Pascal Magne is a world-class dentist, researcher, and educator of Biomimetic and Esthetic Dentistry. He is famously known as the “Father of Biomimetic Dentistry” and his research has transformed the way dentistry is practiced. His emphasis is on minimally invasive treatment options that restore teeth and mimic the properties of natural teeth through strong adhesion. This allows teeth to be restored without excessive shaving or removal of healthy tooth structure, which is common in traditional restorative procedures such as crowns. Treatment with Biomimetic Dentistry is able to repair and restore teeth through strong adhesion, eliminating many of the problems that arise from traditional dentistry.
He is a full-time professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC (University of Southern California), having trained and has mentored many of the top dentists around the world, including Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Matt Nejad. Additionally, he has authored one of the most essential textbooks in dental history: Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition: A Biomimetic Approach.
Pascal Magne Mentoring & Academic Influence
Pascal Magne has been teaching at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC since 2004. His research and expertise has shaped the dental curriculum, providing students with a truly unique education that is many years ahead of other dental schools. Additionally, Pascal Magne provided advanced training to select students who ranked in the top of the pre-clinical courses (from 2006-2010). Dr. Nejad was in the last group of dentists to be trained in this selective program, completing the 18-month program and ranking first in his examination scores and clinical case experience. Dr. Magne has been a mentor to Dr. Nejad since 2010, and Dr. Nejad has been recognized as one of his most accomplished and trusted students. They have worked on education, teaching, lectures, and research together over the years.
Pascal Magne’s Classic Book: “Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition- A Biomimetic Approach”
Summary: This book introduces a unique approach to the esthetic restoration of the anterior dentition. Guided by the philosophy of biomimetics, the authors combine sound biologic principles with an overriding respect for the natural intact tooth to achieve esthetic satisfaction with bonded porcelain restorations. Unlike traditional veneers, the approach described here draws upon the ideal hues, the subtle shades, and especially the intracoronal anatomy of the intact tooth to serve as a guide to reconstruction and as a measurement of success. From this perspective, a checklist of fundamental esthetic criteria is presented, and treatment planning, diagnostics, tooth preparation, laboratory procedures, adhesive luting procedures, and maintenance protocols are carefully detailed. The reader will find all the information and step-by-step instruction needed to obtain the authors superior results, which are showcased throughout the book.
Dr. Pascal Magne Bio
Chair of Aesthetic Dentistry
Don & Sybil Harrington Professor of Aesthetic Dentistry
Associate professor at Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
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Dr. Magne graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland, in 1989 with a Med.Dent. He obtained his doctorate in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree in 2002. He received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry and endodontics; he was a lecturer at the same university from 1989 to 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he was a visiting associate professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After concluding two years of research, Dr. Magne returned to University of Geneva Dental School and held the position of senior lecturer in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion until his departure for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in February 2004.
Dr. Magne is a recipient of multiple awards from the Swiss Science Foundation and the Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants. He was the recipient of the 2002 Young Investigator Award from the International Association for Dental Research. He is also the author of numerous clinical and research articles on aesthetics and adhesive dentistry and is an internationally known lecturer on these topics. Dr. Magne authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition — A Biomimetic Approach, which has been translated into eight languages and is considered one of the most outstanding books in the field of adhesive and aesthetic dentistry.