Speakers Jan K. Pietruski

A graduate of the Medical University of Bialystok, where he qualified as a doctor of medicine in 1989 and a doctor of dental surgery in 1992. On completion of his studies in 1992 he spent 8 years employed at the Department of Dental Prosthetics as a junior lecturer and assistant professor. Specialist of prosthetic dentistry. In 1996 he defended his doctoral thesis and in 2013 habilitation.

He has gained professional experience in both Poland and abroad, primarily in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and USA. Since the beginning of his medical career he has published articles in numerous specialist journals. He is the author of dozens of articles and conference papers, as well as the monograph Periodontal- Implantological Plastic Surgery, which appeared in 2010 and later in 2013. In addition he is the co-author of the textbooks An Atlas of Prosthetic Work for Treating the Patient and Regeneration of periodontal tissues (Quintessence 2016).

He is a member, founder and former president of the Polish Academy of

Aesthetic Dentistry, editor-in-chief of the Polish edition of European Journal of

Aesthetic Dentistry and member of editorial board of several dental journals.

Digital concepts in contemporary implant prosthodontics – where are we today?

The lecture tries to summarize the changes that are currently taking place in implant prosthodontics. Over the last dozen or so years, many new technologies and methods have appeared both in the work of a dentist and a dental technician. Many of effective methods used for decades have become obsolete and replaced by new ones, the existence of which even in the 90s of the last century, we could not even imagine. The development of technology, not only in medicine, is characterized by constant acceleration, which brings with it a number of challenges such as the necessity to keep up with new products, but also the ability to critically look at them. Do they always bring benefits for us and our patients? Are they really more predictable? Are they saving our time and are they cheaper? Not all these and similar questions can be found in clear answers, but it is worth considering and analyzing the opinions available in the literature before we start our own adventure with all these news.

Jan K. Pietruski

Jan K. Pietruski