Marathon of Esthetic Dentistry 

21- 22 April 2023
Bucharest, Romania
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Ivoclar presents Marthon of Esthetic Dentistry

After challening times, it is our great honor to welcome you to our "Marathon of Esthetic Dentistry" event, the biggest symposium for dentists and dental technicians in the region, which will take place on 21st to 22nd of April at FACE Club Bucharest. Join us to bring new perspective into your dental practice. Escape the routine and broaden your horizon with our international lecturers. 


Register now and benefit from the early bird discount until 15th of March!

It would be a pleasure to welcome you in Bukarest! 

Program

Friday 21st April 2022

08:00-09:00
 

Registration & Morning Coffee

09:00-09:30
 

Welcome & Opening Ceremony

09:30-11:30
 

Prof. Dr. Nitzan Bichacho
Controlling Natural and Artificial Interfaces at the Smile Zone

11:30-13:00
 

Prof. Dr. Markus Blatz
The CAD/CAM Ceramic Update in Esthetic Dentistry

13:00-14:00
 

Lunch Break

14:00-15:30
 

MDT Shigeo Kataoka
Similarity of Natural Tooth Morphology and the Three Basic Morphologies for Esthetic Prosthodontics

15:30-16:30
 

Dr. Dan Lazăr
Wear everywhere. What should we do?

16:30-18:00
 

Dr. Florin Cofar
Bottlenecks in digital dentistry

18:00
 

End of Day 1

18:00-21:00
 

Prepare for the Party

21:00-open end
 

FACE Club Exuberant Joy Party

 

Saturday 22nd April 2022

10:00-11:30
 

Dr. Mirela Feraru
Harmonizing Smiles in Challenging Esthetic Treatments Perio – Prosthetic approach

11:30-13:00
 

MDT Oliver Brix
Fascinating All-Ceramics – Beyond the Limits

13:00-14:00
 

Dr. Dan Pătroi
Minimally invasive preparations for restoring esthetics and function

14:00-15:00
 

Coffee Break
 

15:00-16:00
 

Dr. Markus Lenhard
Esthetic modifications using direct composites

16:00-17:00
 

MDT Florin Stoboran
From IMPRESSION to EXPRESSION in Vertical Dimension

17:00-18:00
 

Prof. Dr. Marko Jakovac & DDT Dragan Stolica
Digital protocol in minimally invasive dentistry

18:00
 

End of Day 2 / Closing & See you next Marathon!

Event partner:

Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Nitzan Bichacho / Israel 

Controlling Natural and Artificial Interfaces at the Smile Zone



 
Biography

Nitzan Bichacho, D.M.D. holds the post of expert in prosthodontics at the rank of Professor, at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel, where he graduated in 1984.

Prof. Bichacho is Past President and a Life Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and serves on the editorial boards of leading international dental journals. He developed restorative and prosthetic clinical techniques that have become widely used around the world.
Prof. Bichacho publishes and lectures worldwide on dental implant therapy, fixed prosthodontics, interdisciplinary treatments, and innovative treatment modalities in esthetic dentistry.
The Bichacho Clinic in Tel Aviv focuses on high-end esthetic oriented interdisciplinary treatments, collaborating with world renowned colleagues and dental technicians.

Digital protocol

Rehabilitation of teeth or implants at the smile zone has always been a challenging task due to the need to combine structural strength of the restored tooth or implant and aesthetic integration with the adjacent natural teeth in a healthy periodontal surrounding. This challenge is even more prominent when the dentition requires an esthetic enhancement.
Several concepts, techniques and materials have been developed in the last decade resulting in a paradigm shift of these delicate treatments. Planning the end result before starting the actual treatment has experienced revolutionary improvements through digital software and concepts.
These technologies enable the operative team to achieve outstanding results in terms of tissue integration and healthy response of the surrounding tissues, structural durability of the restored teeth and excellent esthetic results.
The concepts of Model Based Restoration and Cervical Contouring will be presented as fundamental tools when dealing with such situations and will be explained in a variety of esthetically challenged clinical cases.
Surgical and restorative approaches will be explained through clinical cases, to enable a comprehensive understanding of the present limitations and the various options available today to maximize the restorative-tissue interface integration of restored teeth and implants-based restorations at the smile zone.
The audience will gain an in depth understanding of the parameters and techniques in use today for achieving ideal modern restorations at the smile zone.

