University of Geneva, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Ivo Krejci graduated from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and received his Dr. med. dent. degree in 1986 and his Privatdozent (Switzerland) in 1993 from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials and has a postgraduate specialisation diploma of the Swiss Society of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry. He is past president of the Swiss Society of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, past president of the Academy of Operative Dentistry European Section, past member of the editorial board of the Journal of Dental Research and member of several associations. Prof. Krejci has published over 280 articles and book chapters on restorative concepts, esthetics, posterior composites, tooth colored adhesive inlays, onlays and adhesive slot bridges, light curing, adhesion, glass ionomers, base materials, finishing techniques, compomers and lasers and he is author of three textbooks. Prof. Krejci has supervised more than 60 doctoral theses and has lectured on numerous international scientific meetings and continuing education courses. He is currently Ordinary Professor and Chairman of the Division of Cariology and Endodontology, Director of the Department of Preventive Dentistry and Primary Dental Care and President of the Section of Dental Medicine at the University of Geneva, Switzerland where he maintains an intramural private practice. He also serves as the scientific consultant for the School of Dental Hygienists in Geneva.
Lecture title: Noninvasive adhesive restorations – the paradigm change in restorative dentistry
Abstract: Adhesion to enamel and dentin allows for sufficient long term retention of restorations and makes macro-retentive restorative elements obsolete. This principle is well accepted in the field of veneers and table tops but still lacks consequent implementation into the field of caries-related dental restorations. The lecture will focus on the new paradigm of noninvasive caries restorations which do not necessitate a cavity preparations. It will also highlight the fact that at the University of Geneva, dental students do not learn cavity preparations for caries treatments any more. Besides some research facts substantiating the new concept a lot of room will be given to the explication of the clinical procedures, their indications and contraindications and to clinical tips and tricks as well.