Prof. Dr. Erhan Çömlekoğlu

Tooth preparation, retraction and impression: Monolithic zirconia & laminate veneer

New materials that have come into use also require different tooth preparation parameters and impression techniques. In parallel to this, use of preparation instruments that cause less gingival harm is helpful for both conventional and digital impression. In this presentation, material-specific cutting techniques for full and partial coverage restorations, types of retraction and impression methods will be discussed based on cases.

M. Erhan Çömlekoğlu is a graduate of Ege University, School of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree. He attended Prosthesis Program of Graduate Study offered by Institute of Health Sciences at Ege University and graduated with Ph.D. degree at Prosthodontics. He is a Professor and resident at the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry at Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.

He completed several scientific projects supported by national and international institutions. He was honoured more than 30 national and international scientific awards. With these projects he authored more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of adhesive and implant dentistry and established CAD/CAM restorative laboratory at the dental school.

His clinical practice is limited to Prosthodontics at the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Ege University. Dr. Çömlekoğlu is intensely involved in scientific research regarding adhesive dentistry and implant dentistry. His current research interest particularly covers implant-periodontium interactions and their clinical outcomes.