Daniel Edelhoff

Portrait Prof. Edelhoff

Daniel Edelhoff C.D.T., Dr. Med. Dent., Ph.D. (Tenured Associate Professor)                 

Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany

Daniel Edelhoff granted his Certified Dental Technician degree from the Dental technician school in Düsseldorf, Germany. He graduated from Dental School in 1991 and earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Aachen, Germany in 1994. He served as Visiting Professor at the Dental Clinical Research Center of the Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon from 1999 to 2001. He granted his Ph.D. in June 2003 at the University of Aachen and is currently Tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Daniel Edelhoff is board certified Specialist in Prosthodontics and holds membership in the German Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and the German Society Dental Prosthetics and Biomaterial Sciences (DGPro). He is Vice-President of the Association of Dental Technology (ADT), member of the advisory board of the DGPro, Associate Member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), as well as Scientific Chairman of the 8th World Congress of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED) 2013 in Munich. Daniel Edelhoff received in 2010 the award “Best Lecture” by the Association of Dental Technology (ADT), in 2011, 2012 and 2013 the award “Best Teacher” by the dental students of the Ludwig-Maximilians University and the Bavarian Association of Dentists. He received an international research grant of the German Scientific Society (DFG) from 1999 to 2001 and is the author of numerous national and international clinical and research articles as well as scientific statements.

The esthetic and functional rehabilitation of complex cases with new restorative materials including CAD/CAM-technology

Predictable esthetics and function of the final restoration necessitates the approach of clinical and technical aspects in teamwork between dentist and dental technician. A systematic concept includes a meticulous treatment planning resulting in a diagnostic wax-up, which determines material selection, tooth preparation, soft tissue management, and provisionalization. Provisional restorations play an essential role in the communication between patient and the dental restorative team and will improve the predictability of the final result. CAD/CAM-technology can enrich this concept by innovative diagnostic options and the access to improved restorative materials. High-density polymers offer new treatment options for long-term provisional restorations as a minimal- or non-invasive approach for the test drive of the final restoration.

Also with the introduction of high strength zirconium-dioxide ceramics as framework material and individually fabricated implant-abutments the clinical application of all-ceramic had been continuously extended. However, clinical long-term performance of the first systems demonstrated a high sensitivity to technical and clinical procedures. Significant material improvements and a deeper knowledge of the specific properties of this ceramic type have enabled a higher reliability and better esthetic outcome. The successful use of zirconium-dioxide based restorations necessitates a meticulous treatment planning and a strict synchronization of clinical including adequate tooth preparation, favorable design of framework and veneering ceramic, suitable occlusal concept, as well as correct cement selection.

The course will present restorative approaches following a strict protocol in team communication between dentist and dental technician to economize tooth structure removal according to material requirements. Given to the permanently increasing variety of all-ceramic systems proven treatment concepts from A (Adhesive technique) to Z (Zirconia ceramic) will be provided in a step-by-step documentation. Based on clinical studies reliable guidelines for correct material selection dependent on the individual clinical situation will be presented.

Finally new treatment concepts utilizing CAD/CAM-Technology as an important component for rehabilitation will be introduced.

Key Points:

VDO change

Template guided preparation

Material selection


High-density polymers



Identify the key-elements of team communication to create predictable results in VDO change.

Understand material selection criteria for adequate use of CAD/CAM-fabricated bonded long-term provisional restorations.

Learn how to manage the economization of tooth structure removal according to diagnostic template.

Discover the esthetic/functional potential and limitations of new introduced restorative materials.

Improve knowledge about the correct adhesive concept dependent on restorative material type.

Learn more about the integration of new technologies like intraoral scanner, cone beam as well as extraoral scanner into diagnostics and treatment concepts.

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