DATE: Sunday, January 24, 2021

TIME:  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is recommended; registrations can be completed the morning of the class.  

LOCATION: Online course format via Zoom

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, D.M.D.

Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences
Dental College of Georgia

Part 1: Novel Tray Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity, Caries Control, & Single dark teeth in a Pandemic
While the typical bleaching tray fabrication is well described, sometimes there are situations for which either different tray fabrication options or different impression techniques may serve the patient and the practice better. In this pandemic when typical alginate impressions may not be desirable on some patients, thermoplastic trays may be indicated for children, orthodontic patients, and high caries patients. Restorative indications for anterior endodontically-treated teeth have changed such that a crown may not be indicated, prompting a new interest in bleaching. Also, non-endodontically-treated single dark teeth have some new bleaching options and materials for the easiest most successful outcome 
1.    Understand Bleaching vs. Whitening
2.    Review General bleaching principles
3.    Carbamide and hydrogen peroxide differences 
4.    Discuss different types of novel bleaching tray fabrication technique other than conventional, including thermoplastic trays and impression techniques
5.    External bleaching treatment options for single dark teeth that have not received endodontic therapy, vital and non-vital.
6.    Internal treatment options for non-vital teeth that have received endodontic therapy recently, or in the past.
Part 2: Occlusal Adjustments and Splint treatment for Restorative stability

Once the signs and symptoms of occlusal disease are identified, often the treatment of choice is to adjust the teeth in order to eliminate working and non-working interferences while maintaining anterior guidance. Also, changes between maximum intercuspation and centric relation (centric occlusion) may be needed for prosthodontic convenience. This presentation is a step-by-step application of rules for occlusal adjustments to harmonize teeth, joint and muscle function, which determines the type articulation and splint considerations for successful restorative treatment.
Educational Objectives: 
1.  Learn basic rules for adjustment of posterior teeth into best intercuspation when a CR-MI discrepancy exists
2.  Learn basic rules for maintaining contact on anterior teeth in excursive movements while adjusting into a proper intercuspation and esthetics
3.  Learn adjustment rules for removal of excursive interferences in posterior teeth once MI has been stabilized
4.  Discuss different methods for splint fabrication made directly in the mouth or on any articulator
5.  Determine the simplest but most appropriate articulator choice for each restorative applications of indirect restorations.

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