CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS

April 21, 2017

POSTPONED - Lecture Course
The Dental Wear Patient, Diagnosis and Treatment

Paul A. Hansen, D.D.S.

Overview
The severe wear patient has multiple etiologies. We want to know and understand the cause of the wear and how to tailor our restorative efforts to the patient’s needs.

Initial examination of a new patient occasionally reveals a severely worn dentition characterized by extensive wear and loss of tooth structure. Function and esthetics are compromised, and the prognosis for one or several teeth may be jeopardized if the problem is not corrected. The complex nature of this condition, and its multifactorial etiology, often overwhelms the restorative dentist in treating such widespread tooth destruction.

Loss of tooth structure may be a result of mechanical wear (attrition, abrasion) or chemical attack (erosion). We will review the various etiologies and the risks associated with each when we try to reconstruct the patient. A brief review of dental occlusion will be included as a point of orientation.

We will review the new materials on the market for restoring these patients. The use of zirconia or lithium disilicate will be reviewed. We will discuss material properties and how best to use them for the dental wear patient. Concentration on full mouth reconstruction cases.

This program is a clinically orientated program reviewing over 30 years of cases and follow up documented by Dr. Hansen.

Objectives
Following this unit of instruction, the practitioner should be able to:
• Describe the etiologies for the worn dentition.
• Identify the types of tooth wear.
• Describe how to perform an accurate diagnostic mounting to evaluate wear.
• Explain the use of the diagnostic mounting in diagnosis and treatment planning.
• Understand the proper sequence for restoring extensive wear cases.
• Understand the various new materials used to restore difficult cases.

PRESENTER
Paul A. Hansen, D.D.S., obtained his dental degree from the University of
Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 1975. He completed a one-year Prosthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas (UTHSCSA) and a two-year Prosthodontic at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Currently he is Associate Professor at the U of N College of Dentistry Director of Prosthodontics.

POSTPONED

TIME
Check-in: TBD, 8:00 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION
The University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio, School of Dentistry

TUITION
Dentist: $300.00
KDR Recipient: $285.00
JTH Recipient: $276.00
RSN Recipient: $270.00

CREDIT (Course Code:158874A)
AGD Code: 180 Hours: 7

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