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Chairside Live – Case of the Week Compendium 26: Efficient and Comprehensive Care Through Technology in Modern Dental Practices

Chairside Live – Case of the Week Compendium 26
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Course Objectives (4 CE Credits)

Anamaria Muresan, DMD, ME, CDT; Will Schmidt, RDA; Siamak Abai, DDS, MMedSc; Justin Chi, DDS, CDT

In today’s rapidly changing world of dentistry, clinicians that implement new technologies, materials and techniques into their practices can benefit from reduced chair time and an ability to provide improved quality of care. For dentists that wish to stay informed of these advancements, there is a wealth of information available from dental societies, laboratories and manufacturers. This course addresses modern treatments, including placing esthetic monolithic zirconia veneers in the esthetic zone, creating temporaries suitable for a challenging area in the posterior, and the logistics involved for registered dental assistants participating in esthetic cases. Participants who view this presentation will acquire useful clinical and practical information on additional related topics, including:

  • Bonding monolithic zirconia veneers in the esthetic zone
  • Restoring with CAD temporaries in a challenging area of the mouth
  • Extracting a super-erupted tooth in the posterior quadrant
  • Considerations for restorations on root-canaled teeth
  • Digitally designing provisional restorations
  • How registered dental assistants can best prepare for esthetic cases
  • Replacing PFMs with chairside milled monolithic zirconia restorations
  • Using the two-cord technique for digital impressions in the esthetic zone
  • Treating carious lesions while preserving healthy dentition
  • Minimizing confusion while presenting treatment plans to patients
  • Full-arch impressions and bite registration techniques to minimize occlusal errors when fabricating restorations

Summary

Modern technology enables dental professionals to achieve a high quality of care more efficiently than ever before while also making sure patients complete their care with minimal wait. In this presentation, experts walk through techniques that will keep patients unstressed, well-treated and coming back for years to come.

CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials that are presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise personal professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.


References

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  2. Waylen A, Makoul G, Albeyatti Y. Patient-clinician communication in a dental setting: a pilot study. Br Dent J. 2015 May 22;218(10):585-8.
  3. Faria AC, Rodrigues RC, de Almeida Antunes RP, de Mattos Mda G, Ribeiro RF. Endodontically treated teeth: characteristics and considerations to restore them. J Prosthodont Res. 2011 Apr;55(2):69-74.
  4. Huang C, Somar M, Li K, Mohadeb JV. Efficiency of cordless versus cord techniques of gingival retraction: a systematic review. J Prosthodont. 2015 Sep 17.
  5. Thompson V, Craig RG, Curro FA, Green WS, Ship JA. Treatment of deep carious lesions by complete excavation or partial removal: a critical review. J Am Dent Assoc. 2008 Jun;139(6):705-12.
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