Specialists in Dental Technology (EDA)

Basic principles
In-depth and advanced knowledge in the field of fixed dentures and / or removable dentures, as well as critical evaluation of the specialist literature.

Range of subjects (not exhaustive)

  • Anatomy and physiology of the orofacial system; in particular morphology and function of the anterior and posterior teeth and the significance of deviation from the natural ideal.
  • Origin of tooth defects, where relevant to the fabrication of dentures, g. marginal fit, plaque deposition, materials science.
  • Aetiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of periodontal diseases (only the basics relevant to dentures); g. biological width, marginal fit, ease of cleaning, materials science, etc.
  • Aetiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of craniomandibular dysfunctions (definition and leading symptoms, subjective and objective symptoms, differentiation of dysfunctions in the stomatognathic system and instrumental diagnostics, bite plane therapy, particular features of restorative rehabilitation in the case of dysfunctions.
  • Interdisciplinary principles for cooperation between the practitioner and orthodontics, physiotherapy, etc.
  • Special knowledge of relevant dental technology materials science;
  • Diagnostic and prognostic methods;
  • Restorative diagnosis taking account of the current state of knowledge;
  • Supporting a synoptic therapeutic approach by systematic case planning and fabrication process;
  • Differential therapeutic considerations, long-term reliability of the planned denture.
    Communication of requirements profile and dental records. Coordination in quality assurance and documentation. Dental technology aspects of implantology (particularly superstructure materials and their biocompatibility, implantation from restorative perspectives, tackling red and white aesthetics, ease of cleaning, restorative treatment, selection of superstructure components, single-tooth implants, purely implant-supported restorations, hybrid constructions, retention of implant-supported restorations, complications with dentures fabricated for implants, long-term prognosis and clinical evaluation of different modes of treatment);
  • Splints, splint fabrication and their mode of action.
  • Particular features of temporary treatment;
  • Use of temporaries and long-term temporaries, materials, relationship between restoration and periodontal soft tissue, target setting
  • Fixed dentures, preparation principles, basic knowledge of core build-ups, metal-supported crown and bridge restorations, metal-free crown and bridge restorations, retention of restorations, long-term prognosis of the form of denture;
  • Indirect metallic, plastic, ceramic and similar restorations; aesthetic aspects of restoration, forensic problems in contact with patients, dental/technical/aesthetic guidelines, rules and strategies for treatment, white and red aesthetics, ease of cleaning, aesthetic materials and biocompatibility, bleaching splints, veneers, all-ceramic restorations, adhesive bridges, adhesive retention as far as relevant to fabrication.
  • Occlusal concepts, registration techniques and articulators, concepts and planning strategies for complete dental rehabilitation (changes in jaw relation, etc.);
  • Complications and psychological aspects in restorative measures;
  • Dialogue and communication with the practice.