Interdisciplinary Dynamics of Complex Therapy: An Integrated Approach to Treatment Planning
This presentation challenges and guides clinicians to ask, and answer, fundamental questions that are required for designing successful treatment plans when facing complex cases. 1) What do I know (DIAGNOSIS), 2) Where do I apply it (EFFICACY), and 3) When do I apply it (SEQUENCE OF THERAPY). A special emphasis in this presentation will be placed on communication between team members, including clinicians, staff and laboratory. Methods of communications, such as digital design and mock-ups are also highlighted as part of an integrated approach to Treatment planning.
Restorative Material Selection in Modern Prosthetics
The scope of restorative dentistry is changing at a rapid pace. Technological evolutions in optical scanning, 3D printing, milling and new age materials is in a revolution versus old world concepts. What to choose, why and then when makes the dental team and lab a critical part of the material selection team. What materials are the strongest, most durable and esthetic are key elements in this new world. This presentation will provide you an up to date review of the current materials available and the scientific literature to support specific guidelines as to the selection process. Zirconium, Lithium Disilicates, alumina etc. will be discussed as well as the correct cementation materials with these new products.
3-D Smile Designing with a Functional Touch: The Dental GPS Way
In this esthetic driven era, the responsibility of delivering something that is functionally and esthetically acceptable is of utmost importance.
Today , we have something called Dental GPS which is a software that is available both in a clinician version and lab version. It is not only able to help us with the simulation of the proposed results in less than 5 minutes but also able to help us print the diagnostic M lines to help us mount the casts (using a digital facebow) for 2D wax ups and / or 3D virtual wax ups for 3D printed models.
This presentation will highlight the usage, simplicity and precision of planning and execution using the 3D smile design software.
Merging Orthodontics & Esthetic Dentistry for the Anterior Zone. A Complete Clinical & Laboratory Perspective - Part 2 of 2
Anterior zone represents a clinical challenge in dentofacial esthetics. This presentation is unique since we will illustrate multidisciplinary treatment for the anterior zone from A to Z. Through the perspective of a Master Dental Ceramist & Restorative Dentist combined with the input of the Orthodontist we will illustrate with clinical cases the management of anterior esthetic challenges.
Minimally Invasive Oral Rehabilitation... No More Crowns Please
Many patients are in need of oral rehabilitation but cannot afford it, and we see them suffer and deteriorate feeling helpless. The traditional full mouth rehabilitation, is often excessive (it is extremely rare when a patient really needs a full mouth), and because is expensive, it is rarely accepted. Additionally most commonly crowns are used for rehabilitation, specially on patient with parafunctions. In this eye opening presentation, Dr. Ruiz demonstrates how adhesive dentistry breaks many of the rules we have been taught, as well as the importance of proper occlusal management.
Minimally Invasive Restorations through Maximum Visualization
This presentation will highlight providing minimally invasive restorations for patients, aided through technology such as magnification, illumination, percussion diagnostics and current dental material choices. Of critical importance today is the realization that patients are living longer and want to retain their teeth for a lifetime. With these factors in mind, the preservations of tooth structure is even more critical today than in former generations. For restoration longevity of minimally invasive restorations there must be a commitment to precision aided by magnification, understanding the physical properties of materials, controlling and managing the occlusal forces, learning how to measure and monitor the mechanical stability of tooth and implant stability with new technology breakthroughs and preventive control instructions.
Demystify The Gingival Restorative Interface in Oral Rehabilitation
Pink esthetic therapy often can encompass single and multiple tooth loss clinical scenarios. The decision-making process of when and how to use interdisciplinary therapy to address a failing single tooth as well as loss of attachment around teeth adjacent to the natural dentition, an implant, or an edentulous ridge can be daunting. A presentation of existing pink determinants that define esthetic outcomes will be outlined in addition to the use of single tooth implants, orthodontic extrusion, and pink ceramics in therapy.
Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2
A step-by-step protocol will be presented in how to fabricate the proper screw-retained provisional restoration from the fabrication of the acrylic shell to managing and capturing the proper supportive subgingival contour.
The Biomimetic Approach to Saving Teeth: Minimally Invasive Restorations and Periodontal Surgery
Stress reduced composite restorations now play a significant role in minimally invasive restorative dentistry. When combined with micro-periodontal surgical grafting techniques to alter gingival levels these procedures save teeth and warrant further consideration in our daily treatment. Our ability to minimize tooth reduction during tooth preparation and still maintain a strength of material and of bonding on previously exposed root surfaces as well as endodontically treated teeth is the future of a truly biomimetic approach.
This presentation highlights this biomimetic approach to treatment and showcases the clinicians ability to provide long term management of both function and esthetics. It should open our eyes to the potential of maintaining the dentition of our patients rather than crown or implant replacement.
At-Home Bleaching: A 25-Year Retrospective
The concept of at-home bleaching self-administered by the patient and supervised by the dentist became widely known in the profession about 25 years. At the time, little was known about bleaching except that application of a peroxide-based gel to the teeth could substantially lighten them in 4-6 weeks. Since then, a large volume of laboratory and clinical research have greatly expanded and enhanced our understanding of the process. This presentation provides a brief summary of what we have learned over the last 25 years, including how bleaching works and how long it lasts, safety issues, side effects such as tooth sensitivity, effects on teeth and materials, extended uses for bleaching, and over-the-counter options.
Single Dark Teeth Bleaching, Externally and Internally
Single dark teeth have some new bleaching options and materials, and the treatment options vary whether vital or non-vital. Restorative indications for anterior endodontically-treated teeth have changed, prompting a new interest in bleaching, with new techniques needed for maximum esthetics. Esthetic evaluations, bonding insights, and special tray fabrication designs will be explained, as well as when combination techniques are best utilized.
The State of The Art in Whitening
In this presentation we will look at what we know today about the science of tooth whitening and how to incorporate the different approaches successfully into our practices.
The State of The Art in Whitening - Part 2 of 2
In this webinar we will look at what we know today about the science of tooth whitening and how to incorporate the different approaches successfully into our practices.
Breaking the Bruxism Habit - Treatment Options & Solutions
Bruxism and clenching have become an epidemic, with studies finding between 80-90% of the population effected. According to the Mayo Clinic, Bruxism is not just an abrasion problem, but a disease that more likely leads to snoring and apnea, and headaches and jaw disorders. The source of Bruxism is a mystery and may vary greatly from one patient to the next. Treatment also varies significantly. Today, through the help of scientific studies, diagnostic and patient education tools, treatments and appliances, Bruxism can be addressed, controlled, and even ended for many patients. Join Dr. John Kline, a practicing dentist of 40 years who has spent much of his career studying, teaching, and treating patients with TMD, TMJ, and Bruxism as he discusses the enigma and treatment of Bruxism.
Turning Esthetic Failure into Esthetic Success
This presentation is about a patient who is unhappy with the esthetic result of her anterior restorations although functionally they are acceptable. Dr. Goldstein begins with the patient interview and proceeds to improve the patient's smile via step by step cosmetic re-contouring of the previous dentist's ceramic restorations.
Perfecting the Smile of a Cosmetically Conscious Teenager
This video shows the necessity of crown raising in a teen conscious of her smile…Conservative cosmetic contouring, Microabrasion, and bonding were also done to improve the smile.
Minor Cosmetic Contouring to Motivate Patient to Accept Ideal Treatment
Slight esthetic improvement through cosmetic contouring helps to motivate ideal treatment.
Conservative Treatment for Tooth Wear
Predicting tooth wear should begin with the hygienist and hopefully end when necessary with conservative treatment by the dentist.