Christian Brenes Vega

Assistant Professor

Christian Brenes Vega

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of General Dentistry

Bio

Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Course Director of Honors Esthetic and Implant Dentistry at DCG. Dr. Brenes received his DDS degree from Costa Rica in 2007. He completed implant surgical and restorative training before obtaining his Master degree in Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry where he was granted the Ann and G. Randolph Babcock Fellowship Award. He joined a prosthodontic private practice in Houston before joining the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He is an international speaker, consultant for multiple companies and has multiple publications on topics such as CAD/CAM, guided surgery, implants, biomaterials, milling and 3D printing technologies and dental esthetics.

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Education

  • MS, Prosthodontics/Prosthodontolog University of North Carolina -, 2014

  • DDS, Dentistry Universidad Lationamericana de, 2009

Certifications

  • Texas License Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, 2014

  • Costa Rica Dental License Costa Rica Surgeons College of Dentists, 2008

  • Georgia Faculty License GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2017

  • DEN GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2016

  • Intern Permit North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners, 2011

Awards & Honors

  • Ann and G. Randolph Babcock Fellowship Award Dental Foundation of North Carolina, 2013

  • Research Fellowship Award American College of Prosthodontics, 2013

  • First place winner. Clinic Case Report category Odontology Association of Congresses of Costa Rica (ACCO), 2011

  • Second place winner in the investigators poster contest category Odontology Association of Congresses of Costa Rica (ACCO), 2011

  • Third place winner in the investigators poster (Table Clinic) Odontology Association of Congresses of Costa Rica (ACCO), 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CMPC 5901

    Comprehensive Care
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • SPDS 5001

    Special Dental Studies
  • CMPC 5902

    Comprehensive Care
  • GADL 5902

    Gen Dent in Licensure GA Pt2
  • SCCP 5001

    Senior Comp Case Portfolio Ser

Teaching Interests

Clinical dentistry focused on implant and restorative dentistry in combination with CAD/CAM technologies. Advanced surgical implant surgeries; advanced prosthodontic procedures; esthetic dentistry; guided surgery.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • A multidisciplinary approach to the management of a maxillary midline diastema, 2017
    Manuscript
  • Digital approach to the fabrication of a wax prototype for full mouth rehabilitation of a worn dentition: A clinical report. , 2017
    Manuscript
  • Comparing Initial Wound Healing and Osseogenesis of Porous Tantalum Trabecular Metal and Titanium Alloy Materials, 2016
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Current CAD/CAM materials and systems for all ceramic restorations: A review of the Literature., 2016
    Manuscript
  • Micro-CT evaluation of the Marginal Fit of All Ceramic Crowns made by 2 Different CAD/CAM Techniques, 2014
    Research Report

Research Interests

Dental Implants Biomaterials CAD/CAM 3D printing Milling technologies Esthetic dentistry

College Service

  • Digital Dentistry Committee / Group Leader 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • International Digital Dentistry Academy 2018 - Present

    Role: Director
  • Hispanic Dental Association of Georgia 2017 - Present

    Role: Officer, Secretary
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 2016 - Present

    Role: Reviewer