RDL Partner and Ceramist Kevin Coursey took off to the Big Apple this past month to attend the 2008 Oral Design Symposium at New York University. Notable speakers included renowned ceramist Willi Geller and the symposium featured courses on “Aesthetic Harmony” and “Single Crown Restorations in the Aesthetic Zone” among others.
WHAT IS ORAL DESIGN?
It is the group of experts from the Oral Design Foundation, who will debate on the most innovative materials and share the most advanced techniques, as well as communication tools for physicians and technicians, through their specialised know how.
Willi Geller, the mentor and founder of Oral Design, explained it very eloquently: “Nature sometimes makes mistakes. Our mission is to compensate what it did wrong and overcome its limitations”. Based on this philosophy, in 1982 Geller created Oral Design, an organisation designed to foster cooperation and communication between technicians and dentists to improve the health and image of patients.
For many years, we have shared the needs of professionals specialising in dental aesthetics, working side by side with them and the dental industry to refine working methods and techniques. With the information gathered we have elaborated an aesthetic code, endorsed by the internationally renowned members of Oral Design. This symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about new materials, techniques and skills that will allow our work to advance on the path to achieving aesthetic excellence.