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Fusion of Modern and Ancient: Feldspathic/Refractory Veneers using Zirconia Porcelain

As a young technician over a decade ago, I searched for ways of mastering the refractory veneer technique to achieve the ultimate aesthetics. When I found the refractory die material for Zirconia, the 'aha moment' came to me, and the rest is the history.   The presented technique remains how I fabricate the refractory veneers today, and it is beneficial for some instances with conservative/minimum preps.   It was an honour to participate in a book chapter amongst prominent dental professionals and pioneers such as: Oliver Ahlers, Paulo Battistella, Michael Behm, Gilberto A. Borges, Oliver Brix, Julian Conejo, Daniel Edelhoff, Fàbio Fujiy, Will Geller, Galip Gürel, Axel Gütges, Sascha Hein, Ralf Janda, Akito Kani, Manfred Kern, Peer Kulzer, Karl-Heinz Kunzelmann, Klaus Möller, Klaus Müterthies, Patrick...

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The Aesthetic Articulator (Australian Patent AU2013100527)

QZ featured Yugo’s article titled ‘The Aesthetic Articulator (Australian Patent AU2013100527)’ in June 2015 (published language: German).   Introduction:   Contemporary dentistry is increasingly using digital technology to plan and communicate treatment, and, in many cases, to aid in its delivery. CAD/CAM technology is a prime example of how high tech can be melded into the dental laboratory’s workflow and, increasingly, the dental clinic. This once novel process is now commonplace throughout the mainstream dental community.   Advancements in digital technology have also helped clinician and technician to communicate more clearly and precisely to achieve better patient outcomes, and involve the technician in delivering care.   More and more, technology is also employed to help clinicians understand and deliver on patient expectations. Due to the increasing dental knowledge...

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