Courses

Comprehensive Reconstruction; Looking at the Restorative Success through the Lens of Proven Principles

Lane M. Ochi, DDS
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Code: T19 Cost: $35/$50 after Sept. 29
CE Credits:  3 Hour Lecture  |  Subject: Restorative/Reconstruction |  Recommended for: Dentists, Dental Technicians

Our profession is rich with concepts of how to address the function & dysfunction of the temporomandibular system. Many of the early and still popular etiologic theories are based on mechanical concepts of occlusion. While we can point to treatment success, we must be careful to assign factual evidence to support these beliefs.

We continue to be faced with a myriad of treatment options, all with the same evidence-based challenges. If we are to utilize any of these mechanical designs in our restorative treatments, we must recognize the biologic diversity of every patient we treat.

Failure visits our practices in many forms, even with the newest restorative materials that promise success. In this program, we will explore the forces that threaten our finest efforts and what options we have to address them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of treating to MIP.
  • Recognize the advantages to treatment planning and treating to CR.
  • Determining whether the VDO may have changed with tooth wear, and how to establish a new VDO.
  • Balance esthetic outcomes with functional and parafunctional design for longevity.
  • How to spread out the cost of treatment by treating in phases and still achieve a predictable outcome.
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