This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.75 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 610.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
Resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs, so-called Maryland bridges) with two metal retainer wings have been introduced 40 years ago for a minimal invasive replacement of missing teeth. However due to various reasons metal-ceramic, RBFDPs are not considered a comparable treatment modality to implants by most dentists.
Cantilevered anterior RBFDPs with a single ceramic retainer wing were introduced 25 years ago. They provide better esthetics and are less invasive than two-retainer RBFDPs. In the meantime long-term data with bonded zirconia restorations for this minimal invasive treatment option are available. Similar concepts are now also implemented for the replacement of posterior teeth that show promising medium-term outcomes comparable to single tooth implants. This course shows in detail when high-strength zirconia ceramic RBFDPs present a favorable, minimally invasive and less costly treatment alternative to single tooth implants.
Description of Speaker:
Matthias Kern graduated 1985 in Dentistry from Albert-Ludwigs University at Freiburg, Germany. He was Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics in Freiburg, from 1985-1991 and from 1994-1997. From 1992-1993 he was Visiting Research Associate Professor at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Since 1997 he is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics, Propaedeutics and Dental Materials at the Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel, Germany.
In Dec 2011 Dr. Kern received the Schweitzer Research Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP). From 2012-2016 Dr. Kern served as President of the German Society for Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials (DGPro). In March 2020 Dr. Kern received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Prosthodontics and Implants. Dr. Kern serves in the Editorial Board of more than 10 peer-reviewed scientific journals and has published more than 400 scientific articles.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Establish the correct indication for RBFDPs
- Adequately prepare abutment teeth for RBFDPs
- Advise the dental technician regarding the correct design of zirconia RBFDPs
- Bond reliably to zirconia ceramic
- Insert zirconia RBFDPs without hazards
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Kuraray Europe, Hattersheim, Quintessenz, Berlin, Ivoclar Vivadent, GC Europe, and the Germany Research Foundation (DFG),
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.75 hours of verifiable CPD.
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