Spagopoulos Dimitris, D.D.S. |
Dimitris Spagopoulos has graduated from the Dental School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2012, while he earned his Master Degree in Restorative Dentistry from the same University in 2016. During his postgraduate studies he gained the 1st Hereus Kulzer Awards for class IV restoration in 2015 and 2016 and the 1st Colgate prize for caries diagnosis according ICDAS II in 2015. Since 2012, he is appointed as a Scientific Associate at the Department of Restorative Dentistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Chair. Prof. Dr.
Mr. Spagopoulos has published numerous papers in Greek and international scientific journals and has participated in Greek and international conferences as a speaker. He is member of the editorial boards of Dentorama and Dental Journal magazines by Omnipress, Key Opinion Leader for Hu-Friedy and holds memberships of the European Academy of
Esthetic Dentistry (EAED Affiliate) and European Osteointegresion Academy (EAO Active Member).
Since 2015 he maintains his own private practice and works as a partner at Periocare Clinic (Head: Dr. G. Goumenos) focusing in restorative, prosthetic, implant and esthetic dentistry.
Saturday, December 12 (08.30)
Contemporary techniques for direct restorations in the aesthetic zone
The anterior region is the most challenging area to treat. Many direct and indirect techniques have been proposed for this reason. Direct composite restorations are fundamental in contemporary clinical practice but can be challenging and are considered technique sensitive. Clinicians require both technical and artistic skill to provide composite restorations that restore function and aesthetics to blend seamlessly with the residual dentition. The aim of this joined presentation is to help the dentist deal with aesthetic dilemmas in the anterior zone such as diastema closure, change of shape, direct veneers and fractures through clinical cases. A step by step approach in composite layering, finishing and polishing will be analyzed in order to present different ways of achieving optimum aesthetic results.