Minimally Invasive Management of Missing Teeth

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Dr. Louis Mackenzie, Minimally Invasive Management of Missing Teeth
Speaker: Dr. Louis Mackenzie
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
This course aims to provide an update on the range of options available for the assessment and management of patients with missing teeth. Content will focus on minimally invasive techniques and provid...more
  • 5.0 (2 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 4/9/2014
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 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.

This course is a comprehensive overview of the minimally invasive management of missing teeth. It is composed almost entirely of clinical examples and case reports to provide practitioners with an evidence-based update in the following subject areas:

• Prevalence and aetiology of tooth loss
• Discussion of the potential ‘biological cost’ of replacing missing teeth
• Case selection for the replacement of missing teeth
• An overview of the management options for patients with missing teeth
• A grisly description of the potential complications of traditional techniques for tooth replacement!
• An outline of the potential benefits of cantilever and fixed/movable bridge designs
• A detailed description of contemporary metal-ceramic resin-bonded bridgework (including advantages and disadvantages)
• Step-by-step practical guidance on optimization of all clinical stages in metal-ceramic resin-bonded bridge procedures
• Practical guidance on the use of fiber-reinforced composite resin-bonded bridges using step-by-step clinical examples
• Practical guidance on the use of resin-bonded bridges made entirely from ceramic

Description of Speaker:
Louis Mackenzie is a general dental practitioner in Birmingham, England and is a part-time clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of dentistry. He lectures nationally and internationally on direct and indirect restorative techniques and minimum intervention dentistry. He designs and manages content for a number of distance-learning MSc programs, and runs a series of popular ‘hands- on’ courses. He was awarded the 2009 University of Birmingham School of dentistry award for teaching excellence.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the prevalence, aetiology and biological impact of tooth loss
  • Diagnose clinical situations where replacement of missing teeth is appropriate
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of a comprehensive range of management options for missing teeth
  • Understand the evidence-based advantages and disadvantages of metal-ceramic resin-bonded bridgework
  • Optimise all clinical stages of metal-ceramic resin-bonded bridgework including: Patient assessment, design, material and equipment selection, operative techniques, impression-taking, cementation and monitoring
  • Demonstrate understanding of the design and clinical stages recommended for provision of resin-bonded bridges fabricated from fibre-reinforced composite and from ceramic

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

CE Reviews


5.0  (2 Total Reviews)
 2 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Good summary on resin retained bridge options
User: Valmicky
Date: 10/20/2019
The narrator gave a good summary on the various conservative options for replacing a missing tooth. Also detailed clinical steps were discussed with good clinical tips to carry out a good restoration.
Great Course!
User: Wcattert
Date: 8/2/2014
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Pt gave greats ideas how to do conservative cantilever bridges, especially when implants aren't an option. I tried one of the designs recently on a patient that looked great and pt loved the esthetics too. Pt was missing a Canine, couldn't afford implant, didn't want partial so tried cantilevering off of premolar.
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