April 13, 2018

Smile Design, Bonding and Esthetic Materials Update

Gerard Chiche

Break Down

This presentation will present key points formulated into a systematic step-by-step approach to resolve esthetic problems with predictable results and improved laboratory support. This presentation also covers critical details of porcelain veneers and all-ceramic crown techniques in terms of system selection, cement and adhesive selection and bonding sequence. Occlusal management of esthetic cases will be detailed in order to minimize porcelain fractures and complications:

Learning Objectives:

  • Esthetic Treatment techniques: Manage Key Esthetic Factors for Predictable Esthetic Treatment. Apply these for minor and major Cases.
  • All-Ceramic and Bonding Technique Details: Optimize Clinical and detailed Techniques with All-Ceramic Crowns and Porcelain Veneers Treatment. Understand system selection between different ceramic materials, esthetic rendition, cement options and cement selection, adhesive selection and bonding technique.
  • Materials Selection and Esthetic Treatment Techniques: Establish a Step-by-Step strategy for optimum ceramic materials application (Translucent Zirconia,Lithium Disilicate, Traditional Zirconia) and maximum predictability. When is it necessary to open VDO and how to do it practically.

About the Speaker

Dr. Chiche is the Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry, and the Director of the Center for Esthetic & Implant Dentistry at Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia. He has given numerous programs nationally and internationally and is a Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also the author of the textbooks: Esthetics of Anterior Fixed Restorations, and Smile Design - A guide for Clinician, Ceramist and Patient, both published by Quintessence Pub. Co. He is the recipient of the 2003 LSU Alumni Award, the 2003 Award of the Seattle Study Club for best dental educator of the year and the 2007 Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He became in 2009 the first recipient of the Endowed Chair sponsored by the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.