The first edition of this book took the dental world by storm in 2002 and became one of the bestselling Quintessence books of all time, and this edition will no doubt do the same. The book takes the science of esthetic dental reconstruction to a new level, both clinically and academically, and offers all that a clinician could wish for in terms of indications and the classic clinical steps for tooth preparation, laboratory and CAD/CAM procedures, adhesive luting procedures, and maintenance. But above all, what makes this book so unique is the underlying principle by which Pascal Magne lives: respect the natural structure and use that nature as your guide in restoration. The central philosophy of the book is the biomimetic principle-that is, the idea that the intact tooth in its ideal hues and shades, and perhaps more importantly in its intracoronal anatomy and location in the arch, is the guide to reconstruction and the determinant for success. Restoring or mimicking the biomechanical, structural, and esthetic integrity of teeth is paramount. Therefore, the objective of the book is to propose new criteria for esthetic restorative dentistry based on biomimetics. The driving forces of restorative dentistry are maintenance of tooth vitality and maximum conservation of intact hard tissues, and as such the book offers ultraconservative treatment options that can precede a more sophisticated treatment. The core of the book centers on the application of the biomimetic principle in the form of bonded restorations using composite resins and ceramics. The broad spectrum of indications of bonded restorations is described, followed by detailed instruction on the treatment planning and diagnostic approach, which is the first step for every case. The treatment is then described step by step, including tooth preparation and impression, laboratory and CAD/CAM procedures related to the fabrication of composite resin and ceramic workpieces, and their final insertion through adhesive luting procedures. Volume 1 covers the fundamentals and basic procedures, and Volume 2 focuses on advanced clinical techniques, maintenance, and repair of bonded restorations. QR codes throughout link to demonstrations of the techniques and dramatic videos highlighting the artistry of biomimetics. Written by a true master and true artist, this book will undoubtedly inspire excellence in anyone who picks it up.
Dr Pascal Magne is an Associate Professor with tenure and the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation Professor of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Sciences at the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School in Switzerland in 1989 with a Med Dent degree and later obtained his doctorate in 1992 and his Privat Docent degree in 2002. Dr Magne received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry, and endodontics and was a lecturer at the same university beginning in 1989 until 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After concluding 2 years of research, Dr Magne returned to the University of Geneva Dental School and assumed the position of Senior Lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion until he was recruited to the University of Southern California in February 2004. He is the recipient of multiple awards from the Swiss Science Foundation and the Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants and was honored with the 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research as well as the 2007, 2009, and 2018 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Awards (for the best research/clinical report of the year published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry). He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics in 2016. Dr Magne is the author of numerous clinical and research articles on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known mentor and lecturer on these topics. The first edition of this textbook has been translated into 12 languages and is considered one of the most outstanding books in the field of adhesive and esthetic dentistry. Dr Magne is a founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and a mentor of the Bio- Emulation think-tank group. In 2012, he launched a revolutionary approach to the teaching of dental morphology, function, and esthetics (the 2D/3D/4D approach) for freshman students at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC.