Prof. (NL), Dr.med.dent. Ph.D
Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Science University of Zurich
Licentiate in Dentistry in 1993 in Istanbul, Turkey
Dr.med.dent. degree in 1999 in Cologne, Germany
Doctorate in Medical Sciences (Ph.D) in 2003 in Groningen, The Netherlands.
Full professorship for Clinical Dental Biomaterials at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2007
Director of Division of Dental Materials at the University of Zurich, Switzerland since 2009
Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, FDS RCPS (Glasgow)
Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD)
Adhesion to tooth and reconstruction materials.
Ideal adhesion of resin-based materials to both the dental tissues and dental reconstruction materials (metals, ceramics, hybrid materials and polymers) require meticulous conditioning of these substrates and subsequent implementation of adhesion protocols. Increase in dental restorative material options and adhesive resins yielded to some confusion on the adhesion protocols over the years. It also has to be noted that research in this field is very dynamic. This lecture will highlight the clinical and technical parameters for durable adhesion during cementation and repair actions and propose guidelines for tooth- and implant-borne reconstruction materials.