Dr. Michael Fling Restorative/Cosmetic Dentistry Format: Virtual Oklahoma City, OK

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  • Private practice: aesthetic and restorative dentistry 
  • Founder and President, Fling Seminars
  • Associate Professor and Director, Department of Advanced Restorative Dentistry at Oklahoma University College of Dentistry 

Friday Courses
VFr307 - Intermediate Shell Overlay Crown Fabrication Technique for Evaluation of Tooth Restorability
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM
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Type: Virtual    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 250

Without question, implants provide a remarkable service when properly placed in an appropriate treatment plan. However, it is reasonable to consider that their implementation into treatment planning could create a scenario where potentially restorable teeth are prematurely extracted. This raises the question as to what materials and techniques could be used to evaluate a tooth from a structural and aesthetic perspective before a commitment is made to permanently restore the tooth.

This presentation considers an Intermediate Shell Overlay Provisional Crown Fabrication Technique. You will learn a unique and fast process for developing a diagnostic wax up for stint fabrication. Then you will learn how to create a shell from an intermediate restorative material, Luxacrown. The technique for relining, trimming and polishing a beautiful intermediate restoration will be presented.

This same Shell Overlay Technique is also used to drastically improve restoration contours and aesthetic outcomes when fabricating large composite restorations. It will dramatically reduce fabrication time while enhancing aesthetics.

You will also learn how to use this technique to create beautiful core fillings that resemble the desired aesthetic and functional outcome. This allows the creation of a restoration so evaluation can be made as to restorative prognosis, before an inordinate amount of time and money is spent on a final restoration just to see it fail.

The bottom line is that this clinical technique and intermediate material allows for fast and predictable fabrication of composites, cores and provisional restorations in an effort to determine potential restorability before significant time and money is wasted.

VFr310 - A Footprint From the Lab for the Clinic - Understanding the Global Restorative Sequence
Time: 2 - 3 PM
Room: ,
Type: Virtual    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 250

Often we have heard that if we are unsure of where we are going, that is where we will end up. It is critical that clear communication about treatment end point is provided by the restorative dentists to the specialists and technicians involved. A key to this communication is a detailed diagnostic wax up which serves as a footprint for things to come. This footprint answers questions about aesthetics and function and it is a determinant to sequence of clinical treatment. All too often, this diagnosis is either ignored or given to the technician to complete.

This presentation provides seven specific steps necessary to complete a diagnostic wax up at the workbench. While it may not be practical for dentists to complete their own “wax-up”, you will be exposed to the perimeters that must be conveyed for appropriate completion.

Next, seven specific steps of clinical restorative sequence will be reviewed as per the footprint that was developed in the lab.
The clinician will understand the steps necessary for completion of simple and complex restorative cases.

You will learn:
1. How the anterior segment dictates form and function
2. What considerations must be given to altering VDO and what are the ramifications to altering VDO
3. How to utilize a “Rapid Waxer” for fast and easy wax up
4. How to clinically maintain occlusal stability while altering VDO
5. Utilization of stints from a wax up to dramatically alter tooth form and function with simple bonding techniques
6. How to take bite registrations for accurate mounting and for cross mounted models
7. How to make cross mounted indexes for the technician to ensure proper restoration contours