Success Simplified

Success Simplified in the indirect dental restoration workflow

Best-practice recommendation for prosthodontic procedures

Simplifying the indirect restoration workflow

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    Indirect restorative procedures are highly complex. They consist of many different clinical and laboratory steps, and each separate step involves a number of clinical challenges. That's why 3M has worked with five expert clinicians to develop a consensus for best-practice recommendations in prosthodontic procedures. These are based on the latest scientific research findings and personal long-term experience in clinical environments.

    Our objective is to give you, as a clinician, an orientation on indication-specific crown material selection and clinical tips for successful and highly efficient use, striving for the ultimate objective of zero defects.

    The result is a simplified 7-step procedure, covering each stage from restorative dental material selection to maintenance, captured in a booklet to give you a taste of what to expect. In-depth training is provided through our Success Simplified blog, live webinars, personal lectures and workshops.



The 7 steps of the indirect workflow

Each specific procedure step will discuss the most important options, selection criteria and relevant factors for the decision(s) to be made.
The idea is that in the clinical environment, the dental practitioner will select the differentiating factors for each individual case resulting in a case-specific recommended clinical dental protocol.

Material Selection Foundation Restoration Preparation Design Temporisation Impression Taking Cementation Maintenance

Meet the certified members of Success Simplified

This concept started with a team of five international experts made up of both clinicians and academic researchers. Together, they've developed a consensus that's based on the latest scientific findings, but also takes into account the challenges and constraints of a modern dental practice.

Jan-Frederik Güth holds the position of Deputy Director of the Department of Prosthodontics at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich.
He obtained his Dr. med. dent. Degree in 2018 and his postdoctoral lecture qualification (“Habilitation”) in 2014 from the same University.
In 2013 he was a visiting researcher at the University of Southern California (with Pascal Magne) and is a specialist in the field of Prosthodontics (DGPro, the German Association of Prosthodontics) and Implantology (especially Implant Prosthetics; DGI).
His main field of attention and research are digital impression technology and workflows, CAD/CAM, aesthetics and prosthetic materials.

Paulo Monteiro obtained his degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde in Caparica (ISCSEM), Portugal.
Here, he started to develop a passion for aesthetic dentistry. In 2005, the author completed post-graduation programs in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at the ISCSEM.
He also obtained a Master’s degree in Dental Medicine at the same institute.
He's a coordinator and professor of the restorative post-graduation program Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz and has an exclusive dental practice in Lisbon that focuses on aesthetic and cosmetic dental treatments.

Akit Patel graduated from Guy’s Hospital Dental Institute in 2002.
He then completed a prosthodontics specialist programme at UCL (University College London) Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute and received his Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics) in 2008 with distinction and award for clinical and academic excellence.
He was awarded the Membership in Restorative Dentistry by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009.
Dr. Patel is a specialist prosthodontist and works in a private specialist practice focusing on Implant, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry.
He is also a Clinical Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, a lecturer at Bristol University, and an ITI Fellow.

Carlos Eduardo Sabrosa received his DDS in 1992 from the State University of Rio de Janeiro Dental School (Brazil) and the Clinical Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Prosthodontics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1996.
He earned the Steven Gordon Research / Clinical Award in 1995 and 1996 and the Tylman Research Grant Award in 1993 from the American College of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Sabrosa also received his MSD and DScD in Prosthodontics/Biomaterials from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1997 and 1999, consecutively.
He has a private practice, focused on Oral Rehabilitation and Implantology, in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is a visiting professor at Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz in Portugal.

Stefan Vandeweghe completed his studies in dentistry at Ghent University in 2006 and subsequently specialised in oral implantology.
In 2010, he obtained his PhD with his thesis “Factors affecting bone remodeling around surface-modified Southern Implants”.
From 2010 to 2011, Dr. Vandeweghe was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Malmö, Sweden, before he returned to Belgium, where he started his private practice with his wife Charlotte.
In addition, he continued his research at Ghent University, where he became Professor and Head of the department of Reconstructive Dentistry in 2017.

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Join our live Success Simplified events

It's your choice how you'd like to learn. Do you feel like watching a live online webinar with the possibility to direct your questions at the experts? Just enroll, sit back, relax and learn.

Would you rather go for in-depth learning in personal lectures and workshop? We would love to meet you at one of our live events.

  • Live online webinar

    Live online webinar - June 2nd 2020

    In this webinar founding member prof. dr. Stefan Vanderweghe takes you through all the 7 steps of the Success Simplified indirect dental procedure by demonstrating them on patients in his operatory room. He guides you through all the steps, from material selection to impression taking and finally dental cementation and maintenance, to reach a reliable end-result.

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