Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University
Dr. Daou graduated as Dental surgeon in 1994, from Saint Joseph University in Beirut. He got a Master in Sciences in 1999, a DES in Prosthodontics in 2002 from the same university, and a UD in “Fundamentals in Medical Research” from F-MRI –LU in 2015. In 2018, he earned a Doctorate in Odontological Sciences from the Lebanese University. Besides his private practice, he is a Lecturer in the Department of Prosthodontics, Lebanese University in Beirut. Dr. Daou has lectured in international conferences, and published several papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Lecture title: Micro-CT Technology for the Evaluation of Novel CAD-CAM Pre-sintered Co-Cr
Lecture abstract: A novel pre-sintered Ceramill Sintron CAD-CAM Cobalt-Chromium has been introduced to the market. This alloy was designed to provide homogeneous and distortion-free frameworks through a maximum process reliability. No specific veneering porcelain is required.
Restoration longevity rely on different criteria. Marginal adaptation is considered as a key factor. Several techniques were used to evaluate a prosthesis adaptation. The micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) was recently proposed. Few studies considered this methodology as a reliable and non-destructive technique to evaluate the internal and marginal adaptation of dental restorations. The core-ceramic interface will also play a role in the prosthesis success over time. This study was designed to evaluate the novel pre-sintered Ceramill Sintron using new measuring technology.