To Smile or Not To Smile: Why Truly Understanding Smile Design Principles is so Important to You and Your Patient
DR. TOM DUDNEY
Today patients seeking aesthetic procedures and smile makeovers are more knowledgeable than ever of the possibilities that exist and therefore present with higher expectations. In order for restorative dentists to meet these higher expectations, they must not only be able to combine art and science, but also possess a thorough understanding of smile design principles in order to achieve the desired results. This half day lecture will discuss individually and in detail these principles and illustrate their use with clinical cases. Also included in the presentation will be the importance of composite mock-ups, provisional restorations, laboratory communication, and multidisciplinary teamwork.
- Why incisal edge position is so important and how to determine it.
- Visualization, preparation, and communication with composite mock-ups.
- The role of provisional restorations in both patient and laboratory communication.
- How to evaluate provisionals aesthetically, functionally and phonetically to ensure clinical success.
- Gingival recontouring with diode lasers.
- Treatment options for gummy smiles.
- How to prevent or eliminate dark triangles.
- The importance of the relationship between the teeth, gingival scaffold, and lips.
- Understanding the role of the smile in facial aesthetics and a youthful appearance.
- Utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach when treatment planning complex cases.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
8:00 AM - REGISTRATION
8:30 AM-12:00 PM - DR. TOM DUDNEY
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM - GUEST SPEAKER, MR. STEVE DOWN
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM - LUNCH PROVIDED
1:30 PM-5:00 PM - DR. TOM DUDNEY
7 CE CREDITS
Treatment Planning, Smile Design, Operative Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Fixed, Esthetics, Cosmetic Dentistry / AGD - 010, 250
DR. Tom Dudney
Thomas E. Dudney, DMD is a 1977 graduate of University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry. He has served in the past as the Clinical Director for the Aesthetic Advantage hands-on programs taught by Dr. Larry Rosenthal at New York University and the Eastman Dental Clinic in London as well as the clinical Director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS) live patient hands-on programs taught in the US, Canada, and the UK. Presently he is the clinical director for the newly formed Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC) hands-on programs. In addition to teaching hands-on programs, he has presented workshops and lectures at dental meetings and has authored several articles on aesthetic and restorative dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also an accredited member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.
GUEST SPEAKER-Mr. Steve Down
As America’s Wealth Coach, Steve is the Founder of Financially Fit, an organization committed to helping families and individuals create wealth from any starting point. He is the author of Financially Fit for Life, which is the financial education program of choice for thousands across North America. His most recent books are Idea Economy and Wealth Bound.
Steve will share the benefits of private equity as a primary wealth creation tool for dentists.
Mr. Steve Down
Salt Lake, UT
Steve Down, an Innovative Entrepreneur and, Successful Business Owner, is passionate about creating companies and providing jobs. He is the founder of many flourishing companies including CE Karma, Financially Fit, Even Stevens, The Falls Event Center, Storm Maker Media, and, Blue Hat Ventures.
You may learn more about The Steve Down Companies at www.stevedown.com