Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)
This presentation discusses and demonstrates these three techniques, which you may want to try and use on every case. Participants that complete the presentation will acquire useful information in many areas, including the following:
- Indications for the rapid anesthesia technique and the benefits for both doctor and patient
- A preparation technique for consistently reliable results
- Capturing the perfect impression: a detailed analysis of both good and bad impression examples
- Step by step — mandibular molars to maxillary incisors — techniques that work for you and the lab
- Discussion of no-prep veneers to esthetically finish your cases
- Before and after images, close-up photography and powerful graphics to demonstrate key points
- Many practice tips for better fitting crowns with improved esthetics
- Demonstrations and recommendations of dental instruments and materials
Techniques are presented that help take the guesswork out of achieving the best results from your lab and for your patients — whether PFM, all-ceramic or full-cast restorations. The rapid anesthesia technique will make your patients happier and you more productive. Using the reverse preparation and two-cord impression techniques will allow you to demand and expect the best from your lab.
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.
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