Sedation dentistry enhances patient comfort and can dramatically expand a practice’s capabilities. This presentation explores the art and science of safe and effective intravenous procedures that ultimately create a more comfortable and positive dental experience.
Clear aligner therapy is a treatment that can benefit many different patients, and there are various considerations for clinicians to keep in mind, working from nose to gut. This webinar will explain how “the nose knows,” as 60% of airway issues have a nasal component. “Tiger tongue” can also be a factor, as described by Dr. Felix Liao. And you’ll also want to “GERD your loins for expansion,” because it's going to be a spicy night.
Patients are often present with misaligned, chipped, or discolored teeth, but are fearful to have their teeth “drilled”. Because of false representation via social media, patients seem to be reluctant to having treatment. It is the clinician’s responsibility to communicate clearly and educate patients on the most conservative approaches in restoring the form, function, and esthetics of their smiles. The first step is re-aligning the teeth to the correct position in regaining proper function and to assist in creating good esthetics. Step two is assessing and mapping out what is needed to optimize the esthetics of the newly aligned teeth. Step three is executing and mastering an effective and replicable approach in the sequence of direct bonding techniques to achieve predictable results. Direct composite bonding can be a highly effective, minimalistic, and replicable approach to restoring a patient’s dentition with predictable results versus a more aggressive approach such as porcelain veneering or full porcelain coverage. This course will provide the attendee with a practical approach to biomimetic dentistry and show a variety of examples with proven success