Restoration of the Worn Dentition: Occlsual Considerations and Restorative Solutions.

26th November - 27th November 2021

Course summary

Course fees: £895 (including access to the 4.5 hour tooth wear webinar series). For those who previously attended the webinar series the course will be discounted by £75.

Historically, Tooth Surface Loss affecting the anterior teeth was treated with full coverage restorations, often to the full mouth; although predictable and durable this approach is expensive both financially and in terms of further iatrogenic loss of tooth structure. More recently, Dahl proposed an approach whereby composite is used additively to restore worn tooth structure: this offers a less expensive, conservative solution, however, it can be somewhat unpredictable to plan and often requires multiple adjustments.

This Master class is designed to allow the experienced practitioner to confidently approach more challenging anterior cases starting with transferring information from the patient to the articulator, functionally planning the smile design and occlusal scheme on the articulator and finally accurately transferring the treatment plan back from the articulator to the patients mouth in a predictable time efficient manner.

  • Functionally Generated Smile Design. Begin with the end in mind.
  • A predictable approach to reconstruct worn broken down anterior teeth creating functional occlusions with direct resin.
  • Occlusion in relation to restorative dentistry. Basic TM Joint anatomy and definition of terms (CR|MIP|Guidance). Posselt’s Envelope of Function and its practical application. Facebows and occlusal records. Choosing the Vertical Dimension. Instrumentation: when and why. A whistle-stop tour of the articulator. When to restore conformatively and when to reorganize.
  • Occlusal Splints an overview.
  • How to transfer information from the articulator to the mouth: accurate and repeatable.
  • Dahl- an overview. When it works and when it is not a good idea.


  • Taking a facebow,
  • Load testing the TMJs and taking a CR Occlusal Record with a Leaf Gauge.
  • Fabricate your own Anterior Mid-Point Stop Appliance (AMPSA) and deprogram your Lateral Pterygoids.
  • Taking a protrusive record and customizing the condylar path of the articulator.
  • How to fabricate custom incisal guidance table.
  • And much, much more…

  • Resin veneers 2 ways
  • Learn how to completely restore 2 central incisors with worn broken down palatal surfaces using two completely different approaches
    • A simple approach for the busy office
    • An advanced approach to restore ultimate aesthetics

Course details


26th November - 27th November 2021


To be announced


GTG Training, Glasgow


£895 (inc VAT)

Hours of CPD

14 Hours

What previous delegates said

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The A-Z of Restorative Dentistry course with Jason Smithson provided a comprehensive update on restorative dentistry with high end outcomes in mind. Jason’s presentations were all evidence based and simultaneously managed to inspire and entertain. The course structure allowed in depth discussion on cases including our own patients. A major element of the course was hands on with clear demonstrations and support throughout.

Eddie Bateman

A great lesson on recreating anatomy. Ideal for young dentists and experienced clinicians alike.

Nik Sethi BDS

After our first hands-on exercise, the work I was able to do was better than any I8 have ever done before. On Monday when I got into the office, all that I had learned translated immediately. I was able to bring this new skill to my patients that day. Typically I do not see such an immediate impact on my practice, but this course was different. Thank you for making me a better dentist.

Phil Zelmanow

The Restorative course has helped me in my daily practice, it has a good mix of theory and hands-on skills and has made me feel more confident in tackling cosmetic cases that I may have referred in the past. Jason’s dentistry and breadth of knowledge is inspirational and it was a pleasure to learn from someone who is a master of their craft.

Chis Cumming

This is a real must-do-course! Well organised and expertly run.

Dr Alan Hirschowitz BDS-Wits

Restoration of the Worn Dentition: Occlsual Considerations and Restorative Solutions.