The VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD 2023 goes to an outstanding patient case

Dentures need expertise and experience. With the VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD, VITA Zahnfabrik celebrates particularly successful applications achieved using the VITAPAN EXCELL denture tooth. In 2023, Dr. Iris Kraljevic, a dentist who specializes in reconstructive dentistry in Switzerland, and master dental technician Fernando Pasamontes impressed with a case from the group practice Zahnmedizin Zürich Nord in Zurich.

Impressive in every respect

Excellent function, natural esthetics, an incredibly natural appearance – that was why the jury chose this case for the award. A picture of the patient approximately 20 years ago with his natural teeth, was a particularly crucial image to demonstrate the challenging case. The new dentures from Dr. Kraljevic and Mr. Pasamontes were the perfect reproduction – a genuinely "PERFECT MATCH."


The VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD honors outstanding work with the VITAPAN EXCELL anterior tooth set. Any posterior teeth may be used, however, VITAPAN LINGOFORM is a particularly good choice.

"VITAPAN EXCELL offers a great variety of denture tooth moulds," says the master dental technician Fernando Pasamontes. "In addition to VITA classical, they are also available with VITA SYSTEM 3D-MASTER and have a very natural appearance. VITAPAN LINGOFORM posterior teeth have a good basic shape that allows a variety of denture occlusal concepts to be achieved. And with the compatible VITA AKZENT LC stains, you can give the teeth an added lifelike appearance." Mr. Pasamontes has been working as a master dental technician for more than 30 years, and manages his own laboratory in the Swiss federal state of Zug.

VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD for excellent denture work

The VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD was presented for the first time in 2023. A jury of four persons selected the winning case from numerous entries based on the following criteria: esthetics, function, documentation and preparation work. The winners were announced in mid-March at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, and had the opportunity to present their case to an international audience.