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Dr Galip Gürell

CV Dr Galip Gürell

Dr. Galip Gürel graduated from the University of Istanbul, Dental School in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky, Department of Prosthodontics. Received his MSc degree from Yeditepe University in, Istanbul.
Dr. Gürel is the founder and the honorary president of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry).
He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) for 2011 & 2012. He is also a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) and American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD) and the honorary diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) .
He is also the editor-in-chief of the Quintessence Magazine in Turkey and on the editorial board of the AACD journal, PPAD (Practical Procedure & Aesthetic Dentistry), EJED (European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry).
He has been lecturing on dental aesthetics all over the world and giving post graduate lectures on aesthetics dentistry.
He is a visiting professor at the New York University (USA) , Marseille Dental University (France) and Istanbul Yeditepe University (Turkey).
He is the author of “The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers” published by Quintessence publications in 2003 translated into 11 different languages.
He has been practicing in his own clinic in Istanbul, specializing in Aesthetic Dentistry, since 1984.
A renown sportsman, Dr. Gürel has been the Captain of the Turkish National Team of Water Polo for 110 times, a World Champion of the Camel Trophy and a participant of the Paris-Dakar Rally.

Reflecting the personality in to the smile – Text om visagism och hur den påverkar den estetiskt inriktade tandvården.

Healthy teeth and nice smile has always been a positive impression, someone reflects or gives to people.

When someone first meets a person, first thing he/she gets into contact is the eye, than after a few seconds their teeth hence the smile.

Aesthetics and Smile design had always been a great topic in the dental world.

However, the final esthetic results may fail to meet the patient’s expectations due to disharmony between the smile design and the patient’s personality. The patient may feel that the restored teeth do not really “belong” to him or her. Without the proper knowledge, the origin of this disharmony can be difficult to identify.

For decades, dental clinicians have sought to harmonize the shapes of the teeth with the entire face based on parameters such as gender, personality, and age; however, truly successful results have been elusive.

The aim of this lecture is to present a novel concept: Visagism that was developed by artist Philip Hallawell and involves the creation of a customized personal image expressing a person’s sense of identity. The Visagism concept helps dental clinicians provide restorations that account not only for esthetics, but also for the psychosocial features of the created image, which affect patients’ emotions, sense of identity, behavior, and self-esteem. These factors, in turn, affect how observers react to patients following treatment.

It goes all the way back to Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)(who was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology) and his widely accepted studies about the “symbols” -that talks the same language- for the majority of the people around the world, regardless their geographic locations, cultures, religions, lifestyles etc.

Morphophyschology that was developed by Louis Corman (1901–1995), a French psychiatrist, is a field of alternative science that proposes a correspondence between human facial morphology (the shape and configuration of the face) and individual personality..

The combination of these concepts and their interpretation to dentistry is the main frame of this new smile design application..

It is about reading the human facial morphology, and interwieving the patient, get to know their true self-beings, find out the strengths of their characters, and reflecting these emotions true their smiles.

The patients major characteristic findings are identified, and than materialized and reflected to the new smile design.

And in order to built up this design, just as Jung described half a decade ago, the universally accepted symbols are taken as the reference, and used by us when deciding the basic tooth shape, the line angles of the teeth, and their alignment, including the incisal silhouette configuration.

In the clinical application of this novel concept, we make use of a combination of the facial outlines, the proportions of some basic areas of the face, and the patient’s major character reflections.

This lecture will focus on, reading the major areas of the face, defining the 4 major characters of human beings, their relation with the basic facial features, and how to transfer this data in our daily smile designs.

It will be about our findings and 8 years of experience over 700 cases that had been successfully treated with this concept.

A to Z of Porcelain Laminate Veneers – Abstract till artikel

A beautiful smile seems to reflect a certain style of living, and the enhancement of facial beauty is one of the primary goals of patients seeking elective dental care. The lower one-third of the face has a major impact on the perception of facial aesthetics, and the role of a beautiful smile design not only changes the smile alone but also the overall facial appearance as well.

Once the ideal relationship between the restoration and the facial soft tissues is achieved, improvements in natural beauty can be expected to follow. With the ever-increasing importance that the media, patients and general society place on appearance, an even greater emphasis has recently been placed on elective aesthetic dentistry. By improving deficient facial proportion and integumental form, surgeons, orthodontists, and restorative dentists have the unique opportunity to weave these aesthetic needs and the creation of a pleasing smile into the fabric of their comprehensive treatment planning.

Creating the precission in terms of the preparation, fit and the aesthetic final outcome needs a serious treatment planning which is different for each case… Designing a new smile consists of many steps which are so very important and if followed right, produce predictable success.

After that stage, in order to achieve a very precise and predictable tooth preparation, wax-up, silicon indexes and related techniques such as APR (Aesthetic Pre Recontouring), APT (Aesthetic Pre-evaluative Temporaries) and preparation through the APTs are extremely crucial. This eliminates all the possible mistakes and destruction of the depth cutters that could have been done if the tooth was to be prepared without realizing the aging affects on the enamel (volumetric enamel loss) or their unappropriate teeth positions on the dental arch….

At this point I would also like to emphasize the importance of minimally-invasive dentistry. This is only possible if we can insure that proper tooth position in the arch is established, eliminating the need for any soft or hard tissue removal. This brings to mind the importance of the interdisciplinary team (in contrast to multidisciplinary). The major difference between an interdisciplinary versus a multidisciplinary approach, is that with an interdisciplinary approach, treatment planning is accomplished in a group setting with all treatment team members present. All treatment planning and treatment challenges can be discussed in a collaborative environment with team members complementing and supporting the efforts of each other. A multidisciplinary approach only represents that each discipline or area of dentistry is involved in one aspect of the treatment without necessarily working together in a unified manner. This also applies to minor or major soft tissue deficiencies. In this lecture pink esthetics will also be emphasized and discussed throughly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interdisciplinary Aesthetic
  • Treatment Planning.
    When to use Restorative Tools or Orthodontics or Perio or a combination of these three.
  • Minimal Invasive Tooth Preparation Techniques.
  • Maximum and predictable communication between specialists.

Ultimate Communication: Dentist/Specialist/Ceramist/Patient The tools for a Predictable and Customized Smile Design Kort presentation till föreläsning.

Modern techniques and materials can be useless if the final outcome does not live up to the patient esthetic expectations.

It has always been a challange to create a smile design that the final result would be precisely predicted from day one.. in some cases the dentists do built this design by themselves directly in the patients mouth, however some leave it to the ceramist that they work with.. however more importantly this smile design should also match with the patient’s functional, biological and emotional needs…
Also the final esthetic results may fail to meet the patient’s expectations due to disharmony between the smile design and the patient’s personality. The patient may feel that the restored teeth do not really “belong” to him or her. Without the proper knowledge, the origin of this disharmony can be difficult to identify.
and it becomes even more challenging if the team (dentist, specialists and the ceramist) do not physicaly work together in the same place..

This lecture highlights the creation of these very personalized smiles by utilizing the ultimate long distanve communication amongst the team using the latest digital technology.

The protocol that is presented will improve the esthetic diagnosis, the interdisciplinary communication and the predictability of anterior aesthetic restorations.