Simone Deliperi, DDS
Simone Deliperi, DDS
1. Direct Posterior Composites: The Next Level. A Comprehensive Hands-on Course
This program is designed for dentists wishing to improve their technique and increase their success rate with direct posterior composite restorations. Current evidence-based research supporting this technique will be presented. Clinical success with direct composite restorations is predicated on the proper selection and use of high performance adhesive systems, composite resins and light curing systems. A unique class II technique first published in the JADA in 2002 will be presented along with further development in the last 8 years.
Completion of the course should provide attendees with the skills to “go resin” in most direct posterior applications and confidence to achieve consistent long-term success.
Topics covered through demonstration and hands-on experience:
- Composite resin and light curing system selection
- Selecting of a bonding agent (fifth, sixth, or seventh generation)
- Matrix selection and use
- Composite placement technique
- Adequate anatomical contact
- Light curing sequences
- Finishing and polishing
- Occlusal wear consideration
- Build-ups requiring cuspal coverage
2. Direct Restorations: An Added Value in Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Plans
A multi-disciplinary treatment plan may be required to achieve excellence in aesthetic dentistry. The more complex is the case the higher interaction between restorative dentistry, periodontics and orthodontics is required. The evolution of both composite materials, adhesive and light curing systems has advanced rapidly over the last two decades. This program provides the dental practitioner with an insight into the potential uses of direct composite resin restorations in the aesthetic and biomimetic rehabilitation of the mouth.
In this context, clinician may use direct restorations either as final restorations or interim restorations. By preserving the remaining sound tooth structure, direct restorations may be used as alternative to conventional more aggressive restorations. The combination of direct composite and indirect ceramic restorations may be a valid alternative to conventional treatment plans including the use of prosthetic restorations only. Interestingly, direct restorations may also provide clinicians a visual tool to better explain treatment plan details to their patients and provide them with an individualized treatment plan. A similar approach may help patients to address both the dental problems and personal expectation. Patient approval of complex treatment plans is guaranteed.
Completion of the course should provide attendees with the skills to achieve confidence and consistent long-term success using this innovative approach.
- Combination of direct restorations with prosthodontics, periodontics and orthodontics
- VDO increase with direct composite resin
- Gingival recession and non-carious cervical lesions treatment
- Crown lengthening and stress-reduced direct composite restorations
- Combination of porcelain veneers and direct restorations in the anterior area
- Change of tooth position and shape using ortho, perio and biomimetic dentistry
- A conservative approach for the tooth erosion treatment
- Mock-up, temporary restorations
- Obtain a treatment plan approval from the patient by using a mock-up technique with direct composite resin
- Achieve aesthetic excellence using a multi-disciplinary approach
- Understand the benefits of direct composite restoration in multi-disciplinary treatment plans
- Comparing a stress-reduced direct technique with traditional techniques available for the restoration of compromised teeth
- Benefits, limitations and future applications
Simone Deliperi, DDS graduated from the University of Cagliari in 1998 and completed the Esthetic Dentistry fellowship at Tufts University in 2000. He was recognized at graduation for contributions to research at Tufts University by receiving the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) Student Research Award. He has served as a a visiting faculty at Tufts University since 2001; at the moment, he is an “Adjunct Assistant Professor”. Dr Deliperi has been member of the IADR (International Association of Dental Research) since 2001; he has presented research works at the IADR/AADR meetings and was repeatedly selected as an oral session co-chair. He authored several scientific publications on restorative and esthetic dentistry in peer-reviewed journals. Lately, he joined the Operative Dentistry, the Journal of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry and the PPAD editorial boards. Some of his research works were translated in Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. Dr Deliperi is a national and international lecturer; he gives presentations and hands-on courses on restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He is presently on faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and maintains a private practice both in Cagliari and Oristano.