Elie Daou


Elie Daou
DCD, MSc, DES, DSO

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.