CDE:[Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] Additive Prosthodontics, When Adhesion and Gnathology Meet

Jul, 2020
05:00 PM-06:30 PM

Virtually presented via BlueJeans

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 5:00 pm via BlueJeans.
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CE Credits:
1.5 lecture credits


The 3STEP technique was conceived over 15 years ago and continues to be used today to treat erosion or bruxism. The strength of the 3STEP technique is the ability to do a initial test drive, in ADDITIVE manner and in short time. The 3STEP is not just a technique but has become an essential protocol for any clinicians who want to treat patients, stabilizing their occlusion and improving their function, before the final restorations. This presentation will highlight how ADDITIVE PROSTHODONTICS could be implemented in many fields of Dentistry, to diagnosis, start a treatment plan, and verify that project is correct, before finalizing the full-mouth rehabilitation.


  • Understand the importance of additive gnathology to stabilize patients
  • Understand the value of a potential reversible intervention, thanks to the additive approach
  • Understand the different philosophy in treating worn down dentitions, early intervention and long-life maintenance


Dr. Francesca Vailati, after receiving her medical degree from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1996, Dr. Vailati left Europe to pursue her dental education in the United States.

In 2000 she received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and in 2003 earned a certificate in Prosthodontics along with an M.S.D. degree from the University of Connecticut (USA).

Upon her return to Europe in 2004, she joined the department of Fixed Prosthodontics headed by Prof. Urs Belser at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), until 2020.

Dr. Vailati maintains a part-time private practice in Geneva, dedicated rehabilitation of worn down dentitions, using adhesive Prosthodontics and ADDITIVE Dentistry.

She has developed a protocol, the 3STEP technique, which allows clinicians to face full-mouth rehabilitation in a more predictable manner. Finally, Dr. Vailati has created her own Academy, the 3STEP Academy, with different centers around Europe. Its main location, however, remains Milan, Italy, where theoretical-practical courses are held on Additive Prosthodontics and functional rehabilitation of patients affected by erosion and dysfunction.

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