Dental Speaking Topics
- The Art and Science of Provisional Restorations
- Influence and The New Patient Process - A model for how we work with patients
- Managing Complexity - Treatment Planning From Simple to Complex
- Function and Occlusion in Complete Dentistry
- The Exceptional Assistant
Edwin A. McDonald III DDS, Speaking Topics for the Dental Industry
The Art and Science of Provisional Restorations
- The Fundamentals of Dental Anatomy, Esthetics, and Occlusion
- Techniques for Crowns, Onlays, Veneers, and Implants
- The Instruments, Materials, and Technology Required
This lecture will cover dental anatomy, esthetics, occlusion, as well as techniques, materials, and instruments used in fabricating beautiful, precise, and highly functional provisional restorations. The participant will learn the three keys to successful posterior provisionals and the additional esthetic parameters for beautiful anterior provisionals. We will review specific techniques for veneers and implants. Provisionals are critical to a successful outcome of every restorative case.
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Influence and The New Patient Process: A model for how we work with patients
- Start With Why...What Business Are You In?
- Orchestrating The New Patient Encounters With Your Brand
- A Conversation That Counts -The New Patient Interview
- The Comprehensive Examination
- Records - Photography, Diagnostic Models, Radiographs, CBCT
- Treatment Planning
- The Consultation
Whether the patient is new or a long-standing patient of record, having a well-developed process grounded in sound principles and contemporary technology will significantly enhance your effectiveness with the patient, and facilitate more optimal clinical outcomes. This educational experience, designed for the entire team, will provide training on how to have more influence with patients and offer well-developed treatment plans to build your practice.
Function and Occlusion in Complete Dentistry
- Centric Relation as a Reference Point
- Incisal Edges as Reference Points
- Establishing Desirable Static Tooth Contacts
- Overjet + Overbite + Tooth Inclination + Incisal Edges = Anterior Guidance
- Dynamic Functional Considerations
Function and Occlusion in Complete Dentistry is a full day introduction to the fundamentals of occlusion for dentists. In the morning session, we will discuss the anatomy of the functional system, components of a functional examination, and the posterior determinants of occlusion. The afternoon session discusses anterior tooth relationships, anterior function, the functional movements of the mandible, and the three top patterns of wear. Both sessions will address occlusal disease and dysfunction, as well as develop a very clear picture of optimal occlusion. Both session lectures are from the Essentials 1 Course that I teach at The Pankey Institute.
Managing Complexity - Treatment Planning From Simple to Complex
- Organization of Treatment - Esthetics, Function, Structure, Biology
- Management of Treatment Complexity - Simple, Advanced, Complex
- Execution of Treatment
- Phase 0 - Planning Phase
- Phase 1 - Eliminate/Manage Active Disease
- Phase 2 - Specialty / Regenerative Care
- Phase 3 - Final Restorative Care
At one point or another, every dentist meets a patient seeking treatment for complex dental problems. Cases where teeth, gingiva, and bone are damaged, missing, or in the wrong place due to years of progressive dental disease and dysfunction. Managing Complexity is about using dentofacial reference points to diagnose the problems, and design appropriate solutions for both simple and complex clinical problems.
The Exceptional Assistant
- Impression Materials and Techniques
- Laboratory Techniques and Materials
- Provisional Systems and Techniques
- Composite Bonding Systems
- Composite Resin Restorations
- Crown Cementation and Veneer Bonding
- Conversations That Count - Powerful Communication with Patients*
The Exceptional Assistant program is designed to build competence and confidence through the clinical techniques that most impact the practice. Develop appropriate communication skills from “The Conversations That Count.” My objective is for the assistant to leave with an expanded view and understanding of their role.
* This is the lecture that I do in the “360” program sponsored by DENTSPLY.