Annual Conference 2019

Annual Conference 2019 Speakers

Dr. Junji Tagami

Topic: Reconstruction of tooth and prevention of tooth decay

Dr. Raymond L. Bertolotti

Topic: Durable adhesion to non-etchable Zirconia and to many etchable ceramics.

Dr. Alireza Sadr

Topic: The Science of Restoring a Structurally-compromised Tooth

Dr. Simone Deliperi

Topic: An Excursus on SRDC Restorations: long-term clinical results.

Dr. Grant Chyz

Topic: Clinical Techniques for Direct Fiber Reinforced Composite Restorations

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Dr. Raymond L. Bertolotti

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Dr. Junji Tagami
Keynote Speaker

Topic: Reconstruction of tooth and prevention of tooth decay

Professor Junji Tagami was educated at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), achieving his DDS in 1980 and his PhD in 1984. He was appointed to the Professor and Chair of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 1995. He is still responsible to manage the activities of the department.

He is a prolific author who has contributed more than 450 papers to peer-reviewed international journals and some 200 papers to Japanese academic journals in the fields of cariology, tooth-colored dental restorative systems, the bonding of materials to dental tissues, and dental education. His background in research on the mechanism and structure of caries is believed to be one of the most important factors orienting adhesion as a means of achieving minimally invasive dentistry.

The development of the Optical Coherent Tomography(OCT) for dental diagnosis and application for laboratory material testing is one of his outstanding achievements in recent years. As the chair of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, he has supervised over 150 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from Japan and around the world in the past 20 years, some of whom have become prominent academicians themselves in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Because of his contribution in dental research and education, he was awarded Honorary Degrees from King’s College of London and Mahidol University in Thailand, and the distinguished scientist award, Wilmer Souder Award, from IADR.

Bonding to enamel and dentin is achieved by penetration of adhesive and its sufficient polymerization to create strong and stable bond layer. This concept is also the same for recent one-step self-etching adhesives as said universal bond. The bonding performance of some universal bonds are reliable for clinical use, and they are comparable to that of the 2-step self-etching adhesives. Their bond strength is much higher than that of the tensile strength at the enamel-dentin junction of tooth. Quality of the universal bonds and their characteristics will be discussed from the viewpoints of material science and the background of their development in the lecture.
Understanding the scientific back ground of the material must be reflected in the clinical manipulations to obtain the maximum performance of materials.
Regarding to the composite resin, various type of composite resins is available in clinic, such as flowable composite, bulk-fil composite and conventional paste type composite. According to our research using OCT(Optical Coherent Tomography), the appropriate clinical procedure is shown to obtain sealing and bonding to cavity floor and walls.
The OCT can be applied for caries diagnosis and other defect of tooth, such as cracks, were and non-caries cervical lesions(NCCL). Especially for NCCL, cracks at enamel-dentin junction and demineralization of superficial dentin were detected in considerable cases. According to these findings, appropriate clinical procedure should be established.
Based on our recent research, the minimally invasive restoration and prevention oriented therapy will be discussed, which I believe they are important issues in the biomimetic dentistry.

Dr. Raymond L. Bertolotti

Topic: Durable adhesion to non-etchable Zirconia and to many etchable ceramics.

Raymond L. Bertolotti received his D.D.S. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, after working as a Ph.D. metallurgical and ceramic engineer at Sandia National Laboratories.

Dr. Bertolotti is perhaps best known for introducing “total etch” to North America in 1984. He also introduced Panavia in 1985, tin plating in 1989, self-etching primers in 1992 and HealOzone in 2004. As a founder of Danville Materials and Director of Research, the sectional Contact Matrix system, “MicroPrime”, “MicroEtcher” sandblasting and intraoral tin-plating are also his developments.

He is a well known international lecturer, having presented invited lectures in over 30 countries.

Dr. Alireza Sadr D.D.S., Ph.D.

Topic: The Science of Restoring a Structurally-compromised Tooth

Dr. Sadr is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Washington School of Dentistry (UW) in Seattle, WA and Adjunct Associate Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) in Japan.

