Urs Belser


Prof. Dr. Urs BELSER Chairman


Graduated at the Dental Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Postgraduate specialty training in Reconstructive Dental Medicine (board certified specialist) at the University of Zurich. Assistant Professor and then, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and Dental Materials of the University of Zurich (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Peter Schaerer, M.S.), from 1976 to 1980. Visiting Assistant Professor (1980-1982) at the Departments of Oral Biology (Chairman: Prof. Dr. A.G. Hannam) and Clinical Dental Sciences (Chairman: Prof. Dr. W. A. Richter), Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia (Canada). Since 1st October 1983: Professor and Chairman of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine. President of the Swiss Association of Prosthetic Dentistry from 1984 to 1988. 2002: Recipient of the Scientific Research Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. President of the European Association of Prosthodontics (EPA) from 2002 to 2003. 2006 Visiting Professor, Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine (Boston, USA), Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences (Prof. Dr. H. P. Weber). 2005-2009: President of the School of Dental Medicine, University of Geneva. Research activities in the fields of implant dentistry, with special emphasis on esthetics and latest developments in the field of CAD/CAM technology and high performance dental ceramics, as well as on adhesive reconstructive dental medicine.

With Special Emphasis on the Rehabilitation of the Compromised Anterior Dentition One-day course


This program will focus on the following objectives as related to the treatment of broken- down teeth or edentulous jaw segments:

  1. To gain an updated overview of treatment planning principles and to derive decision- making criteria related to reconstructive therapy, including novel adhesive concepts and the use of implants, in partially edentulous patients.
  2. To critically review current controversial issues of reconstructive and associated implant therapy: adequate number, dimension and distribution of implants; multiple splinted vs. single-unit restorations; cemented vs. screw-retained; cantilevered units; combination of implants and teeth in the same restoration; and implant-specific occlusal concepts.
  3. To provide practical solutions for provisionalization, articulator mounting, design principles of prosthodontic suprastructures, and so on.
  4. To acquire step by step knowledge related to reconstructive therapy in the esthetic zone, including site development and handling of sites with horizontal and/or vertical tissue deficiencies, including recent evolutions in implant design and immediate loading protocols.

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