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Functional Considerations in Esthetic Dentistry

Date: 11/15/2013 |  Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Malone's Banquets in Lansdowne Shops

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Sponsored Jointly by UK College of Dentistry and Blue Grass Dental Society

Course Description

In recent times, esthetic dentistry seems to have taken precedence over principal centered, comprehensive restorative care.  Dr. McDonald will discuss occlusal concepts and functional principals that define the parameters of esthetics and affect the long-term stability of restorative treatment.  A step-by-step patient evaluation and treatment planning system will be presented for précised, comprehensive, esthetic, and functional restorative treatment.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, each participant should be able to succeed at the following tasks:

  • Identify the essential elements of a comprehensive patient examination in the modern restorative practice
  • Understand the anatomic and physiologic aspects of the temporomandibular joints and the relationship of occlusion to function and dysfunction
  • Learn techniques to achieve a stable, repeatable starting point for restorative dentistry
  • Understand how functional principles affect the size, shape and position of our restorations
  • Perform a diagnostic evaluation using incisal edge positioners, esthetic guidelines, and occlusal concepts to establish a stable anterior tooth position.
  • Understand a sequence of treatment and provisionalization scheme that can maintain occlusal and esthetic stability.
  • Appreciate new concepts for segmental restoration of complex cases for clinical predictability and patient acceptance

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