A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Functional Esthetics and Anti-Aging Dentistry

Functional Esthetics and Anti-Aging Dentistry with Composite Resin and All Ceramic Restorations

DATE: Sunday, March 13, 2016
TIME: 8:30am - Registration | 9:00am to 4:30pm - Lecture
LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350
TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX
LUNCH: Will NOT be provided
CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.
AGD Code: 780


Nick Davis, DDS, MAGD, FIADFE

Private Practice
Newport Beach, CA

SYNOPSIS

Functional esthetics helps preserve the dentition, improves the appearance of the teeth and slows the aging effects of the teeth and face. There is a wealth of missed opportunities for preserving the tooth structure and improving patients’ oral health and well-being in most dental offices if you just know where to look and what to ask.

Anti-aging dentistry can provide patients with a conservative way of preserving the longevity of their teeth and smiles. In more advanced cases, ceramic restorations are often required. The all ceramic restoration is one of the most challenging to master. However, it can also be one of the most rewarding for both the patient and dentist. Variations in prep design for porcelain veneers can improve the strength and predictability of these restorations. In addition, the specifics of mastering porcelain inlay and onlay restorations will also be discussed in detail. This course also will demonstrate simple and affordable methods that are available with composite resins which can become transitional in nature for ceramic reconstructive type treatment plans. Elements of smile design will be reviewed to enhance the esthetic results.

To produce predictable and reliable restorations consistently, rigidly adhering to a few basic principles is compulsory. This course will reveal critical secrets that eliminate sensitivity, minimizes fractures and improves fit consistently. It will also include principles of prep design, temporization, restoration seating and finishing.

Whether you are placing one porcelain inlay, six veneers or staging a full mouth reconstruction, this course will make the process easier and more predictable.

OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize the value of anti-aging dentistry
  • Learn basic principles of anterior guidance
  • Diagnose the effects of wear facets and patterns
  • Learn principles of prep designs for porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays and onlay veneers.
  • Learn the specifics for inlays and onlays including temporization and step-by-step seating techniques
  • Understand how to eliminate sensitivity, improve fit and minimize failures

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