Dr. Nicolás Gutiérrez, DDS

Why resin-based blocs are the future of CAD/CAM


Abstract

Over the last decades, the dental industry showed a tendency to push the usage of dental materials that are more and more stiff and sometimes with double the flexural strength of our natural dentition. In light of common sense and the scientific support this tendency is going in the opposite direction of how nature works, but fortunately and thanks to nowadays CAD/CAM development a new generation of resin- based blocs is available to be used with the digital workflow opening the possibility to restore the worn dentition in accordance with the principles of nature; the elasticity and the absorption of the masticatory forces.

Together resin-based blocs and the digital workflow allow us to give more affordable treatments to an increasing number of patients demanding for the benefits of a non-invasive treatment plan.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Gutiérrez obtained his DDS degree at Pontificia Javeriana University, Bogota- Colombia, in 1993. He received the associated fellow at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) in Washington DC. , 2012. He is now teaching at the International University of Cataluña in Barcelona  (UIC) in the field of digital workflow and owns his own training facility and practice in Madrid, Spain focusing on digital aesthetic and implant dentistry.

Founder of Cerec modular courses in Spain. Member of the Spanish Society of Prosthodontics (SEPES) and of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR).


As a certified CEREC trainer and estimated conference speaker, he draws from abundant working experience mastering the process of creating indirect restorations and the consumables involved.