Tif Qureshi wins Swedish prize for minimally invasive dentistry
UK dentist, Tif Qureshi, and his fellow IAS Academy instructor from Oslo, Erik Svendsrud, recently received the Sverker Prize.
The Sverker Prize is awarded in memory of Sverker Toreskog.
For both the winners, the Sverker Prize jury mentioned their continuous effort to help patients achieve a functional smile without massive tooth destruction.
Erik has also focused on minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry.
‘I’m honoured to receive this prestigious award,’ Tif said.
‘I have always sought to promote minimally invasive dental techniques and much of the IAS Academy’s teaching focuses on this.
‘Therefore it is amazing to receive international recognition for this with the Sverker Prize.’
The Sverker Prize recognises an individual’s commitment to conservative and effective dental techniques.
The recipients of the prize for this reason were UK dentist, Tif Qureshi and his fellow IAS Academy instructor from Oslo, Erik Svendsrud.
An article in the Scandinavian press cited Sverker’s admiration for Tif’s clinical skills.
Above all it mentions his focus on minimally invasive dentistry with the align, bleach and bond concept and his way of spreading knowledge about these techniques as a reason for Tif’s achievement.
The Sverker Prize
An internationally renowned clinician within the field of minimally invasive dentistry Sverker Toreskog qualified as a dentist in 1960.
He consequently continued his education at Indiana University for two years.
It was here that he consequently learnt the new concept of metal ceramic crowns.
He then brought this technique to Scandinavia in 1964.
After 1985, he changed from the metal ceramic crown to the thinner bonded porcelain shell crown.
The reason being the porcelain shell crown is more aesthetic, less invasive with fewer biological complications.
Sverker died from cancer in February 2013.
A couple of weeks before, he recorded a video at his hospice.
It summarised his life with a hope that more dentists would change to less invasive procedures.