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.
The long-awaited masterpiece by Townie superstar Lane Ochi is now on Dentaltown! We cannot afford 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 we have a comprehensive understanding of not only 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 improvement, is developing an awareness of the interactions of all the choices we make; from preparation design, margin configuration, the use of a core build up or 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.
After viewing this course, you will be able to identify the cause of failures so you can prevent them occurring.
Description of Speaker:
Lane M. Ochi D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D., graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 1981, where he received the Robert W. Mc Nulty Memorial Award for the highest scholastic achievement. He has been elected to membership in Alpha Tau Epsilon - U.S.C. Dental School Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi - National Society of Scholars, Omicron Kappa Upsilon - National Dental Honor Society, the Pierre Fauchard Academy - International Honor Dental Society, and he is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Ochi is a frequent contributor to the Dentaltown Message Board as "velogeek" and many dentists receive great advice from him daily.
He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, and was the Co-director of Occlusion at U.S.C. School of Dentistry. He is also an Assistant Director in the Advanced Restorative Institute Dental Education Center, and serves as a specialist consultant to the Graduate Prosthodontic Program at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Los Angeles.
He 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.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Understand the interaction between preparation design and luting agent selection to maximize retention.
- Be able to evaluate un-retentive preparations and understand how to make structural modifications with the addition of the appropriately located resistance features to improve the retention.
- Select the most ideal margin design for complete seating of an indirect restoration.
- Have a set of decision points we can select from to try and determine the most predictable outcome in the selection of post and core design.
- Understand the unique mechanics of an FPD and how our preparations and restorations can be modified to increase success.
The speaker 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 dental education program.
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Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2 hours of verifiable CPD.
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education