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Common Occlusal Problems and Management of Toothwear

September 6, 2023 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm


Recent evidence-based studies and review papers have seriously questioned traditionally held theories about the role of occlusion in restorative dentistry. Often dentists are left wondering whether occlusion has any real relevance at all. This situation is made all the more confusing because many patients seem to adapt to occlusal changes, which occur naturally over time, or which we introduce when we restore their dentitions.

However, other patients do not adapt and this can lead to pain, tooth mobility, fractured teeth/restorations and excessive tooth wear. The presence of excessive tooth wear itself usually implies a hostile oral environment, in which occlusal forces are high and teeth and restorative materials are rapidly deteriorating.

This course discusses the management of the most common occlusal problems encountered in general practice and the main types of tooth wear. The hands-on classes demonstrate simple, practical techniques for recording, analysing and dealing with occlusal issues, including the restoration of worn teeth.

Major Topics

Common Occlusal Problems in Practice
The Main Types of Tooth Wear
Occlusal Splints
Treatment Planning for Worn Dentitions
Choice of Materials for Rehabilitation
Composite Resin Build Ups
Short Clinical Crowns
Understanding parafunction and its effect on treatment planning and the choice of materials
Program Delivery

Online web lectures via Learning Management System, Canvas.
A short MCQ (multiple choice questions) to cement your knowledge on the lecture topics. An additional one hour of Scientific CPD is awarded.
Face-to-face Hands-on Preclinical Laboratory session to be held at the Melbourne Dental School, Ground Floor Preclinical Laboratory, 723 Swanston Street Carlton Vic 3053
IMPORTANT: Please note, the online content for this program, must be completed in full before attending the face-to-face hands-on sessions at the Melbourne Dental School.

CPD Credit: 13 hours of Scientific CPD


September 6, 2023
8:45 am - 5:00 pm
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The University of Melbourne
723 Swanston Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
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