Tapia Guadix Javier, D.D.S., MSc., PhD |
Dr. Javier Tapia Guadix finished dental school at the European University of Madrid in 2003. He then worked as an associate professor in the prosthetics department during 2004. In 2005, he started his career as a professional computer graphics artist with focus on illustration, animation, and application development. He founded the company Juice – Dental Media Design for this purpose. He received the Collegiate Merit Award by the Spanish College of Dentists from the 1st Region in 2005 for his collaboration in the commission of new technologies. In 2011, he founded the Bio-Emulation group together with Panaghiotis Bazos and Gianfranco Politano. He actively collaborates with several universities across Europe and is member of GC Restorative Advisory Board. Dr. Javier Tapia Guadix works in his private practice in Madrid which is focused on restorative dentistry and aesthetics. He is an international lecturer who has participated in more than 200 congresses, hands-on courses, and live courses. He has published several articles in restorative dentistry, dental photography, and computers in dentistry.
Friday, December 11 (19.00)
Color analysis and shade selection strategies for the anterior teeth following Bio-Emulation principles.
Achievement of aesthetic restorations that resemble natural teeth represent a great challenge for both dentists and technicians. Obtaining optimal results with the minimum number of try-in tests or repetitions necessarily implies performing a systematic and exhaustive shade analysis. Advanced photographic techniques need to be used for this task, including different kinds of illumination and precise calibration of RAW files.
Defining proper shade selection strategies for both composites and ceramics is of paramount importance for our daily work. The Bio-Emulation approach provides specific tools designed to increase dramatically the accuracy of our shade matching, including the custom eyes shade tabs as well as the “state of the art” eLAB protocol.
Ultimately, a successful treatment will always be the outcome of a good communication with patient and perfect teamwork between dentist and technician.