She joined the department of Fixed Prosthodontic headed by Prof. Urs Belser at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), where she is now in charge of the Geneva Erosion study, under the direction of Prof. Irena Sailer.CV SPEAKER
FRANCESCA VAILATI MD, DMD, MSc
After receiving her medical degree from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1996, Dr. Vailati left Europe to pursue her dental education in the United States.
In 2000 she received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and in 2003, she earned a certificate in Prosthodontics along with with a M.S.D. degree from the University of Connecticut (USA).
Returning to Europe in 2004, she joined the department of Fixed Prosthodontic headed by Prof. Urs Belser at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), where she is now in charge of the Geneva Erosion study, under the direction of Prof. Irena Sailer.
Dr. Vailati maintains a part-time private practice in Geneva, dedicated to rehabilitation of worn down dentitions, using adhesive Prosthodontics and ADDITIVE Dentistry.
She has developed a protocol, the 3STEP technique, which allows clinicians to face full-mouth rehabilitations in a more predictable manner.
Finally, Dr. Vailati has created her own Academy, the 3STEP Academy, with different centres around Europe. Her main location, however, remains next to Geneva, her home base, Annecy, France, where theoretical-practical courses are held on Additive Dentistry and functional rehabilitation of patients affected by erosion and parafuctional habits.
14 WORDS, rehabilitation versus reconstruction
14 years have already passed since the 3STEP technique was proposed for the first time. Nowadays the indications are exponentially increased, not only to treat erosive cases or bruxism. The force of the 3STEP is the capacity to do a test drive in composite, in ADDITIVE manner and in short time. Thanks to these characteristics, the 3STEP is not just a technique, but it becomes an essential protocol for any clinician who wants to treat patients, stabilising their occlusion and improving their function, before the final restorations.
In this presentation 14 key words will be illustrated to show how the 3STEP could be implemented in so many field of Dentistry, from Prosthodontics to Ortodontics.