CDE: [Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] Worn Dentition? Direct (Index technique) and indirect (composite/ceramic onlays) adhesive management through a non invasive approach.

May, 2020
05:00 PM-07:00 PM

Virtually via BlueJeans

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 5:00 pm via BlueJeans.
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CE Credits:
2.0 lecture credits


The main goal of this lecture is to provide, indications and protocols to diagnose and treat severe worn dentition through a new no prep approach increasing the VDO: “The Index technique”. The lecture will also focus on when and how to bond on worn dentition, additive partial indirect restorations (onlays/overlays) in composite and/or ceramic, depending on the indication.

All the step by step protocols will be addressed through images and videos in order to have a clear over view of this technique through an analog and digital workflow.


  • How to diagnose worn dentition (erosion and/or attrition).
  • The indications and protocols for a no prep direct adhesive approach: “The Index Technique”.
  • The indications and protocols for a minimal invasive indirect adhesive approach through composite and ceramic onlays/overlays.


Riccardo Ammannato, DDS graduated for Genoa University (Italy), completed his Internship at the Department of Operative and Restorative Dentistry, University of Zurich under the guidance of Prof. F. Lutz; studying adhesive dentistry and its applications in operative and prosthetic dentistry.

Dr. Ammannato is a teacher at University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy) in the year 2018, of the advanced course, in Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. Direct by Prof F. Mangani.

Dr. Ammannato holds active membership in the European Academy Esthetic Dentistry (EAED);  the Italian Academy of Restorative AIC (Accademia Italiana di Odontoiatria Conservativa e Restaurativa); the Italian Academy Esthetic Dentistry (IAED).

He has developed and published in 2015 and 2018 on the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (IJED), a new and no prep approach to restore worn dentition: The “Index Technique”.

Dr. Ammannato is the author of articles on adhesive and restorative dentistry and speaker in international courses and congresses.

He currently practices at his office in Genoa, with multidisciplinary approach, but focusing on esthetics and restorative dentistry.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.