Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)
The growth of digital technology in laboratories and dental practices can help doctors provide better and more efficient treatment. This course will present an overview of digital tools available for the clinicians as well as techniques for potentially increasing patient case acceptance, such as clinical photography, CAD/CAM dentistry and useful strategies for increasing comfort for patients with new restorations. Participants who view this presentation will acquire useful clinical and practical information on additional related topics, including:
- Understanding the temporization process
- Recognizing the signs of gross marginal deficiencies of improperly placed restorations
- The benefits of presenting a digital diagnostic wax-up before requesting a temporary restoration
- The procedure for crown-lengthening surgery
- Facilitating accurate removal of the bone in order to provide clinical crown exposure and space during crown-lengthening surgery
- The process for pushing gingival margins out of the way before prepping teeth for anterior crowns or veneers
A variety of preparation and impression techniques can help ensure that clinicians start each unique case on the right footing. A variety of solutions can help instill confidence in both the clinician and patient. In this presentation, experienced clinicians share their strategies likely to keep patients coming back for treatment of their dental needs.
CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.
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