Founder and active member of Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Founder of Digital Dental Academy , Founder of International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine. Associate Editor of “International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry”.CV SPEAKER
Roberto Carlo Spreafico, DM, DMD
Dr Roberto Spreafico obtained his DM degree at Turin University, Italy, in 1982. In 1986, he obtained a DMD degree, at Geneva University, School of Dentistry, Switzerland. He is now a private practitioner, in Busto-Arsizio, near Milan, Italy. He is active member of: Accademia Italiana di Conservativa, European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
Founder and active member of Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Founder of Digital Dental Academy , Founder of International Academy for Digital Dental Medicine. Associate Editor of “International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry”. Member of the editorial board of: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry; Dr Spreafico presently conducts a number of courses in the field of esthetic dentistry throughout Italy and abroad. He is also author of numerous clinical papers on this topic. Author of 16 book chapters . Co-authored the book ” Adhesive Metal-Free Restorations : current concepts for the esthetic treatment of posterior teeth.” by Quintessence Publishing Group (1997).
Restorative dentistry: from tradition to CAD-CAM chairside .
Today’s dentist has a wide choice of restorative materials available when replacing missing or damaged tooth structures.
Since introduction in dentistry of composite resins, those materials have undergone a tremendous development and their adhesive properties on both enamel and dentin have been constantly improved, allowing a more conservative approach during the tooth preparation. Patients’ demands for a more aesthetic and metal-free restoration on posterior and anterior teeth increased during the last decade focusing the interest of the dental profession towards aesthetic restorations with composite resins.
The continuous improvement of the digital CAD-CAM technology is revolutionizing the dental profession in both laboratory and dental office.
Today is possible with the chair-side CAD-CAM restorations to restore teeth in a single session saving time for the patient and dentist as well.
Numerous type of glass ceramic and composite block are nowadays available; partial and full crown restorations can be fabricated directly in dental office by the dentist.
However, it is vital that the treating clinician have a thorough understanding of the principles that lead to a successful outcome.
Naturally appearing and problem free outcome can be achieved if certain rules are followed by a conscientious operator.