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Dental Materials in Modern Dentistry (preview)

A brief introduction on the history of dental materials and teeth replacement, from ancient times, will lead our course into the cad-cam dental technology explosion that began in the 1980s. With hundreds of dental cad-cam and all ceramic systems available the measurements of “clinical success” and “survival rates” have taken different paths. The comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning in modern restorative dentistry will be extensively discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the optimal sequence of diagnostic, clinical and laboratory procedures to achieve functional, esthetic and predictable results.

Evidence-based research data, with special attention to risk factors, will be discussed to evaluate modern and traditional dental ceramics. Clinical cases with different degrees of complexity (from single anterior tooth to full mouth rehabilitation) will be meticulously explained to encourage the clinician to consider a conservative, predictable and successful philosophy of treatment.

Upon completion of the course, participants will understand

  • To understand the importance of diagnosis and treatment planning phases in restorative dentistry and their impact on the long-term clinical success.
  • Outline the optimal sequence of events in oral rehabilitation to obtain functional, esthetic and predictable results.
  • To understand the indications and contraindications of modern dental materials and their role in today’s dentistry.


JOSE F. CORTES-BOTELLO, D.D.S., graduated Summa Cum Laude from Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico Dental School in 2003. Subsequently, he graduated from the Fixed Prosthodontics Fellowship at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in 2004.

In 2008, Dr. Cortes-Botello graduated from the Prosthodontics Posgraduate Program at the University of Rochester, New York.  In 2009 he was awarded the Surgical “Graser Implant Fellowship” at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, New York, to continue his surgical training on Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Cortes-Botello is the Editor, Chair of the Membership Committee and Executive Council Member for the American Prosthodontic Society.  In 2010, Dr. Cortes-Botello was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of the Prosthodontics Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas.

He lectures nationally and Internationally on several Prosthodontic, Oral Rehabilitation and Implant Surgery topics. Dr. Cortes-Botello has been recognized for his labor with the International Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Last reviewed on: 09/01/2014 | Expire date: 08/31/2019