- Sillas Duarte
Dr. Sillas Duarte, Jr., is associate professor and Chair, Division of Restorative Sciences, Ostrow School of Dentistry University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Duarte is Director of the Advanced Program in Operative Dentistry at USC and the editor-in-chief of Quintessence of Dental Technology (QDT). Dr. Duarte has served on the editorial boards of other journals, and has lectured and performed hands-on courses nationally and internationally on esthetic dentistry and adhesion. He has been involved in teaching cutting-edge clinical techniques and technologies related to aesthetic and adhesive dentistry. Dr. Duarte’s scientific work has been supported by governmental and commercial grants and he serves as a consultant for several manufacturers. His research and clinical work focus on bonding to dental structures, composites, and ceramics.
Clinical Challenges in Adhesive Esthetic Dentistry
With a conservative approach in mind, the restorative team should be able to provide patients with minimally invasive, highly esthetic, and long-lasting solutions. This program will focus on current key clinical and material science principles as a foundation to create imperceptible composite restorations. In addition, this presentation provides a systematic and scientific approach for selecting esthetic treatment modalities based on original research data with special emphasis on techniques and new materials design and selection.