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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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is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the history of dentistry. He is the author of the all-time best selling dental textbook, Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusal Problems, as well as, Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design released in 2006, and The Complete Dentist Manual released in 2017. He is the founder of the “Concept of Complete Dentistry® Series” as well as The Dawson Academy. In 2016 Dr. Dawson was presented with the ADA Distinguished Service Award. In addition to numerous other awards and recognitions, Dr. Dawson is the past president of the American Equilibration Society, the Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.