Dr. Gianfranco Politano
Gianfranco was born in 1971 in Crotone, Italy. He finished dental school at Modena University, in the north of Italy. Founder member of Bio-Emulation group with Dr. P. Bazos and Dr. J.T. Guadix. Active member of “warm gutta-percha study club”. He was invited lecturer from several universities around the world to speak about his layering technique and his studies about optical behavior of natural dental tissues. He have active collaboration with different Universities for research about adhesive restorative techniques and biomechanics behavior of the tooth. Gianfranco lives and work in Rome.
He focused on adhesive restorative dentistry and endodontics.
He is an international lecturer and he published several articles about direct and indirect adhesive restorations.
EFFECTIVE AND SIMPLIFIED PROTOCOL FOR DAILY HIGH QUALITY DIRECT POSTERIOR COMPOSITE RESTORATIONS.
During the last decade, adhesive dentistry has become more and more important in the domain of restorative dentistry. Adhesive procedures offer the possibility to keep the restorations smaller and decrease in this way the so-called ‘money tooth’ effect. Nevertheless, adhesive restorative procedures are quite technique sensitive. Therefore, it is required to follow simplified and standardized protocols to make high quality adhesive restorations in daily practice. The two most commonly placed adhesive restorations in the posterior region are direct composite restorations and indirect bonded onlays/partial crowns. A detailed biomechanical analysis before and during cavity preparation will determine what will be the most favorable adhesive restoration (direct or indirect). Direct composite restorations show a good clinical performance in the medium to long term, when restoring Class I and II lesions. The quality of a direct posterior composite restoration is mainly determined by the cavity preparation, the adhesive protocol, the surface finish, marginal adaptation, the proximal contactpoint and emergence profile when placing a class II restoration. During placement of the composite restoration the dentist can emulate nature in a simple and predictable way following a layering approach based on a histo-anatomic, optical and anatomical analysis of the natural teeth. In this lecture, an effective and simplfied protcol will be presented to make high quality direct posterior composite restorations on a daily basis.