OCT. 14-17 / 2020 – #Week 3 – BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Meet the Confirmed Professors

Michael Sonick, DMD, is an internationally known, highly regarded authority in the field of dental implantology and periodontology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University. He received his DMD at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his certificate in periodontology at Emory University. He received his implant training at Harvard University as well as the Branemark Clinic in Gothenburg, Sweden. A full-time practicing periodontist in Fairfield, Connecticut, he is also a frequent guest lecturer in the international program at New York University School of Dentistry and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He lectures worldwide on the subject of aesthetic implants, periodontal plastic surgery and guided bone regeneration. He is the co-editor of the multi-language textbook, Implant Site Development. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including the Compendium of Continuing Education and the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, and also writes and publishes numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

Faculty, University of Lisbon School of Dental Medicine in Portugal; Graduate, International Programs on Periodontics and Implantology at New York University College of Dentistry; Member, Research in Oral Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Lisbon School of Dental Medicine; Member, Academy of Osseointegration; Private Practice in Periodontology and Implantology in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr. Dean Vafiadis received his DDS degree and Prosthodontic specialty training at New York University College of Dentistry. He is currently the Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE course at NYU. He is an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry. He has lectures nationally and abroad for NYU Continuing Education department. Dr. Vafiadis published and lectured on various topics such as Aesthetics, Implant designs, Computer restorations, Ceramic materials and Occlusion. He is the founder of the New York Smile Institute in NY. It is an educational center, full service laboratory and learning facility as well as a private practice location for a multi-specialty practice for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry. Currently he is lecturing for the Continuing Education program at NYUCD for Dental Districts in US, Europe and Asia. His patient base includes many Celebrities, Sports Figures, Fortune 500 Company executives, Producers, Directors and Writers in the film industry, Executives in the Fashion world and World renowned Chefs and Restaurant Owners. He maintains his private practice Valentino Building near Rockefeller Center. He has completed a World Tour of Digital Realities of Dentistry in 2017-18, lecturing at 42 cities, in 7 countries, in 3 continents. Dr. Vafiadis primary professional mission is to educate, publish and invent new technologies that will help change the dental profession and patients’ lives. He is a Fellow of the AAED, and a member of ACP, AO, AAID, ICOI, AACD and the ADA.

Dr. Francesco Amato has completed his MD degree at the University of Catania, Italy, 1991; has completed a one year full time Advanced Program for International Dentists in Periodontics at New York University College of Dentistry, 1992-1993; has completed a two years full time Advanced Program for International Dentists in Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry, 1993-1995; has completed his continuing Education Program in Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry, 1994-1995; has received his Ph.D. Biopharmaceutical Microbiology at the University of Catania, Italy, 1994-1997; has published numerous articles in international journals; is a lecturer in National and International Conferences and Courses; is a Dentist in Private Practice specialized in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Catania, Italy, is Clinical Professor in the Master of Periodontology at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain, is Visiting Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Columbia University, New York, is International lecturer for the Continuing Dental Education at New York University, New York. “Single

Dr. Hirata is Assistant Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD). Dr. Hirata’s areas of interest and research are implantology and restorative biomaterials. Additionally, he is the coordinator of several post grad programs in Brazil that concentrate on Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He lectures on these topics throughout South America. Dr. Hirata earned his DDS at Federal University of Parana/Brazil in 1995, MSc in Biomaterials at Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil in 2002, and his PhD in Restorative Dentistry at Rio de Janeiro State University in 2009. Dr. Hirata has published numerous papers in scientific and professional journals, more than ten textbook chapters, and in 2011, he authored a textbook “TIPS in Esthetic Dentistry,” which has been in three languages. Dr. Hirata has a private practice in Curitiba, Brazil, focusing on esthetic dentistry

Oct. 14, 2020, Bucharest, Romania

“Live OP and Workshop”

Dr. Michael SONICK - (10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Oct. 15, 2020, Bucharest, Romania

“Smile Design and Esthetic Periodontal Therapy”

