21st Century Dentistry...Functionally Esthetic Occlusion

Venue: Aboard Royal Caribbean\'s Slendour of the Seas

Location: Departing Venice, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jun 30, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 07, 2012
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14 AGD Credits
Course Fee Dentists $850 All Others - Course Fee $450
BIAS FREE Dental Education - No Commercial Support was provided for this Dental CE activity.

Target Audience:
Dentists and Auxiliary Personnel

Program Purpose / Objectives:

In an age of all ceramic restorations, Dentists have a tremendous opportunity to create smiles that are remarkably beautiful. Porecelain technology has encouraged a high percentage of Dentists to treat more and more difficult problems, from cosmetic to severe wear cases. But these cases should come with a friendly warning:

•CAUTION: do not attempt to treat this case unless you fully understand the cause and affect relationships of the Masticatory System!

This course is designed to help each participant understand the key dynamics of Functionally Esthetic Occlusions.

The Masticatory System is beautifully designed with functional relationships between the muscles, joints, and occlusion. Teeth must be restored in harmonious balance. This requires a clear understanding of proper joint positioning, vertical dimension of occlusion, anterior guidance, the neutral zone, the envelope of function, and incisal edge position. Functionally Esthetic Occlusions are adversely affected by unstable TMJoints, Neuro-muscular Parafunction, and Non-functional factors such as Eating Disorders. All of these factors can be evaluated, diagnosed, and successfully treated by the well informed clinician.

The goal of this course is to help each participant improve their skills as a Restorative/Cosmetic Dentist and as a Physician of the Masticatory System. This will include treatment planning diagnostic study models, the role of occlusal splint therapy, and equilibration procedures.

Learning Objectives:
•Develop a clear understanding of Masticatory System Dynamics
•Develop a clear understanding of Functional Occlusion
•Develop a clear understanding of Functional Smile Design
•Develop a systematic approach to Restorative Treatment Planning
•Develop a systematic approach to Problem Solving Masticatory System Disorders(“TMJ” Disorders)
The Dawson Academy is designated as a nationally approved sponsor for the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this sponsor are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit.

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.


Cruising the Eastern Mediterranean