Dr. Galip GUREL

October 21    10:30 – 12:00

In today’s dentistry regardless of how complex a case is, the patients will not be happy if the final aesthetic outcome will not fit their expectations. Therefore it is imperative that outlines of the final smile design should be communicated with the patient (and the team) even before the treatment planning is decided and approved. For an aesthetically and functionally successful case this is mandatory and called the PRE-VISUALISATION. The dentist should never start any procedure without visualising the final result at the very beginning of the whole treatment.

Going back to basics, for previsualising the final smile design in the mouth, in 3D, the simplistic approach will be the application of the  direct mock up in the mouth. This can also be done digitally with the software packages that are now available.

From there on the dentist keeping this final design in mind, should treatment plan the case in order to reach this final design, with the concept of “reverse engineering’.

The next step will be to have the final design that should be applied in to the patients mouth in 3D with all the final details including aesthetics, functional set up and phonetics. These are named the APT (Aesthetic Pre-evaluative Temporaries) whether it be an analog or digital wax up. 

In veneer or crown and bridge cases this can be applied just before the preparation of the teeth, whereas in more complex cases like implant or orthodontic, combined with prosthodontic cases, this should be used as a treatment planning tool.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Galip Gurel 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. Gurel 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 received “The Smigel” award in October 2014 which is granted biennially by New York University College of Dentistry to honor the best esthetic dentists in the world for the social contribution they create, their support for the improvement of esthetic dentistry ,their vision and determination and their ability to present innovative ideas around dentistry globally and the education they provide to the dental health professionals about advanced esthetics, technology and the new techniques in general dentistry.
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 12 different languages.
He has been practicing in his own clinic in Istanbul, specializing in Aesthetic Dentistry, since 1984.
A renown sportsman, Dr. Gurel 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.