March 24, 2010
David Guichet, DDS and Debra Wasky, CDT of Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group are the inaugural winners of Vidents prescribevita.com contest. In June 2009, doctors and technicians were invited to submit their best before and after case study to prescribevita.com, Vident's interactive web site that provides a place to share before and after case photos, explore the entire line of VITA restorative materials and gain access to specials and discounts. A panel of independent experts reviewed the cases submitted based on dental esthetics and selected the case from Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group as the winner.
The Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group case featured a patient who fell as a small child and sustained a fracture of the palate. Years later, an irregular #9 erupted, resulting in multiple failed attempts of preservation. Due to financial limitations, the patient also delayed necessary treatment for many years. Ultimately, bone graphing and implant placement were performed. The need for an esthetically pleasing restoration lead Guichet and Wasky to utilize
a zirconia abutment and core over-layed with VM9 porcelain. The challenge with this particular restoration was not only the shade, but the wider space provided mesially/distally than #8, explained Wasky. We were very pleased with the outcome and so was the patient. The winners will receive a $1,000 check and a special commemorative plaque.
Vident has been a provider of innovative dental products since 1985 and is the North American subsidiary of VITA, manufacturer of the internationally recognized Classical Shade Guide, 3D-Master Shade System and quality VITA restorative materials. Visit www.prescribevita.com or call 800-828-3839 for additional information. Complete rules, including restrictions and requirements, can be found at prescribevita.com.
Pictured left to right: Meghan Moore Rizzo, Sr. Director of Marketing at Vident, Andy Klein, Director of Marketing Communications at Vident, Debbie Wasky, CDT, Dr. David Guichet.