Dentists today are confronted with many technological advances brought to us by manufacturers and colleagues whose claim is to be “cutting edge”.
Exposure to many newer therapies oftentimes overlooks, bypasses, or just misses, some of the more basic and fundamental requirements of what dentists are supposed to be accomplishing with their treatments.
This presentation hopes to highlight some of the goals of dental therapy with emphasis on trying to put into perspective what the main goals of dental therapy, especially from a prosthodontist’s point of view.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
• Forumulate a deeper appreciation for real teeth and develop criteria for when to keep and when to lose them.
• Establish skill sets and objectives for tooth preparation and impressioning.
• Demonstrate a firm understanding for the importance of documentation in our work.