The Institute of Digital Dentistry
The Institute of Digital Dentistry is New Zealand’s first CAD/CAM and Digital Dentistry specific training centre and stands for advanced, innovative and cutting-edge training in digital dentistry.
We want to bring together dental professionals that are passionate about digital dentistry and its possibilities. One of our aims is to promote and teach the many facets of digital dentistry and how it can revolutionize your practice and make dentistry more enjoyable and insightful for you and your patients.
Our goal is to help our colleagues within the dental profession to take the first steps into the digital world. The technology is available, the clinical experience and guidance is not. Unfortunately, there are very few independent course providers outside of sale reps to help guide dentists into digital dentistry and help them master these cutting-edge tools.
What has become clear over the years is that we cannot rely on sales reps and KOL's for objective information. If someone is trying to sell you a product, they will be biased. This is another reason why we created the Institute, where we can share objective clinical findings and impartial reviews of digital products.
We aim to create a place where dental professionals can come together and share findings, thoughts and experiences about digital dentistry. We also aim to provide courses that will help clinicians learn and master the many aspects of CAD/CAM and help make them more confident and proficient in this ever-growing branch of dentistry.
Meet the team
Dr Hamid Al-Hassiny
Digital Dentist and CAD/CAM Educator
Dr Hamid Al-Hassiny has been practising dentistry in New Zealand for over twenty years. He runs a state of the art 8-chair dental practice in Wellington, New Zealand and is dedicated to utilising the most advanced dental technology.
Dr. Hamid is an early adopter of CAD/CAM technology and has been using this technology for over 10 years, completing over 3,500 restorations. He has advanced experience in three of the latest CAD/CAM systems (CEREC, 3Shape TRIOS and Planmeca) and uses them daily in his practice in many fields of dentistry including single tooth dentistry, cosmetic makeovers, full mouth rehab and restoring dental implants. He has an infectious drive for mastering digital dentistry, helping teach his associates the many facets of CADCAM dentistry and its benefits.
During his career Hamid has completed hundreds of hours of CPD focusing on the digital work flow. He is very experienced in the most up to date techniques and technologies, establishing iDD as a way to help dentists master CAD/CAM. Having been to hundreds of courses in the past, Hamid knows what makes an excellent hands-on course and has taken this insight to establish successful hands-on focused CAD/CAM courses.
Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny
Digital Dentist and CAD/CAM Educator
Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny is a driven and passionate dentist who has a strong focus on the digital workflow. Graduating from the University of Otago in 2015 with First Class Honours and being awarded many clinical and Research prizes, he has continued his pursuit of excellence in dentistry.
Having been trained at the university of Otago solely using analogue and traditional techniques, Dr Ahmad is fortunate to adopt CAD/CAM and digital dentistry very early on in his dental career which has allowed him to focus on developing his skills in this field.
Dr Ahmad understands the benefits of digital dentistry and how this can positively change daily dental practice. He has carried out and has been involved in many aspects of complex dentistry including CAD/CAM full mouth rehabilitation and digital smile design.
Directing the Institute of Digital Dentistry and helping run courses with Dr Hamid, he helps provide dentists with the confidence and perspective of adopting these techniques and the benefits it can have early on in their career. Dr Ahmad empowers dentists to bring their practice and procedures into the digital age which enables them to reap the many benefits of CAD/CAM and digital dentistry.