Prof. Rade Paravina

Dr. Paravina is a tenured professor at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, and he serves as director of the John M. Powers, Ph.D., Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics. He is Vice President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry (JERD, Wiley, Impact Factor, IF=3.2).

Lecture description:

A balance of function, longevity, and esthetics is the best predictor of patient satisfaction. The increased expectations related to esthetic outcomes underline the essential role of color and appearance in restoration success.

This lecture will provide an overview of the most recent scientific developments related to the intersection of biomimetics and technology (including artificial intelligence and digital dentistry) and their clinical application. Examples and practical suggestions for enhanced functional esthetics in the dental office and laboratory will be covered. The discussion includes the nature of color, the evidence-based interpretation of clinical results, material selection, quality control, computer modeling for “white” and “pink,” and the relevance of translucency. Traditional and advanced approaches will be contrasted to address present drawbacks and provoke a paradigm shift. Information will be provided from the most reputable clinical, scientific, and educational resources.

Público: comunidade USP, com foco em estudantes de pós-graduação

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