Dr. Mirela Feraru / Israel &  Romania
Harmonizing Smiles in Challenging Esthetic Treatments Perio – Prosthetic approach
Biography

Mirela Feraru, D.M.D. graduated in 2005 from the Dental Faculty of the Timisoara University, Romania.

In 2009 she joined the Bichacho Clinic team in Tel Aviv, Israel, and for the last 11 years has gained in-depth knowledge and experience in all fields of Perio-Prosthetic Aesthetic Dentistry, focusing on Restorative and Perioplastic surgery treatments.

Dr. Feraru publishes and lectures worldwide on complex Esthetic Restorative Treatments and Interdisciplinary Perio-Prosthetic Concepts and Treatments.

In addition, Dr. Feraru has acquired extensive experience in high-quality dental photographic documentation and has been sharing it with colleagues world-wide through lectures and workshops. She has also authored the bestseller book “Dental Visualization”, published by Quintessence Publishing in 2018.

Digital protocol

Restoring teeth at the smile zone has always been a challenging task due to the need to combine structural strength of the restored tooth and the aesthetic integration with the adjacent dentition. Moreover, in order to achieve a harmonious esthetic result of an indirect restoration at the smile zone - the operative team should not only choose the material of the restoration, but also analyze and relate to the abutment type and color and to the integration of the whole restorative complex with the surrounding tissues, whether of a natural tooth (vital or non-vital), or an implant.
Several techniques and materials have been developed in the last decade resulting in a paradigm shift in these delicate treatments:
Ceramic materials such as and lithium disilicate - enable superior strength when adhesively bonded to the tooth structure and at the same time provide natural esthetics. Optical enhancement for the dentist and technician through magnifying loops and microscopes facilitate the meticulous operative procedures to a precision level previously unreachable.
The lecture will detail the implementation of present concepts and technologies in modern prosthodontics including Model Based Restoration and Cervical Contouring - through a variety of esthetically challenged clinical cases,  backed by current scientific knowledge from the literature.

Dr. Markus Lenhard / Swizerland
Esthetic modifications using direct composites
Biography

Dr Markus Lenhard started his career as scientific fellow at the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1992. Later, he headed the ICDE clinical at the headquarters of Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Liechtenstein. Since 2003 he has been working as a dentist in private dental practice in Switzerland.

Dr Lenhard is member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and a member of the Scientific Board of the Scandinavian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He has held more than 800 lectures and training courses in 50 countries around the world.

Being a full time practitioner in a private dental practice, Dr Lenhard focuses his lectures on improving the techniques and skills that are indispensable in everyday dentistry.

Abstract

When modifying a patient’s smile, a number of factors must be considered when choosing the right treatment and the adequate materials. Indirect restorations, direct restorations, the possibility of orthodontic treatment and of course the costs of the different options must be taken into account. Often an esthetic modification desired by the patient, can be achieved using a minimal invasive approach using direct composites.  The lecture will the clinical steep-by step procedures of direct veneers, diastema closure, etc. .,  and sums up the esthetic guidelines and functional aspects that need to be addressed.

MDT Shigeo Kataoka / Japan
Similarity of Natural Tooth Morphology and the Three Basic Morphologies for Esthetic Prosthodontics
Biography

Shigeo Kataoka is an internationally acclaimed ceramic specialist, teacher, and lecturer.

