ZEISS VISUALIZATION SYSTEMS FOR DENTISTRY

ZEISS Dental Week

May 3 - 6, 2021


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ZEISS Dental Week

Join us for the ZEISS Dental Week 2021! This scientific exchange is intended for dentists who want to gain clinical insights on restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontal therapies. Proficient users share their experiences of working with ZEISS Visualization Systems for dentistry. 

Restorative dentistry

Prosthodontics

Endodontics

Periodontics

Day 1, 3 May
Monday

Day 2, 4 May
Tuesday

Day 3, 5 May
Wednesday

Day 4, 6 May
Thursday

1 pm CET

1 pm CET

1 pm CET

1 pm CET

Dr. Javier Tapia Guadix
Advanced visualization techniques and high magnification in restorative dentistry

Dr. Domenico Massironi
The Micro: my prosth-way for the excellence

Dr. Syngcuk Kim
Microscope and endodontic microsurgery

Dr. Rino Burkhardt
The microsurgical concept in periodontal therapy – revisited

6 pm CET / 9 am PDT

6 pm CET / 9 am PDT

6 pm CET / 9 am PDT

6 pm CET / 9 am PDT

Dr. Didier Dietschi
Interceptive and selective treatment of tooth wear: a conceptual and clinical update for the use of no-prep direct adhesive techniques

Dr. Roberto Molinari
The Micro approach to Digital Dentistry: precision and preservation

Dr. Gilberto Debelian
Modern endodontic microsurgery – concepts and practice

Dr. Diego Velásquez
The benefit of the microsurgical concept in periodontal therapy


Restorative dentistry

Advanced visualization techniques and high magnification in restorative dentistry

Monday, 3 May 2021
1:00 PM CET 

Dr. Javier Tapia Guadix

DDS, CG Artist,
Madrid, Spain

Abstract

Restorative dentistry represents the basis of daily treatment in the dental office. The quality and long-term success of the restorative treatments is strongly linked to the capacity of the operator to control all the parameters involved. From the isolation steps to the adhesive procedures and the surface finishing, all the steps require special attention to detail. The use of advanced visualization techniques such as fluorescence and cross polarization, when combined with the high magnification provided by dental microscopes, offers a new dimension of control over these treatments. Assisted caries detection, resin detection, and shade visualization without glare are just some of the advantages that these new technologies provide. As such, they quickly became a standard tool in our restorative protocols that improve the ultimate quality and durability of our treatments.

Biography

Javier Tapia Guadix was born in 1978 in Madrid, Spain. He finished dental school at the European University of Madrid in 2003. During 2004, he was working as an associate professor in the prosthetics department. In 2005, he started his career as a professional computer graphics artist, focused on illustration, animation, and application development. He founded the company Juice - Dental Media Design for this purpose. He received the Collegiate Merit Award by the Spanish College of Dentists from the 1st Region in 2005, for his collaboration in the commission of new technologies. In 2011, he founded the Bio-Emulation group together with Panaghiotis Bazos and Gianfranco Politano. He actively collaborates with several universities across Europe and is a member of the GC Restorative Advisory Board. In 2014, he became an official reviewer for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry. Then in 2017, he became an official reviewer for the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. Javier works in his private practice in Madrid, focused on restorative dentistry and esthetics. He is an international lecturer participating in more than 250 congresses, hands-on courses, and live courses. He has published several articles in restorative dentistry, dental photography, and computers in dentistry.

Interceptive and selective treatment of tooth wear: a conceptual and clinical update for the use of no-prep direct adhesive techniques

Monday, 3 May 2021
6:00 PM CET / 9:00 AM PDT

Dr. Didier Dietschi

DMD, PhD, Privat Docent
Geneva, Switzerland

Abstract

Erosion, awake, and sleep bruxism are widely spread disorders inducing attrition and erosion alongside with a detrimental impact on esthetics. The growing incidence of these pathologies mandates early diagnosis so that proper preventive or at least interceptive measures are taken. New scientific and clinical evidence supports the application of risk factor-oriented clinical approach to treat various forms of tooth wear. The program will particularly focus on interceptive treatment strategies based on “no-prep” or ultra-conservative adhesive techniques, having great potential for treating most of our patients before they reach more severe tissue loss.

