DDM, MSc Advanced Studies in Microinvasive Aesthetic Dentistry; Senior assistant, Division of Cariology and Endodontics, Coordinator, Post-graduate program MAS of Microinvasive Aesthetic Dentistry, University of Geneva

Modern Concepts to Approach a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation: From the Analogical To the Digital Era (PART I & II)

Non-carious lesions (NCLs) are defined as an irreversible loss of the hard tissue of teeth which is no consequent to action of batteries. The incidence of NCLs is increasing steadily in occidental communities and often, especially when they act combined, they may induce a severe condition of tooth wear. Patients that present this condition may need complex full-moth rehabilitations with an increased vertical dimension of occlusion. In the past, a substantial loss of hard dental tissue implied an invasive therapy approach with full-crown coverage. However, the development and improvement of adhesive dentistry marked a shift of paradigm which allowed to treat these patients with minimally invasive and/or additives approaches. Recent development of digital devices also increased the predictability of these treatments with tree-dimensional previsualisation and simulation of the final outcome. The aim of this conference is to elucidate treatments protocols and workflows of full mouth rehabilitations using additive and adhesives techniques. A special attention will be given to advantages and limits of digitals approaches.

Resin Composite Veneers: A No Invasive Approach to Achieve Aesthetic

Smile esthetics plays a dominant role in modern society: it influences how people are perceived and how they perceive themselves. Treatment options for a patient with anterior aesthetic problems includes direct restoration with composite resin, indirect restoration with porcelain veneers and crowns. Ceramic veneers or crowns provide excellent and long-lasting results but may require extensive tooth preparation. Recent improvements to the mechanical and optical properties of composite resins allow clinicians to accurately reproduce the natural anatomy and shade of enamel and dentin with minimal tooth preparation or no tooth preparation and may represent an excellent compromise in term of costs, time, and results. The aim of this conference is to elucidate treatments protocols and workflows for full direct composite no-invasive veneers.