Fiber reinforced bridges – scientific and clinical point of view
Anja Baraba, Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
The loss of teeth in anterior and posterior region requires the rehabilitation of both aesthetics and function. Replacement of a missing tooth is always a challenge, especially when the adjacent teeth are intact. Although different options are available in these cases, like provisional removable appliance, fixed bridge or dental implants, there are also alternatives to these traditional treatments. Fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) bridges can be used as temporary or long-term solutions for replacing missing teeth in anterior and posterior region.
The advantage of using fibers based on interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) technology is in obtaining a strong chemical adhesion to hard dental tissues and in a possibility to replace the missing tooth without any preparation of the neighbouring teeth or with minimally invasive preparations. In the lecture, indications for placement of FRC bridges will be discussed, from scientific and clinical point of view, with presentation of clinical cases.
Anja Baraba was born on November 19, 1981. in Split were she attended primary and secondary school. She enrolled School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb in 2000/01. She was student assistant at the Department of Histology and Embriology. She was aworded dean prizes in 2002., 2003., 2004. and 2005. and two national scholarships.
She worked as a young researcher and a senior assistant at the Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry from 2007. In 2014. she become assistant professor at the Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
She started her PhD study in 2008. and has finished her PhD thesis in 2011. Her specialty training in endodontology and restorative dentistry started in 2010. and finished in 2013. She has published scientific and other articles in journals indexed in Current Contents and other journals. She has participated actively in national and international congresses.
She is a member of Croatian Dental Chamber, Croatian Endodontic Society (CES), European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and Croatian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry.