Next Class: 03/04/2017
Professional Education & CME: 36th Annual Dental Day "Material Considerations for Restoration of Worn Dentition"
Viterbo University Nursing Center
800 10th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601
Initial examination of a new patient occasionally reveals a severely worn dentition characterized by extensive wear and loss of tooth structure. Function and esthetics are compromised, and the prognosis for one or several teeth may be jeopardized if the problem is not corrected. The complex nature of this condition, and its multifactorial etiology, often overwhelms the restorative dentist in treating such widespread tooth destruction. Loss of tooth structure may be a result of mechanical wear (attrition, abrasion) or chemical attack (erosion). We will review the various etiologies and the risks associated with each when we try to reconstruct the patient. A brief review of dental occlusion will be included as a point of orientation. We will review the new materials on the market for restoring these patients. The use of zirconia or lithium disilicate will reviewed. We will discuss material properties and how best to use them for the dental wear patient. This program is a clinically orientated program reviewing over 30 years of cases and follow up documented by Dr. Hansen.
Dr. Paul Hansen graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1975. Dr. Hansen took training in oral surgery and endodontics through the Air Force prior to long term training in prosthodontics. Dr. Hansen completed a three year program in prosthodontics through the Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center and the University of Texas – San Antonio College of Dentistry finishing in 1984. He became board certified in 1986. Dr. Hansen completed a 20-year career in the United States Air Force, retiring from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in 1996. He directed the graduate prosthodontics program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City from 1996-2000. He began a private practice in conjunction with the University of Kansas Hospital in 2000, and retired from this practice in 2007. Dr. Hansen returned home to the University of Nebraska in 2007 to become the director of the prosthodontics section, and dental implants at the Nebraska College of Dentistry. Dr. Hansen has multiple teaching awards, and has authored over 25 articles in peer reviewed journals. He has lectured on fixed prosthodontics, occlusion and maxillofacial prosthodontics throughout the world.
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