Dr. Thomas McDonald Restorative Dentistry Athens, GA


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  • 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
Th214 - Managing Forces: The Key to Restorative Success
Time: 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Room: GWCC, A310
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 250

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 systems for creating the most beautiful, harmonious, and stable result.

Friday Courses
Fr254 - Anterior Tooth Positioning for Occlusion and Esthetics
Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
Room: GWCC, A304
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 250

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 dentition as well as techniques for diagnosis, provisionalization and trial restoration.

Saturday Courses
Sa271 - Staging Complex Restorative Cases: Putting Things in the Proper Order
Time: 8:30 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, A303
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 250

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. This approach is often more technically achievable for the clinician and an important step toward efficiency in today’s economy.

Sa151 - Diagnostic Waxing for Complex Cases
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Omni, Juniper
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $355.00  Other Fee: $355.00
AGD Code: 250

Diagnosis, treatment planning and staging of complex cases can be the most challenging aspect of restorative practice. Spending time with diagnostic patient information, photographs and mounted diagnostic casts is the best way to develop a treatment plan and establish a proposed final result. This preoperative time spent translates to extreme confidence during the consultation and helps facilitate clinical treatment. In this course, participants will be guided through an actual treatment planning exercise by manipulating instruments and materials for diagnostic waxing.