Be Aware of Wear: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosing, Treatment Planning, & Restoring the Worn Dentition
To Smile or Not to Smile: Why Truly Understanding Smile Design Principles is So Important to You and Your Patient
Fifth District Dental Society
Thomas E. Dudney, DMD
Participants will join for 2 half-day lectures.
1) In today’s society, tooth wear is more prevalent than ever, and it is therefore incumbent upon the entire dental team to be well versed in recognizing the clinical signs of wear while understanding the importance of prevention when possible and the restorative options when necessary. This half-day lecture will illustrate the different types of tooth wear with clinical examples and demonstrate a systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment.
2) Today patients seeking aesthetic procedures and smile makeovers have high expectations. They have done their research and understand the possibilities. In order to meet these patient demands, we must summon both our artistic and scientific skills, combining a thorough understanding of smile design principles in order to achieve the desired results. This half-day lecture will discuss individually and in detail these principles and illustrate their use with clinical cases. Also included in the presentation will be the importance of composite mock-ups, provisional restorations, laboratory communication, and multidisciplinary teamwork.