Fifth Quarter Seminars
Dr Raymond Bertolotti
Dr. Raymond Bertolotti is perhaps best known for introducing "total etch" to North America in 1984. He has been credited as the guru who, in 1985, coined the phrase "adhesion dentistry". Dr. Bertolotti first used "Adhesion Dentistry" when he retitled his "Cosmetic Dentistry" seminar, reflecting the true nature of what he was using to achieve aesthetic results.
In America, Dr. Bertolotti also introduced Caries Detector in 1984, Panavia in 1985, tin plating in 1989, self-etching primers in 1992, and HealOzone in 2004. The sectional Contact Matrix system, "Microprime B", Accolade PV, "Microetcher" sandblasting, cantilevered adhesion bridges, and intraoral tin-plating are also his innovations. His materials and techniques continue to reflect a compilation of international knowledge which has been evolved into a "how to do it" seminar of international reputation.
Adhesion dentistry is simply the clinical application of adhesives which enable us to bond just about any material to any other material: gold to tooth, porcelain to tooth, gold to porcelain, gold to gold, porcelain to porcelain, tooth to tooth, etc. Adhesion replaces tooth destruction The underlying incentive is easier, faster, and most important, better dentistry.