Dr. Michael SONICK - (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Comprehensive treatment planning of the aesthetic restorative case can be challenging. Ideal treatment involves treatment of the teeth, gingiva and bone. The key to success is to understand and develop predictable strategies in patient care. What works and doesn’t work?
Dr. Sonick will discuss the thought process, communication methods and techniques necessary in order to achieve ideal esthetic and healthy prosthetic reconstruction of the maxillary anterior region. Included will be a discussion of the following:
• Diagnosis of tooth size and gingival architecture discrepancies
• Parameters for dental – gingival esthetics
• Digital Smile Design
• Sequencing restorative and surgical treatment
• Esthetic crown lengthening and gingival augmentation techniques

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Dr. Helena FRANCISCO - (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)


Oct. 16, 2020, Bucharest, Romania

“FMR : Practical Steps to Providing Amazing Results - Implants Aesthetics and Occlusion”

Dr. Dean VAFIADIS (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Full Mouth Rehabilitation (FMR) is a very complicated treatment plan that requires many disciplines. Many clinicians try to develop these skills but never really complete the process. Believing that our patients need this approach and that many of them have “Occlusal Disease” is the first step to recognizing the need for “FMR”. Since our dental school education, we were always told that “we could not open the bite”. Many clinicians avoided treating the collapsed Vertical Dimensions, others had great success. This program will help de-mystify with practical methods in a Step-by-Step approach of how to restore OVD position up to 10 mm. The long-term success of these patients with these techniques has been documented and recorded both radio-graphically and photographically with up to 15 year results. Using sound prosthodontic principles and digital analysis, these OVD restorations can become standard in our private practice. Utilizing implants aesthetics and occlusion for FMR will further enhance our understanding to help our patients get the best treatment possible. Anterior determinants and posterior determinants can show us the way through the ideal FMR approach.
At the conclusion of this lecture the participant will understand the advantages and disadvantages of:
• Determining new approach to FMR
• Utilizing provisionals to confirm new OVD position
• Anterior and Posterior Determinants for OVD
• Classification of the Full Mouth Rehabilitation patient
• Techniques using CT scans of TMJ Joint for OVD Maintenance

“Single Tooth Implant Replacement: Minimally Invasive Approach to Achieve Long Term Esthetic Results In the Anterior Zone”

Dr. Francesco AMATO - (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

The topic of the lecture is the Implant replacement of single tooth in the anterior maxillary area: What is the best treatment to choose in order to obtain an ideal esthetic result with minimally invasive approach.
Three different clinical situations will be described:
Type 1. Clinical cases were the alveolar bone is intact.
Type 2. Clinical cases were a periapical lesion is present.
Type 3. Clinical cases were both the alveolar bone is compromised by the periodontal disease.
Diagnosis, treatment plan, timing and treatment options will be discuss for each category focusing on: immediate vs delayed implant placement, implant selection, hard and soft tissue management both surgical and orthodontical, different augmentation procedures, type of graft, and characteristics of provisionalization for tissue conditioning.
Pros and cons of each therapeutic line will be analyzed.
Clinical experience and evidence based decision will be combined in order to give the clinician practical guidelines to achieve predictable esthetic results.

Oct. 17, 2020, Bucharest, Romania

“Current Approaches for Partial Restorations: The Role and Technique of Composite Resins”

Dr. Ronaldo HIRATA - ( 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Ceramics, direct composites, and indirect composites, are the materials of modern restorative dentistry. A number of approaches can be described when using these materials for internal or partial coverage restorations. The use of low shrinkage composites and restorations fabricated on silicon models are two of the more interesting clinical applications of this material. This presentation will include laboratory hands-on and instructional videos demonstrating the clinical protocols for the use of this new composite technique.
Learning Objectives:
1- Modern approaches to partial coverage restorations
2- Indications for ceramic usage in day to day practice
3- The scientific basis for the behavior of the low shinkage composite
4- A simplified strategy for using low shrinkage composites in traditional composite technique
5- The techniques and advantages of using composites for silicon model indirect restorations

For more details about registration

DENTAL LEADERS EEH -142 Gheorghe Titeica street, 4th floor, District 2, Bucharest, Romania

Contact person: Mr. Sorin RAICIU

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