Modern approaches to tooth surface loss

Fri 07 October 2022 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Modern approaches to tooth surface loss

Examine clinical considerations involving bruxism and its role as a predictor for obstructive sleep apnoea; the identification, causes and prevention of erosion; and the management of the worn dentition.

An update in bruxism and parafunction

Presented by Associate Professor Michael Stubbs

What do we know about current trends in bruxism and parafunction, and how can we identify this in everyday practice? Does OSA play a role? Examine clinical considerations involving bruxism and its role as a predictor for obstructive sleep apnoea.

You will learn how to:

  • identify types of occlusal parafunction
  • understand the clinical diagnostic considerations, and the clinical impact of bruxism and parafunction
  • undertake treatments for bruxism and parafunction.

Modern approaches to the prevention and management of erosion

Presented by Dr Graham Woolley

Acidic erosion is very prevalent in our modern society, and causes the most rapid rates of wear of enamel and dentine. It is seen not only in patients who have poor dietary habits, but also in those who are diligently trying to be healthy. Several preventative approaches and restorative materials can help us to deal with erosion. However, they are not always effective and some of the latest materials are themselves susceptible to degradation. Explore the identification, causes and prevention of erosion. How can we manage this conservatively and at what point should we intervene with surgical treatment?

You will learn how to:

  • distinguish erosion from attrition
  • identify different sources of intraoral acid
  • select appropriate materials and techniques to restore eroded teeth
  • understand the mechanisms by which acids degrade dental materials.

Restoring the worn dentition: Options, risks and consequences

Presented by Dr Simon Wylie

The fluoride generation often presents with a dentition that is disease free, but it has suffered tooth loss via chemical or mechanical means. The management of the worn dentition requires a comprehensive analysis that involves identifying the aetiology and determining whether intervention is required. The scope of intervention ranges from prevention of further tooth loss through to a comprehensive rehabilitation of one or both arches. There is a process that is required to be followed if a long-term successful outcome is to be achieved. There are also a multitude of patient modifying factors that can influence treatment outcomes.

You will learn how to:

  • diagnose the various forms of tooth loss
  • determine if intervention is required
  • recognise various treatment options
  • reduce the risks with treatment.

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CPD hours: 3 clinical hours

RSVP by 30 September 2022

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