Alessandro Devigus

Alessandro Devigus

Alessandro Devigus

Standards in Dental Photography Past, Presence and Future (Friday lecture) at 14:00

Abstract
The main purpose of dental photography is documentation. A maximum of information has to be recorded under reproducible conditions. There must be standardization of the clinical camera, the associated equipment and the formating and lighting of those intra- and extra-oral views used in dental photography. The Standards described in the 1980’s still are valid but needs to be updated and adapted to new technologies and procedures. The lecture wants to summarize the latest findings and give some suggestions on equipment, settings and protocols. By standardizing the photographic conditions the photographs produced will be comparable to each other, even if successive photographs are taken at long time intervals and by different photographers. Only in this way can dental photography be used as a valuable aid to documentation. 

 

Multidisciplinary Esthetic Treatment Analysis (META); 
The Photographic Perspective of the Smile as it relates to the Portrait.
(Workshop 3 at 9:00 and Workshop 7 at 14:00)
The diagnostic template serves as the point of origin for any facially generated treatment plan in the modern restorative practice. Thus an accurate phodographic documentation and precise maxillo-mandibular three dimensional spatial registration will provide the dental team with a flawless workflow, maximizing efficiency and effectiveness, when working in either the conventional (analogue) and/or contemporary (digital) modes.
Transfering the correct position of the incisal and occlusal planes from the patient to the articulator are essential links for achieving the functional and esthetic goals of the anticipated treatment. Patient specific anatomic craniofacial landmarks within the frontal, transverse and sagittal planes will be thouroughly explored and analyzed.
Participants will learn how to mitigate transfer errors and increase accuracy via specific photographic and radiographic superimposition protocols in addition to utilising a customised registration, aiding both clinicians and technicians to systematically manage the proper spatial orientation of the maxillary cast.
Key Learning Goals:
-Operator driven patient craniofacial orientation via the BaseLine Protocol.
-Efficient use of digital photography in Smile Analysis and Dental Design.
-Effective light management in confined environments in order to optimise Portrait Photography.

CV Alessandro Devigus

Dr.med.dent. Alessandro Devigus born August 21 1962 in Sardinia (Italy)
1981 1987 Dental School Zurich (Switzerland)
since 1990 in own private practice focused on digital technologies
CEREC instructor at the Zurich Dental School (Clinic for Geriatric and Special Care Dentistry)
Various international courses and lectures on CAD/CAM, Digital technologies
Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry“ (Quintessence)
Neue Gruppe (President 2010/11), Bio-Emulation group member
EAED active member“, ITI Fellow und Speaker