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Professor John Sorensen (USA)

Prosthodontist

Professor John Sorenson

3M ESPE

Dr Sorensen is Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry; Director of the Biomimetics Biomaterials Biophotonics Biomechanics & Technology Laboratory; and Director of Research for the Graduate Prosthodontics Program at the University of Washington. Previously he was founder and director of Pacific Dental Institute in Portland, Oregon, conducting clinical trials on fixed prosthodontic systems and applied materials testing, and offering CE programs.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Sorensen was in full-time practice limited to prosthodontics working with an in-house dental lab team for nine years in Portland, Oregon. For the last three years, he has been working in an implant specialty practice before returning to the University of Washington. Earlier he was The ODA Centennial Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Director, Dental Clinical Research Center at Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr Sorensen has published more than 85 research articles and chapters as well as more than 140 research abstracts. He has given more than 160 invited lectures in 34 countries as well as more than 300 lecture courses, hands-on programs and patient-treatment classes.

The convergence of modern materials and digital technology for enhanced prosthodontics – part 1

Friday 10 August

11:45 am – 12:45 pm 

Ground Floor, Plenary Hall 1


Dentists

The synergistic interaction between modern material systems, digital technologies and software developments has propelled enormous advancements in both conventional and implant prosthodontics. Dr Sorensen will cover the latest developments in materials systems, and will demonstrate how these material systems and technologies facilitate increased laboratory and clinical control, predictability, efficiency and simplicity, yet produce exquisite anatomy, natural esthetics and superior functional design, all with high precision.

Monolithic ceramics such as lithium disilicate but in particular zirconia have gained widespread use in routine practice. These systems bring a level of clinical predictability and longevity never seen before in the clinical practice of esthetic fixed prosthodontics. Already providing improved translucency and shade gradation, ceramic manufacturers continue to push the envelope of even greater translucency and shading characteristics with novel ceramic structure and chemistries. Dr Sorensen will attempt to sort out these novel ceramics with the latest available research, as well as new cement formulations, presenting selection criteria and simplified cementation techniques.

Digital workflows enhance all steps in the prosthodontic process, from diagnosis to planning, to provisional restoration fabrication, to definitive abutment and prosthesis fabrication. Combing sound traditional fixed prosthodontic principles with modern materials processed by new technologies and methodologies optimises prosthodontic therapies to a whole new level. Applications from single tooth, to FMR, to full arch implant prostheses are presented.

 

Learning objectives

 

  • Understand how the processing and structure of ceramics can influence translucency, shade, strength, fracture toughness and clinical longevity
  • Understand how zirconia ceramics work, the new classification system of zirconia and advantages and disadvantages of the different types of zirconia
  • Understand selection criteria for provisional prosthesis and definitive prosthesis material systems, abutments and cements
  • Be familiar with novel and current intraoral scanning systems, software programs for design and manufacturing, integration of the various parts of the digital workflow for conventional prosthodontics and implant surgical-prosthodontics
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of the various parts of the digital workflow in prosthodontics for both the clinical and laboratory technology side.

 

The convergence of modern materials and digital technology for enhanced prosthodontics  – part 2

Friday 10 August

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm 

Level 2, Room 203


Dentists

The synergistic interaction between modern material systems, digital technologies and software developments has propelled enormous advancements in both conventional and implant prosthodontics. Dr Sorensen will cover the latest developments in materials systems, and will demonstrate how these material systems and technologies facilitate increased laboratory and clinical control, predictability, efficiency and simplicity, yet produce exquisite anatomy, natural esthetics and superior functional design, all with high precision.

Monolithic ceramics such as lithium disilicate but in particular zirconia have gained widespread use in routine practice. These systems bring a level of clinical predictability and longevity never seen before in the clinical practice of esthetic fixed prosthodontics. Already providing improved translucency and shade gradation, ceramic manufacturers continue to push the envelope of even greater translucency and shading characteristics with novel ceramic structure and chemistries. Dr Sorensen will attempt to sort out these novel ceramics with the latest available research, as well as new cement formulations, presenting selection criteria and simplified cementation techniques.

Digital workflows enhance all steps in the prosthodontic process, from diagnosis to planning, to provisional restoration fabrication, to definitive abutment and prosthesis fabrication. Combing sound traditional fixed prosthodontic principles with modern materials processed by new technologies and methodologies optimises prosthodontic therapies to a whole new level. Applications from single tooth, to FMR, to full arch implant prostheses are presented.

 

Learning objectives

 

  • Understand how the processing and structure of ceramics can influence translucency, shade, strength, fracture toughness and clinical longevity
  • Understand how zirconia ceramics work, the new classification system of zirconia and advantages and disadvantages of the different types of zirconia
  • Understand selection criteria for provisional prosthesis and definitive prosthesis material systems, abutments and cements
  • Be familiar with novel and current intraoral scanning systems, software programs for design and manufacturing, integration of the various parts of the digital workflow for conventional prosthodontics and implant surgical-prosthodontics
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of the various parts of the digital workflow in prosthodontics for both the clinical and laboratory technology side.
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