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Event Registration - Wear of Dental Hard Tissues - It’s More Than You Realize

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Thursday, December 09, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central Standard Time
Wear of dental hard tissues and restorations is receiving increasing attention. Formerly, wear was mainly attributable to bruxism and parafunctional behaviors related to mandibular movements. Recent research has expanded causation to include erosive tooth wear, frictional forces from attrition and abrasion and possibly abfraction. Wear is discussed from a global aspect, meaning that what and how a patients use and care for their teeth is perhaps more important that the actual tooth-to-tooth contact. This presentation will review the actual processes involved in management of tooth wear. Strategies for prevention and restorative care will be emphasized. Learning Objectives œ Help dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants DIAGNOSE various aspects of tooth wear including attrition, abrasion, acid erosion, bruxism and cervical lesions (NCCLs/abfractions). œ Explain ways in which dentists and dental hygienists can help patients CONTROL risk factors related to tooth surface lo

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