September 30, 2022


The CAD/CAM Ceramic Update in Esthetic and Implant Dentistry


MARCUS BLATZ, DDS


Seminar Schedule:

7:30am - 8:30am:
Registration and Breakfast

8:30am - 10:30am:
Introductory Remarks and Lecture

10:30am - 10:45pm:
Break

10:45am - 12:30pm:
Lecture

12:30pm - 1:15pm:
Lunch (45 minutes only)

1:15pm - 3:15pm:
Lecture

3:15pm - 3:30pm:
Questions & Answers

Course breakdown

The recent evolution in CAD/CAM and ceramic technologies offers a whole new range of esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. However, there are still many questions: What are the best materials considering the large variety of ceramics available today? What ceramics can be used with chairside CAD/CAM systems? Do different ceramics require specific laboratory and clinical treatment? What cements or bonding protocols should I use for the different ceramics to avoid failures? Is all zirconia the same? Can I bond to zirconia and make resin-bonded bridges? What are the best materials on implants and why? And where is the scientific evidence on all these topics?

This presentation will answer such questions and provide an update on esthetic treatment options with ceramics from conservative partial-coverage laminate veneers and onlays to resin bonded bridges and implant-supported restorations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate modern ceramic materials and their indications.
  • Learn about CAD/CAM technology and its diverse applications in esthetic dentistry.
  • Understand strategies for success with ceramic restorations for teeth and implants based on the current scientific evidence.
  • Comprehend clinical guidelines for long-lasting esthetic restorations from laminate veneers and onlays to resin bonded bridges and implant-supported restorations.

About the Speaker

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, where he 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 past President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD) and a founding member of the European Academy of Digital Dentistry (EADD). 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.

Dr. Blatz is Editor-in-Chief of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Associate Editor of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and Associate Editor of Quintessence International, Section Editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other recognized scientific dental journals. 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. He was recently named one of the "World's Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry" by his peers.