Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics; Part II

22 Mar 2019
1:30 pm-3:00 pm; 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics; Part II

Speaker: Dr. Lane Ochi

This presentation is a follow up to the course Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics. [See the first course online here]. 
Our outcomes are the result of attention to detail and execution. Just as important as technical improvements are in restorative care, we must have an awareness of all the interactions of the choices we make; use of the appropriate restorative instruments, creating a blue print with a diagnostic wax up and carrying that design though patient approval, provisionals, and the definitive restorations. This demands the exchange of ideas and information between the dentist and the dental laboratory. Unfortunately there is not much contact between dentists and laboratory technicians because of the increased size of dental laboratories, technical developments, and our preoccupation with restorative techniques instead of laboratory procedures. We cannot improve our outcomes if errors are made buy us or in the laboratory, making group cooperation and communication mandatory. This presentation will take an honest and critical look at the issues that face both the dentist and our labs. 
Course Objectives:
  • Understanding what restorative instruments actually do, and more importantly
  • Understanding the most common errors in the fabrication of indirect restorations and how to prevent them.
  • Creating true prototypes that will act as the blueprint for our definitive restorations.
This course is a 3-hour course 2:30-5:00 p.m. with a 30 minute break from 3:00-3:30 p.m. .