DR. DIDIER DIETSCHI
D.M.D, PhD, Privat-Docent, Specialist SVPR, Ass. Professor (Geneva, Switzerland)
Received his degree in Dentistry in 1984, a Doctoral thesis in 1989 and Privat-Docent degree in 2004 all from the University of Geneva; he also earned a PhD degree in 2003 from ACTA University, in Amsterdam (Netherlands). After maintaining various teaching and research positions at the University of Geneva, he is currently active as a senior lecturer at this university and is also adjunct Professor at Case Western University, in Cleveland (USA). He has authored more than 100 publications in the field of adhesive & aesthetic restorations and has given hundreds of lectures worldwide. Dr. D. Dietschi is in charge of perio-implant surgery and also is performing anterior aesthetic restorations.
February 18th: Hands-on. 10 participants only.
Direct Anterior Bonding
This will be a full-day hands-on with Dr. Didier Dietschi limited to only 10 participants on the topic "Direct Anterior Bonding". The event will start with a 1 hour pre-workshop lecture followed by the hands-on part. Attention: the hands-on day will be available only in English language without any translation.
February 19th: Main event. Tooth Wear.
February 19th is the main event day for a large audience on the topic "Tooth Wear: Interceptive and selective treatment of tooth wear using no-prep & ultra-conservative adhesive techniques. A conceptual and clinical update."
Tooth wear represents a frequent pathology with multifactorial origins. Behavioural changes, unbalanced diet, various medical conditions and medications inducing acid regurgitation or influencing saliva composition and flow rate, trigger tooth erosion. Awake and sleep bruxism, which nowadays are widespread functional disorders, induce attrition. It then became increasingly important to diagnose early signs of tooth wear so that proper preventive, and if needed, interceptive-restorative measures are taken. Such disorders have biological, functional and also aesthetic consequences.
A new global approach in Tooth Wear treatment
VDO, direct, semi-direct and indirect restorations
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 (using digital or analogue approach) with only anterior teeth or full mouth waxup, depending on the severity of tissue loss. Based on the new Vertical Dimension of Occlusion (VDO) defined by the detailed case analysis, combinations of direct, semi-direct and indirect restorations (using composite resins or monolithic high-strength ceramics) can help to re-establish anatomy and function. The use of adhesive and ultra-conservative techniques has proven its potential, in particular for the treatment of moderate to advanced tooth wear. A modern approach to treat tooth wear shall finally involve a specific and detailed treatment planning involving its aetiology, risk factors control and the bio mechanical status of each tooth to be treated. The latter conditions also speak for an individualized selection of restorative materials based localized wear extent and individual biomechanical conditions leading to implement the "hybrid" restorative approach for many cases (combination of direct and indirect, composite and ceramic restorations).
Venue: Swissotel Tallinn
Tornimae Street 3, 10145 Tallinn, Estonia
The "Tooth Wear" International meeting by Dr. Didier Dietschi will be held in the main congress hall of the luxury business hotel in Tallinn - Swissotel.
Step into a world of ease, luxury and Swiss hospitality at Swissotel Tallinn, the tallest building in the city, boasting impressive views of the old town and the Baltic Sea. Tallinn's International Airport is only 15 minutes away, while the beautifully restored medieval old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with distinctive cobblestone streets, is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Languages: English, Estonian, Russian
"Didier Dietschi in Tallinn" is a big international event. We expect participants coming from all around Europe. The main official language is English. We will also provide professional simultaneous translation to Estonian and Russian languages for the main event taking place on February 19th. The hands-on practice will be available only in English language without translation.