Digital Restorative Dentistry
Today intraoral scanning can be used instead of standard impression technique. After calculation of a 3D model the data can be sent to an external or internal dental laboratory. Then the dental technician can produce the reconstruction and send it back to the dentist for delivery. Alternatively the dentist can produce restaurations directly at the chairside using a CAD/CAM chairside unit (CEREC system). For the clinical CAD/CAM chairside application, meanwhile we have a huge variety of different bloc materials available on the market, as there are glass ceramic, zirconium di-oxide ceramic, hybrid ceramic and composite blocs. These materials do not only differ regarding strength but also regarding modulus of elasticity, resistance to degradation, resistance to abrasion, surface roughness, adhesiv bonding, aesthetical apperance, polishability and machinability by the CAD/CAM milling unit. All above mentioned aspects and workflows will be discussed in the presentation.
- 1994: Private practice in Berlin
- 1994 – 1997: Research and Clinical Assistant, Division of Aesthetic and Computer Restorations (Prof. Dr. W. H. Mörmann), Clinic of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology & Cariology, Center of Dental and Oral Medicine, University of Zurich
- 1994 – 2005: Postdoctoral program in: restorative dentistry, perodontology and endodontics, Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology & Cariology, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine
- since 1996: Clinical Instructor in Computerized Restorative Dentistry, Cariology, Endodontics & Periodontology
- since 1997: Senior Research Fellow, Director Clinic of the Division of Aesthetic and Computer Restorations.
- Lecturer in Computerized Restorative Dentistry, Cariology & Periodontology, University of Zurich
- 2006: PhD Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification („Habilitation“ , Venia Legendi), University of Zurich
- since 2007 Buyout of the Division of Aesthetic and Computer Restorations