Platinum sponsor (image)

Ekler (Banner)

Biolase (Banner)

Global Aesthetics (Banner)

Atlantis (banner)

Basic Sponsor (image)

Keynote Lecturers / Pre-congress course instructors *

Prof Norber Gutknecht (photo)

Norbert Gutknecht

Adam Stabholz (photo)
Adam Stabholz

Adriana Barylyak (photo)
Adriana Barylyak

Assoc.Prof. Ani Belcheva
Ani Belcheva
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Aslihan Usumez (photo)

Aslihan Üsümez

Assoc.Prof. Assya Krasteva
Assya Krasteva
Sofia, Bulgaria

Ayala Stabholz (photo)
Ayala Stabholz


Dimitris Strakas (photo)
Dimitris Strakas

Assoc.Prof. Georgi Tomov
Georgi Tomov
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Ilay Maden (photo)
Ilay Maden


Evenii Mironov (photo)
Evgenii Mironov

Kosmas Tolidis

Leon Vanweersch (photo)
Leon Vanweersch


Marcia Martins Marques (photo)
Marcia Marques


Assoc.Prof. Maria Dencheva
Maria Dencheva
Sofia, Bulgaria

Jean-Paul Rocca (photo)
Jean-Paul Rocca


Miglena Balcheva (photo)
Miglena Balcheva


Migue Rodrigues Martins (photo)
Miguel Rodrigues Martins

Arash Azizi (photo)
Arash Azizi


Roeland De Moor (photo)
Roeland De Moor


Roly Kornblit (photo)
Roly Kornblit

Sharonit Sahar-Helft (photo)
Sharonit Sahar-Helft


Stefan Grümer (photo)
Stefan Grümer


Carlo Fornaini (photo)
Carlo Fornaini

Assoc.Prof. Tosun Tosun
Tosun Tosun
Istanbul, Turkey

Vesela Stefanova (photo)
Vesela Stefanova
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Assoc.Prof. Vladimir Panov
Vladimir Panov
Varna, Bulgaria

Youssef Sedky (photo)
Youssef Sedky


Dr. Avi Reyhanian (photo)
Avi Reyhanian


Local Organization Committee



Georgi Tomov

Ani Belcheva
Assya Krasteva
Blagovesta Yaneva
Maria Dencheva

Maria Mutafchieva
Miglena Balcheva
Vesela Stefanova
Vladimir Panov

Auditorium Complex



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Congress fee delegates
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Imperial Plovdiv Hotel & Spa 4*
Ramada Plovdiv Trimontium 4*
Hotel Landmark 4*
Hotel Capri 3*
Hotel Gabi 3*
Hotel Ego 3*

ISLD Gala dinner optional extra charge (June 8th, 20:00h)

Yes one way transfer Sofia Airport - Plovdiv
Yes two way transfer Sofia Airport – Plovdiv – Sofia Airport
No transfers needed

Location & Venue

Auditorium Complex, 15 Vasil Aprilov Blvd., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Phone +359 888 358 266
Fax +359 32 517 082

GPS Coordinates

DD 42.1397826 24.7351665
DMS N 42° 08′ 23.21” E 24° 44′ 06.59”

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Hotel Accommodation

Standard room- single accommodation Standard room-double/twin accommodation Deluxe room- single accommodation Deluxe room- double/twin
Imperial Plovdiv Hotel & Spa 4*

Bed & Breakfast

70 EUR

85 EUR

90 EUR

115 EUR

Ramada Plovdiv Trimontium 4*

Bed & Breakfast



Landmark Creek Hotel 4*

Bed & Breakfast


68 EUR 75 EUR
Hotel Capri 3*

Room Only
(breakfast extra charge –
3.5 €/p.p.)


38 EUR
Hotel Gabi 3*

Room Only
(breakfast extra charge –
3.5 €/p.p.)


33 EUR 38 EUR
Hotel Ego 3*

Bed & Breakfast


37 EUR 40 EUR 40 EUR 46 EUR






























































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