255: Biomechanics of Tooth Preparation

Dr. Kois shares independent research and evidence based guidelines to understand caries detection, removal and prevention; the modes and etiology of tooth structure loss; tooth preparation and design principles utilizing proven dental materials and specific protocols for their use and important laboratory protocols to achieve predictable results.

This five day, comprehensive course will give you the power to make educated decisions about materials options and their specific protocols.  You will understand how and when to utilize effective caries management regimens in challenging situations, and you will gain great clarity in making clinical decisions about when to restore and retain individual teeth, and when to remove them. For more education, visit Courses.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to assess biomechanical risk and prognosis.
  • Learn metrics and principles for tooth preparation and design.
  • Learn when to use direct vs. indirect restorations.
  • Understand when to use cohesively vs. adhesively retained restorations.
  • Learn laboratory and clinical protocols for adhesively and cohesively retained restorations.
  • Understand why and when restorative failures occur and how you can use that information to increase your success rate.

Instructors

  • John Kois

    • Seattle, WA

Offered by

  • Kois Center

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