Over the patient’s lifetime their dentition is subject to a range of destructive forces which may decrease the longevity of individual teeth and ultimately the entire dentition. Caries, tooth wear, cracks, fractures, and previous restorative treatments can all result in severely compromised teeth with limited, and often weakened, remaining tooth structure. While complex restorative options involving fixed prosthodontics will provide suitable solutions in many cases, they may in some circumstances not be possible, or may further weaken the tooth by removing sound tooth structure. There are situations when a more conservative and less costly alternative should be considered for patients.
This lecture will look at a range of clinical situations involving weakened and functionally fatigued teeth, discuss the conservative restorative management of these teeth to preserve the remaining tooth structure, and techniques for restoration or replacement where necessary to maintain the patient with a functional and aesthetic dentition.
This session is worth one CPD point.
Registrations are essential. Register here.
Professor Ian Meyers OAM
BDSc, FICD, FADI, FPFA, FRACDS
Professor Ian Meyers is the current CEO of the Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch. He is a general dental practitioner and honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Over the last thirty five years he has been involved in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university and hospital based dental clinics.
His previous positions include being appointed as the inaugural Colgate Chair of Dental General Practice Dentistry, Chief Dental Officer for Queensland Health, and President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association. He is Fellow and current Board member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the International College of Dentists, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Throughout his career as an academic and clinician he has developed extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dentistry and dental materials, and the management of patients in general dental practice through minimum intervention dentistry.
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