Enhance your confidence and understanding of when and how to use the wide variety of contemporary materials in your practice, eliminating confusion and improving your predictability, efficiency, and results.
This course will focus on the clinical process that should be followed to produce a diagnostic wax-up (DWU) that is based on the treatment outcome desired. A clear vision of the esthetic and functional outcome must be established to communicate these details to the technician who will be fabricating the wax-up. The questions that will be addressed in the lessons are: why a wax-up should be fabricated, when should the wax-up be fabricated, what type of wax-up should be prescribed, and how to communicate with the technician.
The ability to alter actual tooth color and work with tooth colored materials presents a new paradigm to the restorative dentist.
Technicians must know and understand materials, you must know and understand the outcome you want. This course will help you begin to think like your technician so you can help your technician think like you.
One of the most common dental procedures you do can become the one you think the least about. Explore your crown preparation protocol with intent in this course.
Help your patients leave good impressions with you by implementing the techniques taught in this course.
A crown prep is a crown prep is a crown prep but every veneer is unique. In this course you will learn the how-to for dealing with that uniqueness in the design of your preparations for veneers.
Nothing has changed dentistry more in the last 30 years than adhesives. The ability to connect restoration and tooth is vital to your success, and this course will help you define the parameters your adhesive must satisfy and which ones do that best in different situations.
These lessons explore different treatments for replacing missing lateral incisors. Rationale is given for each treatment.
Anterior full crown temporaries require more than proper fit, acceptable occlusion, and good contact. When correctly constructed, the anterior full crown temporary serves as a guide to the technician for form, occlusion, and even color. Dr. Frank Spear demonstrates the steps necessary to make your full crown temporaries extraordinary.
Few of the critical decision-making processes in dentistry today rival that of making the appropriate material selection. In this 3 part course Dr. Spear completes a comprehensive review of the materials available and their application in dentistry. He also discusses and illustrates the effect of that decision on the preparation design required for optimal esthetics.
The esthetic dilemmas encountered in the maxillary anterior are unique and demanding for even the most talented restorative dentist. In this lesson Dr. Spear outlines effective and efficient strategies for dealing with the problems and achieving optimal appearance with less treatment time and patient discomfort.
The implant temporary is an important part of the esthetic implant process. While most temporaries are asked only to hold position and occlusion, the temporary placed on a single implant is also asked to create the appropriate tissue form and position. In this lesson Dr. Spear discusses techniques associated with proper temporary fabrication using direct composite and matrices. The advantages of the screw retained temporary are also illustrated.
Master the challenge of managing ovate pontic design and development to achieve exceptional results. Dr. Frank Spear shares his preferred approach to communicating ovate pontics to the technician.
Although creating exquisite veneer temporaries is difficult and often frustrating, it remains a vital part in communicating with both patient and lab. Watch as Dr. Spear designs, fabricates, trims, polishes, and customizes exquisite anterior veneer temporaries.