Is the “mechanical retention and resistance form” era coming to an end? Adhesive dentistry and the biomimetic/bio-emulation approach are now gaining significant momentum. In 2013, the United States was among the first countries to sign the Minamata Convention aiming at reducing and possibly eliminating mercury pollution, including a phase-down approach to dental amalgam. Now more than ever, dental professionals have the responsibility to offer and to deliver valid alternative treatment options to their patients. Direct and semi-(in) direct restorative techniques using bonded composite resin and ceramic materials constitute major players as possible alternatives. This presentation will discuss the instruments, materials and innovations that will allow the optimal application of adhesive restorative techniques in your practice.
- Defining the biomimetic principle through biology, function, mechanics and esthetics.
- Understanding the correct dentin bonding strategy.
- Optimizing the use of direct composite resin restorations with innovative tools and materials.
- Understanding semi-direct and semi-indirect techniques and why we need them.
- Getting used to the inevitable: CAD/CAM dentistry and corresponding materials.
Dr. Pascal Magne
Dr. Pascal Magne was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) in 1966. He grew up and followed his primary education in Neuchâtel then moved to Geneva where he graduated in dentistry in 1989 and completed a Doctoral Thesis in 1992.