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Tooth wear represents an increasing pathology with multifactorial origins and it became increasingly important to diagnose early signs of tooth wear so that proper preventive, and if needed, interceptive measures are taken before complex & more invasive rehabilitations become necessary. Following a comprehensive clinical evaluation, treatment objectives such as a proper occlusal and anatomical scheme as well as a pleasing smile line, are usually set on models following proper analogue or digital wax up. Based on the new Vertical Dimension of Occlusion (VDO) set on the articulator, combinations of direct free-hand or moulding techniques can be applied to restore aesthetics and function in all cases of moderate tissue loss. This program will review recent knowledge and clinical concepts related to various forms of early restorative interventions to successfully treat tooth wear.
Dr Didier Dietschi was licensed in 1984 and got his doctoral and Privat Docent degrees in 1988 and 2004, respectively, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He also got a PhD degree in 2003 at the University of ACTA, Netherlands. Following a 6-year period of full time teaching and research activity in Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, he started a part time activity in a private office in Geneva, dedicated to aesthetic restorative dentistry. He holds now positions of adjunct Professor at CASE Western University (USA) and senior lecturer at the University of Geneva. Dr. Dietschi has published over 100 clinical and scientific papers and book chapters on adhesive and aesthetic restorations; he also co-authored the book “Adhesive Metal-free Restorations”, edited in 1997 by Quintessence and translated in 7 languages. Dr. Dietschi is internationally acclaimed for his theoretical and practical teaching programs on adhesive & aesthetic restorations.