Set Yourself Up for Success

Dr. Leif Stromberg, Set Yourself Up for Success
Speaker: Dr. Leif Stromberg
Category: Prosthodontics
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
This course focuses on how to effectively acquire critical patient information at the consultation/examination appointment for success with all types of tissue-supported complete dentures. It covers e...more
  • Released: 4/5/2024
  • Expiration Date: 4/5/2027
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 670.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

This course focuses on essential elements of the consultation/examination appointment for enhancing the predictability and success of complete denture fabrication. It breaks down this initial appointment into three phases: preexamination consultation, clinical edentulous examination and postexamination consultation. • In the preexamination consultation phase, the emphasis is on actively listening to the patient. Understanding their previous experiences with dentures, their adaptability to prostheses, and their specific desires and expectations for new dentures is essential. • The clinical examination involves an assessment of the patient’s oral conditions. This helps determine their restorative needs in alignment with their desires and expectations. The dentist evaluates oral health, anatomy and factors that may affect the success of the dentures, such as stability of the temporomandibular joints and potential airway obstructions. • The final phase, the postexamination consultation, includes a discussion of the findings from the consultation and examination. Here, various options and recommendations are presented, tailored to the patient’s individual needs, wants and expectations. Additionally, a comprehensive informed consent process is crucial and should cover all treatment options and their benefits, risks and associated costs to ensure transparency and foster patient compliance.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Conduct a preexamination consultation that establishes open communication and patient rapport, leading to a better understanding of patient wants and expectations.
  • Provide a practical clinical edentulous examination, including evaluating the patient’s oral health and identifying anatomic factors influencing denture success to determine the patient’s needs.
  • Discuss the importance of patient-centered care, including: active listening and empathetic communication to create a comfortable environment where patients can express their wants, expectations and concerns; and incorporating information from the findings of the clinical examination to perform appropriate treatment.
  • Conduct a thorough informed consent process, including a discussion of treatment options, risks, benefits and fees, and the recognition of the patient's right to choose no treatment.
Description of Speaker:
Leif Stromberg, DDS, MAGD, FADI, FICD, practices restorative dentistry in Dallas. Highly respected among his peers, Stromberg was selected as a Texas Super Dentist in Texas Monthly magazine from 2005 to 2017. In 2022, he became a Texas Academy of General Dentistry Dentist of the Year Award nominee, and in 2023 he earned fellowship in the International College of Dentists. Stromberg, who also served as a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry from 2000 to 2005, is frequently solicited to present at dental conferences on techniques for predictably successful complete dentures and has written a textbook on the same topic.

The author declares that neither he nor any member of his family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.

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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 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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