DentaNet Symposium 2014 - Dentists

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Hos DentaNet glæder vi os til at byde jer velkommen til en weekend, hvor vi sammen hjælper hinanden med at gøre patienterne endnu gladere! 


Aesthetic dentistry in the anterior teeth - a soft and hard tissue challenge from the conservative to the prosthetic treatments

Dr. Lorenzo Vanini

Function and aesthetics in dentistry: two inseparable goals in the modern society. The aim of this lecture is to give the chance to learn how to blend these two ideals in every clinical situation, from the easiest to the most difficult one. How to gain a predictable and repeatable result is the key word of the entire day.  

The lecture is divided in two sessions: 

Part 1: How to achieve aesthetic results with conservative treatments

In the first part, we will focus on the minimal invasive procedures and most conservative techniques for direct and indirect composite restorations and bonded ceramic manufactures.

We will speak about class V noncarious cervical leasions and gingival recessions and about complex fractures (class IV) where the biologic dimension is violated. We will focus on the most conservative techniques to treat this combined leasions (tooth-gingiva) and how it is possible to do a “one step treatment” to create a new biologic dimension and to immediately restore the crown’ tooth.

Main targets will be:

  • to know the right way of color determination,
  • to learn a standardized technique of composite stratification
  • to choose the best material between composite and ceramic according to the clinical situation • to manage soft and hard dental tissues in combined cases (class V and complex class IV).

Part 2: How to achieve aesthetic results with prosthetic treatments on both natural teeth and implants

During the second session, we will deeply analyze the best materials and methods for the creation and utiliization of composite and metal-free crowns and the finest techniques to manage gingival tissues to achieve a good predictable gingival architecture an how to maintain the aesthetic result over time.

Main targets will be: 

  • to learn the right method of teeth preparation
  • how to achieve a good gingival contouring in a prosthetic treatment with different type of gingival tissues
  • to choose the right composite or ceramic system
  • to gain the best marginal seal and the best aesthetic results 

Saturday morning

Occlusal Principles for Aesthetic and Every Day Dentistry

Dr. Ian Buckle 

Over the years dentistry has developed divisions. one of the greatest divides has been between traditional functional dentistry and so-called “cosmetic” practices. But do our patients want or expect just one or the other? I do not believe so and my experience is that our patients expect both to be delivered at the same time. We now have a population who want to look their best and keep their teeth for a lifetime and with the advent of new techniques and materials our patients goals can usually be met.

We also need to realise that our patient’s dental needs are changing – as they keep their teeth longer, some dentitions are simply wearing out. Add to that a generation that has been “drilled and filled” and we have a difficult problem to solve. Wear, tooth surface loss, “occlusal disease” – however we choose to describe it - we must learn to diagnose and treat it in the same way we have learnt to evaluate traditional dental disease. A comprehensive assessment will allow more treatment to be carried out with longer-lasting, more predictable results. Happier patients and less stress all round! 


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Concept of Complete Dentistry
  • The four steps to Predictable, Beautiful, Long Lasting restorations
  • Understand how to design a stable, minimal stress occlusion
  • Understand the balance between function and aesthetics, biology and structure • Understand the key components of a complete examination
  • Evaluate health vs disease, function vs dysfunction
  • Recognize how the joints, muscles and teeth are designed to work together in anatomic and functional harmony
  • Treatment options : orthodontics, equilibration, restoration or surgical
  • Determine how to use digital photography along with mounted diagnostic casts to visualize optimum dentistry
  • Develop a logical systematic approach to treatment planning
  • How to apply these Principles in General and aesthetic Dentistry. 

Saturday afternoon

Rethinking restorative procedures – from bonded porcelain to dental implants and the adoption of new ideas

Part 1 – The Minimally Invasive Concept – history and present status

Prosthetic Dentistry has far too long been associated with removal of a gross amount of healthy tooth structure, causing ugly exposed cervical finishing lines on crowns as well as a high percentage of necrosis of pulps. Impressed by the idea of being able to produce invisible finishing lines on supragingival preparations with the technique used by Dr. Sverker Toreskog, we will take a 50 year step back in the history of dental restoration techniques. We will see what we can learn from the past and what the right choice is in restoring severely destructed teeth today, with even more possibilities.

Some issues that will be addressed during this part of the presentation include:

  • Is it unethical to continue with the old “well proven” techniques we know so well instead of changing to a new unknown technique?
  • Bonded porcelain, zirconia crowns or metal ceramic crowns?
  • What do we know about the long term outcome of bonded porcelain techniques vs. traditional crown preparation techniques regarding endodontic/periodontal problems and what about the durability?
  • How does bonded porcelain look after 10-20 years compared to metal ceramic crowns? 

Part 2 – Teeth or Implants? Replacement of missing teeth in the esthetic zone

During this part, restorative, technical, esthetical and biological aspects of esthetically demanding implant cases will be discussed. Clinical cases are presented to compare the esthetic and functional outcome of implant- and tooth-supported fixed restorations.

Some issues that will be addressed during this part of the presentation include:

  • When to extract and when to keep a tooth.
  • To identify the problems which arise by increased number of implants and their clinical consequences.
  • What are the risks of dental implants?
  • What are the alternatives to dental implants?
  • Prognosis and predictability using implant- and tooth-supported fixed restorations. • To understand the importance of the diagnosis for selecting a treatment modality. 

Part 3 - Adoption of new ideas and technology 

Factors that influence the diffusion of innovations have been substantially researched and will be discussed during the presentation. Every innovation is however associated with some degree of status conferral, which means that there is a risk for overadoption. The use of dental implants will be discussed from this aspect and a system for ethical deliberation will be presented.