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DEM1708: Tooth Wear & Erosion

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Presented by Professor Jeremy Rees
Director of the M Clin Dent programme at Cardiff University

Aim:
To provide the busy clinician with an overview of the contemporary management of tooth wear.
Jeremy will cover the following:

HOW COMMON IS TOOTH WEAR, WHAT CAUSES IT AND HOW CAN YOU PREVENT IT?
• The prevalence of tooth wear in both deciduous and permanent teeth
• An in depth exploration of the aetiology of wear including reflux, eating disorders, fruits, drinks and acid sweets
• Contemporary ideas for the management of tooth wear

DENTINE HYPERSENSITIVITY A TOOTH WEAR PHENOMENA
• The role of gingival recession and its causes
• The link between tooth wear and sensitivity
• The clinical management of sensitivity including the use of ‘modern’ toothpastes

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DAHL TECHNIQUE AND WHEN TO USE IT
• What is the Dahl technique, how it has evolved over the last 3 decades
• When to use the Dahl technique in practice and how to do it
• Review of the evidence base form this technique

CONVENTIONAL PROSTHODONTICS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TOOTH WEAR
• When to use conventional techniques to manage significant wear
• When to change the OVD
• When to use occlusal splints
• When to use crown lengthening surgery

 

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