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Sillas Duarte

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

The synergy between digital and minimally invasive adhesive treatment concepts

Lecture Description: 

Novel adhesive techniques and bonded restorations are able to provide patients, clinicians, and dental technicians with treatment alternatives that until recently would require invasive approaches and sacrifice of pristine dental structure. Through microscopically interaction between biomaterials and dental structure, highly-esthetic and long-lasting clinical solutions can be attained while simultaneously preserving the integrity of the enamel and dentin. The adhesive revolution has overturned established dogmas and concepts by advancing our profession with groundbreaking ultra-conservative philosophies that supported by the sealing and reinforcement of dental tissues. However, as newer adhesive dental materials and technologies are introduced at a very fast pace, it is essential that clinicians and dental technicians become familiar with their indications and limitations to provide the best restorative strategy for each individual patient. This presentation provides a systematic and scientific approach for selecting esthetic treatment modalities using adhesive techniques and CAD/CAM materials based on original research data with special emphasis on minimally-invasive adhesive techniques for materials design and selection.

  • Understand the advantages and limitations of different dental materials for esthetic restorations
  • Choose adhesive strategies for different clinical situations
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of current in-office CAD/CAM materials
About presenter: 

Dr Sillas Duarte is Associate Dean of Comprehensive Care and Rex Ingraham Chair in Restorative Dentistry, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California. Dr Duarte is the Chair, Department of Prosthodontics, director of the Advanced Program in Operative & Adhesive Dentistry and the Master of Science in Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry at USC. He is the former editor-in-chief of Quintessence of Dental Technology (QDT), Section Editor in Adhesive Dentistry of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and has served on the editorial boards of several journals. Dr. Duarte has lectured and performed hands-on courses nationally and internationally on esthetic dentistry, biomaterials, minimally invasive dentistry, and adhesion. He has been involved in teaching cutting-edge clinical techniques and technologies related to esthetic and adhesive dentistry. His research and clinical work focus on bonding to dental structures, composites, ceramics, and CAD/CAM technologies.