Expected publication: January 2024
1st Edition 2024
Hardcover; 24.5 x 30 cm, 732 pages, 1200 illus
Product in preparation.
Fixed prosthodontic therapy is one of the most demanding disciplines in dentistry. This avenue is usually pursued only after other options have been exhausted, often when teeth are missing or show reduced durability, or in the presence of conditions that cannot be treated conservatively. Enhance your expertise with this comprehensive text that presents the key steps to success at every stage of therapy: planning, execution, manufacturing, and finalization. Discover the importance of meticulous treatment planning to meet patients’ short- and long-term requirements; learn key principles and techniques for effective and minimally invasive tooth preparation; avoid mistakes caused by performing procedures without proper guidance; embrace the latest techniques and technologies for creating high-quality prosthetic restorations; explore the intricacies of cementation for optimal adhesion and retention; and learn how to strategize to maintain restoration success and oral health. Whether you are an experienced clinician or a dental professional seeking to expand your practice, the protocol-driven approach advocated in this text will equip you to achieve consistent and exceptional results with fixed prosthodontic therapy.
Co-authors: Dragan Stolica • Nino Marcutti • Michele Temperani • Domagoj Vražić • Damir Šnjarić • Iva Kutleša Oroši • Sanda Radović
Marko Jakovac was born on 4 October 1974 in Zagreb, where he attended primary and secondary school. He graduated in 1993 and, in that same year, entered the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Zagreb. The Ministry of Science and Technology awarded him a scholarship in 1997 due to the high grade point average he achieved during his studies. In 1998, he graduated from the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb and began his internship. In 1999, he passed the state exam. In that same year, he enrolled in postgraduate studies in the field of dentistry. He was admitted to the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb as a junior research assistant in 2001. In 2002, he became an assistant and began his specialisation at the Department of Prosthodontics. He completed his master’s degree in 2003 under the mentorship of Prof Jasenka Živko-Babić, DMD, PhD. In 2005, he passed the specialist exam. He completed his doctoral dissertation in 2008. Since 2009, he has been an assistant professor at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and head of the course for professional development of doctors of dental medicine called “Advanced tooth preparation in fixed prosthodontics”. Since 2010, he has been the head of the postgraduate course “Aesthetics of fixed prosthodontic restorations on teeth and implants”. Since 2012, he has been running the undergraduate course “Preclinical and laboratory fixed prosthodontics”. He won the dean’s award for best teacher in 2013 and introduced a new undergraduate course entitled “Use of microscopes in dental medicine”. Since 2015, he has been an associate professor at the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb, and since 2018, Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies. He became head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics in 2021 and head of the course “Fixed Prosthodontics 2”. Since 2023, he has been working as a full-time professor at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics. He is the author of the textbook “Preclinical and Laboratory Fixed Prosthodontics” and has written numerous chapters in other textbooks at the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb. As an author and co-author, he has written several scientific and professional papers. He has been a mentor for more than 30 graduate theses and 5 master’s degrees. He has participated in numerous projects and grants in the Republic of Croatia. He is a lecturer and organiser at a large number of international and domestic congresses and courses for the permanent training of doctors of dental medicine. He cooperates and teaches as a key opinion leader with companies such as Ivoclar, Carl Zeiss and Dentsply Sirona. He is a founder and vice-president of the Croatian Society of Minimal Intervention in Dental Medicine, founder of the European Academy of Digital Dentistry and Digital Dentistry, board member of the Croatian Prosthodontic Society and a member of the Society for Dental Implantology, the Croatian Medical Association and the Croatian Chamber of Dental Medicine. Lastly, he is the owner of Aesthetica polyclinic and Ae Vision educational centre.