In the webinar, he will discuss about the global approach to the treatment of tooth wear, management of the vertical dimension of occlusion and occlusal positions and direct interceptive treatment methods using no-prep adhesive protocols and composite.

Biography

Dr. Didier Dietschi was licensed in 1984 and got his doctoral and Privat Docent degrees in 1988 and 2004, respectively, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He also got a PhD degree in 2003 at the University of ACTA, Netherlands. Following a 6-year period of full-time teaching and research activity in Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, he started a part-time activity in a private office in Geneva, dedicated to esthetic restorative dentistry. He now holds the positions of adjunct professor at CASE Western University (USA) and senior lecturer at the University of Geneva. Dr. Dietschi has published over 115 clinical and scientific papers and book chapters on adhesive and esthetic restorations; he also co-authored the book “Adhesive Metal-free Restorations”, edited in 1997 by Quintessence and translated in 7 languages. Dr. Dietschi is internationally acclaimed for his theoretical and practical teaching programs on adhesive and aesthetic restorations.


Prosthodontics

The Micro: my prosth-way for the excellence

Tuesday, 4 May 2021
1:00 PM CET 

Abstract

Modern prosthetic dentistry currently uses techniques and materials that are increasingly conservative and respectful to the biology of dental tissues, with the goal of a predictable result in the long term. With the advent of minimally invasive techniques, modern esthetic dentistry is basically new, especially with regard to the requests of the patients for treatments of increasing value in terms of quality and oriented towards a rapid and optimal solution also of large and complex cases.
Use of the microscope is a crucial element in maintaining the integrity and respect of the tissues and obtaining the best results.

Biography

He is an Active Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a Member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, an Active Member of the American Academy of Microscopy, and a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists; he is a Member Emeritus of Amici di Brugg and a Active Member of the Digital Dentistry Society. He wrote “Precision in prosthetic restoration” with A. Battistelli and R. Pascetta (Quintessence) and “Precision in dental esthetics” with R. Pascetta and G. Romeo (Quintessence), translated in seven languages. He has used the stereomicroscope since 1988.

Dr. Domenico Massironi

DMD
Melegnano (Milan), Italy

The Micro approach to Digital Dentistry: precision and preservation

Tuesday, 4 May 2021
6:00 PM CET / 9:00 AM PDT

Abstract

Thanks to the evolution of digital dentistry, even the complex cases, both esthetic and functional, can be solved by all those who are familiar with dental software. Today, in fact, the modern dentist who embarks on the road of digital dentistry, to be able to digitally manage his cases, must know very well not only the clinical rules that govern dentistry itself, but also the concept of "software integration". In order to obtain good final results, we have to augment the visualization using a microscope in all clinical steps from preparation to cementation. During the presentation, clinical cases including all the concepts about the modern approach and the value of the dental microscope in digital dentistry will be shown to the participants.

Biography

Dr. Roberto Molinari obtained his diploma as a dental technician in 1986; subsequently, he obtained his degree in dentistry and dental prosthetics with honors from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1993. After having trained with the most notable experts in modern dentistry, he specialized in periodontology, implantology, and esthetic prosthetics. He holds courses for odontologists on the correct use of CAD/CAM techniques on natural teeth and implants. He is an active member of the board of PEERS, and also an active member of AIOD (Italian Academy of Digital Dentistry). He is an international speaker for Dentsply Sirona, and for ZEISS about CAD/CAM,and microdentistry, respectively. He lives in Mantova (Italy), where he has his own dental clinic.

