Head of Division of Dental Biomaterials, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine in University of Zurich
Chapter 1 “Biomaterial Ceramic”
Choice of Reconstruction Materials for Zirconia Implants
With the advances in technological developments in subtractive and additive processing methods, new materials are being introduced to construct tooth- and implant-borne reconstructions. In this lecture, an overview will be given on the current clinical possibilities, limitations and future perspectives with reconstruction materials with a particular focus on metals, polymers, hybrids and ceramics on zirconia implants.
Prof. Mutlu Özcan currently serves as the Head of Division of Dental Biomaterials at the University of Zurich, Center for Dental and Oral Medicine in Switzerland. Prof. Özcan holds a Ph.D. in Dental Biomaterials from the University of Groningen, Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, The Netherlands. She has authored more than 450 clinical and scientific peer-reviewed manuscripts. She is EPA-Recognized Specialist in Prosthodontics, Honorary Secretary of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Past-President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) / Dental Materials Group (DMG), Fellow of Academy of Dental Materials (FADM), Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD) and Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, FDS RCPS (Glasgow). Her clinical expertise is on reconstructive dentistry and her scientific work focuses on translational research. She is the recipient of the “2018 IADR Distinguished Scientist Wilmer Souder Award”.