Dr. Markus Blatz
The recent evolution in ceramic, adhesive, and CAD/CAM technologies is breathtaking and offers a whole new range of aesthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options in restorative and implant dentistry. However, there are many open questions and straight answers are hard to find.
What are the fundamental aesthetic treatment planning guidelines to select the best materials and treatment options for our patients considering the large variety of silica-based, high-strength, and hybrid ceramic materials available today? How to best integrate digital workflows and resin bonding technologies? How to design new smiles and handle bonded laminate veneers? Do different ceramics require specific laboratory and clinical treatment to function properly in the mouth? Is all zirconia the same? How to cement different ceramics? What are the best protocols and materials to restore dental implants? And, in this age of “evidence-based dentistry”, what is the scientific evidence on all of these topics?
This presentation will answer such questions in an unbiased manner and provide an update on aesthetic, less invasive, and long-term functional treatment options from conservative laminate veneers to implant-supported full-mouth rehabilitations. Case selection, tooth preparation, dental implants, digital manufacturing in the dental laboratory and in clinics, fundamental material science, as well as cementation and bonding techniques of ceramics based on decades of research and the latest scientific evidence will be presented.
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, Pennsylvania, where he also 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 immediate past President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD). 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. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous recognized scientific dental journals and is Associate Editor of Quintessence International. 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.
We are helping to facilitate the collection of old dental instruments for donation to U of A palaeontology students for use in their field work (the Paleo-Pik project). We will be accepting instrument donations at our event and appreciate any contributions big or small.
WANTED: All dental hand instruments: scalers, probes, chisels, pluggers, etc., , that you no longer use or may have damaged/ broken.
PURPOSE: Hand Instruments will be donated for excavation work and research at the Dino Lab, U of A, Royal Tyrrell Museum at Drumheller and the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Wembley, Alberta
ALSO: Instruments rolls for carrying instruments and small tools boxes, can also be donated.
Please include your business card (optional) with your donation.
We invite and provide free registration for all University of Alberta Dentistry students.
This scientific session is sponsored by: