December 1, 2023

Applications Of Biomimetics In Prosthodontics

Dr. Amelia Orta, DMD, FACP

Seminar Schedule:

Registration & Breakfast

Lecture begins

Mid-Morning Break

Lecture resumes

12:00pm - 1:00pm:

1:00pm - 3:30pm:
Lecture (no break)

3:30pm - 3:45pm:
Questions & Answers

Course breakdown

Continued advancements in adhesive materials and techniques provide clinicians the ability to preserve tooth structure, optimize bond strengths and restore teeth with biomimetic principles. When applied to prosthodontic procedures, these principles allow for less invasive treatment options by relying on adhesion rather than classic retention and resistance form. This lecture will discuss how concepts of biomimetic dentistry can be readily applied to fixed prosthodontics in the restoration of single teeth, quadrant dentistry and full mouth reconstructions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what is biomimetic dentistry
  • Understand principles of advanced adhesive techniques
  • Understand various factors that influence preparation design and material selection

About the Speaker

Dr. Orta is Board Certified with the American Board of Prosthodontics and is both a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Orta is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics, Division of Prosthodontics, University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she enjoys sharing her passion for minimally invasive restorative dentistry with the Pre-doctoral students, Prosthodontic residents and Perio/Prosth fellows. Prior to academia, Dr. Orta practiced in Washington, DC.  Dr. Orta serves as the Editor-in-Chief to the American College of Prosthodontists Messenger publication. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Orta enjoys spending time with her husband and family on their 100-year-old horse farm.