Eric Van Dooren, DDS & Vincent Fehmer MDT
CV / Bio
CV van Dooren, DDS: Dr. Eric Van Dooren attended the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he received his degree in dentistry in 1982. He is known as one of Europe’s best specialists that successfully combine periodontics, prosthodontics and dental implantology.
His cases, articles and books have been issued in cooperation with other leading practitioners: Dr. Nitzan Bichacho, Dr. Rafi Romano, Dr. Christian Coachman, Dr. Bernard Touati, Dr. Galip Gürel, Dr. Mauro Fradeani by Quintessence Publishing. One of the books that is co-author to: The Art Of The Smile: Integrating Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Dental Technology, And Plastic Surgery In Esthetic Dental Treatment.
He is the owner of a dentistry private practice in Antwerp, Belgium. For several years now his office has incorporated a course centre, training young talents and professionals in the field. As a professor, he is also collaborating in courses and lectures with universities in Belgium, France and occasionally SUA, Argentina and Brazil.
In the present he is practicing in his private office in Belgium, and lecturing all over the world.
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 honors 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 digital dental technology.
Also he serves as reviewer for several international Journals and is a section editor for the International Journal of Prosthodontics.
Mapping a Digital Workflow: Clinical and Laboratory Perspectives
The lecture will present a concept for the choice of type of reconstruction and material for high esthetic outcomes. Recently, an increasing use of ceramic materials for the fabrication of dental reconstructions can be observed. Advantages of all-ceramic materials over the traditional metal-ceramics include their tooth-resembling color and the enamel-like translucency. The main limitation of ceramics is their brittleness leading to a risk for fracture of the reconstruction during clinical service. In order to reduce this risk, ceramics with increased stability were developed. Especially the high-strength ceramic zirconia seems to have a lot of potential to be applied as an alternative to metal. Several clinical studies showed promising results of zirconia-based tooth and implant reconstructions. For the processing of zirconia numerous computer-aided manufacturing procedures are available today. Due to the high number of restorative possibilities, the choice of the „ideal“ material is getting more and more complex.