Restoration of the Worn Dentition
Terry Donovan, DDS
TUITION – price includes lunch:
CREDITS: 7 hours
The number of patients with excessive loss of tooth structure is clearly increasing. This loss of tooth structure is often multi-factorial and all potential etiologies of the wear must be considered before tackling extensive rehabilitative procedures. This presentation will analyze the various causes of tooth structure loss and present strategies to prevent further loss as well as reconstructive procedures to replace lost tooth structure. Topics to be discussed include: the relative roles of chemical erosion and bruxism in patients with excessive loss of tooth structure; the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dental erosion; intrinsic versus extrinsic erosion; the etiology and management of bruxism; the controversy surrounding occlusal vertical dimension; materials considerations for restoration of the worn dentition; abfraction: fact or fiction; treatment recommendations for non-carious cervical lesions; a critical analysis of current all-ceramic alternatives to PFM; prevention and management of root caries and case presentations.
After attending this course you should be able to:
- Recognize the clinical signs of chemical erosion at an early stage and implement the appropriate preventive strategies
- Understand the etiology and treatment options for bruxism
- Describe when and how to open the vertical dimension of occlusion for patients exhibiting extreme wear and understand the complex multidisciplinary procedures that often must be utilized when treating patients with worn dentitions
- Explain the multifactorial etiology of non-carious cervical lesions and options for treatment when indicated
- Recognize the optimum ceramic system to meet the needs of patients in specific clinical situations
TERRY DONOVAN is a professor and section head of Biomaterials in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American College of Prosthodontists. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists.
The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.
University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.