Course Description

Every dentist encounters cases of moderate to severely worn dentition, but very few know how to confidently plan and deliver successful treatment, especially when financial constraints are present.
In this cosmetic dentistry course we will be looking at:

  • All of the ways teeth wear down
  • The specific protocols that must be used to solve each problem both functionally and esthetically
  • How to solve the problem when financial constraints do not exist
  • How to solve the problem when a treatment plan must be broken up and done over time.

Cases of bulimia, GERD, bruxism, sleep apnea, the restricted envelope of function, abfraction, and toothpaste abrasion will be reviewed. Special emphasis will be placed on teaching you several methods to provide direct and indirect “transitional bonding”  techniques for your patients. These are must-know techniques in order have success in solving advanced occlusal problems in your practice.

Course Size: 20

Learning Objectives
  • Restore a moderately to severely worn dentition (by opening the vertical dimension of occlusion) an arch at a time or by sextant.
  • Open the vertical dimension with multiple “long-term provisional” techniques so that complex treatment plans can be phased (these techniques will transform how you do full arch dentistry).
  • Identify the various causes of wear and erosion and a step-by-step protocol to confidently treat these varying clinical situations.
  • Treat these undiagnosed problems will increase the predictability of your everyday dentistry, as well give you the confidence to handle cases you currently are not doing.
  • Use the Dawson Diagnostic Wizard® to communicate precise esthetic and functional tooth contours to the dental laboratory, for the fabrication of an optimal diagnostic wax-up.
  • Set cases up utilizing invisalign®, as well as do the periodontal surgical procedures (gingivectomy/crown lengthening) when it is appropriate.
Course Details

Target Audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians

CE Credits: 16

CE Codes: #180 (2L), #250 (2L, 1P), #370 (1L), #490 (1L), #610 (2L), #690 (1L, 1P), #730 (3L, 1P), #780 (1L)

Class Hours: Day 1 and 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuition: $4,600

Recommended Prerequisite: Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design

Course Dates

There are no scheduled course dates at this time.