Simplifying Complex Treatment
This is the most comprehensive course offered by Gordon!
Complex rehabilitative needs, with and without overlying occlusion problems, are present in many of your patients. Are you ready to treat them? This presentation provides in-depth discussion and observation of many such patients treated by Gordon. The following aspects of oral rehabilitative care are included: simplifying diagnosis and treatment planning; if, what, and when to refer to other practitioners; integrating fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontic procedures; optimum use of staff; post-treatment follow-up and repair; and long-term maintenance of rehabilitative dentistry patients. Diagnosis and treatment of the following six conditions of occlusion are included: primary occlusal trauma; secondary occlusal trauma; clenching; bruxism; temporomandibular dysfunction, and abfractions.
This course is well known to broaden your knowledge and create enthusiasm for treatment of complex cases, including respecting the financial resources of patients by accomplishing either complete or spaced, piecemeal treatment.
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- Course 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Lunch at noon (1/2 hour)
- Course 7:30am - 1:00pm
- Brunch & Discussion at 10:00 (1/2 hour)
- Adjourn at 1:00pm
At the completion of this course participants should be able to:
- List and compare multiple treatment plans for complex cases requiring any or all areas of dentistry
- List the steps in typical treatment plans for various treatment alternatives
- Discuss and compare treatment plans with and without implants
- Determine when to refer patients for necessary specialty treatment
- Discuss accomplishing complex treatment over a period of years to maximize third-party benefits
- Discuss differences in planning and treatment for complex cases vs. single tooth restorations relative to periodontal status, attitudes about dental therapy, occlusion, articulators, build-up concepts, posts and cores, tooth preparations, metals, ceramics, cements, preventive concepts, and long-term follow-up
- List the characteristics of adequate informed consent
- Discuss ways to increase patient acceptance of treatment plans
- Discuss tooth preparations for complex cases
- Compare implant types for typical complex cases
- Discuss use of implants for single tooth restorations, multiple tooth restorations, and implants combined with natural teeth
- Discuss use of implants with removable partial and complete dentures
- Discuss when to use small-diameter implants vs. conventional or wide-body implants
- Discuss the influence on treatment plans caused by clenching, bruxism, primary and secondary occlusal trauma, abfractions, and TMD
- Discuss practice management concepts related to complex dentistry