Information about the speakers
August Bruguera (Spain) is a dental technician and director of his own laboratory and training centre: ‘Dental Training Center Barcelona’. He studied dental prosthetics at the “Ramon i Cajal” college in Barcelona and completed his training during periods at private laboratories in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
August Bruguera is the author of various articles published in magazines in Spain and internationally. He was an editor of the magazine “Dental Excellence España” and has taught courses and addressed conferences in Spain and internationally.
Moreover, he is part of the international Bio-emulation study group and an opinion leader at Ivoclar Vivadent. In addition, August Bruguera is a member of the editorial committee of the Spanish edition of the magazine “Dental Dialogue” as well as member of the editorial committee of the Brazilian magazine “Estética”.
He is the author of the book “Shades: A World of Colour”, which has been published in Spanish, English and German and joint author with Dr Sidney Kina of the book “Invisible: Ceramic Esthetic Restorations”.
In 2003, August Bruguera received the Golden Scalpel. He is honorary member of ACADEN (Asociación Científica para Defensa e Investigación de la Prótesis Dental).
Dr Alessio Casucci
Dr Alessio Casucci obtained his degree in dentistry from the University of Siena, Italy. In addition, he holds a second-level master’s degree in periodontology and a Master of Science degree in dental biomaterials from the same university. Dr Casucci was a tutor in the postgraduate program of “Full dentures and occlusion” at the University of Siena. He works as a lecturer in the fields of complete denture prosthetics and implant prosthetics. He is a member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the International College of Prosthodontics (ICP) and the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP). In clinical practice, he mainly focuses on the dental rehabilitation of edentulous patients.
Alessandro Ielasi was born in Ischia, Italy, in 1974. He earned his degree in dentistry from the Enrico Fermi Institute in Perugia, Italy. From 1996 onwards, he visited the Zollo dental lab on a regular basis to deepen his knowledge in the field of complete dentures, and he attended courses on complete denture esthetics conducted by Prof. Palla and Dr Bruna Ernst of the University of Zurich and dentist Jürg Stuck of the Italian society of dental ceramics (SICED) in Brescia. Since 2003, he has collaborated with Dr Antonio Della Pietra and Mr Antonio Zollo in courses on the fabrication of complete dentures. Alessandro Ielasi has worked as a lecturer for Ivoclar Vivadent since 2003. He is a member of SICED. He has authored various articles published in national and international journals and he is the winner of the Roberto Polcan Award 2014. He is an active member of the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry (AIOP).
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