Saturday, March 9, 2013
Dr. Michael R. Sesemann
Dr. Michael Sesemann received his dental degree in 1981 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. He has been in private practice since that time with active memberships in the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Equilibration Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. After becoming an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in 1999, he became the 35th Fellow of the Academy in 2004. He currently serves as an examiner for the accreditation and fellowship processes after serving as Chair of Accreditation for the AACD in 2001-04. In addition to his credentialing duties, numerous committee responsibilities and Director activities, Dr. Sesemann was elected to be the Academy’s 23rd President serving the organization in 2009-2010.
While maintaining a full-time practice in Omaha, Dr. Sesemann lectures internationally and has published several manuscripts on the techniques necessary for successful completion of the comprehensive restorative case. He enjoys being a Clinical Instructor for the Kois Center and he is a faculty member of the Beverly Hills Institute of Dental Esthetics after serving at the Dawson Center in a similar capacity from 2004-07. For written publications, Dr. Sesemann served as Associate Editor for Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry. Currently, he serves as Section Editor for the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and sits on the editorial boards of Inside Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, and the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.
As founder of the Nebraska Institute of Comprehensive Dentistry, Dr. Sesemann strives to achieve a predictable synergy between esthetics and function. The result for the patient is excellent oral health, an attractive smile and long-term, functional satisfaction.
Material Selection in the 21st Century Esthetic Dental Practice
Today’s dental patient arrives at our office expecting that any dentistry completed will be esthetic and natural in appearance. Critical to the success of any esthetic dental treatment is the appropriate selection of the proper restorative material. Selection of the best restorative material not only involves the potential for optimal optical properties but also requires an analysis of biologic and functional criteria.
This lecture will illustrate how the dentist-laboratory technician restorative team of the 21st century will utilize the newest materials including CAD/CAM materials and techniques to create dental restorations of the highest order. In a world where information is expanding at an exponential rate, it is critically important for the restorative team to have a decision tree at their disposal for choosing the best material for a given situation.
- How to select the best indirect restorative material for a given situation in order to satisfy objectives of optimal esthetics, satisfactory strength requirements and biologic compatibility.
- Learn when to utilize total-etch bonding protocols or self-etch applications for the best results.
- Discover when and where CAD-CAM materials can be utilized in a superior manner over traditional restorative choices.
- Learn how new, patented composite technologies have transformed the posterior direct composite protocol.