Graduated with honors in Dentistry. Doctorate research in Periodontology (University of Palermo – Italy). Active member of the AIOP (Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry), Fellow of the International Academy of dental-facial aesthetics (IADFE) and active member of the Digital Dentistry Society. Assistant Clinical Teacher at the University of Warwick 2011-2014 (Coventry – UK). Visiting Professor at the “City of London” Dental School (London – United Kingdom) and at BPP University (Oxford – United Kingdom). Lecturer at the Master Course in Esthetic & Digital Dentistry (University of Siena – Prof. M. Ferrari), master course in Digital Dentistry (University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ – Prof. P. Luongo, Prof. A. Polimeni), course of Higher Education in Digital Dentistry (University of Insubria, Varese – Prof. Macchi), Master in Digital Dentistry (University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan – Prof. C Mangano), and at the Master course in Esthetic Dentistry (University of Rome “Tor Vergata” – Prof. F. Mangani).
Speaker at national and international conferences, on topics related to aesthetic and prosthetic dentistry. Author of the book “iPad in Dentistry – Digital communication for the patient and for the team” published by Quintessence Publishing. Private practice in Palermo and Milan (Italy).
The introduction of digital technologies in dentistry is profoundly revolutionizing the profession. New tools are now available to the clinician. One of the biggest changes is the possibility of a different way to plan clinical cases using acquisitions, softwares and applications that once acquired make our lives easier and the result for our patient more predictable. In addition, becoming familiar with new digital procedures open up new frontiers of dental treatment, making it possible treatments that using traditional methods would require many clinical and technical steps.
The purpose of this report is to highlight the tools that make this possible with a critical analysis of the cost / benefit ratio, which is still a limit for some technologies.
The esthetic treatment of anterior teeth has always presented a challenge in clinical practice. With the improvement of dental materials, many restorative options such as composite resins, all- ceramic crowns, and ceramic veneers have become available. The current challenge in reconstructive dentistry is to obtain excellent esthetic results while preserving the biological structures involved as much as possible. Thanks to the introduction of high-strength etch-
able dental ceramics, clinicians and technicians have materials and procedures at their disposal that allow them to restore esthetics and function through a minimally invasive approach. New generation all-ceramic restorations and adhesive systems allow a greater preservation of residual hard tooth structures, especially with regard to single elements. The lecture will be focused on a step by step procedure for strategical preservation of tooth structure in veneers preparation, showing also new trends and techniques in the digital workflow.