Cracks: diagnosis and management options

Fri 14 October 2022 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cracks: diagnosis and management options

The diagnosis and management of cracks in teeth can present a significant clinical dilemma. By the time diagnosis is made, the prognosis for treatment may be significantly reduced. 

Developments in technology provide us with more options to manage cracked teeth. This lecture will discuss some of the aetiological factors behind crack development, how we can reduce the risk of certain types of cracks developing and present a classification system which may provide some guidance to treatment planning.

Learn how to:

  • differentiate between different types of cracks and fractures in teeth, and relate to prognosis.
  • understand some of the factors which contribute to development of cracks in teeth.
  • apply knowledge to treatment plan to extend the life-span of cracked or compromised teeth.

Presented by Dr Jeff Ward and Dr Averil Tse

CPD hours: 3.5 clinical hours

RSVP by 7 October 2022. 

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Dr Jeff Ward 

Dr Jeff Ward has worked in full-time specialist endodontic practice in Melbourne since 2002. Dr Ward teaches at The Melbourne Dental School and he lectures on various endodontic topics for universities and the dental industry throughout Australia, Asia and New Zealand. Dr Ward has published several articles in endodontic journals with particular reference to the management of fractured endodontic instruments and vital pulp therapy. Dr Ward is also actively involved in several dental and endodontic groups and serves on the Australian Society of Endodontology (Victorian branch) committee, on which he has served as secretary, treasurer and president. He was also a previous member on the eviDent DPBRN Committee.

Dr Averil Tse 

Dr Averil Tse undertook her undergraduate dental training at the University of Otago, New Zealand, graduating with distinction in 2001. She completed her postgraduate endodontic training at the University of Melbourne in 2009. Dr Tse works in specialist private practice at Endodontic Associates in the Melbourne CBD and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate dental students at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University in Bendigo. She has lectured on a wide range of topics including management of cracked teeth, perforations and dental trauma. Dr Tse has a special interest in the management of traumatic dental injuries and cracked teeth. She currently serves on the Australian Society of Endodontology (Victorian branch) committee and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists (ANZAE).

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