“Oral Design Symposium ” in Yokohama, Japan

 October 7-10, 2010  Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse


 This Willi Geller course turned out to be the biggest hands-on course in the history of Japanese dental technology industry at that time.  At the historic venue, called Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, 52 participants from seven countries, including Japan, enjoyed Mr. Geller’s two-day hands-on course.  What made it even more special is that the Oral Design members all over the world gathered in Yokohama to assist the hands-on course.


This Oral Design Symposium was held in conjunction with the QDT Symposium.  The finale of the QDT symposium was the round-table discussion by Willi Geller and the Japanese master ceramists, Makoto Yamamoto, Hitoshi Aoshima, Shigeo Kataoka as a chairperson, and Masahiro Kuwata as a guest commentator.

In the discussion, they looked back the round-table discussion published in March 1992 issue of the QDT and the photo of Geller, Yamamoto, Aoshima, and Kataoka, taken at that time.  It was the sensational discussion, which made a huge impact on the Japanese esthetic dentistry.  retrospectively, it was one of the turning points, which made the Japanese esthetic dentistry one step forward.  As a result, the photo became a symbol of aesthetic dentistry.  Seventeen years later in 2009, thanks to the QDT, we were able to witness the roundtable discussion again.


Hands-on course venue    Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Lecture venue                   Pacifico Yokohama


1. Arrive in Yokohama

Members arrive one after another on the day before the meeting.

2. Sightseeing in Kamakura

Sightseeing in Kamakura, checked the venue, and dinner at Chinatown.

3. Willi Geller Hands-on course (Day 1)

At The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse with 52 students.

4. Hands-on course 

The students received one-on-one support from the members.

5. Dinner party

Surprise of Awa Dance show.  Everyone was excited and their hearts were melted.

6. Willi Geller Hands-on course (Day 2)

Group photo of Mr. Geller, the participants, and the Oral Design members.

7. Cruise

Party in the cruise ship after the QDT lectures.

8. Masters’ Roundtable Discussion

The masters reunited in Yokohama.