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2016 Featured Speakers
The Ceramic Update in Esthetic Dentistry - From “A” like “Adhesion” to “Z” like “Zirconia”
by Markus Blatz, DMD, PhD
Exciting advancements and constant developments in esthetic restorative dentistry,adhesion, implantology, all-ceramic materials, and CAD/CAM technology provide the restorative dentist with an array of wonderful tools to meet the challenges of this era of dentistry. Ceramic materials have become integral parts of esthetically driven restorative treatment concepts that include procedures ranging from conservative veneers to full-mouth rehabilitations. High-strength ceramic materials and CAD/CAM technologies are progressively applied for toothand implant-supported restorations. The physical properties of modern ceramic materials are significantly different from traditionally applied metal-alloys and, therefore, require significantly different handling and design. The recent evolution in CAD/CAM technology and ceramic materials, paired with the development of new adhesive bonding materials have vastly shifted traditional treatment paradigms and offer a whole new range of treatment options that are not only more esthetic and less invasive, but also long-term functional. Besides bonded laminate veneers, which already have a long track record for clinical success, the ceramic resin-bonded fixed partial denture (CRBFPD) is one of these emerging treatment options that can be applied very successfully in situations where traditional approaches or implant-supported restorations are not indicated. CAD/CAM advancements, however, are even more beneficial for the design and precise fabrication of full-mouth reconstructions, specifically on dental implants, where accurate fit is fundamentally important. Crucial aspects for successful integration of these materials and technologies are case selection and treatment planning as well as laboratory and clinical handling (i.e., preparation, cementation, and resin bonding) that recognize their indications and limitations based on the current scientific evidence.
This program will provide an update on dental esthetics, ceramics, adhesion, and CAD/CAM technology and discusses guidelines for long-term success with tooth- and implant supported ceramic restorations.
• Implement fundamental esthetic guidelines
• Differentiate modern ceramic materials and their indications
• Learn about CAD/CAM technology and its diverse applications
• Understand strategies for success with ceramic restorations
• Comprehend adhesive dentistry in combination with indirect restorations
• Understand guidelines for successful and long-lasting esthetic restorations from laminate veneers to full-mouth implant-supported rehabilitation
Steve Anderson created the Total Patient Service Institute to embody and implement ideas, techniques and systems based on the 101 Natural Laws of Successful Practice Management and treatment acceptance. With the patients’ perspective in mind, ToPS systems are designed to:
• Help the practice identify and meet the needs of the changing market.
• Deliver on the doctor’s philosophy of care.
• Help patients accept more of the kind of care they really need.
• Achieve personal and professional balance.
• Increase team harmony.
And much, much more.