Predictable Restorative Solutions - Lecture & Hands-on
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About The Event
Curriculum Vitae – Dr. Sonny Burias
Dr. Sonny Burias graduated from the University of East, College of Dentistry in 1992. He joined private practice in 1994 and has over twenty-four years of clinical experience with a special interest in the field of aesthetic clinical dentistry. He is the past President of the Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (PAED 2010- 2012), Assistant Treasurer of the Asian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAAD) 2016-2018 and is still an active member of the Philippines aesthetic dental society.
Dr. Sonny has been a keen advocate of clinical skill-based programs to enable general practitioners to continually upgrade themselves and the quality of care that they provide to their patients. He has completed the Post-Graduate Esthetic curriculum at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA School of Dentistry) in October 2011 and pioneered the CONTINUING EDUCATION (C.E.) program tie-up with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on Restorative and Prosthodontic dentistry for the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (PAED) members and students. He is also a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard academy.
He is also a frequent lecturer on the essential principles of Esthetic Dentistry, Precise Tooth Preparation, Case Presentation and Analysis at the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (PAED ESTHETIC 101 course), different dental chapters and Philippine Annual Dental Convention as well as internationally since 1998. Dr. Burias is one of the key MiCD (Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry) Advocators who have been involved in the MiCD movement since it started in 2010.
Currently, he runs a Private practice, “DENTAL STUDIO” by Dr. Sonny Burias and Associates at Ramon Magsaysay Ctr. in Mania Philippines and “DENTAL STUDIO - Burias, Ong, Miclat and Associates” at Taguig City.
Lecture Part 1 Direct Restorative Solution – A MiCD Approach to Life-like Direct Restorations
• An insight to the MiCD Concept & MiCD Treatment protocol
• Value of Direct Resins in MiCD Treatment
• Understanding the Concept of Natural tooth colour, translucency & opalescence
• Easy & Predictable Resin Stratification Techniques
• Replicating Natural Tooth Anatomy
• Simple & Fast Finishing & Polishing protocols
There is an unwarranted tendency to remove unnecessary tooth structure in order to accommodate the esthetic WANTS of the patients. However, smiles can be transformed in a more conservative manner, while attaining the desired esthetics in the best interest of the patient. MiCD is “a holistic approach that integrates minimally invasive treatment techniques with esthetic dentistry to enhance the smile while taking into consideration the psychology, health, function, and esthetics of the patient”.
The MiCD treatment philosophy is geared towards fulfilling the patient’s esthetic demands with minimal loss of vital tissue and should always be considered before planning other more invasive treatment protocols.
In line with the MiCD Concept, a comprehensive analysis of the case, treatment planning and careful clinical procedure will enable the clinician to provide durable, life-like restorations that meet the patient’s expectation every time while insuring healthy tooth tissues for a better long-term prognosis.
Lecture Part 2
Indirect Restorative Solution – The Art of Indirect Veneers
Aesthetic treatment and rehabilitation of the anterior dentition through direct and indirect veneers have been used extensively in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics with proven clinical success. With the development of different materials like zirconium silicate (indirect composite), feldspathic ceramics, lithium disilicate (pressed ceramics), zirconia, Dentists have the choice of selecting the best material for their patients’ esthetic needs. Traditional veneer preparations are now being modified through a minimally invasive approach or extended defect-oriented preparation designs. Choosing the correct material and preparation design when restoring the anterior aesthetic zone is crucial to achieving a conservative and long-lasting treatment.