Dr. Roberto Molinari

DDS
Mantova, Italy


Endodontics

Microscope and endodontic microsurgery

Wednesday, 5 May 2021
1:00 PM CET 

Dr. Syngcuk Kim

DDS, PhD,
Louis I. Grossman Professor, Endodontics Associate Dean of Global Affairs, and Advanced Dental Education School of the Dental Medicine University of Pennsylvania
New York, USA

Abstract

One of the key factors in the successful execution of endodontic microsurgery is the proper use of the microscope. There are two elements critical to the use of the microscope: positioning of the patient and the steps to use the microscope. Not all steps of the microsurgery need a microscope. For instance, flap elevation, initial osteotomy procedure, and suturing do not need microscope usage. However, steps in between require the proper use of the microscope. In this presentation, every step of the microsurgery will be explained from the points of proper use of the microscope. In addition to the completion of a surgery, proper usage of the microscope supports you to perform a smaller osteotomy, precise identification of the canal anatomy on the resected root surface, the most critical point of the surgery, and complete elimination of granulation tissues. This presentation will discuss all aspects of the use of the microscope in microsurgery.

Biography

Dr. Kim is well-known and respected for his research in dental pulp physiology and microcirculation running the Pulp Biology Laboratory when he was a faculty member at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. When he joined the Dental School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 as chairman of the Department of Endodontics, Dr. Kim not only brought the department into the “New Age“ using the microscope in endodontics, but also established the Microscope Training Center at the school. Since its inception, over 1000 leaders in endodontic education and clinical practitioners from the USA, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia have been trained at the center. It is the longest running university-based continuation program in the world. He also changed old-fashioned endodontic surgery to modern microsurgery by developing a series of micro-instruments for the field and writing a textbook entitled “Color Atlas of Microsurgery in Endodontics”, published in 2000 by the Saunders Co.

Extensive speaking engagements take Dr. Kim to universities, conferences, study clubs, and professional associations in the US and abroad. Dr. Kim has published over seventy articles in peer review journals. He has also served as guest editor in the Dental Clinics of North America series, published in July 1997 and 2004, and he is co-author of a textbook in endodontics entitled “Endodontology, a Color Atlas of Dental Medicine”, Thieme Co., Germany, 2000. This textbook has been translated to 14 languages. His current research interest is evaluation of various dental materials using stem-cell lines.

Modern endodontic microsurgery – concepts and practice

Wednesday, 5 May 2021
6:00 PM CET / 9:00 AM PDT

Dr. Gilberto Debelian

DMD, PhD
Oslo, Norway

Abstract

Endodontic surgery has now evolved into endodontic microsurgery. By using state-of-the-art equipment like operation microscopes (OPMI), instruments, and materials that match biological concepts with clinical practice, it is known that microsurgical approaches produce predictable outcomes in the healing of lesions of endodontic origin. In this webinar the most current concepts, techniques, instruments, and materials on endodontic microsurgery will be provided.

Biography

Dr. Gilberto Debelian received his DMD degree from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 1987. He completed his specialization in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, in 1991 and received the Louis I. Grossman student award in Endodontics. He taught as a clinical instructor and as an associate professor at the endodontic program at the University of Oslo (UIO), Norway, from 1991 to 2010. He served as an adjunct visiting professor at the post-graduate program in endodontics, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, from 2006 to 2015. He concluded his PhD studies at UIO in 1997, which gave him two scientific awards, from the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and from the Norwegian Dental Association, both in 1997. He is an adjunct visiting professor at the post-graduate program in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Debelian maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is the director of the Advanced Endodontic Microscopy Center – ENDO INN (www.endoinn.com) in Oslo, Norway. Dr. Debelian has authored a book of 7 chapters on endodontics, one book on endodontics, and written more than 80 scientific and clinical papers.


Periodontics

The microsurgical concept in periodontal therapy – revisited

Thursday, 6 May 2021
1:00 PM CET 

Abstract

Decades ago, the microsurgical concept in periodontology evolved from minimally invasive approaches in other surgical specialties. Since the introduction of the operating microscope (OPMI) in periodontology, the concept has been modified manifold as an increasing amount of in-depth knowledge about the key factors for successful periodontal microsurgery became available.
Based on some exemplary clinical cases, the present webinar sheds light on the technical (OPMI and instruments) and human factor (training and psychomotor skills) requirements for a periodontal microsurgery that leads to better operational performance, patient safety, and overall better clinical results compared to the ones achieved by a conventional approach.
Additionally, the effect of the microsurgical approach on mucosal wound healing will be explained stepwise and illustrated by videos of operated patients. A conclusive presentation of actual study results documents the scientific evidence of the beneficial effects that periodontal microsurgery has on patients.

