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CAD/CAM Ceramic Restorations in Esthetic Dentistry


CAD/CAM Ceramic Restorations in Esthetic Dentistry

This 3-day course will provide a comprehensive didactic and practical hands-on experience on the latest restorative treatment options, technologies, concepts, and materials in a personalized environment.

From Anterior Laminate Veneers and Resin-bonded Bridges to Posterior Inlays/Onlys/Overlays and Crowns

Fundamental aesthetic guidelines are the basis for accurate treatment planning and smile design. Their proper understanding and clinical application allows for minimally invasive tooth preparations and selection of the most appropriate and aesthetic ceramic materials. Ideal preparation design and understanding of cementation and resin-bonding principles for the various treatment options and ceramic materials available are key for long-term clinical success.

Starting with aesthetic guidelines and smile design, this course will allow participants to learn and practice tooth preparation designs for resin-bonded restorations. These range from bonded laminate veneers to inlays/onlays/overlays and resin-bonded bridges. Participants will then scan their preparations with an intraoral scanner. Selection of the most appropriate ceramic materials based on scientific information on optical and physical properties as well patient’s individual needs will be discussed and explained. Participants will learn how to sinter, process, and finish different ceramic materials. Cementation and bonding protocols for ceramics are not universal and have to be adapted to the specific ceramic material selection in any given clinical situation. Participants will apply and practice different cementation and bonding protocols for various indications and materials in a step-by-step manner.

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    Markus Blatz

    DMD, PhD

    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 immediate past President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD). 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 (honorary member), Academy of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous recognized scientific dental journals and is Associate Editor of Quintessence International. 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.

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    Julian Conejo

    DDS, MSc

    Dr. Conejo is the Director of Clinical CAD/CAM Technologies in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Conejo obtained his DDS from the Universidad Latina, Costa Rica in 2005 and then completed his training as a prosthodontist at Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico in 2008. Subsequently, he was appointed as a Professor at the Prosthodontics Department, Universidad Latina. At Penn Dental Medicine, he conducts research on CAD/CAM technology, prosthodontics, and implant dentistry. Dr. Conejo was awarded the Young Clinician Award at the Nobel Biocare World Tour Mexico City in 2008 and the ICP Research Fellowship in Dental Restorative Materials in 2016. He has lectured in over 30 countries focusing on digital workflows for esthetic tooth and implant-supported restorations.

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    Bobby Birdi


    Dr. Bobby Birdi is one of North America’s very few Certified Dual Specialists in Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Dr. Birdi is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Minnesota, where he is involved in multiple dental implant research projects and clinical trials. He also actively lectures both nationally and internationally in the fields of implant surgery and prosthetics.

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    Sundeep Rawal

    DMD, Cert. Pros

    Dr. Sundeep Rawal is among the most sought-after prosthodontists within North America. His education & experience has positioned him as a foremost leader in the field of digital dentistry. He has lectured extensively across the US as well as internationally. Over the past 10 years he has been a featured speaker at over 300 dental conference throughout the world. He trains other dentists on clinical technological advances in dentistry as well as how to improve the business side of their practice and be of additional value to the communities they serve.

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Barbara Cox
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The Digital Dentistry Institute is an ADA CERP recognized provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Refund Policy

Registration requirements include a deposit for any Digital Dentistry Institute program of ½ the total tuition.

Balance of the program (unless in a financing or payment plan) will be charged to your credit card 30 days prior to the start of the course(s).

For cancellations:

  • Prior to 60 days before the start of the program, a full refund minus a $1000 non-refundable deposit will be given.
  • 30-60 days prior to the start of the program, a 50% of the total tuition fee will be incurred.
  • Within 30 days prior to the start of the program, there are no refunds.

DDI reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any course as deemed necessary. In no event shall DDI be liable for any cancellation or change penalties assessed by airlines or hotels as a result of course date changes or cancellations.

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