Panaghiotis Bazos

Panaghiotis Bazos

Panaghiotis Bazos

Trends in Dental Photography (Friday Lecture) at 14:30
During the past three decades dental photography has gained increasing importance in clinical dentistry and dental technology. Especially with the advent of digital photography, interest in clinical applications has spiked and the rate of publications focusing on dental photography has quadrupled in comparison to the film era. However, such efforts have been mostly limited to descriptive purposes and qualitative evaluation. Today, new tools and protocols are readily available to enter into a new ear of dental photography: One that focuses on predictive purposes and quantitative analysis instead. This presentation held by two of the pioneers of this modern era will focus on new trends and latest developments to get the most out of dental photography from restorative dentistry to orthodontics.
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.

Short CV
Dr. Panos Bazos received his DDS from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 2000.  He served as an Assistant Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Division of Primary Oral Health, Los Angeles, CA. from 2005-2007, mentoring undergraduate dental students in the disciplines of Dental Morphology and Restorative Dentistry. Upon returning to Europe, he maintained a private practice limited to esthetic and restorative dentistry in Athens, Greece. In 2011 he founded the Bio-EmulationTM Group which constitutes a global think tank that promotes excellence in dental restorative techniques. In 2016 he completed his postgraduate specialist degree
(MClinDent) in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and has qualified with the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MOrth Edin).