Spear has released two new study club modules, one that focuses on restoring worn teeth with veneers and another that discusses the re-treatment of congenitally missing teeth that had been previously replaced. 

congenitally missing lateral incisors

In "Laura M. - Restoring Worn Maxillary Anterior Teeth With Veneers," Dr. Ricardo Mitrani introduces the concept of communicating esthetic possibility to the “problem-focused” patient utilizing photography and an esthetic mock up. 

Laura presents with a chipped maxillary central incisor and, like many patients, she is not yet fully aware of her current condition or the esthetic possibilities available to enhance her current condition. Many clinicians find they struggle moving these patients forward with comprehensive treatment and, as a result, may struggle getting predictable patient outcomes.

After completing this module, Study Club members will be able to:

  • Communicate esthetic possibilities to the patient
  • Understand treatment options for short anterior teeth

"Rick - Retreating Previously Replaced Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors" introduces a patient who has congenitally missing maxillary incisors and was treated ten years prior with canine substitution. At that time,  the deciduous canines were utilized in the canine position, but now the patient needs to be retreated. 

In this module, Dr. Mitrani discusses the options available for Rick and explains how he manages a complication during the orthodontic phase of treatment.

After completing this module, Study Club members will be able to:

  • Understand the options for treating missing laterals
  • Understand the role a patient's age plays in treatment planning
  • Understand some of the risks involved with such treatment

Study Club members will be eligible for three continuing education credit hours for each module they complete.