Did you think it kind of a „predestination” for You to opt for esthetic dentistry?
Sincerely no; after I explain to you my journey, you will understand the reason, I started doing dentistry in 2011, and in those years the hype for implants started in Algeria; so I completed a dentistry degree in implantology in 2013; At First in addition to implantogy, I wanted to do everything in my dental office: removable prosthesis, indirect and direct restorations, even endo… But over time, I realized that I especially like aesthetic dentistry, and i want to improve and get better insights into what I want to do as a dentist, so i decided to limit my clinical practice to aesthetics dentistry, minimal dentistry and restorative dentistry and all of them under microscope.
Nowadays esthetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. How do you consider the significance of this field of dentistry?
I think this is due to the combined impact of advances in dentistry in recent years and the influence of the media and social networks in our societies that have pushed our patients, not only to save their teeth, but also to have a more beautiful smile; according to one study, cosmetic dentistry will represent more than 50% of the reasons for consultations in the upcoming years.
We have encountered with the viewpoint that all things considered every well-trained dentist is an esthetic dentist too. Do you think that basic training is sufficient for highly esthetic and functionally stable solutions?
No, I do not think so; after the basic training, the new dentist will have to follow specialized training in aesthetics dentistry and learn more through the proper documentation, for me I did not follow this kind of training, I started to like the aesthetic dentistry after 3 years of practice in my office, and I learned it through the works of DR Pascal Magne and DR Galip Gurel and also while practicing; it's still my personal experience but I think everyone can have their own story.
Since when do You use microscope for your everyday work?
In 2017 I was going to buy a small boat, at the last minute, I changed my mind for a purchase of a microscope. The technicians installed it without any basic training; and I admit I didn’t have any clue on how to use it, to the point that I even asked myself the question if it was the right decision to acquire a microscope!!! But I wanted to learn how to use it at all cost. When I first used it, I spent more time on dental preparations compared to the conventional technique (naked eye). But, a few weeks later, the preparation time was equal or even less than it was before using the microscope, and since then I do not dare work without it.
How would You sum up the benefits of operational microscope in dentistry?
The use of the microscope allows us to improve our diagnostic capacity, the control of delicate procedures, and the precision of our treatments, also it enhances ergonomics, posture and ocular comfort. In addition, it facilitates photographic documentation and communications with our patients.
Todays manufacturer/developer behavior prefer digital workflow over specialized human labour, this way effacing human work. Do you agree with that?
I am totally against the idea of substituting the prosthetist’s services, even if our work has been done in full digital workflow, the human touch will always be essential, whether in the retouching of shapes or in the precision of the shade, especially during the realization of the anterior single tooth restorations.
How does the microscope alters the efficiency of treatments and the persistency of restorations?
A microscope at 10× magnification provides 100 times the amount of visual information compared to the naked-eye view; and many studies have proved that the limitation in precision of treatment is not in the hands but in the eyes; so it's our vision that limits our manual precision, thus the importance of the microscope which allow us to improve the detail of the gesture. This advantage allows our treatments to be more conservative for the treated teeth, adjacent teeth and even soft tissues. for example, at the stage of fitting veneers; We are not able to see marginal differences of less than 200 microns, With the naked eye, while with a microscope at 10x magnification, we are able to improve the resolution up to 20 microns; and during the bonding step, the Excess resins are easily identified and removed, thus avoiding secondary caries, periodontal inflammation, gingival retraction, and other complications that may occur without the contribution of magnification.
Would you tell us one of your favourite leisure time activity, field of interest or hobby?
I like walking on the beach, picnics in the forest with my family and bike riding.