April 2022 Mastertrack: A Clear Approach to Clear Aligner Therapy, Go Digital or Go Home by Dr. Neil Warshawsky
Construct clear aligners to correct simple malocclusions for 3 separate patients. Demonstrate in detail how the clear aligners were used to move the teeth. One of the three cases may be construction of an aligner with a pontic for an implant case or a missing tooth.
1. Patient chief complaint
2. Medical/ Dental/Social history
3. Pre-operative dental charting.
4. Established need for treatment: Diagnosis(s)
6. Treatment plan with objectives & rationale for treatment provided
7. Photographs, radiographs, and models of the case prior to starting treatment.
8. Photographs, radiographs, and models as the case progresses
9. Post treatment photographs, radiographs, and documentation.
10. What went right? What went wrong?
11. What did you learn from each case? What would you do differently next time?
Patrick Nolan, the Dentsply Representative, has offered to supply 25 free sheets of plastic to doctors who are doing this protocol and he will come out to your office with the Drufomat Scan Pressure Machine to assist you with your case. His phone is 847-354-5993 and his email is [email protected]
If you plan on reporting, please notify Dr. Wachtenheim at least one week prior to presentation at [email protected] or 847-858-1927
June 2016- Cariology- Dr. Poonam Jain
1-Direct esthetic resin: Class V, Diastema closure or Composite Veneer
2-Posterior composite utilizing a glass ionomer base or RGMI in an open sandwich technique or as a direct restoration.
3-Do a Caries Risk Assessment and develop a management protocol for the risk category
March 2016- Reliable Endodontic Outcomes- Dr. David Landwehr
1- Discuss how to accurately diagnose endodontic cases and how this factors into a comprehensive treatment plan
2- Discuss each step in endodontic therapy
3- Discuss how to create a repeatable glide path for any root canal anatomy
4- Discuss the design features and working characteristics of a single file reciprocating instrumentation system. How does this increase clinical efficiency and predictability?
5- Discuss enhanced irrigation protocols
6- Demonstrate two cases using rotary instrumentation. At least one case on a tooth with multiple canals.
November 2015- Sleep Medicine for Dentistry- Dr. Jim Metz
1- Discuss the physiology of sleep
2- Discuss the difference between Central and Obstructive Sleep Apnea and how this is central to us in dental medicine
3- Discuss the pathophysiology, demographics and sequelae of OSA
4- Discuss the appropriate sequences of referral and treatment for a patient that comes to you complaining of snoring. This discussion would include the evaluation, analysis and comprehension of PSG reports that may be returned to you, and the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to treating snoring and OSA.
5- Discuss Oximetry screening, and how this differs from the PSG
6- Discuss at least 3 different types of Mandibular Advancement Appliances (MAD)
7- Demonstrate 2 cases of OSA evaluation in your office. 1 must be interdisciplinary, the other can be internal (such as a case that had an AHI under 5 on a Pulse Oximetry screening). For example, One case must include documentation and discussion of how you screened the patient and referred them to the sleep center, with a subsequent post-evaluation letter from the sleep center physician outlining that patient’s outcome (may or may not need a MAD). The other case is your fabrication of a MAD (either by referral from the Sleep Center, or internal if you have Pulse Oximetry screening showing an AHI of under 5). Full discussion of the rationale for the type of MAD and method of titration should be included.