He started with Osaka Dental Studio Co Ltd in 1969. He attended Yukioka Medical Technology School in 1972. He taught at the Apex Company for three years, starting in 1980. In 1984, he established the Osaka Ceramic Training Centre. Then, in 1989, he founded the private laboratory Kataoka Ceramic Ltd and in 1993 the Osseo Integration Implant Laboratory, both in Osaka. In addition, Shigeo Kataoka has written various technical articles on dental ceramics and implants. His first technical book „Nature’s Morphology“ was published in 1993. In 2006, his second technical book “Harmony” appeared in Japanese language.

Abstract

The most important factor that leads to the completion of esthetic prosthetics is tooth morphology.
The restoration of a healthy oral cavity, including a beautiful facial appearance, is based on the positioning of the teeth and the reproduction of the morphology and surface characteristics of the individual natural teeth.
While the above factors are responsible for the superficial beauty of the teeth, restoring and maintaining the health of the periodontal tissues is also an essential part of esthetic prosthetics. These factors are also considered to be involved in the reproduction of natural tooth morphology.
Therefore, the natural tooth form has everything that is necessary for a prosthetic prosthesis.
By observing the natural tooth form from various angles, we will consider what kind of form a prosthetic should take to create a beautiful face and healthy periodontal tissues.
I will further explain here that natural teeth can be classified into three basic forms according to certain rules, and that these forms (circular, apical, and square) have similarities.

MDT Oliver Brix / Germany
Fascinating All-Ceramics – Beyond the Limits
Biography

From 1985 to1989, Oliver Brix received his training as dental technician. Since 1989, he has been working as dental technician in various dental laboratories and dental practices. Oliver Brix specialises in the fields of esthetics and function, all-ceramics, biomechanical occlusal surface design and implantology. From 1990 to 1998 he participated in various national and international continuing education programs. He has been working as a freelancer for several dental practices in the field of functional and esthetic fixed prostheses since 1994. Furthermore, he has given continuing education courses and lectures on the topic of ceramics and esthetics on a worldwide basis since 1993. Oliver Brix is international guest lecturer and consultant to Ivoclar Vivadent AG. He has published various articles in national and international trade journals on the topic of ceramics and esthetics. He has been a member of the “Zahntechnischer Arbeitskreis Düsseldorf” (Dusseldorf study group of dental technicians) since 1997 and an active member of the “DGÄZ" (German association of esthetic dentistry) since 2000. In March 2001, he published the textbook “The Fundamentals of Esthetics”. Furthermore, Oliver Brix has been a member of the editorial board of AACD since 2007; he opened the International Training Centre in 2009 and the dental laboratory “Innovative Dental Design Oliver Brix”, Bad Homburg, Germany, in 2012. In March 2013, he published the textbook “Fascination Ceramics”.

Abstract

All-ceramics are indispensable to the routine work of today’s dental laboratories. The reasons for the popularity of metal-free restorations include a growing awareness of esthetics and biocompatibility and an increased demand for perfection. Over several decades, all-ceramics and zirconia have established themselves as the restorative materials of choice. The materials and their respective processing techniques are tried and tested and scientifically proven. However, the following question remains: Have these materials actually made work easier or better, or just different? This presentation is dedicated to exploring this question and answering it on the basis of many different case studies and background information. Today's wide selection of materials and the different possibilities of combining them offer a solution to every problem. Nevertheless, in order to obtain successful results, a profound knowledge and understanding of the materials and technologies is required. A sound strategy must be developed that covers every step of the treatment process from the planning stage and the selection of the materials to the finishing of the restoration. Beyond that, there are no limits: from minimally invasive veneers to extensive dental restorations and complex implant-supported solutions. These materials are a real boon for laboratories in the 21st century.

Dr. Florin Cofar / Romania
Bottlenecks in digital dentistry
Biography

Dr. Florin Cofar attended University of Victor Babes, Timisoara, where he received his degree in dentistry in 2007. He is a post-graduate of NYU College of Dentistry, and a Harvard Business school attendee.

