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Why Dental Wear is Commonly Ignored

Occlusal WearIn a restorative practice there often is a large percentage of patients that require complex reconstructive dentistry because of advanced attritional wear. The reality is that most of those patients could have prevented the destruction of their occlusal surfaces if their dentist had been aware of the causes of wear and were observant of early signs when further progressive damage could have been prevented. Yes... attritional wear is almost always preventable.

In this whitepaper, "Why Occlusal Wear is Commonly Ignored," Dr. Peter Dawson covers the following topics:
    • Causes of wear
    • Causes of attritional wear on front teeth
    • Treating anterior teeth
    • Why the anterior end point of a slide from CR wears more than the site of the posterior interference
    • The formula for a perfected occlusion

To download this free whitepaper, click here.


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Peter E. Dawson, D.D.S. is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the history of dentistry. He authored the best selling dental text, Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusal Problems, which is published in 13 languages. His latest book is entitled Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design. He is the founder of the “Concept of Complete Dentistry Seminar Series (SM)” as well as The Dawson Academy. In addition to numerous awards and special recognitions, Dr. Dawson is the past president and life member of the American Equilibration Society, a past president of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.