About Prof. Ginger Mello
Professor Ginger Mello graduated, in 2006, as a Dental Surgeon from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), returning to her hometown, as a General Practitioner. In 2011, she specialized in Restorative Dentistry at the teaching institution CETAO/SP and . Soon after, in 2013 she began her academic teaching career in the disciplines of: Restorative Dentistry and Dental Anatomy and Sculpture, at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Várzea Grande/MT (UNIVAG), for 8 years.
Prof. Mello received the 'Master in Dentistry in 2016, with a specialty in Restorative Dentistry', from the University of Guarulhos/SP (UnG) and continued to expand her knowledge by completing several courses in dental technology and sculpture.
Pursuing her passion for teaching, she created training courses for both clinical and lab focusing on dental anatomy and sculpture in Composite Resin, which take place monthly in the City of Cuiabá, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Throughout her 17 years of work in favor of Brazilian Dentistry, Prof. Mello has always chosen to focus on perfecting the anatomical recreation of the dental structure, seeking to understand the deepest precepts of occlusion, oral health and the maintenance of dental structures, all according to the natural and divine aesthetics of the smile while having Composite Resin as her material of choice.
Lecture Title: Clinical Perspective of Smile Makeovers
When restoring lost tooth structure, the dentist should first identify the PURPOSE: to simulate natural dentition and understand the intricate balance between the mechanics, biology and dental form which took nature thousands of years to create. As dentistry evolves we continue to search for suitable materials and explore new techniques to replicate natural aesthetics and function with better prognosis in the long term.
As the quest for identifying the perfect solution continues, we remain in the process of UNDERSTANDING the finer details of this complex dental structure with insufficient arsenal to fully restore the lost tissue. Therefore, studying restorative materials and having an in-depth knowledge on ORAL BIOLOGY, THE MECHANICS OF SMILES and THE OPTIC OF DENTAL STRUCTURES have become essential and extremely necessary.
The evolution of direct composite resins as an aesthetic restorative material has made it a great ally to restoring teeth with a minimally invasive approach, balancing the occlusion and subtly modifying the dental form, without compromising oral health.
In this presentation, we will review and understand some fundamental concepts for maximizing the use of Direct Composite Resin, as a tool for restoring smiles with predictable aesthetic outcomes that meet patient expectations. A variety of clinical cases will be shared highlighting the importance of achieving occlusal stability with structural reconstitution of the dental edges while maintaining gingival health, when using bioactive materials with a minimally invasive treatment approach.
Key Learning Points
Optimizing the aesthetic outcomes with simplified layering techniques
Understand the importance of bioactivity in aesthetic dentistry
Identifying a predictable and efficient polishing protocol to simulate enamel lustre