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Galip Gurel, DDS, PhD

Friday, October 19

The Art of a Personalised Smile Design

Lecture Description: 

Today aesthetic outcome is the most important aspect for the patients who are seeking for a perfect smile, no matter how complicated or simple the case is. Achieving this aesthetic outcome can be limited to one or a few teeth, or it can be a full jaw approach. Even though they sound like similar there are some differences between these 2 approaches. The first one needs to replicate the adjacent teeth in terms of form, shape and color. Nowadays there are many advanced techniques to reproduce the color exactly in the way that we want it to be. However in a full mouth smile is more about a “smile design”. While some of the final aesthetic results are creating the “wow” effect, some may fail to meet the patient’s expectations due to disharmony between the smile design and the patient’s personality. The aim of this lecture is to present a novel concept which involves the creation of a customized personal image expressing a person's sense of identity which is based on the “visagism”.
With the new digital technologies now this problem seems to be solved. The REBEL is the new 3D PERSONALIZED SMILE DESIGN program, which can convert the 2D VIS program in to 3D, to be placed immediately in the patients mouth. The protocol that will be presented in this lecture will show the attendees on how easy to get in to the stage of working with the REBEL, how to get the 3D digital wax up and emphasize the importance of the correct communication which will improve the treatment planning and the predictability of anterior aesthetic

About presenter: 

Dr. Galip Gurel graduated from the University of Istanbul, Dental School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky, Department of Prosthodontics. Received his MSc degree from Yeditepe University in, Istanbul.

Dr. Gurel is the founder and the honorary pres- ident of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry). He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) for 2011 & 2012. He received “The Smigel” award from New York University College of Dentistry to honor the best esthetic dentists in the world. He is a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD) and the honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD). He is also the editor-in-chief of the Quintessence Magazine in Turkey and on the editorial board of the AACD journal, PPAD (Practical Procedure & Aesthetic Dentistry), EJED (European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry).

He is a visiting professor at the New York University (USA), Marseille Dental University (France) and Istanbul Yeditepe University (Turkey). He is the author of “The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers” published by Quintessence publications in 2003 translated into 12 di erent languages. A renown sportsman, Dr. Gurel has been the Captain of the Turkish National Team of Water Polo for 110 times, a World Champion of the Camel Trophy and a participant of the Paris-Dakar Rally.