DATE: Sunday, March 8, 2020

TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m.  |  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University Centennial Complex, 24760 Stewart Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 780

Van B. Haywood, DMD

Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

Morning Lecture: Restorative Parameters for Esthetic Success: Smile analysis, re-contouring and composite bonding


Prior to initiating bleaching or any esthetic treatment, it is important for the dentist to examine and diagnosis the overall esthetic condition of the patient. Performing a smile analysis includes an evaluation of how the teeth are positioned in the face and their relationship to the lips, as well as a tooth-by-tooth analysis. Conservative treatments include re-contouring of the teeth, bonding or esthetic periodontal treatments. Informing the patient of all treatment that is needed to maximize their smile potential prior to initiating bleaching will result in a more satisfied patient with more realistic expectations.


Participants will learn:

  • Principles of Smile Analysis to address all patient needs.
  • Esthetic re-contouring principles for natural teeth and restorations.
  • Anterior and posterior matrices for composite restorations.

Afternoon Lecture: Occlusal Disease, Occlusal Examination, Adjustment and Splint Fabrication


Occlusal disease is one of the three main challenges to maintaining a healthy dentition, in addition to caries and periodontal disease. Recognizing the signs of occlusal trauma on the teeth and restorations allows the dentist to initiate treatment to minimize the effects and avoid restoration failures. The occlusal examination includes an evaluation of the dynamic and static components of the mouth, as well as the function of the joint. Treatment can consist of an occlusal adjustment of the teeth, or a bruxism splint to protect both the teeth and restorative care. Finally, the decision to use a semi-adjustable articulator, or a simple hinge is predicated on the occlusal and esthetic status of the patient.


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify signs of occlusal disease on teeth and restorations, and determine appropriate treatment possibilities
  • Conduct a systematic occlusal examination of a patient to determine the health of dysfunction of their masticatory system
  • Determine a predictable simple method for mounting casts and fabricating a maxillary occlusal bruxism splint
  • Determine how the knowledge from the clinic examination allows the selection of the proper articulation for restorative treatment

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Continuing Education programs are open to all oral health professionals.

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