Recent evidence-based studies and review papers have seriously questioned traditionally held theories about the role of occlusion in restorative dentistry. Often dentists are left wondering whether occlusion has any real relevance at all. This situation is made all the more confusing because many patients seem to adapt to occlusal changes, which occur naturally over time, or which we introduce when we restore their dentitions.
However, other patients do not adapt and this can lead to pain, tooth mobility, fractured teeth/restorations and excessive tooth wear. The presence of excessive tooth wear itself usually implies a hostile oral environment, in which occlusal forces are high and teeth and restorative materials are rapidly deteriorating.
This course discusses the management of the most common occlusal problems encountered in general practice and the main types of tooth wear. The hands-on classes demonstrate simple, practical techniques for recording, analysing and dealing with occlusal issues, including the restoration of worn teeth.
- Common Occlusal Problems in Practice
- The Main Types of Tooth Wear
- Occlusal Splints
- Treatment Planning for Worn Dentitions
- Choice of Materials for Rehabilitation
- Composite Resin Build Ups
- Short Clinical Crowns
- Understanding parafunction and its effect on treatment planning and the choice of materials
IMPORTANT: Please note, the online content for this program, must be completed in full before attending the face-to-face hands-on sessions at the Melbourne Dental School.
Please note: Upon enrolment into this program, access to the Canvas Community for the online learning will be granted by the end of January 2023.
CPD Credit: 13 hours of Scientific CPD