Learn how to phase complex treatment plans with this series of steps!
This webinar explores the necessary steps to complete a case for predictable results in regards to function, phonetics and esthetics. We will present 2 cases discussing how phasing treatment will result in less breakage and costly remakes.
Records and Treatment Planning Prior
The temporary phase is the third phase in our treatment plan. At this point we've had the patient come in, and given them complete exam on that patient. Then we've taken the records we have our 2D treatment planning session, and then the 3D portion is the wax-up of that patient. During the 3D treatment planning, we are looking to find out where we want the incisal edges. We are looking at where we want the anterior guidance, and the vertical dimension. Those are the things that we work out using the 2D checklist and 3D checklist.
Tools for treatment planning are photos, pictures so that you have a clear communication. Do not forget the checklists. The Dawson Diagnostic Wizard is very important. Utilize a Digital boley gauge, safident golden proportion calipers is a neat tool to use when you are waxing or evaluating provisionals. The Whip Mix small waxer to help me wax quicky and efficiently. Then involve your specialist. I hope this helps.
Hi, everybody. My name's Dr. Leonard Hess. I'm one of the senior faculty members here at the Dawson Academy, and I'd like to spend a few minutes talking with you about where occlusal splints work into a treatment plan when we're talking about doing larger or more complicated treatment plans. Let's really take a moment and break our splints down into two predominant types of appliances.
To ensure that we are providing optimal care, we must perform 3 critical steps to every case: the complete exam, well organized diagnostic records, and a comprehensive treatment plan.
When we're discussing single tooth dentistry versus comprehensive or full mouth dentistry, the first thing I think that needs to be determined is, can we treat this person with single tooth dentistry? If not, are they a specialty patient where we have to take more into consideration?
The treatment planning process can be the biggest challenge for any dentist. The goal of all treatment plans is to create long-term stability in the masticatory system regardless of how simple or complex a patient’s conditions present. However, the dilemmas that dentists face sometimes lead to restorative failure or patient dissatisfaction.
There's many benefits to sequencing treatment plans that we come up with. Sequencing allows us to consider the logical sequence, predictable sequence AND economical sequence for the patient.
Treatment planning is absolutely key to what we do. We take care of our patients with treatment planning, and the better that we can treatment plan for that patient, the better the outcome, the happier the patient, the happier we are.