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Michael Tsao, DDS

Friday, September 13

Michael Tsao, DDS
Anterior Aesthetics Management for Single-Visit Chairside Restorations

Lecture Description: 

With the ever-increasing popularity of digital dental workflows, a lot of dental professionals still hesitate to commit further than the intraoral scanner. A major reason for this is that in-office milling carries with it the necessity to directly deal with ceramic selection and anterior aesthetics. In this lecture, Dr. Michael Tsao, the founder of CEREC Asia, will show how a systematic approach to aesthetic management can achieve reliable results.


-      Material indications by shade selection

-      Shade matching for monolithic restorations

-      Biomimetic characterization and texture

About presenter: 

Dr. Tsao is the owner of Sweet Space Dental Clinic where his team, including twenty dentists, five dental technicians, operate 15 CEREC Omnicams, 15 MCXL milling units, 2 MCX5 milling units, and 8 ceramic ovens including 3 Speedfires. In addition, the clinic has a Galileos CT and a Orthophos CT that are routinely used in conjunction with SICAT virtual facebow for full mouth rehabilitations. With 10 dental chairs, Sweet Space manages an average of 500 CEREC restorations per month. Over the course of 2018, Dr. Tsao has personally placed over 5000 individual CEREC restorations.

Michael Tsao is also the founder of CEREC Asia Training Center, the only Dentsply Sirona certified training facility in Asia. As a CEREC Beta Tester and the primary lecturer, Michael and his team of dentists are passionate proponents of digital dentistry education. With a primary focus on clinical techniques and hands on workshops, CEREC Asia has had a total attendance of over 1000 dental professionals in 100 sessions held over two years. The source of Dr. Tsao’s passion for digital dentistry is the unrelenting thirst for knowledge, and his aspirations for CEREC Asia are very simple: learn, create, and share.