Petra Guess Gierthmuehlen
CV / Bio
Dr. Guess, graduated and received her DDS from Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany in 2001. She was an Assistant Professor (2001-2006) at the Department of Prosthodontics (Chair Prof. Dr Dr. h.c. J.R. Strub), University, Freiburg, Germany and is a Board certified Prosthodontist (2005) of the German Society of Prosthodontics and Dental Materials (DGPro). From 2006-2009 she was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics (Chair Prof. Dr. V.P. Thompson), NYU, New York, USA. In 2009 Dr. Guess was appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics, University, Freiburg, where she accomplished the Habilitation in 2011. Since 2016 she is Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at the Heinrich-Heine University in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Resin-bonded fixed dental protheses: Science & Clinical recommendations
Aesthetic demands but also restorative needs in the anterior dentition have changed dramatically within the last decades. All-ceramic resin-bonded fixed dental protheses were developed 20 years ago and add reliable treatment options in modern prosthodontics, when an anterior tooth is lost.
The advantages of all-ceramic resin-bonded fixed dental protheses are: superior esthetics, minimally invasive treatment approach and less costly treatment option, when compared to single tooth implants. Excellent long-term data has been published over the last years. The lecture will present case series and the scientific evidence pertaining to the clinical success of resin-bonded fixed dental protheses.
The learning objectives will be
1.) to provide recommendations for clinical and laboratory procedures for resin-bonded fixed dental protheses
2.) to give rationale of case based selection of resin-bonded fixed dental protheses
3) to present scientific evidence pertaining to the clinical success of resin-bonded fixed dental protheses.