Course Summary: This course will review the most common genetics and environmental causes of developmental defects of teeth and enamel. The diagnoses, etiology and clinical appearance, and treatment considerations will be discussed to provide practitioners practical information used to treat manage patients. Clinical conditions to be presented will include molar hypo mineralization, amelogenesis imperfecta, fluorosis and other dental anomalies that challenge clinicians. Therapies presented will include esthetic approaches using bleaching, resin infusion, micro abrasion and restorative approaches to address esthetics, dental sensitivity and tooth structure loss secondary to caries, wear and tooth fracturing. The rationale for using different approaches with different clinical presentations will be discussed and the evidence available to support treatment approaches will be reviewed. The use of digital workflows for restoring complex cases in the mixed and early permanent dentition will be presented.
Be familiar with the more common hereditary and environmental conditions that result in abnormal tooth formation.
Understand the rationale for selecting specific treatment approaches to manage developmental defects of teeth
Appreciate digital workflows and how they can be used for treatment of developmental dental defects in the early development permanent dentition.
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Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff
J. Timothy Wright DDS, MS– received his DDS degree from West Virginia University and completed his Pediatric Dentistry training and Master of Science Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently is the Bawden Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Public Health at The Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he has also served as Pediatric Dentistry Department Chair and Department of Endodontics Interim Chair. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, and a Past President of the American Association of Dental Research. He has Chaired the Counsel of Scientific Affairs for the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, edited two textbooks and authored 24 text chapters. Dr. Wright is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
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