Specialized in esthetic interdisciplinary dentistry, working closely with other respected dentists in the field such as Christian Coachman, Eric van Dooren and Paulo Kano.

Is an international speaker on Dental Aesthetics, Digital Dentistry, Smile Design, having lectured in more than 30 countries, including respected Academies like The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Brazilian Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Opinion leader for some of the most respected companies in the field: Ivoclar Vivadent, MIS, DSD, Planmeca.

Known for his videography work in dentistry, he is author of some of the most popular videos in the dental field.

In the present, is lecturing all around the world and practicing dentistry in his own practice in Timisoara, Romania.

Abstract

Exploring meaningful use of available technologies, understanding bottlenecks and discussing workarounds, into ultimately rethinking design, beyond the classic mot-a-mot conversion from analogue dentistry.
Topics
* how to shift the timeline of design to create more leverage in digital workflows
* key elements for realistic interdisciplinary planning

Prof. Dr. Marko Jakovac / Croatia
Digital protocol in minimally invasive dentistry 
Biography

Assoc. Professor Marko Jakovac, DMD, MSc, PhD, graduated from the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1998. In 2000, he passed the state exam and obtained a license for independent work. In 2002, he began to specialize in prosthodontics. After receiving his Master of Science degree in 2003 and his PhD in 2008 he became a senior assistant at the Department of Prosthodontics of the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb. Since 2009, Marko Jakovac is ass. Professor and has been a course instructor in the "Advanced Preparation Techniques in Fixed Prosthodontics" further education program at the Zagreb Dental School. In 2010, he was appointed head of the postgraduate student course "Aesthetics in Fixed Prosthodontics on Teeth and Implants". In 2012, he became head of the undergraduate students course "Pre-clinical and Laboratory Fixed Prosthodontics". In 2013, he received the Dean's award for the best teacher at the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb and since 2015, he has been head of the undergraduate students course "Microscope in Dental Medicine". Since 2015, he is assoc. professor at Dpt. of Fixed Prosthodontics.

Marko Jakovac is the author and co-author of several scientific papers and he has actively participated in numerous international conferences. He is a lecturer and training course instructor (KOL) at international meetings for Ivoclar Vivadent, Sirona CAD-CAM and Carl Zeiss. He is a vice president of Croatian Society of Minimal Intervention Dentistry and a member of the Croatian Prosthodontics Society, European Prosthodontics Society, Croatian Society of Dental Implantology, Croatian Medical Association and the Croatian Dental Chamber. Moreover, he is the owner of the "Aesthetica" dental clinic in Zagreb.

Abstract

Dental medicine and fixed prosthodontics are changing their protocols. The digital revolution is making more and more inroads into everyday dental practice. The first steps toward digital workflow have been known for decades. However, a fully digital protocol was not possible until we had digital scanners accurate enough for oral rehabilitations. In addition to scanners, we needed new high-precision 3D printers, milling equipment and materials. A few years ago, we could not complete bridges with large spans without compromise or manual layering techniques. Today, we have scientific proof that digital scanners are close to analog impressions in terms of accuracy. New materials have exceptional esthetic and mechanical properties and we can use them for full arch restorations without layering. With some limitations, we can move to a fully digital workflow today. Most dentists are familiar with some analog protocols and should be able to use them for digital dentistry. Protocols are very important for predictive therapy.
The presentation will highlight digital protocol in one complex clinical case of full mouth rehabilitation.

