Restoration of an extensively worn or badly broken-down dentition can be complex, costly and time consuming to implement. Because of its complexity and cost, this treatment is often delayed until it becomes essential. Dentists (and patients!) want to stop the repeat restoration cycle and its ongoing costly restorative burden. So how do we treat the patient with a severely broken-down dentition?
Professor Ian Meyers will be facilitating this hands-on course, providing participants with strategies for conservative management of worn and broken-down dentitions. Through lectures, clinical demonstrations and participation exercises, Professor Meyers will present four steps to restorative success:
- Clinical evaluation of patients
- Review multiple patient cases
- Risk assessment tools
- Impact of patient’s health and lifestyle
- Treatment planning prior to restoration
- Oral environment
- How dry mouth and salivary acidity correlates with severe tooth wear and non-carious tooth surface loss
- Examination requirements, salivary analysis and remineralisation strategies
- Stabilisation of the oral environment and risk reduction prior to restoration
- New materials and techniques
- How to evaluate the range of materials and techniques available for cost-effective, conservative management and aesthetics
- Step by step procedures to allow participants to compare various materials and techniques for direct and semi-direct restorations
- Practical experience
- Simulation exercises covering techniques for the restoration of the worn dentition; including direct restorative techniques, laboratory procedures, direct, semi-direct and indirect adhesive technologies
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Undertake complete and through patient history assessment
- Apply knowledge of the oral environment to effectively examine a patient and take steps to reduce risks
- On a case by case basis, evaluate the materials and techniques on offer to tailor the treatment to the patient for the best results
- Complete multiple types of restoration techniques using different adhesive technologies
Professor Ian Meyers OAM
BDSc, FRACDS, FICD, FADI, FPFA
Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner in Brisbane Australia, and an honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Professor Meyers has over thirty five years of combined experience in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university clinics and hospital based dental clinics. He is a Fellow and Board Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and of the International College of Dentists and is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. In 2017 he received the Order of Australia Medal for services to dentistry, to professional associations, and to tertiary education.
As a general dental practitioner, Ian Meyers has extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, and has a special interest in diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dental materials, fibre-reinforced composites, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry.
ADA Member Dentist - $770
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $550
Non-Member Dentist - $1000
6.5 Scientific hours
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