3STEPACADEMY Online

Brings you training courses by Francesca Vailati with all the advantages of the online learning. This new format consists of 16 exclusive theoretical lectures.

About these courses

This new online course focuses on the revolutionary 3STEP technique that is marking a new approach to Additive Dentistry.

The 3STEP technique allows the rehabilitation of patients affected by mild, moderate or severe dental wear. This minimally invasive and time-saving approach represents a new standard in every prosthodontics treatment plan

The technique consists in the preservation of the dental structure and the functional stabilization of the patients

Join this “dental revolution” and become one of us by learning the 3STEP technique developed by Dr. Francesca Vailati. 3 STEP technique will help you to plan and treat worn down dentition with minimal intervention and highest patient satisfaction.

Duration: more than 15 hours, can you check how many hours?.

Number of videos: 16 on demand

Qualyty: Full HD 1920×1080

Thanks to these courses you will learn how to:

  • Deal with patients affected by erosion and quantify the damage according to the degree of loss of dental structure;
  • Plan the future aesthetic and functional result rehabilitation based on a progressive full-mouth wax up wax-up;
  • Collect useful records to deal with 3STEP cases, catalogue cases during the first visit, record the occlusion, and optimize clinical timing;
  • Create the transparent keys to address the STEP2 technique, reproduce the white bite, and manage the vertical dimension variation needed for clinical requirements;
  • Perform a proper clinical analysis of the white bite and an evaluation of the anterior teeth to make them ready to receive palatal veneers.

You can purchase an individual course or by group:

INTRODUCTION (1-2-3 video lectures)
DIAGNOSIS (4-5-6 -7 video lectures)
3STEP (8-9-10 -11-12 video lectures)
NEW COURSES (13-14-15 -16 video lectures)

Video Lecture 1

Additive Dentistry: an Excellent Choice

Think different? Now you can!

In a profession where competition is very high, additive dentistry is the answer to propose treatments that are less likely to be performed.

This lecture outlines this new way of doing dentistry by focusing on:

  • The high level of patient acceptance
  • Earlier interception
  • Easier rehabilitations
  • Failures accepted by patients
  • Failures easy to be solved

Video Lecture 2

All the Updates in the 3 STEP World from 2005 until Today

Conceived as a technique to treat dental erosion, the 3STEP approach has evolved dramatically over time

This lecture focuses on:

  • The new materials, like the CAD/CAM composite
  • Tthe attention to gnathology
  • The determination of jaw position with anterior stop
  • The different white bites
  • The new palatal veneers (Tacos)

Video Lecture 3

Occlusal Adjustment? That’s hard!

Have you ever had the feeling that your patients were never completely happy with the position of their teeth?

Have you performed occlusal adjustments without seeing any results?

Thankfully, functional improvement is not so hard as before. Thanks to the additive gnathology and 3STEP protocol, clinicians can identify the “difficult population” easily and perform reversible test drives.

This lecture explains:

  • Why patients often have every right to complain
  • Why it is dangerous to use subtractive dentistry to check occlusion
  • How an addive approach can help you treat a wider population of patients

Video Lecture 4

FIRST Consultation

What should clinicians do during the first consultation with the patient, and what information should they gather in order to correctly diagnose the problem and structure the appropriate treatment plan?

Before starting any treatment, an accurate diagnosis of the origin of the tooth damage should be made. Although the loss of tooth structure is often multifactorial, clinicians should still try to identify the root cause to make a prediction of how the restored teeth will age in the future.

In this lecture, Dr Francesca Vailati provides all the elements necessary to make a differential diagnosis between erosion and parafunction.

Video Lecture 5

What to capture …. Photo Education

This lecture will help you:

  • Quantify the damage according to the degree of loss of dental structure by making a differential diagnosis through the analysis of incisal edge
  • Plan the future aesthetic and functional result through a targeted wax-up and correct use of dental photographs

Video Lecture 6

Basic diagnosis: dental erosion first

A key step prior to worn down dentition repairing is a thorough root cause diagnosis. Would you like to be able to explain to patients how the restorations will age?

Well, diagnosis comes first: only by understanding the reason behind the original tooth wear we can predict the longevity of its repair. For example, if the cause of erosion is acid, then the restorations will age better than the natural teeth.

This lecture will help you to:

  • Learn how to identify the signs of dental erosion
  • Identify the causes of the erosive wear
  • Make a differential diagnosis between erosion and dysfunction

Video Lecture 7

Ace Classification : the progressive degradation of the eroded anterior teeth

Do you know that acid can erode anterior teeth by wearing away the enamel?

The ACE classification will help you measure the level of destruction of the anterior teeth, which are among the most important teeth for patients.

In this lecture you will learn how to predict the progression of the erosive damage, make a diagnosis, and propose the treatment plan to the patient.

Video Lecture 8

First step the external mock-up

Who doesn’t want a beautiful smile?

To better convince patients to start an additive rehabilitation, clinicians can count on the first step of the 3 Step Technique: the creation of the esthetic mock-up. By combining esthetic and function, the 3 Step Technique allows all the people involved (the patient, the clinician and the laboratory technician) to be on the same track, and to guide the workflow without any planning pitfalls or failures.

This lecture explains:

  • Why the full-mouth wax-up should be progressive
  • Why the mock-up should be external
  • What to record during the mock-up visit, focusing both on the desiderd esthetic and functional outcome.

