This 6 part playlist, filmed at the BSRD Spring Meeting 2014, covers lectures to include: Professor Terry Donovan with an overview of ceramics, Professor Regina Mericske-Stern on management of dentition in the elderly patient, Dr. Peter Briggs on endodontics vs implants and Dr. Serpil Djemal on the management of dental trauma.

Endodontics vs implants - Dr. Peter Briggs

Aims and objectives:

  • Detail patient centred outcomes
  • Discuss studies comparing the long-term outcomes for endodontically treated teeth and implant retained restorations, providing a balanced approach to decision making
  • Factors in decision making
  • Long-term survival of endodontically treated teeth and implant retained restorations
  • Factors involved in decision making for the treatment choice and the long-term outcomes of these choices

Management of the failing dentition in the elderly patient - Professor Regina Mericske-Stern

Aims and objectives:

  • Understand the choices for treatment and what could influence treatment decisions for the clinician
  • Understand the impact, benefits and risks of retaining teeth on the long-term health and social impact for the elderly patient
  • Understand ecological changes in the mouths of elderly patients
  • Understand and view clinical case examples for management of the failing dentition in the elderly patient

Current management of the edentulous patient - Professor Regina Mericske-Stern

Aims and objectives:

  • Current case selection for edentulous patients and implant retained prosthesis
  • Understand the provision of which prosthesis and suprastructure
  • Long-term outcomes, sequelae and complications
  • Demonstration of the above with clinical cases

Management of dental trauma - Dr. Serpil Djemal

Aims and objectives:

  • Aetiology of dental traumatic injuries
  • Sequelae traumatic dental injuries
  • IADT guidelines
  • How best to manage these injuries to save teeth

An evaluation of contemporary ceramic systems - Professor Terry Donovan

Aims and objectives:

An evaluation of contemporary ceramic systems, taking into consideration:

  • Feldspathic porcelain jacket crown
  • Porcelain fused to metal crowns
  • Criteria for ceramic system selection
  • Layered vs monolithic
  • Survival studies of dental restorations, criteria, methods, analysis
  • Margin configurations for metal-ceramic crowns
  • RCT: esthetic outcomes, porcelain fused to metal, all ceramic single implant crowns
  • Base metal alloys, economic, allergy, shrinkage, oxide: porcelain bond soldering
  • Esthetic crown continuum, lifespan, esthetic expectations, occlusal relations, parafunctional activity
  • Flexural strength, clinical performance, defect propagation, fatigue testing
  • High strength ceramics
  • Layered zirconia
  • Monolithic zirconia

The diagnosis and management of dental erosion - Professor Terry Donovan

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of the diagnosis and management of tooth erosion, taking into consideration:

  • Dental caries, water fluoridation, fluoride toothpaste, patient education on diet and oral hygiene
  • Periodontal disease, regular maintenance, patient education on OH and smoking cessation
  • Recognising the early signs of dental erosion
  • Increasing the awareness of the importance of erosion in patients with worn dentition
  • Attrition, mastication or bruxism, physiologic or pathologic, context of age
  • Abrasion, abnormal mechanical process
  • Erosion, chemical loss of tooth structure - no bacteria, intrinsic, extrinsic
  • Abfraction, multifactorial in the cervical area
  • Implementation of an effective protocol to limit progression of erosive tooth wear

6 videos
360 mins CPD/CE