Prof. Dr. Marko Blatz / USA
The CAD/CAM Ceramic Update in Esthetic Dentistry
Biography

Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. Dr. Blatz graduated from Albert-Ludwigs  University  in  Freiburg,  Germany,  and  was  awarded  additional  Doctorate  Degrees,  a Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics, and a Professorship from the same University. Dr.  Blatz  is  co-founder  and  past  President  of  the  International  Academy  for  Adhesive  Dentistry (IAAD)and  a  founding  member  of  the  European  Academy  of  Digital  Dentistry  (EADD).  He  is  a board-certified Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) and a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry,   the   European   Academy   of   Esthetic   Dentistry,   the   International   College   of Prosthodontists,  the  American  College  of  Prosthodontists  (honorarymember),  Academy  of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society. Dr. Blatz is Editor-in-Chief of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Associate Editor of the  Journal  of  Esthetic  and  Restorative  Dentistry,Associate Editor  of Quintessence  International, Section Editor ofthe International Journal of Prosthodontics, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other recognized scientific dental journals.He is coauthor of the international bestseller “evolution –contemporary protocols for anterior single-tooth implants”.Dr. Blatz is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative materials, and implant dentistry.He was recently named one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry” by his peers.

Abstract

The recent evolution in CAD/CAM and ceramic technologies offers a whole new range of
esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. However, there are still many questions: With
the large variety of ceramics available today, how to select the best materials based on the patient’s
specific situation and needs? Do different ceramics require specific clinical and laboratory protocols?
What ceramics can be used with chairside CAD/CAM systems? What cements or bonding protocols
should I use for the different ceramics to avoid failures? Is all zirconia the same? Can I bond to zirconia
and make resin-bonded bridges? What are the best materials on implants and why? How about all these
new adhesive techniques and protocols I keep hearing about? And where is the scientific evidence on all
these topics?
This presentation will answer such questions and provide an update on esthetic treatment
options with ceramics from conservative partial-coverage laminate veneers and onlays to resin bonded
bridges and implant-supported restorations.                                                                                                                                Learning objectives
• Differentiate modern ceramic materials and their indications
• Learn about CAD/CAM technology and its diverse applications in esthetic dentistry
• Understand strategies for success with ceramic restorations for teeth and implants based on the
current scientific evidence
• Comprehend clinical guidelines for long-lasting esthetic restorations from laminate veneers and
onlays to resin bonded bridges and implant-supported restorations.

DDT. Dragan Stolica / Slovenia
Biography

Dragan Stolica is a dental technician and CAD/CAM specialist from Slovenia.

Educational background:
Dragan Stolica has a degree in dental technology form the PHARMACY, COSMETICS AND HEALTH HIGH SCHOOL LJUBLJANA, LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), which he attended from 2001 – 2006. He gained first experience at an internship at the health center Dr. Adolf Drolc in Maribor.

Working experience:
In 2007 Dragan Stolica has started working as a dental technician in a private prosthetics dental laboratory and clinic - Popdent d.o.o, Maribor (Slovenia).

In 2012 Dragan became head of laboratory with all demanding activities at prosthetics with major focus on fixed prosthetics and implants.

Since 2014 Dragan Stolica has been working as a demonstrator for Ivoclar Vivadent AG with major focus on digital and CAD/CAM technology.

Dragan Stolica had further and ongoing additional educational courses for dental prosthetics in Slovenia and abroad focusing on theoretical prosthetics, dental materials, chemistry and biology.

Participation in international dental master courses such as metal-free ceramics, advanced CAD/CAM application trainings.

Publication and contributions of articles for national and international publication.

Lecturing on topics such as metal-free ceramics and CAD/CAM-based dentistry

Dr. Dan Lazăr / Romania
Wear everywhere. What should we do?
 
Biography

Dan Lazar, graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry in 2005 in Cluj- Napoca, Romania, followed by many post-graduate trainings in prosthetic and restorative dentistry in Romania and Europe.

From 2007-2009 he was teaching at the Faculty of Dentistry, Iuliu Hatieganu Cluj Napoca,at the Restorative department. Since 2005-2016  is working in a private practice in Oradea, Romania. From 2016 he work in his private dental clinic- Clinica LAZAR.

