CDE: [Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] "Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis" and its benefits for Clinical Dentistry

Mar, 2021
06:00 PM-07:30 PM

Presented virtually via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm; this virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits:
1.5 lecture credits
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $37.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $28.00
Military, $28.00
**Payment is made following the program.**

Course Description

Successful intraoral infection control is today the major task of clinical dentistry. Diagnosis of active infection and their elimination, follow existing guidelines while visual diagnosis of occurring infection is mostly related to diseases symptomatology and its consequences. Magnification and daylight are currently the classic visual support tools in use. The benefits of bioluminescence have been embraced by surgeons in the diagnosis process and as a visual guidance tool within the so called “Fluorescence Guided Surgery” to raise success, reduce costs and speed treatment up. “Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis (FET)” has similar potentials for clinical dentistry with applicability in cariology, periodontology, peri-implantology and oral pathology.

The lecture will grant:

  1. Scientific background information on the application of bioluminescence in clinical dentistry;
  2. A brief description of the different clinical applications;
  3. Demonstrate the use.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the lecture, participants will:

  • Be able to identify and visually diagnose disease activity induced by bacteria.
  • Will be able to differentiate active from non-active caries and justify treatment protocols.
  • Will have the knowledge to select the most adequate restorative material to fit natural fluorescence.
  • Have acquired the knowledge to use “FET” to monitor biofilm disruption in periodontology.
  • Have the tools to distinguish early peri-implantitis.
  • Will learn how to practice visual reinforced examination of treatment goal achievement.


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

Dr. Steier has been practicing dentistry in Germany for over thirty 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.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.