Every year scientists and researchers from all over the world are invited to Liechtenstein to present and discuss their research at the Ivoclar Vivadent Scientific Congress. In 2008, the platform was expanded to include a review of the current state of the art of dentistry. Researchers and clinicians were asked to answer important questions about the changing face of dentistry, and the review papers they prepared in advance of the congress form the content of this book. Professionals in every area of dentistry will find this to be a fascinating and inspiring look at the past, present, and future of the field.
1 Diagnostics of Dental Diseases—How do we Distinguish Ourselves from
Thomas Attin and Patrick R. Schmidlin
2 Caries Prevention and Caries Control—Two Sides of the Same Coin?
3 Adhesion to Tooth Enamel and Dentin—A View on the Latest Technology
and Future Perspectives
Marcio Vivan Cardoso, Yasuhiro Yoshida, and Bart van Meerbeek
4 Anterior Restorations—Direct Composites, Veneers or Crowns?
5 Posterior Composite Restorations—Direct or Indirect Technique?
Roberto Spreafico and Jean-François Roulet
6 Treatment Goal for the Anterior Segment—Functional Reconstruction or
7 Root Canal Therapy versus Implant
8 Tooth- or Implant-Supported Reconstructions in the Patient Susceptible to
Giovanni E. Salvi and Søren Jepsen
9 The Missing Tooth—Replacement with a Tooth-Supported or Implant-Supported
Bjarni E. Pjetursson
10 The Free-End Situation—Restore with Partial Removable Dental Prosthesis,
Cantilever Fixed Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported Crowns or Fixed Dental
Stefan Holst and Hans Geiselhöringer
11 The Complete Denture—Museum Object with a Future?
Sandro Palla and Ina Nitschke
12 Invisible Orthodontics
Hans-Peter Bantleon, Bernhard Christian Pseiner, and Josef Freudenthaler
13 Principles for Selection of Metal-Ceramic and All-Ceramic Prostheses
Ken Anusavice and Josephine F. Esquivel-Upshaw
14 Clinical Outcome of All-Ceramic Restorations
15 Are Composites at the End of Development? Requirements of Clinicians versus
Reinhard Hickel, David Watts, Franz-Xaver Reichl, and Nicoleta Ilie
16 Dental Technology—Visions for Materials and Processes of the Future
17 The Future of Dental Medicine
Heinrich F. Kappert and Jean-François Roulet