The passion of beauty pushes him to study more about dental photography from technical to art and the aesthetic perception of smile and balance design of anterior region. As a lecturer the main topics of interest are - dental photography, composite restorations in anterior and posterior region and prosthodontics.

Since 2099 he is lecturing constantly in national and international congresses. 
Since 2016 he is a Style Italiano member. 

 

Abstract

From first visit to treatment plan
How should I start?
Full patient documentation
How to analyze the patient - step by step?
From diagnostic to objectives
Treatment plan based on diagnostic
Clinical cases with abrasions
“The eye does not see what the mind does not know”.
This lecture will deal with the importance of the full understanding
of the patient's initial state, especially with different patterns of
wears, before establishing the correct diagnosis and continuing
with the treatment planning.
This requires a complete and systematic evaluation and analysis,
which consists of a series of clinical and paraclinical
investigations.
Moreover, the knowledge about the functional and esthetic
properties and their interaction is necessary.
Establishing the condition of the patient's temporomandibular joint
and muscle activity are the basis of the functional analysis. The
outcome will dictate if the patient needs a jaw/muscle treatment
before starting any other occlusion-changing treatment such as
prosthodontics restoration or orthodontic treatment.
We believe that a comprehensive analysis is the foundation of a
stable and functional treatment outcome for our patients.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dan Patroi, DDS, PhD
Dr. Dan Pătroi / Romania
Minimally invasive preparations for restoring esthetics and function
Biography

Assoc. Prof. Dan  Patroi, PhD, DDS is presently the Head of Oral Rehabilitation Department for licensed students at Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania and the Country Medical Opinion Leader for Ivoclar in Romania.
Assoc. Prof. Dan Patroi has completed postgraduate training in General Dentistry in 2005 and in Prosthdontics in 2013 at UMF Carol Davila, Bucharest, followed by his PhD in 2015. He has also graduated several courses of Competence in Esthetics in Vienna, Austria (2009), in Schaan, Liechtenstien (2010), in Zagreb, Croatia (2011) and nowadays is one of the lecturers in these courses. Since 2009, he is involved in Clinical Research in the field of All Ceramic and Metal Ceramic Restorations both on teeth and implant abutments, Adhesive Cementation, Dental Esthetics,  Smile Design and Veneers. His collaborative research efforts over the last years have resulted in numerous ISI and BDI publications covering a wide range in the field of Prosthodontics, Dental Esthetics and Adhesive Cementation.
His PhD research is focused on Adhesive Cementation of All Ceramic Restorations both on tooth structure and implant abutments. From this research he has published several ISI articoles in different dental journals.
During the last 12 years, Assoc. Prof. Dan Patroi has been invited to present his research findings as well as the outcomes of his clinical cases in numerous national and international congresses and conferences.
Assoc. Prof. Dan Patroi owns a private practice in prosthodontics and dental esthetics in Bucharest, Romania.
 

Abstract

Aesthetic restorations that our patients need are no longer a requirement but a mandatory condition. Whether we make veneers, crowns or dental bridges, not only their functionality is a necessity but also the aesthetics, i.e. the natural feeling of the restored teeth. The necessary space in the horizontal plane for these restorations is provided by dental preparations and modification of the position of the vestibular faces, and in the vertical plane by grinding and/or modification of the DVO.
Achieving a natural smile does not mean trying and guessing, making mistakes and correcting, but it means learning those principles that are compatible with achieving predictable long-term results, ensuring patient comfort and function.

