Creating that Perfect Smile for the Edentulous Patient
This one-hour presentation for both the dentist and laboratory technician explores one of the unique challenges of removable dentistry, tooth selection. Today's lecture will explain how and why tooth selection makes or breaks that perfect smile and patient function. Over 90% of the time, the dentist does not pick the patients teeth – it is left up to the laboratory. This results in countless resets, wasted chair time, a very unsatisfied patient and an unhappy doctor. Select teeth on the first patient appointment, determine the exact posterior occlusion and reduce post-operative adjustments.
In this webinar, you will learn more about the following themes:
- Doctor/Patient simplified esthetic tooth selection
- Determining Posterior occlusion
- Understanding the different tooth lines
CE Credits: 1 Hour
Meet Donald Yancey, CDT: Mr. Yancey has been involved in the dental profession since 1973. He has gained a broad background in dentistry working chair side with the dental team and as a laboratory technician while in the U.S. Navy. In 1977, at the end of his 4-year tour, he opened up Master Craft Dental Laboratory in Clearwater, FL – a highly specialized removable laboratory. In 1987, Don sold Master Craft and opened up Yancey Dental Lab Inc. in Fayetteville, GA. In 2000, he joined Ivoclar Vivadent as a Technical Prosthetic Specialist then in 2010 as the Field Technical Specialist. Mr. Yancey is certified in Full Dentures and is presently the Manager for the International Center for Dental Education in Sarasota, FL. He lectures extensively to Universities, Dentist and Dental Laboratories. He is also the past president of the West Coast Dental Laboratory Association and an Alliance Dental Technician member of the American College of Prosthodontists.