Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)
Offering a diversity of treatments in the dental practice ensures patients with various diagnoses can receive the care they need. This course will present an overview of the multiple tools and techniques available to the modern clinician to help patients feel comfortable and ready to face their daily lives with improved confidence, appearance and function. Participants who view this presentation will acquire useful clinical and practical information on related topics, including:
- Full-arch vinyl polysiloxane (VPS) impression techniques
- Diagnosis, planning and treatment for the extraction of maxillary first and second bicuspids with immediate placement of implants
- Bone grafting
- Avoiding common path-of-insertion issues
- Using digital impressions to find undercuts
- Placing composite to correct surface pitting and roughness in the enamel
- Avoiding staining and microleakage when restoring smooth surface lesions with composite
- Pros and cons of guided versus freehand implant placement
A variety of preparation and impression techniques can help ensure that clinicians start each unique case on the right footing. Following through with an awareness of potential complications and their solutions can help instill confidence in both the clinician and their patients. In this presentation, experienced clinicians share their strategies for a well-rounded chairside skillset likely to keep patients coming back for 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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