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Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
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Session I: The Creation of Optimal Ceramic Esthetics


Ultimate Digital Communication Skills for Minimally Invasive Dentistry: Latest Updates on CAD/CAM Technology and Communication


Galip Gürel
Friday, June 7
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon G-K)

Creating precision in terms of the preparation, fit, and esthetic outcome requires serious treatment planning unique to each case. Designing a new smile consists of many important steps that, if followed correctly, produce predictable success. Such success depends on interdisciplinary teamwork and communication among the team members (eg, the specialist, the laboratory technician, and the patient), each of whom should be aware of the treatment planning and the end goals from the beginning. Together with the increasing innovations in CAD/CAM technology, the many tools available for social and professional networking make it possible to communicate digitally, allowing synergistic teamwork among people in different countries. In addition, the armamentariums and techniques available today, such as microendodontics, microsurgeries, and lasers, create more options during treatment planning and allow for greater precision. The learning objectives for this lecture include interdisciplinary approaches and teamwork, how to create new smile designs, minimally invasive procedures with maximal esthetics, how to use digital photography and videotaping effectively, how to utilize today’s digital tools, and how to get the maximal esthetic results using CAD/CAM technology.


Galip Gürel, DDS, MS, graduated from the University of Istanbul Dental School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky Department of Prosthodontics. He is the founder and the honorary president of the Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and is the past president of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and honorary Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr Gürel is the editor-in-chief of the Quintessence Magazine in Turkey and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry, and the European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also the author of The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers (Quintessence, 2003). He has maintained a private practice specializing in esthetic dentistry in Istanbul since 1984.