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~ Dr. Raymond Bertolotti

Fifth Quarter Seminars

About Dr. Bertolotti

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 first used "Adhesion Dentistry" when he retitled his "Cosmetic Dentistry" seminar, reflecting the true nature of what he was using to achieve aesthetic results.

In America, 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. His materials and techniques continue to reflect a compilation of international knowledge which has been evolved into a "how to do it" seminar of international reputation.

In addition to authoring four dental textbook chapters, Dr. Bertolotti has published extensively 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 Pierre Fauchard Academy, and an Accredited member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also on the Reality Editorial team. He is a well known international lecturer, having presented at all of the major dental meetings such as the ADA, Hinman, Chicago Midwinter 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.

Here are some of Dr. Bertolotti's publications: 

Bertolotti RL, Fulrath RM.  Effect of micromechanical stress concentrations on strength of porous glass. 
J Am Ceram Soc 1967; 50, 558-62.

Bertolotti RL, Scott WD.  Compressive creep of Al 203 single crystals.  J Am Ceram Soc 1971;56,286-91. 

Bertolotti RL.  Fracture toughness of polycrystalline Al 203.  J Am Ceram Soc 1973;  56, 107.

Bandari OP, Bertolotti RL, Scott WD.  Interfacial energy of coherent and incoherent deformation twin boundaries in aluminum oxide.  Acta Met 1973; 21, 1515-21.

Bertolotti RL.  Strength and absorbed energy in instrumented impact tests of  polycrystalline alumina. 
J Am Ceram Soc 1974; 57, 300-02.

Bertolotti RL.  Dependence of fracture strength on strain rate in polycrystalline alumina. Ceramurgia International 1975; 1, 33-4.

Bertolotti RL, Hurst V.  Inhibition of corrosion during autoclave sterilization of carbon steel dental   instruments.  J Am Dent Assoc 1978;  97, 628-32.

Bertolotti RL, Shelby JE.  Viscosity of dental porcelain as a function of temperature. J Dent Res 1979; 58, 2001-04.

Bertolotti RL, Hurst V.  Minimizing corrosion of carbon steel dental instruments during autoclaving.  CDA Journal 1979 7; 40-43.

Bertolotti RL, Moffa JP.  Creep rate of porcelain-bonding alloys as a function of temperature.  J Dent Res 1980; 59, 2062-65.

Bertolotti RL.  Calculation of interfacial stress in porcelain fused to metal systems. 
J Dent Res 1980; 59, 1972-77.

Gallegos A, Bertolotti RL.  Effect of sodium hypochlorite on the strength of carbon steel endodontic instruments.  J Endodontics 1981;7, 423-425.

Bertolotti RL, Fukui H.  Measurements of softening temperatures in dental bake-on porcelains. 
J Dent Res, 1981; 61, 480-483.

Bertolotti RL.  Porcelain-metal thermal compatibility. J Dent Res 1982; 61,71-72.

Bertolotti RL.  Alternative alloys for today's crown and bridge restorations. Part I: all-metal restorations. 
CDA Journal 1983; 10, 37-43.

Bertolotti RL.  Alternative alloys for today's crown and bridge restorations. Part II: ceramic-metal restorations.  CDA Journal 1983 10, 63-69.

Bertolotti RL.  Selection of alloys for today's crown and fixed partial denture restorations.  J Amer Dent Assoc 1984; 106, 959-966.

Bertolotti, RL.  Indirect veneers.  CDA Journal 1988; 15, 37-42.

Bertolotti, RL.  Removal of black line margins and improving esthetics of porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.  Quintessence International 1988; 18, 645-647.

Bertolotti RL, Lacy AM, Watanabe LG.  Adhesive monomers for porcelain repair.  International Journal of Prosthodontics 1989;2, 483-489.

Bertolotti RL.  Laboratory laminate veneers -- a viable alternative.  Oral  Health 1989; 79, 11-16.

Bertolotti RL.  Removal of black line margins and improving esthetics of  porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns:  Update.  Quintessence International 1990; 21, 643-646.

Bertolotti RL, Paganetti C.  Adhesion monomers utilized for fixed partial denture (Porcelain/Metal) repair.  Quintessence International 1990; 21,  79-582.

Bertolotti RL.  Acid etching of dentin.  Quintessence International 1990; 21, 77-78.

Bertolotti RL.  Casting metals, Part I.  Compend Contin Educ Dent 1990, 5, 300-307.

Bertolotti, RL.  Casting metals, Part II:  High fusing alloys.  Compend Contin Educ Dent 1990; 11, 370-377.

Bertolotti RL.  Removal of dentinal smear layer.  Quintessence International 1990; 21, 769-770.

Bertolotti RL.  Total etch - the rational dentin bonding method.  J Esthetic Dent 1991;  3, 1-6.

Bertolotti RL.  Posterior composite technique utilizing directed polymerization shrinkage and a novel matrix. Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry 1991; 3, 53-58.

Bertolotti RL.  Reliable porcelain repairs. J Esthet Dent 1991;3,192.

Bertolotti RL.  Total-etch concept safe and effective.  Quintessence Int. 1992; 23, 379-380.

Bertolotti RL.  Dentin bonding recognition.  J Am Dent Assoc 1993; 124, 16,18.

Bertolotti RL, DeLuca SS, DeLuca S.  Intraoral metal adhesion utilized for occlusal rehabilitation.  Quintessence International 1994; 25, 525-529.

Pensler AV, Bertolotti RL, Miller OD. Building laminate veneers and fixed bridges with polymer glass technology. Compendium 1997; 18, 712-719.

Bertolotti RL. A new polymer glass utilized for modification and repair of fixed partial dentures. Quintessence Int 1997;28,437-439.

Bertolotti RL.  Speed temporaries, anterior and posterior. Oral Health 1998;88,13-16.

Bertolotti RL.  Anterior and posterior temporaries, speed formed and bonded. South African Dental J 1998, 53;417-419.

Bertolotti RL, Laamanen H. Bite formed posterior resin composite restorations, placed with a self-etching primer and a novel matrix.  Quintessence Int 1999;30-419-422.

Bertolotti RL and Miller D. Gold-acrylic facing replaced by intraoral bonding of a  polyglass.  A case report.  Quintessence Int 1999; 30,557-559.  

Keogh TP and Bertolotti RL.  Creating tight, anatomically correct contacts. Dent Clin North Am 2001;45,83-102.

Bertolotti RL  Adhesion to porcelain and metal.  Dent Clin North Am 2007;51:433-451.

Bertolotti RL  Adhasion an keramik und metall.  Aesthetische Zahnmedizin 2007; 10(3)25-32.