Understanding Tooth Wear and its Management
CPD Points: 2 Cost: FREE
Upon completion of this course, you will have reviewed the causes of tooth wear, considered the issues and strategies in managing a patient with a worn dentition, and will be aware of the options available to restore severely worn teeth. You will also learn essential steps for managing cases where space is limited or where uncertainty exists about the required aesthetic outcomes for a given case.
Aetiology of tooth wear including common risk factors.
Assessing tooth wear to understand when to treat or not treat.
Clarifying the goals of treatment – what are they? What is or isn’t achievable?
Consideration of the vertical dimension of occlusion and any changes to it.
Is protection necessary?
The choice of additive materials - what to look for.
The pros and cons of direct and indirect tooth restoration.
Preparation requirements to achieve durable outcomes.
Typical steps to manage a case including digital options.
Understanding what your laboratory can do to aid in successful completion of your case.
Dr Simon Parsons is a general dentist with over 25 years of clinical experience. He has practised in and managed large dental practices in NSW in various roles including senior dentist, clinical director and national dental director. He currently practises dentistry part time in the Sydney CBD, presents medico-legal workshops and acts as a senior clinical and technical support consultant for Southern Cross Dental.
200 Creek Street
Brisbane QLD 4000