Treatment Options for Long-Term Provisionalization

March 11, 2021 @ 6:30PM

Course Description:

Alternatives for tooth replacement depend upon the nature of the tooth loss and the growth and development of the patient. In this module, Dr. Bonk describes situations that contribute to missing teeth and their replacement options. He discusses a variety of treatment alternatives and provides several case studies from his own practice to show how to use resin-bonded bridges for fixed long-term provisionals. Study club members will understand why resin-bonded fixed retainers are ideal for replacing missing teeth as a conservative and cost-effective method. This module is a precursor to a technique workshop course that shows step-by-step techniques for fabricating, removing and repairing resin-bonded bridges.

Course Objectives:

1. Understand how to use a decision tree to manage missing teeth with provisional replacements.
2. Understand how the growth and development of a patient affects the timing and type of provisional used for missing tooth spaces.
3. Understand how to manage teeth with potential root fractures.

About Dr. Jeff Bonk:

With more than three decades of dental experience, Dr. Bonk is devoted to sharing his knowledge and skills of advanced restorative dentistry. He joined Spear in 2009 as a member of the Anterior Live Patient Faculty and now serves as an instructor in the Restorative Design workshop.

In addition to his teaching role with Spear, he works with graduate dentists once a month in the General Practice Residency Program at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. He also lectures nationally about advanced restorative dentistry and has mentored participants at The Pankey Institute. See his full biography.

About Dr. Nima Dayani:

Dr. Nima Dayani has practiced endodontics for the past 17 years. He has served the New York City area from his practice, EOI – NYC, located in Midtown Manhattan. See his full biography.