‘Be Aware of Wear: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosing, Treatment Planning, and Restoring the Worn Dentition’ and 'To Smile or Not to Smile: Why Truly Understanding Smile Design Principles is so Important to You and Your Patient'
Dr. Thomas Dudney
Friday, September 20, 2019
In today’s society tooth wear is more prevalent than ever and it is therefore incumbent upon the entire dental team to be well versed in recognizing the clinical signs of wear while understanding the importance of prevention when possible and the restorative options when necessary.
· Recognize the clinical signs of intrinsic and extrinsic erosion.
· Designing an occlusal scheme that fits the grinding patterns of the patient.
· Bite opening vs. crown lengthening vs. orthodontic intrusion to gain space for restorations.
· A systematic approach in the treatment of simple to complex wear cases.
‘To Smile or not to Smile: Why Truly Understanding Smile Design Principles is so Important to you and Your Patient’
Course Objective: Today patients seeking aesthetic procedures and smile makeovers have high expectations. . In order to meet patient demands, we must summon both our artistic and scientific skills, combining a thorough understanding of smile design principles in order to achieve the desired results. . Also included in the presentation will be the importance of composite mock-ups, provisional restorations, laboratory communication, and multidisciplinary teamwork.
· Why incisal edge position is so important and how to determine it.
· Visualization, preparation, and communication with composite mock-ups.
· How to evaluate provisional aesthetically, functionally and phonetically to insure clinical success.
· The importance of the relationship between the teeth, gingival scaffold, and lips.
Thomas E. Dudney, DMD is a 1977 graduate of University of the Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. He has served as the Clinical Director for the Aesthetic Advantage programs taught by Dr. Larry Rosenthal at New York University and the Eastman Dental Clinic in London. He was the clinical Director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS) live patient programs taught in the US, Canada, and the UK. Presently he is the clinical director for the newly formed Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC) hands-on programs.
This program is sponsored by Catapult.