Feb 25th, 2013
Dr. Raymond Bertolotti is perhaps best known for introducing "total etch" to North America in 1984. He has been credited as the guru who, in 1985, coined the phrase "adhesion dentistry". Dr. Bertolotti also introduced Caries Detector in 1984, Panavia in 1985, tin plating in 1989, self-etching primers in 1992, and HealOzone in 2004. The sectional Contact Matrix system, "Microprime B", Accolade PV, "Microetcher" sandblasting, cantilevered adhesion bridges, and intraoral tin-plating are also his innovations.In journals such as the American Dental Association, International Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Dental Research and Quintessence International. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Materials, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a Fellow of the PierreFauchard Academy, and an Accredited member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentist and a Charter Lifetime Qualified Member of the Crown Council. He is also on the Reality Editorial team. He is a well known international lecturer, having presented at all of the major dental meetings and invited lectures in over 30 countries.Dr. Bertolotti received his D.D.S. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, after working as a Ph.D. metallurgical and ceramic engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. He is currently on faculty at Warwick University (UK) and guest lectures at Loma Linda University. He conducts a private practice in California. Most of his private practice is involved with ozone, conservative esthetic techniques and adhesion dentistry.