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Effective Provisional Restorations (Video Study Club)

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Course Title: Effective Provisional Restorations (Video Study Club)

Moderator: Dr. Al Gulum

Date: November 1, 2019 (Friday)

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST

Location: QCDS Headquarters, 86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

Credits: 2

Meals: Light Breakfast

Course Description:

Staff members make excellent provisional restorations! Making provisional restorations is a staff function for an efficient, effective dental practice. Staff persons can become better at making provisionals than most dentists! How is the competency of your staff at this procedure? When properly constructed, staff-made provisional restorations save you time, effort, and money. They also increase team members’ interest and job satisfaction. Learn well-proven techniques for making provisional restorations ranging from single crowns to multiple tooth restorations, how to cement them with minimal or no tooth sensitivity, optimum occlusion and esthetics, well-fitting margins, and maximum strength. Competency in making temporary restorations is among the most needed of all functions commonly delegated to your clinical team!

Table of Contents

  • Characteristics of an Ideal Provisional
  • Prefabricated Provisional Restorations
  • Custom-Made Provisionals
  • Laboratory-Made Provisionals
  • Desirable Resin Characteristics for Provisional Restorations
  • Single-Tooth Provisional Restorations
  • Inlay/Onlay Provisional Restoration
  • Three-Unit Fixed Prosthesis Provisional Restorations
  • Reinforcement of Provisional Restorations
  • Multi-Unit Provisional Restorations
  • Superficial Coloration of Provisional Restorations
  • Provisional Cements
  • Long-Term Use of Provisional Restorations
  • Negative Characteristics
  • Educating Staff to Fabricate Provisional Restorations
  • Educating Patients about the Limitations of Provisional Restorations



Presenter Biography:

Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Director of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC) and Senior Consultant for Clinicians Report (CR) in Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental professionals. CR offers unbiased research on thousands of dental products. Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published many articles and books. Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT (previously CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT. Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Utah State University, and an honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research from Utah Valley University. Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington. Gordon is a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of General Dentistry (Hon), Royal College of Surgeons of England, and an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Some of his other memberships include: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry; International Association of Dental Research; Academy of LDS Dentists; American Academy of Restorative Dentistry; American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics; Academy of Operative Dentistry; and International College of Prosthodontists.

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