Seapoint masterclass in cosmetic dentistry

International speakers share expertise at monthly lecture

One of the world’s leading experts in cosmetic dentistry spent a week in a Dublin clinic lecturing, teaching and mentoring his Irish colleagues recently.

Professor Victor Clavijo, of the University of Southern California, was the latest speaker in the Seapoint Clinic’s ongoing monthly lecture series.

Prof Clavijo has a masters in implant dentistry, a masters and PhD in restorative dentistry, is professor for the Implante-Perio Institute of Sao Paulo, and a visiting professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in Los Angeles. He has more than 40 published articles and book chapters in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

As well as lecturing on “Everything you need to know about Teeth and Implants” at the Blackrock clinic’s lecture series, Prof Clavijo worked with Seapoint Clinic staff during the course of the week sharing his advice and expertise.

Leonardo Bocabella, dental technician, accompanied Prof Clavijo on his visit to showcase advancements in ceramics and cosmetics to the clinic’s staff. He owns a laboratory in Sao Paulo, and travels internationally for collaborations, lecturing and teaching. He is co-author of the book Quintessence of Dental Technology and Perio-Implantodontia Estética (Quintessence 2014).

Prof Clavijo was joined at the podium on the lecture evening by Dr David Bell, of the Seapoint Clinic.

Ian Nyquist, of the Seapoint Clinic, said: “Dr Bell’s lecture on the Management of Dental Implant Complications was a fascinating insight into a modern dental implant general practice book.

“We were delighted to welcome some local colleagues too and even had the lecture webcast to international participants from Denmark to Brazil.”