CDE: [Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis™ – The Next Generation Caries Diagnosis & Therapy Guidance

Feb, 2020
12:00 PM-01:00 PM

B-13 Auditorium

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
Registration Fee: Free; Registration is required for CE credit.
CE Credits:
1.0 lecture credits


The major goal of the next generation caries management as described by the term “Minimal Invasive Caries Approach” ensures the preservation of tooth vitality even in advanced caries affected clinical lesions. To be able to treat a disease, diagnosis has to be performed. Advanced technologies using non ionizing diagnosis devices have come out of their infancy and created enough evidence for their implementation in clinical practice. Magnification combined with fluorescence light tissue excitation are jointly guaranteed by the presented Reveal technology.

Classic caries “detection” describes visual, tactile and radiographic approaches clearly addressing “detection” of physical hard tissue modifications.


  • Understand the difference between “classic” caries diagnosis tools and next generation approaches fluorescence based.
  • Comprehend the concept of caries lesion activity.
  • Learn how to apply fluorescence for caries removal guidance.
  • Get information about the application of fluorescence in different dental specialties.


Prof. Dr. Liviu Steier
Specialist in Prosthetics and Materials Science DGPro
Specialist in Endodontics

Dr. Steier has been practicing dentistry in Germany for over thirtyfive years. He is a specialist in prosthodontics and in endodontics with a host of both research and practice experience spanning over thirty years in both the US and in Europe.  As part of his work, he has served as Clinical and Course Director at Warwick University in Coventry, England, as Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland, as Course Leader MsC program at the University of Manchester, England, and as Visiting Professor at University of Florence, School of Dental Medicine, Italy, and at the Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.

In the US, he was appointed Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Endodontics, and he has served as Editor, Editor-in-Chief and Reviewer of a multitude of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Dental Education. He has also been a long-standing member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Steier is an internationally recognized lecturer known for his hands-on teaching style, innovative spirit, and both breadth and depth of knowledge.

He has co-developed several breakthrough technologies in caries detection, prevention, and therapy. His award-winning work and numerous publications have been distinguished by authorities in the field around the globe and he continues to make outstanding contributions in both practice and scholarship.

Disclosure: Dr. Steier has a trademark on Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis™ and receives royalties from the use of this name.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.