Dr. Markus Blatz

DMD, PhD, Prof Dr med dent

Contact Information

Dr. Markus Blatz
Professor of Restorative Dentistry
Chairman, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences
Robert Schattner Center
School of Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 573-3959

Email: mblatz@upenn.edu

Instagram: www.instagram.com/profmarkusblatz

About the Clinical Expert

Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development.

At the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. Dr. Blatz graduated from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and was awarded additional Doctorate Degrees, a Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics, and a Professorship from the same University.

Dr. Blatz is co-founder and past President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD) and a founding member of the European Academy of Digital Dentistry (EADD). He is a board-certified Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) and a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Prosthodontists, the American College of Prosthodontists (honorary member), Academy of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and Quintessence International, Section Editor for the International Journal of Prosthodontics, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other recognized scientific dental journals. He is co-author of the international bestseller “evolution – contemporary protocols for anterior single-tooth implants”.

Dr. Blatz is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative materials, and implant dentistry. He was recently named one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry” by his peers.

Academic Qualification

  • Privatdozent/Habilitation (Dr med dent habil), University of Freiburg, 2009
  • PhD (magna cum laude), University of Freiburg, 1998
  • DMD, University of Freiburg, 1994


Dr. Blatz has contributed immensely to the world of restorative dentistry, having published over 230 research articles and 14 textbooks/book chapters.

Awards & Recognition

  • “A World’s Top 100 Doctor in Dentistry” Global Summit Institute, 2019
  • 2019 Honorary Alumnus, Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society, 2019
  • Distinguished Buonocore Lecturer of the Academy of Operative Dentistry Award, 2019
  • 1st Place Clinical Case Report Category, Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (senior advisor), 2019
  • 2nd Place Scientific Poster Competition, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (senior advisor), 2019
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists, 2018
  • 2018 forth most cited article in Journal of Dental Research (first author), 2018
  • John McLean Honorary Lecturer, European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, 2017

… among many others.

StudyClub Topic


The CAD/CAM Ceramic Update in Esthetic Dentistry


The recent evolution in CAD/CAM and ceramic technologies offers a whole new range of esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. However, there are still many questions: What are the best materials considering the large variety of ceramics available today? What ceramics can be used with chairside CAD/CAM systems? Do different ceramics require specific laboratory and clinical treatment? What cements or bonding protocols should I use for the different ceramics to avoid failures? Is all zirconia the same? Can I bond to zirconia and make resin-bonded bridges? What are the best materials on implants and why? And where is the scientific evidence on all these topics?

This presentation will answer such questions and provide an update on esthetic treatment options with ceramics from conservative partial-coverage laminate veneers and onlays to resin bonded bridges and implant-supported restorations.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate modern ceramic materials and their indications
  • Learn about CAD/CAM technology and its diverse applications in esthetic dentistry
  • Understand strategies for success with ceramic restorations for teeth and implants based on the current scientific evidence
  • Comprehend clinical guidelines for long-lasting esthetic restorations from laminate veneers and onlays to resin bonded bridges and implant-supported restorations.


March 18th, 2021

6:30 PM ET to 8:30 PM ET (2 hours)

6:00 PM PT to 8:00 PM PT (2 hours)

CE Credits Offered for this Session: 2

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