Biography

Dr. Rino Burkhardt graduated from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and received his doctorate from the Medical Faculty of the same university. He completed his postgraduate education at the Department of Periodontology of the University of Berne, Switzerland, and is an SSP (Swiss Society of Periodontology) and EFP (European Federation of Periodontology) board-certified specialist in periodontology.
Besides his practice as a periodontist, he is involved in clinical research and won a prize for his basic works on blood microcirculation after surgical interventions (European Federation of Periodontology). Since 1996, he runs a private clinic in Zurich, limited to periodontology and implantology. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Zurich and an honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is the former president of the Swiss Society of Implantology and the current vice president of the Clinical Research Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health.

Dr. Rino Burkhardt

DDS, MAS in Periodontology
Zurich, Switzerland

The benefit of the microsurgical concept in periodontal therapy

Thursday, 6 May 2021
6:00 PM CET / 9:00 AM PDT

Abstract

Microscope-assisted periodontal surgery has been extensively documented in the literature since its introduction in the early 90s. Visually driven soft and hard tissue manipulation translates into delicate handling of tissues from incision-making to wound closure. The symbiotic combination of magnification and coaxial illumination enhances visual acuity and psychomotor execution, both essential supporting ingredients to perform precise incisions, design minimally invasive flaps, preparing surfaces with confidence, delivering biomaterials accurately, and achieving passive wound edge approximation. Patients benefit from less morbidity, while the operator, the micro periodontal surgeon, takes full advantage of a working tool that enables high-quality performance in an ergonomically healthy environment. 
This presentation will showcase the rationale of embracing the microscope-assisted concept in periodontal therapy by illustrating clinical cases in a wide scope of applications pertaining to the daily workflow in periodontal treatment.

Biography

Diego Velásquez, DDS, MSD, is a graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Dentistry, Colombia. He was awarded an Ambassadorial Scholarship by The Rotary Foundation that allowed him to complete his postdoctoral training in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he also received a Masters degree in Science of Dentistry. He went on to complete a residency in periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Velásquez works in private practice in Fenton, Michigan, and is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Dentistry of the University of Michigan. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is currently a member of the peer review panel of the Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and a consultant of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He is part of the Expert Council of the Osteology Foundation, has published a number of articles on prosthodontics, periodontics, and dental implant related topics, and has lectured nationally and internationally.
Dr. Velásquez is a recipient of the prestigious “Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholarship for Excellence” award of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. His private practice-based research activity has been recognized by the American Academy of Periodontology by receiving the Clinical Research Award in 2017. He is active in numerous professional associations serving on leadership positions in different capacities. He is the past president of the Midwest Society of Periodontology, the Michigan Periodontal Association, and he is currently the president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.

Dr. Diego Velásquez

DDS, MSD
Fenton, USA

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Restorative dentistry

Prosthodontics

Endodontics

Periodontics

Day 1, 3 May
Monday

Day 2, 4 May
Tuesday

Day 3, 5 May
Wednesday

Day 4, 6 May
Thursday

1 pm CET

1 pm CET

1 pm CET

1 pm CET

Dr. Javier Tapia Guadix
Advanced visualization techniques and high magnification in restorative dentistry

Dr. Domenico Massironi
The Micro: my prosth-way for the excellence

Dr. Syngcuk Kim
Microscope and endodontic microsurgery

Dr. Rino Burkhardt
The microsurgical concept in periodontal therapy – revisited

6 pm CET / 9 am PDT

6 pm CET / 9 am PDT

6 pm CET / 9 am PDT

6 pm CET / 9 am PDT

Dr. Didier Dietschi
Interceptive and selective treatment of tooth wear: a conceptual and clinical update for the use of no-prep direct adhesive techniques

Dr. Roberto Molinari
The Micro approach to Digital Dentistry: precision and preservation

Dr. Gilberto Debelian
Modern endodontic microsurgery – concepts and practice

Dr. Diego Velásquez
The benefit of the microsurgical concept in periodontal therapy

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