Course Title: Indirect Aesthetic Restorations
Date: 16th and 17th March
Course Tutors: Marco Ferrari & Serhat Koken
Location: School of Dentistry, University of Leeds
Course Fee: £600 (or £1,100 for both Indirect & Direct Aesthetic Restoration Masterclasses)email@example.com)
This course adopts a scientific evidence based approach to clinical procedures in order to allow you to deliver high-level, clinical best practice. Dentists are pushed by society, the industry and media to adopt new clinical procedures and new devices, but often there is a lack of scientific evidence to support them. The problem about acceptability of the margins of clinical practice is still unresolved.
The workshop will cover the different hot topics of restorative dentistry such as:
- Type of preparation of finishing lines (vertical vs horizontal prep)
- Cervical Margin Relocation
- Preparation of laminates in anterior teeth
- New available prosthodontic materials
- The use of Intra-Oral Scanners to take the final impression of natural abutments
We will cover the advantages and limitations of all the above mentioned procedures, from a technical and material perspective (in particular in relation with the periodontal tissues and their clinical behaviour and response). Fundamentally, success in prosthodontics is only possible with proper biological integration of periodontal tissues.
Techniques such as abutment preparation, traditional and digital impressions and luting will be described step-by-step and demonstrated through video footage.Course Content:
- Diagnosis and treatment planning
- Knowledge of relevant materials
- Bonding-Luting materials and procedures
- Preparation of posterior onlays and anterior laminates
- Cervical Margin Relocation on posterior teeth
- Porcelain, Lithium disilicate and reinforced resin materials
- Traditional and digital impressions
- Lab work
- Choice of correct shade
- Luting procedures
- Finishing and polishing
- 50/50 split between seminar and hands-on (Friday seminar and Saturday hands-on)
- Small learning groups
Roberto Sorrentino graduated with full marks and honors in Dentistry in 2002 at the University Federico II of Naples, and a year later he completed a post-graduate course in Traditional and implant-supported prosthodontics and restorative biomechanics. Between 2004-2006 he completed his Master of Science and PhD in Dental materials and their clinical applications at the University of Siena (2004-2006), and finally completed another post-graduate course in 2012, this time on Smile esthetics.
He became a research Professor of Prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry at the University Federico II of Naples before qualifying as Full and Associate Professor in 2017. He is an aggregate Professor of Prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry at the University Federico II of Naples and at the University of Siena. Prof. Sorrentino has also lectured at several national and international Post-graduate and Master Courses in different Universities.
Prof. Sorrentino has worked as a researcher and consultant for national and international dental companies and has worked on several PRIN projects. He was Principal Investigator of a FIRB research project about Biomechanics and biomimetics in implant-supported prosthodontics shared between the Second University of Naples and the University Vita Salute San Raffaele of Milan.
He is the author of more than 130 publications in national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals and the co-author of chapters of books on Prosthodontics. In addition to this he is a reviewer of more than 30 international peer-reviewed scientific journals and has spoken at national and international meetings.
He is a former President of the Membership and Recruitment Committee of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and a current member of the Academy of Dental Materials (ADM) and of the Italian Society of Dentistry and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (SIOCMF). He is also a former Secretary of the Italian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry and Implant Prosthodontics (SIOPI).
Prof. Sorrentino has won of many national and international prizes for research and clinical activity in prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, biomechanics and dental materials. He is a co-founder of the dental blog and community Zerodonto (www.zerodonto.com).