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The Prosthocontest 2019


Join the Prosthocontest2019 and try to win the new IO Scanner Straumann® Virtuo Vivo™

This contest is organized by:

• the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA)

• the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP)

• the American Prosthodontic Society (APS)

• the University of Siena

• and Zerodonto

Any dentist from all over the world can participate in this contest with a single case report covering any of the aspects of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Case documentation should include all relevant diagnostics, appropriate step-by-step illustration, and scientific/clinical rationale for the treatment plan and its execution followed by a final assessment. All authors need to obtain legal authorization from the patients they present.

The submission should consist of 3 to 50 images (JPEG or PNG format – every image/slide can include more than 1 photo) and a brief written description in English. In order to better organize the cases, a ‘simplified “EPA clinical case form” will be available for participants. All 3 winners could also contribute to the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry (EJPRD) with a paper.

Cases can be posted, between May 1st and 31th 2019 directly on the Facebook group of “Zerodonto Dentistry Contest”. Alternatively, all material can be sent in electronic format to ( provides a useful service to send big files). Case reports can be already sent NOW via email.

Please do not forget to number your pictures! And remember to start your description with the hashtag #prosthocontest2019.

All submitted clinical cases will be posted online as well as on the website of Zerodonto in order to give the widest visibility to all participants. Every clinical case will also find a place with a preview on Zerodonto Facebook page.

The Evaluation Committee will be composed by Marco Ferrari (University of Siena), Mutlu Özcan (EPA, University of Zurich, Switzerland), Phophi Kamposiora (EPA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), Guillermo Pradies (EPA, Universidad Complutense, Madrid), Carlo Poggio (AIOP), Fabio Carboncini (AIOP), Costanza Micarelli (AIOP), Roberto Sorrentino (Federico II Naples University, Zerodonto), Izchak Barzilay (APS), Evangelous Rossopolous (APS).

The Evaluation Committee will select the best 10 cases on the basis of the following parameters: 

initial situation

treatment planning

final result

grading of difficulty

operative sequence



scientific evidence

The best 10 cases will also be published at the EPA and AIOP website.

An online poll will select the 3 finalists from the 10 best clinical cases.

The winner will be chosen by the Evaluation Committee.

The first winner will present his/her case at a dedicated session at the annual EPA meeting in Amsterdam in September 2019, in November at the annual meeting AIOP in Bologna and in February during the APS annual congress in Chicago. The EPA, AIOP, and APS will provide free registration to the meeting and a travel grant through sponsorship.

Prizes conditions may undergo variations at the discretion of the sponsors and the entities involved.


1st Prize: New intraoral scanner by Straumann will be provided as the main prize*

The winner will be invited (free registration and accommodation) to the EPA Congress in Amsterdam, AIOP Congress in Bologna and 92nd APS Annual Meeting in Chicago, February, 20th-21st, 2020 to present his/her clinical case to the audience.

Finalists Prize: EPA, AIOP, and APS will invite (free registration) the 2 best finalists to the EPA annual congress held in September 2019, in Amsterdam where the winner will present the clinical case to the audience in a short dedicated session, whilst the other finalist will make a poster presentation. Intensiv will provide travel and stay expenses.

Best 10 cases Prize: EPA (European Prosthodontic Association) and AIOP will publish the best 10 cases on their websites.

Please be aware that your case report or part of it may be published by AIOP, APS, EPA, University of Siena, Zerodonto and Straumann for educational, scientific or commercial related purposes. You will be contacted in case of need, according to GDPR and to our Privacy Policy

ATTENTION: All the images will be analyzed by means of dedicated software in order to identify any possible digital manipulation. Only crops and exposure and brightness editing will be allowed.

This contest has a scientific nature and the prizes are recognition of the personal merit of the winners and for encouraging public interest in this field.

This contest is in not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

* Straumann will promptly deliver the prize to the winner if his domicile is located in a country where the “intraoral scanner” is already registered. Should the winner be located in a different country, the prize will be delivered by Straumann only upon registration of the same. Should registration not be possible in a specific country, the winner will receive a prize of equivalent value at Straumann’s discretion.