The first edition of this book took the dental world by storm in 2002 and became one of the bestselling Quintessence books of all time. This new edition takes the science of esthetic dental reconstruction to a new level both clinically and academically, and it offers all that a clinician could wish for in terms of indications and the classic clinical steps for tooth preparation, laboratory and CAD/CAM procedures, adhesive luting procedures, and maintenance. But above all, what makes this book so unique is the biomimetic principle—as such, restoring or mimicking the biomechanical, structural, and esthetic integrity of teeth is paramount. The core of this book centers on the application of the biomimetic principle in the form of bonded restorations using composite resins and ceramics, covering indications, treatment planning, diagnosis, tooth preparation and impression, laboratory and CAD/CAM procedures, final delivery, follow-up, maintenance, and repair. Written by a true master and artist, this book will undoubtedly inspire excellence in anyone who picks it up.
Dr. Pascal Magne is an Associate Professor with Tenure and the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Professor of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Sciences, University of Southern California, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Magne graduated from the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine, Switzerland, in 1989 with a Med. Dent. He obtained his Doctorate in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree in 2002. He received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry and endodontics at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine, and was a lecturer at the same university beginning in 1989 until 1997. From 1997-1999, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. After concluding two years of research, Dr. Magne returned to University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine and assumed the position of Senior Lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion until his departure for USC in February 2004.
Dr. Magne is a recipient of multiple awards from the Swiss Science Foundation, the Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants, the recipient of the 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research and 2007 and 2009 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award from the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
He is also the author of over 200 clinical and research publications on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known lecturer on these topics. Furthermore, Dr. Magne authored the book “Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition – A Biomimetic Approach” which has been translated into twelve languages and is considered as one of the most outstanding books in the field of adhesive and esthetic dentistry.
Dr. Magne is recognized as one of the most outstanding prosthodontist in the world.