Dr. Markus B. Blatz is Professor and Chair in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and founding Director of their CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. He received his dental degree, Doctorate, postgraduate Certifi cate in Prosthodontics, Habilitation (PhD), and, most recently, a Professorship from Freiburg University in Germany. A widely published and internationally respected lecturer, Dr. Blatz’s main focus within clinical practice and research is esthetic dentistry with an emphasis on implantology and dental materials, particularly ceramics and adhesion. He has founded and directs Penn Dental Medicine’s CAD/CAM Ceramic Center, an interdisciplinary venture to study emerging technologies and new ceramic materials while providing state-of-the-art esthetic clinical care. Dr. Blatz holds editorial positions with numerous professional journals. He is Section Editor for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and former Associate Editor for Quintessence International and Quintessence of Dental Technology. He is also a member of the editorial boards for over twenty scientific dental journals, including the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and Compendium. Dr. Blatz is also an active member of many professional societies, including the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.