Patients have traditionally sought treatment when concerned with the way their teeth look, function or feel. Over the past few decades, esthetics increasingly motivates patients to seek treatment.
Practitioners must learn to satisfy their patients’ increasing esthetic demands at the same time they assimilate anescalating amount of information regarding diagnostics, materials and techniques. With the right approach, highly esthetic outcomes can be achieved at the same time treatment outcomes are engineered for long term success.
Dr. Michael Sesemann received his dental degree in 1981 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He has been in private practice since that time in Omaha, NE and maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Equilibration Society, the American Society for Dental Esthetics and the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellow).
After becoming an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in 1999, he became the 35th Fellow of the Academy in 2004. In addition to his credentialing duties, numerous committee responsibilities and Director activities, Dr. Sesemann was elected to be the Academy’s 23rd President serving the organization in 2009-2010.
He enjoys being an Adjunct Faculty member for the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington and the Beverly Hills Institute of Dental Esthetics. For written publications, Dr. Sesemann serves as a Section Editor (Restorative) for the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and he sits on the editorial boards of Inside Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, and the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.
As founder of the Nebraska Institute of Comprehensive Dentistry, Dr. Sesemann strives to achieve a predictable synergy between esthetics and function. The result for the patient is excellent oral health, an attractive smile and long-term, functional satisfaction.
Dr. Bakeman maintains a full-time private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan and teaches as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. She is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Dr. Bakeman currently serves as President Elect for the AACD. She also serves as both Accreditation and Fellowship examiner for the AACD. She was the recipient of the AACD’s 2013 Award for Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education.
Dr. Bakeman served as Chairman of Accreditation for the AACD and Chairman of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. She has served as Section Editor for Compendium and the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and serves on several editorial boards. She publishes and lectures on the topics of comprehensive dentistry and periodontal plastic surgery in the esthetic zone.