Javier Tapia Guadix

Javier Tapia Guadix

Javier Tapia Guadix

BIO-EMULATION PHOTOGRAPHY: DYNAMIC LIGHT OBSERVATION FOR DIRECT RESTORATIONS (Friday lecture at 16:45)
Dental photography for color communication
(Saturday Workshop 2 at 9:00 and Workshop 6 at 14:00)
Consistent shade matching of indirect restorations with natural dentition remains to be a formidable challenge, even for the most experienced of experts. Numerous factors which take adverse effect on the clinical outcome have long been identified. They include operator dependency (subjective shade selection and evaluation), insufficient shade guide coverage of the range of natural tooth shades as well as considerable inconsistencies among manufacturers shading regimes. The eLAB® System was developed to combat these limitations by enabling objective shade communication using cross-polarized dental photography in conjunction with a new and innovative digital work flow that will allow the dental ceramist to formulate an individual shade recipe and to measure its accuracy with the help of a digital try-in prior to delivery of the restoration to the dental office. Learn about the future of shade management: capture, calibrate & create!
Key Learning Goals:
1. Introduction to camera basics for standardised dental photography 
2. Understanding the two key elements of dental photography: distance and angle
3. Using a digital single lens camera (DSLR) for shade quantification and communication without the use of shade guides
4. Using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Bridge for a basic digital work flow

CV Javier Tapia Guadix

Javier Tapia Guadix was born in 1978 in Madrid, Spain. He finished dental school at the European University of Madrid in 2003. Working then as associate professor in the prosthetics department during 2004.
In 2005 he started his career as professional computer graphics artist, focused on illustration, animation and application development. He founded the company Juice Dental Media Design for this purpose. He received the Collegiate Merit Award by the Spanish College of Dentists from the 1st Region in 2005, for his collaboration in the commission of new technologies. 

In 2011 he founded together with Panaghiotis Bazos and Gianfranco Politano the Bio-Emulation group. He actively collaborates with several universities across Europe and is member of GC Restorative Advisory Board.
Javier works in his private practice in Madrid, focused on restorative dentistry and aesthetics.
He is an international lecturer with participation in more than 200 congress, hands-on courses and live courses.
He published several articles in restorative dentistry, dental photography and computers in dentistry.