April 12, 2019

Lecture Course
The Dental Wear Patient, Diagnosis and Treatment


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 reviewed. We will discuss material properties and how best to use them for the dental wear patient. Concentration will be on the full mouth reconstruction of these cases.

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

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.

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

Check-in: 8:00 AM
Program: Saturday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Register before February 15, 2019 to receive a 15% discount.
Register before March 15, 2019 to receive a 12% discount.

Dentist: $250.00
Dentist: $250.00 - 15% = $217.00
Dentist: $250.00 - 12% = $220.00

CREDIT (Course Code: 16XXXX)
AGD Code: 180 Hours: 7

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