MDT Florin Stoboran / Romania
From IMPRESSION to EXPRESSION in Vertical Dimension
Keywords: disproportionate dimensions, asymmetrical spaces, mixed colors, functional, aesthetic, chromatic.
Biography

Florin Stoboran graduated from the Dental Technician School in Oradea, Romania,
in 1994. He continued his studies in ceramics and specialized in fixed prosthetics,
esthetics and implantology.
Since 1996, he has worked in his own laboratory in Oradea, where he specializes
in esthetic dentistry and all-ceramic restorations. He also teaches courses on these
topics at his Training Center for Esthetics.
Florin Stoboran has collaborated with Ivoclar Vivadent AG since 2005. He is Ivoclar
Vivadent’s opinion leader for Romania and takes part in the campaign “The world
speaks e.max”.
He has given lectures and conducted hands-on courses (with a focus on morphofunctional
aspects, colour and texture as a whole) at national and international
events such as Competence in Esthetics, Dental World, Dental Esthetic Marathon
and The Days of Dental Technician.
Moreover, he has contributed to numerous articles published in professional
journals such as Dental dialogue (RO), Cosmetic dentistry (RO), Fogtechnika (HU),
Quintessenz Zahntechnik (DE), Reflect (FL) and Focus (USA). Florin Stoboran has
been the co-founder and vice president of the Dental Club Bihor since the
beginning of 2011.
In 2013, graduated VieSID - Vienna School of Interdisciplinary Dentistry.

Abstract

From the very first contact with the patient, a prosthetic work should be thought of as a medical act and - as any well performed medical act - is expected to produce a predictable state of dental mastery: with spontaneity set in the right dimension, at the end expressing with intensity strong emotions.
Focusing on a direct and uncompromising approach to reality: starting from pain symptoms, disproportionate dimensions, asymmetrical spaces, mixed colors; the interdisciplinary treatment plan has led to the freedom of expression that can be seen in the final result: functionally, aesthetically and chromatically spectacular.

Prof. Dr. Marko Blatz / USA
The CAD/CAM Ceramic Update in Esthetic Dentistry
Biography

Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. Dr. Blatz graduated from Albert-Ludwigs  University  in  Freiburg,  Germany,  and  was  awarded  additional  Doctorate  Degrees,  a Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics, and a Professorship from the same University. Dr.  Blatz  is  co-founder  and  past  President  of  the  International  Academy  for  Adhesive  Dentistry (IAAD)and  a  founding  member  of  the  European  Academy  of  Digital  Dentistry  (EADD).  He  is  a board-certified Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) and a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry,   the   European   Academy   of   Esthetic   Dentistry,   the   International   College   of Prosthodontists,  the  American  College  of  Prosthodontists  (honorarymember),  Academy  of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society. Dr. Blatz is Editor-in-Chief of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Associate Editor of the  Journal  of  Esthetic  and  Restorative  Dentistry,Associate Editor  of Quintessence  International, Section Editor ofthe International Journal of Prosthodontics, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other recognized scientific dental journals.He is coauthor of the international bestseller “evolution –contemporary protocols for anterior single-tooth implants”.Dr. Blatz is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative materials, and implant dentistry.He was recently named one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry” by his peers.

Abstract

The recent evolution in CAD/CAM and ceramic technologies offers a whole new range of
esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. However, there are still many questions: With
the large variety of ceramics available today, how to select the best materials based on the patient’s
specific situation and needs? Do different ceramics require specific clinical and laboratory protocols?
What ceramics can be used with chairside CAD/CAM systems? What cements or bonding protocols
should I use for the different ceramics to avoid failures? Is all zirconia the same? Can I bond to zirconia
and make resin-bonded bridges? What are the best materials on implants and why? How about all these
new adhesive techniques and protocols I keep hearing about? And where is the scientific evidence on all
these topics?
This presentation will answer such questions and provide an update on esthetic treatment
options with ceramics from conservative partial-coverage laminate veneers and onlays to resin bonded
bridges and implant-supported restorations.                                                                                                                                Learning objectives
• Differentiate modern ceramic materials and their indications
• Learn about CAD/CAM technology and its diverse applications in esthetic dentistry
• Understand strategies for success with ceramic restorations for teeth and implants based on the
current scientific evidence
• Comprehend clinical guidelines for long-lasting esthetic restorations from laminate veneers and
onlays to resin bonded bridges and implant-supported restorations.

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