Chief of Clinical Services, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University
Dr. Hoteit graduated from Beirut Arab University in 2001, and continued his postgraduate studies in orthodontics at Paris VI and VII Universities where he graduated in 2004.
In 2015, he accomplished a University Diploma in medical research at the Lebanese University and is currently working on his Doctorate in Odontological Sciences thesis.
Instructor at the Lebanese University since 2007, Dr Hoteit is currently responsible of the undergraduate program at the Department of Orthodontics.
Lecture title: Effect of Different Er:YAG Etching Settings on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Ceramic Brackets
Lecture abstract: Since the last few decades, there is growing interest in ceramic brackets especially in adults. Conventional etching produces demineralization of the superficial layer, and leads to high level of bond strength that can be related to both considerable patient discomfort and a high risk of enamel damage while debonding. With the introduction of Erbium lasers into the orthodontic field, Er:YAG laser showed an important advantage related to the ability to adjust its settings while etching. This would help reaching an adequate ceramic brackets shear bond strength while respecting the enamel integrity. Could Er:YAG laser be a viable alternative to phosphoric acid?