Papazoglou Efstratios (Stratis) DDS, MS, PhD |
Prof. Dr. Stratis Papazoglou graduated in 1989 from the National and Kapodistrian School of Dentistry, University of Athens in Greece. In 1991 he received a Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics and a Master of Science from the Ohio State University, USA. From 1992-2000 he was an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University, Department of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry. In 1999 he received a PhD in Oral Biology/Biomaterials from the same University. In 2002 he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Athens, Greece. In 2016 he was elected Associate Professor. He has lectured extensively, and has numerous publications and abstracts in refereed dental journals. In 2013 and 2014 he won 1st and 2nd place respectively in the research completion of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry annual meetings. Currently, he is the Director of the graduate program of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Athens. He maintains a private practice in Athens, Greece, limited to esthetic dentistry, prosthodontics and implantology.
Saturday, December 12 (10.00)
Treatment of dental erosive wear with ceramic restorations
We see many patients that are affected by severe dental erosion nowadays. Dental erosion is caused by chemical agents and often is present in combination with bruxism. Depending on the etiology and the age of the patient it may be localized or generalized. If erosion is diagnosed at a young age, it may be intercepted and restored with adhesive direct restorations alone, or with some ceramic restorations where deemed necessary. This is not always possible and full mouth rehabilitation (FMR) may be required. There are several protocols that have been developed to realize such FMRs in a conservative way with ceramic materials and full or partial coverage configuration of the restorations. In executing the treatment, the goal is to remove minimum amount of remaining sound tooth structure and avoid rood canal therapy if possible. The ceramic materials of choice for these restorations are lithium disilicate and monolithic zirconia.