Clinical Considerations and Troubleshooting Techniques For Anterior and Posterior Crowns

Dr. Robert Slauch, Clinical Considerations and Troubleshooting Techniques For Anterior and Posterior Crowns
Speaker: Dr. Robert Slauch
CE Credits: 1.25
Format: MP4 Video
This course examines tips and trick to increase resistance and retention when short clinical crown preps are apparent. Recommendations for using or not using posts, proper biomaterial and cement selec...more
  • Running Time: 45 minutes
  • Released: 11/3/2021
  • Expiration Date: 11/3/2024
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.25 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 250.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Anterior and posterior crowns are predictable restorations when there is adequate prep height for resistance and retention. However, there are times axial wall height may be limited for a variety of different reasons and “out of the box” thinking about prep design may be necessary. How can we improve the resistance and retention of crowns by modifying the tooth? Can we improve our restorative prognosis by selecting the appropriate biomaterial and cement for the case? Do we always need to replace an existing foundation restoration if it’s present? This course examines tips and trick to increase resistance and retention when short clinical crown preps are apparent. Recommendations for using or not using posts, proper biomaterial and cement selection are discussed as well as other clinical recommendations you can use in your practice to improve outcomes in your natural tooth crown and bridge cases. For a limited time, this CE course can be viewed at no charge due to the sponsorship of Itena.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Robert Slauch is a surgically trained board-certified prosthodontist practicing in the Philadelphia metro area. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Slauch provides quality restorative patient treatment including placement of dental implants utilizing the All-on-X workflow. He also provides esthetic crowns, bridges, veneers, and state-of-the-art digital dentures. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. He earned his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed his specialty training in Advanced Prosthodontics, Dental Implant Surgery, and a Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Slauch has been published in several dental journals. In addition, he has achieved national recognition from the American College of Prosthodontists and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics for his research. He was one of six national finalists in the 2019 John J. Sharry Research Competition hosted by the American College of Prosthodontists. In addition, he was awarded 2020 and 2021 Philadelphia Magazine Top Dentist in the field of Prosthodontics. Incisal Edge Magazine recently named him one of 40 rising dental specialists under 40 years of age in the United States.

Dr. Slauch lectures nationally for multiple dental organizations. He is also adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he teaches residents in the Graduate Prosthodontics program. Dr. Slauch is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Pennsylvania Dental Association and vice-president of the Pennsylvania Prosthodontics Association. Outside the practice, you can find Dr. Slauch on the golf course, catching a sports game, cooking and exploring the Philadelphia restaurant scene.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Learn tips and tricks to increase retention and resistance to crowns with limited resistance and remaining tooth structure
  • Discover the clinical scenarios where choosing a certain biomaterial or cement choice may improve clinical outcome
  • Understand the scenarios when you need and don’t need posts
  • Examine the different chemical/mechanical properties of zirconia and indications on when to use them
  • Explore ways to speed up the crown insertion appointment.

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: Itena

This CE activity is supported by an educational grant from ITENA Clinical Products.
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