Avishai Sadan, DMD

Department of Prosthodontics
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

Dr. Sadan is a graduate of Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel. He has completed an internship in maxillofacial prosthodontics and oral medicine at this university also. Dr. Sadan received his training in prosthodontics from the LSU School of Dentistry. He has also completed a fellowship in prosthodontics emphasizing esthetic and implant dentistry at LSU. He is the editor-in-chief of Quintessence of Dental Technology (QDT), an associate editor of Quintessence International, a member on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Prosthodontics, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, and has lectured nationally and internationally on esthetic and implant dentistry. A member of several professional organizations including the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, OKU, and other organizations, he maintains an intramural practice limited to fixed and implant prosthodontics.

Presentationís outline:

The presentation will review current concepts in all-ceramic restorations and esthetic-implant restorations. Emphasis will be on linking research data to clinical procedures in esthetic dentistry, especially in the context of impressions, bonding procedures, cementation, and implant dentistry. Some of the topics to be covered:

∑        Current status of all-ceramic restorations--classification and indications for all-ceramic systems, from porcelain veneer to single unit crowns to a full-mouth rehabilitation

∑        The rationale for the selection of cements, bonding agents, and impression materials for esthetic applications including materials classification and indication for use

∑        Esthetic implant restorations--classification and indications for currently available restorative options. Selecting the appropriate treatment plan (surgical and restorative protocols)