He is the director of operative dentistry pre-clinical training at UW. Dr. has been actively involved in research and development of dental materials such as self-etching adhesives, adhesive resin cements, novel composites, and tooth remineralization agents.

He is focusing on research towards the adoption of advanced technology, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) into the clinical practice of dentistry. Dr. Sadr has published over 160 scientific articles with his colleagues from across the world, presented his research and trained many dentists in advanced operative dentistry internationally. Dr. Sadr’s research projects have been funded by the government, industry and non-profit organizations in Japan and the United States.

Topic: The Science of Restoring a Structurally-compromised Tooth

Over the past two decades, dentistry has made important progresses thanks to advancements in material science, technology, and clinical techniques. Dental bonding revolutionized the shape and content of clinical dentistry, presenting a strong and minimally invasive alternative to the traditional materials.

Structurally-compromised teeth will benefit from reinforcement by adhesive technology combined with continuous fiber-reinforced composite

Dr. Simone Deliperi

Topic: An Excursus on SRDC Restorations: long-term clinical results.

Dr. Deliperi graduated from the University of Cagliari in 1998 and completed the Esthetic Dentistry fellowship at Tufts University in 2000. He was recognized at graduation for contributions to research by receiving the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) Student Research Award. He has served as a visiting faculty at Tufts University since 2001; at the moment, he is an “Adjunct Assistant Professor”.

Dr. Deliperi has been a member of the IADR (International Association of Dental Research) since 2001; he has presented research works at the IADR/AADR meetings and was repeatedly selected as an oral session co-chair. He has authored several scientific publications on biomimetic and aesthetic dentistry in peer-reviewed journals since 2002. He serves on the editorial boards of the Operative Dentistry Journal, the Journal of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry and the PPAD.

Dr. Deliperi is a national and international lecturer; he has been providing continuing education and hands-on courses on restorative and biomimetic dentistry both in Europe and the USA for the last 15 years. He is presently on faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is a Scientific Advisor for the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry; he maintains a private practice and operates a teaching center (The Sardinia Dental Teaching Center) in Cagliari, Sardinia- Italy.

Topic: An Excursus on SRDC Restorations: long-term clinical results.

“Excursus” is a latin origin word that means “digression”. This lecture aims to be like the appendix of a book on Biomimetic Dentistry. It will cover the 10-year clinical performance of Stress-reduced Direct Composite (SRDC) resotorations (from JADA 2002 to Operative Dentistry Journal 2017). The lecture will overview either the clinical protocols or the clinical data of SRDC restorations both in the anterior and posterior area.

Clinicians will understand how to preserve the remaining sound tooth structure in both medium, large size restorations and multiple cusp-replacing restorations as well as in devital and discolored teeth. By maximizing the bond and minimizing the stress, we can perform restorations able to either resist the mode of failure or mimic the performance characteristics of the intact natural tooth even in the most structurally compromised teeth!

Dr. Grant Chyz D.D.S.

Topic: Clinical Techniques for Direct Fiber Reinforced Composite Restorations

Dr. Chyz earned his D.D.S. degree in 1983 from the University of Michigan. Dr. Chyz maintains a general practice, with an emphasis on biomimetic dentistry, in downtown Seattle.

Dr. Chyz has been involved in various study clubs over the years and lectures on direct restorative dentistry and cracked teeth. He has consulted with 3M on many products, but most notably on the development of Filtek Supreme. He serves as an unpaid consultant to Ribbond. Finally, Dr. Chyz first laminated Ribbond to internal tooth structure in 1999 – giving him a unique, long-term perspective on the value of fiber lamination to augment direct restorations.

Topic: Clinical Techniques for Direct Fiber Reinforced Composite Restorations

For an individual tooth, restorative choices are driven by many factors, but more than anything else, it is by the presence or absence of cracks and the amount of remaining tooth structure. Traditional guidelines for direct fillings lead to destructive removal of sound tooth structure.

By incorporating Biomimetic Principles with the use of strategically laminated continuous fiber, we create a new paradigm where sound tooth structure can be preserved. This lecture will focus on direct restorations, placed to minimize damage to sound tooth structure, minimize wear and to maximize esthetics and durability.