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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Treatment Options with Anterior Veneers

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Author(s): Peter Harnois, DDS, DAAFE

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

Treatment Options with Anterior Veneers

The overall goal of this course is to provide an overview of minimally invasive dentistry, focusing on restorative esthetic dentistry. After reading this article, participants will be able to:
1. List areas of dentistry that have benefitted from minimally invasive approaches.
2. Review the contribution of adhesive systems to esthetic restorative dentistry.
3. List and describe the factors involved in the provision of durable, esthetic, and minimally invasive restorations.
4. Review approaches to treatment of the anterior dentition that preserve tooth structure while meeting the esthetic goals of the patient and clinician.

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Minimally invasive dentistry has developed from the concept of preventing and halting oral disease to preserve oral hard tissues before it requires treatment. In contrast to the concept of ‘extension for prevention’ in the time of G.V. Black when preventive products were not available. Similarly, minimally invasive restorative dentistry has developed since the availability of adhesive systems rather than relying (solely or partially) on preparation form for retention. This has evolved further in other fields of dentistry, with less invasive methods being used in endodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery and tissue regeneration. Esthetics has also grown in importance in daily practice and is an important factor for patients in determining what types of treatment to consider. In restorative dentistry, it is now possible to provide patients with durable, minimally invasive, esthetic direct and indirect restorations that spare tooth structure and meet these needs.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from DenMat.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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