Tolidis Kosmas Prof, D.D.S., MSc., PhD, L.S.O. |
Graduated from the Dental School of Thessaloniki on 1989. 1991-1993 Master’s Degree on Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Bristol UK. 1996 PhD from the University of Thessaloniki on Dental Materials with excellence. 2016 Mastership on Dental Laser at the University of Aachen in Germany.
At the moment is: Professor and Head, with the Dept. of Operative Dentistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Head, of High Dental Technology Unit at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Coordinator, of the Postgraduate Program of Operative Dentistry – Direct Esthetic restorations, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, President, of the Hellenic Academy for Laser Dentistry.
He authored approximately 70 scientific papers in English and in Greek and two textbooks in Greek, “Direct esthetic restorations, 2004” and “Solving clinical problems in Pediatric Dentistry, 2006”. He served as: Secretary General of the Hellenic Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, President of Dental Society of Thessaloniki, Vice-President of “Aghios Pavlos” hospital of Thessaloniki, Member of the council of the Hellenic Dental Association, President of the scientific committee of the Hellenic Dental Association, Chief Dental Officer of Hellenic Republic. His research interest is on minimal invasive cosmetic dentistry, esthetic restorative dentistry, biomaterials and pediatric dentistry.
From 1989 he owns a private dental clinic in Thessaloniki dedicated to esthetic and pediatric dentistry.
Friday, December 11 (08.30)
The use of fibers in restorative dentistry
Contemporary restorative dentistry has come a long way from “simple” restoration of tooth form and function in a passive way, to a novel approach comprising esthetic materials capable of interacting with the oral environment. Furthermore, the introduction of different types of treatment modalities allow for the principle of “minimal invasive dentistry” to be fully applicable. Preservation of hard dental tissues prevails and leads all restorative decisions. This workshop of combined use of composite resins and fibers in order to achieve highly robust restorations from the simple to most complicated cases, will introduce participants in one of the most modern tissue saving treatment approaches and techniques. Participants will get to know the benefits of incorporating fibers in a restoration or even construct fiber reinforced elements for dealing with tooth loss.