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Markus B. Blatz, DDS, PhD

Friday, October 19

Evolution Esthetic properties of New Ceramic Materials

Lecture Description: 

The recent evolution of dental ceramics offers clinicians and dental technicians a never-beforeseen plethora of material options in their quest to mimic the natural dentition as closely as possible in respect to color, translucency, and surface texture. Conversely, selecting the proper ceramic material based on the patient’s specific needs seems even more complicated today as several material property aspects lack proper scientific validation. This presentation will summarize esthetic and other key properties of new ceramic materials in an unbiased manner and provide laboratory and clinical guidelines for their proper selection and application based on decades of research and the latest scientific evidence.


• Differentiate modern ceramic and hybrid materials and their indications.
• Understand key esthetic and functional properties of ceramic materials based on the scientific evidence.
• Comprehend laboratory and clinical guidelines for successful and long- lasting ceramic restorations on teeth and implants.

About presenter: 

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 Doc- torate Degrees, a Postgraduate Certi cate in Prosthodontics, and a Professorship from the same University. Dr. Blatz is co-founder and immediate past President of the Internation- al Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD). He is a Board-certi ed Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomateri- als (DGPro) and a member of multiple oth- er 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 (honor- ary member), Academy of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous recog- nized scienti c dental journals and is Associ- ate Editor of Quintessence International. He is coauthor of the international bestseller “evo- lution – 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 im- plant dentistry.