Success Simplified

Success Simplified in the indirect dental restoration workflow

Best-practice recommendation for prosthodontic procedures

Simplifying the indirect restoration workflow

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    Indirect restorative procedures are highly complex. They consist of many different clinical and laboratory steps, and each separate step involves a number of clinical challenges. That's why 3M has worked with five expert clinicians to develop a consensus for best-practice recommendations in prosthodontic procedures. These are based on the latest scientific research findings and personal long-term experience in clinical environments.

    Our objective is to give you, as a clinician, an orientation on indication-specific crown material selection and clinical tips for successful and highly efficient use, striving for the ultimate objective of zero defects.

    The result is a simplified 7-step procedure, covering each stage from restorative dental material selection to maintenance, captured in a booklet to give you a taste of what to expect. In-depth training is provided through our Success Simplified blog, live webinars, personal lectures and workshops.



The 7 steps of the indirect workflow

Each specific procedure step will discuss the most important options, selection criteria and relevant factors for the decision(s) to be made.
The idea is that in the clinical environment, the dental practitioner will select the differentiating factors for each individual case resulting in a case-specific recommended clinical dental protocol.

Material Selection Foundation Restoration Preparation Design Temporisation Impression Taking Cementation Maintenance

Meet the certified members of Success Simplified

This concept started with a team of five international experts made up of both clinicians and academic researchers. Together, they've developed a consensus that's based on the latest scientific findings, but also takes into account the challenges and constraints of a modern dental practice.

Nijad MINA

Address: Al Khobar – KSA
Phone : 00966546800043
E-mail :


  • 2014-2016
  • Master 2 Research biological sciences and materials of the oral environment (Dental Materials)
  • St. Joseph University (USJ)- Beirut
  • 2010-2011
  • Master 1 Research in biology and materials of the oral environment
  • St. Joseph University (USJ)- Beirut
  • 2002-2005
  • MSc (Prosthodontics)
  • St. Joseph University (USJ)- Beirut
  • 1997-2002
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • St. Joseph University (USJ)- Beirut

Work Experience

  • October 2008- Present: Prosthodontist - Magrabi Hospitals and Centers (Al Khobar)
    Launched the prosthodontic clinic in Magrabi Dental Center of al Khobar, and currently managing all restorative cases at the clinic.
  • April 2015- Present: KOL (Key Opinion Leader) - 3M Company (KSA)
    key opinion leader for 3M company in KSA, providing lectures, hands-on, and documented clinical cases (for publication) to the company organized conferences.
  • June 2017- Present: KOL (Key Opinion Leader) - Dentsply / Sirona Company (KSA)
    key opinion leader for Dentsply / Sirona company in KSA providing lectures, hands-on to the company organized conferences.
  • September 2006- September 2008: Course Director - Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (Riyadh)
    Course director for the fixed prosthodontic course for level six classes, with both didactical and laboratory sessions.
    Contributed to the fixed prosthodontic course for level seven and eight classes, with didactical, laboratory, and clinical sessions.
  • September 2006- September 2008: Prosthodontist - Private Clinics of RCDP (Riyadh)
    Part time prosthodontist at the private clinics of the Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, and contributor to the Implant training course organized by the College.
  • July 2002- July 2003 / August 2004 - August 2006: Doctor - Private Clinic (Batroun/Beirut)
    Part time dentist in private clinics in Batroun and Beirut cities, coordinating with medical companies & dental laboratories, thus enhancing my communication & social skills, most of all my management skills.
  • July 2002- July 2005: Prosthodontist - St. Joseph University (Beirut)
    Clinical practice in Prosthodontics & Occlusodontics at the St. Joseph University Private Clinics
  • August 2003- August 2004: Officer Doctor - Central Military Hospital (Beirut)
    Clinical practice in fixed prosthetics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, endodontics & other fields. Received the highest degree of appreciation from the hospital (Excellent) over the entire period of my practice.

Lectures Given as a Speaker

  • 2019 – Veneers simplified (Lecture/Hands-on) – 3M Company
  • 2019 – Impression simplified (Lecture/Hands-on) – 3M company
  • 2019 – Overview of diagnosis, treatment planning and indication of direct and indirect restoration (Lecture/Hands-on) – Dentsply / Sirona Company
  • 2019 – The science behind the structural and optical characteristics of composite materials (Lecture/Hands-on) – Dentsply / Sirona Company
  • 2019 – Bonding guidelines to reduce your stress levels while increasing your clinical success (Lecture/Hands-on) – Dentsply / Sirona Company
  • 2019 – Impression techniques and indirect restorations (Lecture/Hands-on) – Dentsply / Sirona Company
  • 2017-2018 – Esthetic restoring of badly broken-down teeth (Lecture/Hands-on) – 3M Company
  • 2017 – Management of sensitive teeth - GlaxoSmithKline (Sensodyne)
  • 2016 – Clinical aspects of maintaining good gingival health around implants - CAPP, Dubai
  • 2016-2018 – Complications in Veneers (Lecture/Hands-on) – 3M Company
  • 2015-2018 – Veneers: Retrospective review (Lecture/Hands-on) - 3M Company
  • 2012 – Soft Tissue Management - GlaxoSmithKline (Sensodyne)
  • 2010 – Conservative vs Preventive Dentistry - GlaxoSmithKline (Augmentin)
  • 2009 – Full Mouth Rehabilitation.part2 - GlaxoSmithKline (Augmentin)
  • 2009 – Full Mouth Rehabilitation.part1 - GlaxoSmithKline (Augmentin)
  • 2006 - 2008 – Introduction to fixed prosthodontics - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Fundamentals of occlusion - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Articulators and articulation - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Principles of tooth preparation - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Preparations for full veneer crowns - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Preparations for partial veneer crown - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Preparations for endodontically or extensively damaged teeth - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Provisional restorations - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Soft tissue management - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Impressions - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Dies and wax patterns - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Investing and casting - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Preparations for extensively damaged teeth - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Treatment Planning for single tooth restoration - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Treatment Planning for Replacing Missing Teeth - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – luting cements - RCDP
  • 2006-2008 – All ceramic restorations, and metal - ceramic restorations - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Pontic design and edentulous ridges - RCDP
  • 2006 - 2008 – Resin Bonded fixed partial denture - RCDP
  • 2005 – Preventive Dentistry campaign - Crest

