About Dr. Sonny Burias
Dr. Sonny 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 a frequent lecturer on the essential principles of Esthetic Dentistry at the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (PAED ESTHETIC 101 course), Philippine Annual Dental Convention and presented internationally since 1998. Dr. Burias is a global advocator for MiCD (Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry) and has 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 Title: MiCD Journey Through the Years
Influenced by Minimally Invasive Dentistry in the mid to late 2000’s , MiCD or Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry concept and treatment protocols were developed with the aim of providing patient-centric treatment options while preserving sound tooth structure. With the dedication of MiCD advocates and support from SHOFU Dental Asia-Pacific as the official partner, the MiCD movement was launched in 2009 and introduced to the Philippines in 2010.
Over the years, as clinical applications of direct restorations evolved due to advances in composite resin technology, clinicians had the opportunity to adopt MiCD more effectively and achieve highly aesthetic restorations with predictable outcomes. Today, MiCD has been adopted by clinicians from around the world and the movement continues to grow through numerous programs and activities. As a pioneer advocate of MiCD since its inception Dr. Sonny will take you on a journey on how he successfully adopted MiCD in his clinical practice and played a key role driving the MiCD Movement in the Philippines with like- minded MiCD advocates to positively influence the dental fraternity to adopt the trend of enhancing smiles while preserving health with the best interest of the Patient.
Key Learning Points
Why adopt MiCD Concept and the treatment philosophy
How to integrate MiCD in daily clinical practice
Become an MiCD advocate / mentor and give back to the dental community