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Prof. Roberto Sorrentino

PREPARATION, MATERIALS CHOICE AND CEMENTATION TECHNIQUES FOR LAMINATE VENEERS

The patients’ demand for esthetics raised significantly in the last decade and esthetic restorative treatments just like laminate veneers became more and more widespread.
Modern prosthodontic technologies and latest generation restorative materials allowed to reinterpret traditional dental preparations in a more conservative way. The use of metal-free materials enables to customize the prosthetic support with a minimally invasive approach, saving a significant amount of dental tissues and keeping in most cases teeth vitality; this makes the patients’ comfort better and implies lower biological and economic costs for restorative treatments.
As a consequence, current preparation strategies vary from the conventional full-contour geometries to the no-prep approach, where the prostheses restore missing tissues and integrate in biological spaces with no mechanical preparation of enamel and dentin, a pivotal aspect in patients affected by diastemata, abrasion and/or erosion. This approach needs the conditioning of dental ceramics and the use of adhesive cementation techniques that guarantee resistance and longevity over time.
Considering the plenty of dental ceramics and luting agents available on the market, clinicians have to make informed choices to select properly both the preparation strategy and the restorative materials to achieve optimal clinical outcomes.
The lecture will aim at providing an overview of the scientific evidences and clinical protocols regarding the current treatment options for preparation, materials selection and cementation techniques of ceramic laminate veneers.

 

Graduated with full marks and honors in Dentistry in 2002 at the University Federico II of Naples.

Post-graduate course in “Traditional and implant-supported prosthodontics and restorative biomechanics” (2003); Master of Science and PhD in “Dental materials and their clinical applications” at the University of Siena (2004-2006); post-graduate course in “Smile esthetics” (2012).

Research Professor of Prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry at the University Federico II of Naples.
Qualified as Full and Associate Professor in 2017. Aggregate Professor of Prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry at the University Federico II of Naples and at the University of Siena.
Tutor at the International Master Program of the University of Siena in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Prosthodontics (AIOP).

Lecturer at several national and international Post-graduate and Master Courses in different Universities.

Researcher, expert and consultant for national and international dental companies.
Coworker in several PRIN projects and Principal Investigator of a FIRB research project about “Biomechanics and biomimetics in implant-supported prosthodontics” shared between the Second University of Naples and the University “Vita Salute San Raffaele” of Milan.

Author of more than 150 publications in national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals and co-author of chapters of books on Prosthodontics. Reviewer of more than 30 international peer-reviewed scientific journals. Speaker at national and international meetings.

Past President of the Membership and Recruitment Committee of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). Member of the Academy of Dental Materials (ADM) and of the Italian Society of Dentistry and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (SIOCMF). Past Secretary of the Italian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry and Implant Prosthodontics (SIOPI). Member of the Restorative Advisory Board of GC Dental.
Global expert 2019 in “crowns, dental prosthesis design, dental technology, dental prosthesis, prosthodontics” (https://xsmaster585.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/public/siena_dental_1901/Roberto%20Sorrentino.html, http://www.expertscape.com/help/badge_definitions).

Winner of many national and international prizes for research and clinical activity in prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, biomechanics and dental materials.

Co-founder of the dental blog and community Zerodonto (www.zerodonto.com).