Prof. Irena Sailer & Vincent Fehmer, MDT
Speakers: The John McLean Honorary Lecture
Prof. Irena Sailer
Prof. Dr. med. dent., Head Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva.
Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (Head: Prof. Dr. M.B. Blatz)
Irena Sailer received her dental education and Dr. med. dent. degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany in 1997/ 1998. In 2003 Dr. Sailer received an Assistant Professorship at the Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences in Zurich. Since 2010 she is an Associate Professor at the same clinic. In 2007 Dr. Sailer was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, Dental College, New York University, USA. Additionally, since 2009 she holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, USA and is part of The EAO Board of Directors.
Irena Sailer is a Specialist for Prosthodontics (Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry), and holds a specialization degree for Dental Implantology (WBA) of the Swiss Society for Dentistry.
Since September 2013 she is the Head of the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Geneva.
Master Dental Technician (MDT), at the Clinic for Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, Center for Dental and Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland (Head: Prof. Dr. I. Sailer)
Vincent Fehmer received his dental technical education and degree in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002. From 2002 to 2003 he preformed fellowships in Great Britan and the US in Oral Design certified dental technical laboratories. From 2003 to 2009 he worked at an Oral Design certified laboratory in Berlin, Germany – The Dental Manufaktur Mehrhof. In 2009 he received the degree as a MDT in Germany. From 2009 to 2014 he was the chief dental technician at the Clinic for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics in Zurich, Switzerland.
Since 2015 he is dental Technician at the Clinic for Fixed Prothodontics and Biomaterials in Geneva, Switzerland and runs his own laboratory in Lausanne Switzerland.
MDT Fehmer is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, an Active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), and a member of the Oral Design group, the European Association of Dental Technology (EADT) and German Society of Esthetic Dentistry (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetische Zahnheilkunde, DGÄZ). He is active as speaker on a national and international Level.
Mr. Fehmer has received honours like the prize for the Best Master Program of the Year (Berlin, Germany). He has published numerous articles within the field of fixed prothodontics and dental technology.
Tribute to Dr. John W. McLean
The restoration of a tooth or the replacement of a missing tooth in the esthetic area is very delicate, specifically in patient cases with high lip line. At demanding patients high efforts have to be made to reduce the risk for not ideally shaped or colored restorations and/or for soft tissue discolorations in order to avoid esthetic failure. From a restorative point of view the type of reconstruction and the material it is made out of have a significant influence on the result. The current restorative material options offer many esthetic features to best copy the optical properties of teeth. The color, chroma and lightness of the esthetic materials (e.g. ceramics) are hereby important parameters. Furthermore, the translucency is a important both for the mimicking of teeth as also for the masking of discolorations. A stuctured approach for the evaluation and the establishment of the white esthetics helps reducing the risk for unpleasant surprises with the result.
In conclusion, the selection of the material and the restorative components is of great importance for all types of restorations. Clinicians and technicians need to be aware of the possibilities and also of the limitations of the current restorative options.
- Understand the criteria that influence the esthetics of teeth and of soft tissues
- Learn about the restorative options, their possibilities and limitations
- Learn to select restorative options for predictable white and pink esthetic.