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Dawson Quick Tip: Phasing Dental Treatment

 

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How to Phase Dental TreatmentA lot of the challenges that we face in complete dentistry is often that we need multiple restorations, and not every patient can afford to do everything all at once.

But don't be afraid to know that-- once we can work out the design and we know where the teeth need to reside in space, that there's plenty of things that we can do with composite to hold them where centric relation equals maximum intercuspation.

Then, once we've got that, now we can start to build this occlusion one tooth at a time, two teeth at a time, three teeth at a time.

It's a great way of being able to transition your patients from needing restorations to the final result. It'll help more of your patients achieve their goals. And there's nothing more rewarding than having spent maybe a few years and suddenly finding out that now we're at the end of that and we've achieved what we want to achieve in the beginning.

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Registered Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD); British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD); British Dental Association (BDA) and Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). Liverpool born, Ian qualified from Liverpool University in 1985 and has also achieved masters level in Aesthetic Dentistry with Aesthetic Advantage based in New York University. A world renowned expert in the field of Aesthetic Dentistry, Ian now devotes some of his time to work as an instructor in Aesthetic Advantage in New York, Virginia and Palm Beach, Florida. He also works closely with the Dawson Centre for Advanced Occlusal Study in St Petersberg, Florida and has studied with Dr Frank Spear at the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education. He has a special interest in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry and has gained over 20 years experience in General Practice.