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Fixed Prosthodontics Milan Style – Module 1

Prosthetic treatment planning: from diagnosis to the development of therapeutical strategies

  • What is the most difficult thing in our profession?
  • Have you ever found yourself improvising when dealing with a complex clinical case?
  • Proper decision making requires knowledge, but also the skills developed through confrontation and exchange with peers. This course lays the foundation for understanding the mechanisms and the approach to treatment planning, including the interdisciplinary one. It teaches not only the how, but also the why of things.
Topics
The clinician who wants to learn how to formulate a proper treatment plan has to understand that developing the necessary skills to plan a therapy that takes into account all patient-specific variables requires the acquisition of not only experience, but also of evidence-based information on the predictability of the different clinical procedures, and an understanding of their correct sequence.

If you are unsure about the approach to have when facing a challenging clinical case, this course will provide you with a clear roadmap to treatment planning. After describing a systematic approach to treatment planning based upon the answers to 7 questions, the instructor will present several cases for an interactive group discussion.

Course Objectives

AT THE END OF THE COURSE, THE PARTECIPANTS WILL HAVE LEARNED

  • What documentation should be collected to formulate an appropriate treatment plan
  • On which basis to assign the tooth by tooth prognosis
  • The 7 steps for the formulation of a treatment plan that takes into account the relationship between esthetic improvement and appropriate function
  • When and how to mount the preliminary models of the patient on an articulator to effectively communicate to the dental technician the position in the space of the dental arches
  • When to mount model in centric relation and when in maximum intercuspation
  • When it is useful to make an esthetic mock-up and the types of mock-up that can be manufactured
  • When to change the vertical dimension and how the overbite-overjet relationship is modified in the various skeletal classes
  • When it is justifiable to replace missing teeth with implants vs with prosthetic solutions supported by teeth (such as, all ceramic adhesive bridges)
Pratical Excersises and Demonstrations

ANALOG WORKFLOW

    Using the facebow and registering the intermaxillary position for mounting the preliminary models on the articulator

    DIGITAL WORKFLOW

    Mounting the models in the virtual articulator

    Program of this module

    THURSDAY  (9:00 – 18:30)

    • 09:00 – 09:30
      Introduction and presentation of the participants
    • 09:30 – 11:00
      The examination of the patient: dental history and its value
    • 11:00 – 11:30
      COFFEE BREAK
    • 11:30 – 13:00
      Data collection, preliminary impressions, facebow and intermaxillary registration in the traditional approach
    • 13:00 – 14:00
      LUNCH
    • 14:00 – 16:00
      The importance of a detailed esthetic evaluation and of the functional analysis
    • 16:00 – 16:30
      BREAK
    • 16:30 – 18:30
      Wear vs erosion and the use of mock ups
    • 19:00
      Welcome reception on the Terrace

    FRIDAY (9:00-18:30)

    • 09:00 – 11:00
      Selection criteria for prosthetic abutments: teeth or implants?

    • 11:00 – 11:30
      COFFEE BREAK
    • 11:30 – 13:00
      The prosthetic treatment plan: the 7 questions for a rational and comprehensive plan
    • 13:00 – 14:00
      LUNCH
    • 14:00 – 16:00
      Data collection, preliminary impressions, facebow and intermaxillary registration in the digital approach (Part 1)
    • 16:00 – 16:30
      BREAK
    • 16:30 – 18:30
      Data collection, preliminary impressions, facebow and intermaxillary registration in the digital approach (Part 2)
    • 19:00
      GROUP DINNER

    SATURDAY (9:00-17:00)

    • 09:00 – 11:00
      Description of template for case presentation
      Discussion of clinical cases treated
    • 11:00 – 11:30
      COFFEE BREAK
    • 11:30 – 13:00
      Discussion of clinical cases treated
    • 13:00 – 14:00
      LUNCH
    • 14:00 – 15:30
      GROUP A: Practical exercises and demonstrations
      Taking the preliminary impressions in alginate AND using the facebow and registering
      the intermaxillary position for mounting the preliminary models on the articulator

      GROUP B: Practical exercises and demonstrations
      Taking the preliminary impressions with an intraoral scanner: key points to obtain
      precise scanning AND mounting the models in the virtual articulator

    • 15:30 – 17:00

      GROUP A: Practical exercises and demonstrations
      Taking the preliminary impressions with an intraoral scanner:
      key points to obtain precise scanning AND mounting the models in the virtual articulator

      GROUP B: Practical exercises and demonstrations
      Taking the preliminary impressions in alginate AND using the facebow and registering
      the intermaxillary position for mounting the preliminary models on the articulator

    • 17:00
      Concluding remarks
    Costs
    THIS MODULE ALL SIX MODULES
    Dentist € 2,950.00 + VAT € 14,750.00 + VAT
    (instead of € 17,700.00 + VAT, that is you get one module for free)
    Young professional under 30 years old € 1,950.00 + VAT

    The fee covers all lunches and coffee breaks for the three days and a group dinner on Friday evening. Hotel accommodation and the other dinners are not covered.

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      IMPORTANT NOTE

      During this course, the participants will be shown how to collect and organize in a template the photographic and radiographic documentation and the information necessary to present a clinical case to colleagues during Modules 3-6.

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