Jan Schünemann, MDT was educated as a dental technician from 1979 – 1983 in Hamburg and has undertook an examination for the grade of master in 1992 in Munster. He has worked in commercial laboratories in Bielefeld from 1985 to 1988, and is self-employed since 1989 in Bielefeld- He is a journalist for “Quintessenz der Zahntechnik”. His further education activities include the foundation of an institution for further education in 1988, national and international lectures. He is an external consultant in Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary, England, Benelux, Bosnia, USA, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and South Africa. He has published numerous publications. He is an inventor of: FB Analyzer, Tribos V-shade, Denture Art, Carrara Paint.
Is there a future for dental ceramics?
Developments are unstoppable, and we are always unsure where the journey goes, what the future looks like. Climate change – CO2 emissions – Electromobility? No one knows exactly where the development is going, but one thing is for sure, change is a natural endeavour. We had countless discussions about the entry of CAD-CAM, or currently about generative finishing processes.
Curse or benefit?
It is a question of positioning, strategy and personal touch. The key to rational and yet premium aesthetics is the symbiosis of both worlds. Machines can not replace our curiosity! An almost perfect crown is and remains a unique piece of craft, more than ever, because the demands of the patients have grown. Ceramic concepts with minimal effort and maximum aesthetics are future-oriented strategies in the fight against industrial production.