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Dr. Thomas McDonald Complex Restorative Dentistry Athens, GA

  • Private practice: restorative dentistry  
  • Clinical Instructor Oral Rehabilitation, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry

Thursday Courses
Th7010 - Staging Complex Restorative Cases: Putting Things in the Proper Order
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Modern dentists have developed vast knowledge in esthetics, occlusion and restorative dentistry. However, when presented with a complex case, many clinicians have difficulty deciding where to start and what is the proper sequence for treatment. Learn to apply a time-tested system for diagnosis and treatment sequencing of complex esthetic-restorative cases with an emphasis on segmental restoration. Applying this approach will help any clinician have more technically achievable results and is an important step toward efficiency in today's economy.

Friday Courses
Fr6081 - Contemporary Approach to Complex Restorative Cases
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

In the modern restorative practice, the approach to complex cases has changed significantly over the past 10 years. Our most difficult cases involve altering the vertical dimension of occlusion which can be a daunting endeavor. However, time-tested restorative principles can be combined with modern techniques to provide a more predictable and straightforward process for the clinician, lab technician, and patient. Dr. McDonald will identify treatment planning and clinical steps to help you achieve success with these most difficult cases.

Saturday Courses
Sa6113 - Managing Forces: The Key to Restorative Success
Time: 9 - 11:30 AM
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

In the advanced restorative practice, completing a complex case is just the beginning of care for the patient over the long-term. Managing the forces that constantly attack our restorations is the key to limiting failures. Dr. McDonald will outline treatment planning and treatment steps from a functional perspective and help you develop systems for creating the most beautiful, harmonious, and stable result.

Sa7044 - Anterior Tooth Positioning for Occlusion and Esthetics
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

The anterior teeth provide 98% of our esthetic requirements and 90% of our occlusal requirements. Proper shaping and positioning of the upper and lower anterior teeth are critical for the success and longevity of the restorative case. With modern ceramic materials, the chance for catastrophic failure due to incorrect shape and function is increased. Learn a protocol for the functional and esthetic positioning of the anterior segment of the dentition as well as techniques for diagnosis, provisionalization and trial restoration.

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