Aki Yoshida: Application and aesthetic properties of multi-layer Zirconia restorations
- How to select the appropriate zirconia materials for different clinical situations
- Prosthetic concepts: CAD/CAM solutions to improve esthetic outcome general session
- Nobel Biocare New York Symposium 2016
For more than a decade zirconia has become a preferred restoration material. A layered zirconia restoration combines the highest esthetics with strength and biocompatibility in the mouth. However, the opacity of the zirconia material is such that it may present some esthetic challenges. Recent material improvements, such as an increase in the translucency and the capability of matching to the Vita Shade guide, have resulted in consistent, outstanding esthetics. To provide strength and exceptional esthetics, selection of methods and materials can be overwhelming.
This lecture will discuss how to best select the appropriate zirconia material for different clinical situations.
Aki Yoshida is Master Ceramist with many years of experience in all aspects of dental technology. His passion and the talent that it brings to the industry has been widely recognized. Aki is Owner-operator of Gnathos Dental Studio in Weston, Massachusetts, US. The laboratory, originally founded by Dr. Lloyd L. Miller, is an innovative,quality-driven dental lab consistenly producing the highest level of dental restorations. Aki graduated from the Dental Technician School of Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan. He is a technical instructor at Tufts University, Department of Postgraduate Prosthodontics in Boston, where he has participated in postdoctoral courses for both dentists and technicians. He is also a Lecturer at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is a fellow member of the AAED (American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry) and an exective board member of SCAD (Society for Color and Appearance in Denistry). Aki is also an instructor for Kuraray Noritake Dental Supply. Aki has presented numerous hands-on courses and lectures throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. He is a four-time masterpiece technician in the Japanese edition of Quintessence Dental Technology, and has published several articles on anterior esthetic restoration in the US version of QDT.