Dr. Magne is an Associate Professor with Tenure & the Don and Sybil
Harrington Foundation Chair of Esthetic Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Sciences, USC, He graduated from University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland, in 1989 with Med. Dent. Obtained his Doctorate in 1992 and Ph.D. degree in 2002. He received postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and occlusion, operative dentistry & endodontics, was lecturer at same university from 1989 until 1997. From 1997–1999, he was a Visiting Assoc. Professor at Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. After 2 years research, he returned to University of Geneva Dental School and assumed position of Senior Lecturer in Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion until recruited to USC in 2004.
He is recipient of multiple awards from Swiss Science Foundation, Swiss Foundation for Medical-Biological Grants, 2002 Young Investigator Award from International Association for Dental Research as well as 2007, 2009 and 2018 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award (published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry) and 2017 EVY AACD Award for Outstanding Innovation in Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Author of numerous clinical & research articles on esthetics and adhesive dentistry and internationally known mentor & lecturer on these topics.
He authored the book Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition – A Biomimetic Approach which was translated into 12 languages and considered one of the most outstanding books in field of adhesive and esthetic dentistry. Founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and mentor of the Bio-Emulation think-tank group. In 2012 launched a revolutionary approach to the teaching of Dental Morphology, Function and Esthetics (the 2D/3D/4D approach) for freshman students at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.