ABOUT THE LECTURERS:
PROF. KENNETH J. ANUSAVICE, BS, DMD, PhD
Department of Operative Dentistry
Director, Center for Dental Biomaterials
University of Florida
Prof. Anusavice is one of the most respected names in dentistry. The editor of the 10th and 11th edition dental materials textbook, “Phillips Science of Dental Materials”, he is also probably one of the most popular names in dentistry. His book
has been translated into English, Spanish, Portuguese and Indonesian, which he also edited. He is also a contributor of the revised chapters of the book.
Prof. Anusavice currently holds the position of Doctoral Research Professor. He was Prof and Chair of the Dept. of Dental Biomaterials for 26 years. He was also Associate Prof at the Dept of Restorative Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia.
He is a multi-awarded academician, lecturer and researcher. His numerous awards (to mention a few) include: Teacher of the Year at the Univ of Florida (2008), Distinguished Lecturer Award, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (2006), Distinguished Lecturer Award, American College of Prosthodontics (2000), Professorial Excellence Program Award, given by the Univ of Florida for outstanding contributions in the areas of teaching, research and service (1996), Jerome M and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (1996), Distinguished Scientist Award Wilmer Sounder Award for Research in Dental Materials from the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). From 1994-2004, he was the recipient of the MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award, for investigators with impressive records of scientific achievement in research areas of special importance or promise. This award is given to less than 5 percent of NIH-funded investigators. In 2004, he was named Distinguished Professor by the University of Florida.
In 1998, he lectured for the prestigious “The Buonocore Memorial Lecture” on “Materials of the future: Preservative or Restorative?” at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Operative Dentistry. Since 1999, he is the Chair of the ISO Technical Committee on Prosthodontics Materials.
He is a leading member of several important organizations such as the American Ceramic Society, American College of Dentists, Academy of Dental Materials, American Academy of Dental Research, Dental Materials Group of the IADR and American Society for Testing Materials to name a few.
Prof. Anusavice has held important positions in numerous editorial boards: as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association, Journal of the
American Ceramics Society, Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and Journal of Oral Implantology; and as Section Editor for Biomaterials, Implant Dentistry and Quintessence International.
Aside from Phillip’s Science of Dental Materials, he is also editor of the book, “Quality Evaluation of Dental Restorations, Criteria for Placement and Replacement” which was published by Quintessence International.
He is also a contributor of original chapters in books on dental caries, ceramics, performance standards for dental materials, metal ceramic restorations and crown designs. Apart from these, he has over a hundred refereed publications, several hundreds of non-referred articles, abstracts and book reviews in international scientific journals and has lectured extensively in most parts of the world.
Prof. Anusavice obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the Medical College of Georgia and has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.
DR. JOSEPHINE ESQUIVEL-UPSHAW, DMD, MS
Professor in Prosthodontics
University of Florida
Dr. Upshaw earned her dental degree from the University of the Philippines Manila in 1991 and her Masters of Science in Prosthodontics from the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has also written numerous research and scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of operative dentistry and Prosthodontics. She is a contributor in several chapters of the dental materials textbook “Phillips’ Science of Dental Materials.”
ABOUT THE LECTURE
REDUCING THE RISK
FOR RESTORATION FAILURE:
What do you need to know about proven and unproven preventive, restorative and prosthodontics materials?
This lecture will focus on current concepts and proven methods for increasing the survival of direct and indirect dental restorations. Topics will include: 1) ethical reasons for placement and replacement of dental amalgam and resin-based composites; 2) accurate impressions are not just about materials; 3) dental cements: is zinc phosphate still a viable material?; and 4) modern ceramics: Tips and pitfalls.
The following critical questions will be addressed. Is the use of dental amalgam banned or restorations replaced when patients change dentists? What are the main esthetic limitations of composite crowns and bridges? Why are ceramic restorations chipping more than ever before? How can the survival of direct and indirect restorations be maximized?
Please register early as there is a limit to the number of participants we can accommodate. Trade exhibits will be present during the seminar.
This symposium is open to ALL DENTISTS.
Do not miss this rare opportunity to meet and listen to the man behind the book we all read (or should have read ) during our days in Dentistry.
Pre-registration (up to June 5) 3,500.00
From June 6 and onsite 4,500.00
Registration fee will go towards AM/PM Snacks, full course buffet lunch, venue and seminar kit.
Includes Certificate of Attendance from the UP College of Dentistry.
Payments can be made thru:
Banco de Oro (BDO) any branch
Account Name: Dr. Elmer Jesus T. Escoto
BDO Pedro Gil Taft
Account Number: 241-0063949
Please fax deposit slip to 526-06-98; or text us at 0917-5305861/ 0922-8827646 (Armin Segarra); or e mail at
For inquiries/information/details, please contact:
Dr. Armin Segarra—0917-5305861/ 0922-8827646
Dr. Michelle Segarra—0920-9098426
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