Program SummaryThere is no larger frustration than complications or failures in our treatment. When we combine the narratives "art and science", one must think of the skill set necessary to fabricate predictable and long lasting indirect restorations. Successfully treating our patients with fixed prosthodontics mandates that we have a comprehensive understanding of not only occlusion and materials, but also a mastery of mechanical concepts and a healthy respect for the remaining tooth structure.There is no other field in dentistry where real improvement in outcomes can be directly attributed to attention to detail and execution. Just as important as technical improvements are in restorative care, we must develop an awareness of all the interactions of the choices we make; use of the appropriate restorative instruments, creating a blue print with a diagnostic wax up and carrying that design though patient approval and provisionals, shade selection and communication, preparation and margin design, the use of a core build up or a post, as well as our luting agent selection.At the end of the day, we cannot afford failures in our treatment. Costs lost to time, remakes and loss of patient confidence are not something we strive for. This course will help you identify potential causes of failures so you can prevent them occurring.Course ObjectivesBack to Basics● Understanding TMJ biomechanics● What is “occlusion”● Requirements for occlusal stabilityUltimate and predictable diagnosis● Evaluation of mountings and confirming final positions for restoration● Verification techniques for mountings and importance of condylar position● Importance of diagnostic waxingArts and Crafts of Restorative Dentistry● Provisional restorations that are true prototypes for our definitive restorations● Understanding colour and how to communicate with the patient and the lab● Instrument selection based on difficulty of caseThe Plan is in Place: Now How Do I Do It?● Treatment plan execution● Clinical steps to complete extensive segmental or full moth rehabilitation
Dr. Ochi graduated with honours from the University of Southern California in 1981, where he received the Robert W. Mc Nulty Memorial Award for the highest scholastic achievement. He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Ochi is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, at USC School of Dentistry. He is also an Assistant Director in the Advanced Restorative Institute Dental Education Centre, and serves as a specialist consultant to the Graduate Prosthodontic Program at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Los Angeles. Dr. Ochi has lectured to national and international audiences on the subject of aesthetic restorative dentistry and occlusion. Dr. Ochi maintains a full time private practice in Beverly Hills with an emphasis on physiologic and aesthetic reconstructive dentistry. His patients include Academy Award winners, and some of the most recognized names in the entertainment business.
We are a short street corner away from the McGill Metro Station (exit McGill College Avenue). Parking is available in our building on a first-come-first-served basis. Cost is currently $6 evenings and weekends. The parking entrance is at the corner of Victoria and President Kennedy streets.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMEastern Time Zone
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Faculty of Dentistry2001 McGill College Ave.Room 102Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G1Canada514-398-4314
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