Pizzi to Aid VITA’s Product Development and Educational Efforts

Dentistry Today


Peter Pizzi is collaborating with VITA North America to develop and drive product development and educational initiatives. A national and international ceramist, Pizzi brings more than 3 decades of experience to the collaboration.

“Our shared vision with Peter is to help dentists and lab technicians provide their patients with the best restorations possible. Using VITA’s unique technologies, we can help dentists and labs collaborate more effectively,” said Matt O’Connell, VITA North America president.

“We plan to demonstrate this through a number of new training and educational initiatives, as well as new technological advancements that bring dentists and labs closer together,” O’Connell said.

“I have found that the best outcomes are the result of fully understanding the needs and desires of the patient and then combining the skill of the technician with the right technology and materials,” said Pizzi.  

According to an in vitro study at the University of Maniz, 28% of manual shades measured are inaccurate and 51% are unreliable, leading to restoration remakes 30% of the time.

“When we ask doctors how many cases go back and forth between the laboratory and the doctor for shade changes and adjustments, they will tell you a lot,” said Pizzi. “We are trying to change that paradigm with VITA’s proven shade information and reproduction.”

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