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Thursday, June 6
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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, maintains a private practice specializing in esthetic dentistry in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a also a visiting professor at New York University, Marseille Dental University (France), and Istanbul Yeditepe University (Turkey). Dr Gürel is the founder and honorary president of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry). He was the 2011 and 2012 president of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and he is an honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He is the editor-in-chief of the Turkish edition of Quintessence International and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and the European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. He is the author of The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers (Quintessence, 2003), which has been translated into 10 different languages.