Composites, resins, veneers – 3 modern approaches

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Mr Russell Young 

Mr Russell Young is a qualified dental prosthetist who combines clinical knowledge and artistry with his experience as a master dental ceramist. His main areas of interest and passion are clinical and laboratory coordination and communication with dental professionals, Digital Smiler Design, implant design and aesthetics, All-on-4 Concept (where he developed the All-on-4 Lab Team Australia for clinicians).

Mr Young is a member of the Australian Dental Prosthetist’s Association of Victoria and a registered prosthetist of the Dental Board of Australia and the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association. He graduated from RMIT as dux of Applied Science of Dental Technology and won the Victorian Chamber of Commerce Study Award and Apprentice of the Year in dental technology. Mr Young was awarded the Overseas Foundation Scholarship by Rotary International to study dental ceramics in New York and Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago. He then returned to Australia and co-founded Omega Ceramics Dental Laboratory, which is today considered one Australia’s leading dental laboratories.

Mr Young also works with the founders of the DSD Scientific International Group as their All-on-4 DSD Master. In 2013, DSD launched a Global Digital Smile Design online service to dental professionals, creating DSD simulations for patients. He has lectured widely on aesthetics and art in dentistry around the world and published articles on dental ceramics in numerous international dental journals.

Dr Terry Wong 

B.Sc (Hons) Melb, B.D.Sc (Melbourne)

Dr Terry Wong attained his dental degree in 1987 from the University of Melbourne.

Since 2004, he has conducted lectures and hands-on programs for dentists to enhance their skills with composite resin. Dr Wong has lectured internationally throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand on direct composite resin techniques.

Presently, he teaches postgraduate dental students at the University of Melbourne techniques on composite resin. Dr Wong is an opinion leader for Ivoclar Vivadent and Coltene. He maintains a general practice in Melbourne and his key passions are restorative and aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics.


Professor Ian Meyers 

Professor Ian Meyers is currently in general dental practice and is an honorary professor of the University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Professor Meyers has more than 35 years of experience in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university clinics and hospital based dental clinics. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. His previous positions include the inaugural Colgate Chair of Dental General Practice Dentistry, Chief Dental Officer for Queensland Health, and President of the Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch.

As a general dental practitioner, Professor Meyers has extensive experience in comprehensive patient care. He has a special interest in diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dental materials, fibre-reinforced composites and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry.


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