Video Lecture 9

How to decide the increase of VDO the anterior stop

What is VDO? How and how much can it be increased? These are the most common questions among clinicians when starting a 3 Step procedure. And the answer is yes, VDO can be increased depending on the initial situation of each patient. So, let’s start from the articulated models and the progressive wax-up, which will then be tested inside the patient’s mouth.

This lecture will help you:

  • Analyse the relationship between anterior contacts, increased VDO and posterior space
  • Be familiar with the anterior stop
  • Use the anterior stop in the mouth as an anterior jig to reconfirm the bite registration at the increased VDO

Video Lecture 10

Second step: the white bite, the posterior support at the

new increased VDO

Have you ever done a white bite? The white bite represents the result of the 3 Step project once transferred in the patient’s mouth, obtaining a new posterior support at an increased VDO. This is the moment when the bite of the patient changes and, even though it is performed following the additive principles, it may be a stressful moment for clinicians who do not face full-mouth rehabilitations regularly.

In this lecture you will:

  • See the progression of the wax from the external aesthetic aspect to the posterior functional quadrants
  • See how many different white bites can be used
  • Learn how to evaluate the occlusion after the white bite is delivered

Video Lecture 11

The control visit, 8 clinical procedures before completing the 3 step

Why do patients often come back after the application of the white bite? After the incre- ase of VDO, patients present an anterior open bite, which will be restored by means of palatal veneers. Before moving to the next step, it is crucial to evaluate the new poste- rior support as well as the patient’s comfort during chewing. Occlusal adjustment is one of the 8 steps to be performed during a control visit.

In this lecture you will:

  • Learn the 8 Steps of the protocol to check the treatment before completing the 3 Step procedure
  • Learn how to prepare the teeth for the palatal veneers
  • Learn how to seal the exposed dentin follow a real case from the beginning of the 3 Step to the control visit

Video Lecture 12

Third step the palatal veneers, from the try-in to bonding procedures

Have you ever bonded a palatal veneer? Palatal veneers are an excellent treatment for worn down anterior teeth. However, their correct application require appropriate trai- ning.

Each step, from the fitting to the delivery in the patient’s mouth, must be followed accor- ding to the correct adhesive protocol.

This lecture will help you:

  • Learn the operative steps of the adhesive protocol to bond palatal veneers
  • Get familiar with the CAD/CAM composite as a new material for palatal veneers

Video Lecture 13

How to Start a 3 STEP … The Lab point of view

This webinar is perfect for the laboratory technician who would like to understand his/her role in the 3STEP planning. The 3 STEP is a dance: the lab tech starts with the external waxup and the clinician validates it clinically with a mock up. Then, the lab tech proposes a new shape for the posterior teeth and the clinician transfers this project in the patient’s mouth and the test drive starts… This not just a progressive wax up; this is an interaction, where everyone must follow his/her steps, like a dance, to provide the best outcome, with little mistakes and no remakes.

In this lecture you wil :

  • Learn the one and two laboratory steps of the progressive wax up of the 3STEP
  • Receive clear guidelines on how to increase of VDO

Video Lecture 14

The 15 questions

Don’t rush to repair damaged incisal edges. Think, instead… think why they broke beore considering how to repair them. Invest just a little time to understand the cause of the problem. Why? To explain, for instance, the limit of a quick, partial intervention and to push for a more intelligent and comprehensive therapy. In this webinars, I will illustrate 15 questions, and the answers that come to my mind, before touching damaged incisal edges, to speed up the diagnosis, the communication with the patient and set a better treatment plan.

In this lecture you wil:

  • Lear to more performant to talk about erosion and dysfunction
  • Look at the shape of the incisal edges and understand the potential risk of failure of the restorations
  • Test if the planned repair can be integrated in the patient’s function, before starting the final restoration

Video Lecture 15

The 15 questions

All the patients who break their teeth are dysfunctional”… this statement is too unspecific and does not help clinicians in understanding the different mechanisms of the tooth damage. In this webinar, the garage (maxilla) and the car (mandible) are analysed in their static and dynamic relationship, when this generates conflicts. Considering the anterior functional conflicts, a new classification for dysfunctional patients has been developed. This classification allows to understand better the enormous and too generic group of patients, called bruxers, identifying their conflicts, eliminating them and most of all not creating new ones.

In this lecture you will:

  • Lear to more performant to talk about erosion and dysfunction
  • Look at the shape of the incisal edges and understand the potential risk of failure of the restorations
  • Test if the planned repair can be integrated in the patient’s function, before starting the final restoration

Video Lecture 16

The 6 law of the 3STEP Gnathology

Gnathology seams a world not in fashion any more in the dental field. Many clinicians claim that they are only doing aesthetic… what these clinicians do not suspect is that anytime we touch a tooth, we touch the body. Each patient has a capacity to compensate, but if different causes overlap (e.g. stress, divorce, ageing, menopause etc) and push the patient towards the red zone, even a simple tooth repair can represent the last drop and acute symptoms may arise. To start becoming aware of the enormous implications of the mouth with the rest of the body in the positive and negative way, this webinar will promote the need of more functional awareness. Awareness does not mean intervention, means diagnosis and guidance of the patient towards a better planned medicine.

In this lecture you wil:

  • Learn the 6 rules of Gnathology
  • Be aware that dentists are dealing with one of the most important parts of the human body