The area of dentistry concerned with the replacement or restoration of teeth by artificial substitutes that are not readily removable. Tooth borne or implant borne substrate. Detailed occlusal concepts. Treatment planning for reconstruction utilizing diagnostic techniques and articulators.
Topics may include:
- Single unit restorations
The diagnosing the need and designing the restoration for single units whether on teeth or implant
- Multi-unit restorations
The diagnosis and construction design for multi-unit restorations whether on teeth or implants
- Full mouth reconstruction
The diagnosis, detailed planning of treatment to restore the occlusion to a healthy state. Articulator use as an aid to planning and design and construction of the end results.
- Periodontal considerations in fixed prosthodontics
Modifications used to treat teeth with periodontal compromise.
- Implants in reconstruction
Total or partial implant usage for replacement or reconstructions, diagnosis, planning and implementation of implant treatment in a FM Reconstruction.
- Implant supported fixed removable prosthesis (hybrid)
Restoration composed of a suprastructure that can be metal or ceramic that is held in place by screws to implants. The teeth are typically retained by acrylic but may be completely made of a milled or printed material. It is one unit screw retained and only retrievable by a dentist for repair or maintenance. Considered permanent but retrievable.
- Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
New technology in advancing fixed prosthodontics.
- Product/technology training
Training on proper use of specific products/instruments developed to aid with fixed prosthodontic techniques and/or treatments. Product training courses should be directed to current users or a product and focus on proper/safe use. Courses cannot contain any marketing information intended to encourage participants to purchase the product.