Achievements & Extra - Curricular Activities

  • 2019 - Achieved first rank in Lebanese National Competition organized by CSB (civil service board) for governmental Dental Officers (with three rounds of exams and hundreds of applicants).
  • 2018 - Main author in the article: The influence of simulated aging on the color stability of composite resin cements. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
  • 2010-2012 – Endorser of Colgate Commercial for the brand "Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief" (CTRL+Click to follow link)
  • 2008 - Present: Work permit as a dental specialist (Prosthodontist), Saudi Arabia.
  • 2002 - Present: Work Permit as a dental specialist (Prosthodontist), Lebanon.
  • 2003 - Present: Member in the Lebanese Dental Association.
  • 2003-2004: Military Service achieved with overall “excellent” evaluation grade.
  • 2001-2002: President of the student cabinet of the Dental Faculty at St. Joseph University, Beirut.
  • 1999-2003: Elected Chief of Scouts in North Lebanon division for 4 years in a row.
  • 2002-Present: Numerous participations in international training courses and conferences.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent inter communication skills.
  • Work Ethics.
  • Fluent in English, French, and Arabic.
  • Sports: swimming, cross-fit, basketball, tennis, ski.


  • References available upon request

Jan-Frederik Güth holds the position of Deputy Director of the Department of Prosthodontics at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich.
He obtained his Dr. med. dent. Degree in 2018 and his postdoctoral lecture qualification (“Habilitation”) in 2014 from the same University.
In 2013 he was a visiting researcher at the University of Southern California (with Pascal Magne) and is a specialist in the field of Prosthodontics (DGPro, the German Association of Prosthodontics) and Implantology (especially Implant Prosthetics; DGI).
His main field of attention and research are digital impression technology and workflows, CAD/CAM, aesthetics and prosthetic materials.

Paulo Monteiro obtained his degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde in Caparica (ISCSEM), Portugal.
Here, he started to develop a passion for aesthetic dentistry. In 2005, the author completed post-graduation programs in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at the ISCSEM.
He also obtained a Master’s degree in Dental Medicine at the same institute.
He's a coordinator and professor of the restorative post-graduation program Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz and has an exclusive dental practice in Lisbon that focuses on aesthetic and cosmetic dental treatments.

Akit Patel graduated from Guy’s Hospital Dental Institute in 2002.
He then completed a prosthodontics specialist programme at UCL (University College London) Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute and received his Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics) in 2008 with distinction and award for clinical and academic excellence.
He was awarded the Membership in Restorative Dentistry by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009.
Dr. Patel is a specialist prosthodontist and works in a private specialist practice focusing on Implant, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry.
He is also a Clinical Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, a lecturer at Bristol University, and an ITI Fellow.

Carlos Eduardo Sabrosa received his DDS in 1992 from the State University of Rio de Janeiro Dental School (Brazil) and the Clinical Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Prosthodontics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1996.
He earned the Steven Gordon Research / Clinical Award in 1995 and 1996 and the Tylman Research Grant Award in 1993 from the American College of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Sabrosa also received his MSD and DScD in Prosthodontics/Biomaterials from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1997 and 1999, consecutively.
He has a private practice, focused on Oral Rehabilitation and Implantology, in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is a visiting professor at Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz in Portugal.

Stefan Vandeweghe completed his studies in dentistry at Ghent University in 2006 and subsequently specialised in oral implantology.
In 2010, he obtained his PhD with his thesis “Factors affecting bone remodeling around surface-modified Southern Implants”.
From 2010 to 2011, Dr. Vandeweghe was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Malmö, Sweden, before he returned to Belgium, where he started his private practice with his wife Charlotte.
In addition, he continued his research at Ghent University, where he became Professor and Head of the department of Reconstructive Dentistry in 2017.

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  • Live online webinar

    Live online webinar - June 2nd 2020

    In this webinar founding member prof. dr. Stefan Vanderweghe takes you through all the 7 steps of the Success Simplified indirect dental procedure by demonstrating them on patients in his operatory room. He guides you through all the steps, from material selection to impression taking and finally dental cementation and maintenance, to reach a reliable end-result.

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