Student Recognized in American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Poster Competition
Philadelphia – Fourth-year DMD student Margaret Duszyk was recently recognized for her clinical skills, taking second place in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Scientific Poster Competition on clinical cases. The competition was held as part of the AACD Annual Scientific Session, held in San Diego in April.
Duszyk’s case, titled Combined Direct-Indirect Technique for Prepless Composite Veneers, involved a direct-indirect technique for CAD/CAM veneers milled from resin blocks.
“The goal was to avoid a conventional veneer preparation to preserve as much tooth structure as possible,” explains Duszyk. “The direct-indirect technique allows for proper facial contouring with CAD/CAM-designed and -milled veneers while proximal areas are restored directly with composite resin.” The case involved multiple teeth in the esthetic zone including triangular teeth with proximal undercuts.
Duszyk was mentored by Dr. Markus Blatz, Professor and Chair of Preventive & Restorative Sciences, and Dr. Julian Conejo, Clinical CAD/CAM Director, who also spoke at the meeting on the topic of “Optimized Bonding and Material Selection for Chairside Ceramic Restorations.”
“We are very proud of Margaret’s work and her skills in applying digital CAD/CAM technology,” says Dr. Blatz. “She achieved great esthetic outcomes for the patient, which was recognized by one of the largest and most reputable dental academies in the U.S. from a highly competitive international field of submissions.”