The Vertical Margin in Fixed Prosthodontics

4th - 5th September 2020

Course summary

The vertical margin is not widely taught in UK dental schools since it is incorrectly considered to result in over contoured restorations and periodontal issues.

Today, with the advent of new materials, a broader understanding of tissue biology and proven evidence- based protocols the vertical margin can produce an elegant minimally invasive solution for patients with periodontally involved and discoloured teeth and may offer more simplified, cost-effective protocols for patients undergoing grafting procedures and soft-tissue surgery.

A full emersion comprehensive class, which is 75% hands-on, encompassing everything you need to know to know about vertical margins in fixed prosthodontics. The course includes close support coaching by Dr. Smithson and an extensive course manual.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: DAY 1- LECTURE AND HANDS-ON LECTURE • The vertical margin- a historical prospective • Horizontal vs. vertical- which approach is best and when • Instrumentation- an armamentarium to optimize your workflow. • Biomechanics- the Ferrule Effect and the restoration of the endodontically treated tooth (to include the post-core foundation) • Biology- respecting the Biologic Width, the cornerstone of pink aesthetics • Step-by-step tooth preparation for both posterior and anterior teeth illustrated both on detailed models and extensive clinical cases. • Tissue management and provisionalisation- not just a “temporary” • Bridgework and the ovate and “E” Pontic • Capturing impressions and lab communication • Laboratory procedures and materials selection • Final cementation • Common errors, misconceptions and trouble shooting HANDS-ON: Prepare an upper central incisor for a crown with vertical margins. Fabricate an aesthetic provisional with correct sulcus extension and emergence profile DAY 2- HANDS ON: Prepare an upper premolar and upper molar for crowns with vertical margins, to include core build up. Place a provisional on the premolar. Prepare an upper canine and second premolar for a classic 3-unit fixed-fixed bridge.

 

14 hours of CPD (CE)”

Lecture

  • The vertical margin- a historical prospective
  • Horizontal vs. vertical- which approach is best and when
  • Instrumentation- an armamentarium to optimize your workflow.
  • Biomechanics- the Ferrule
  • Effect and the restoration of the endodontically treated tooth (to include the post-core foundation)
  • Biology- respecting the Biologic Width, the cornerstone of pink aesthetics
  • Step-by-step tooth preparation for both posterior and anterior teeth illustrated both on detailed models and extensive clinical cases.
  • Tissue management and provisionalisation- not just a “temporary”
  • Bridgework and the ovate and “E” Pontic
  • Capturing impressions and lab communication
  • Laboratory procedures and materials selection
  • Final cementation
  • Common errors, misconceptions and trouble shooting

Hands on

  • Prepare an upper central incisor for a crown with vertical margins.
  • Fabricate an aesthetic provisional with correct sulcus extension and emergence profile.

Hands on

  • Prepare an upper premolar and upper molar for crowns with vertical margins, to include core build up.
  • Place a provisional on the premolar.
  • Prepare an upper canine and second premolar for a classic 3-unit fixed bridge.

Course details

Date

4th - 5th September 2020

Time

9:00 am

Location

200 St Vincent street, Glasgow

Fees

£875 (inc VAT)

Hours of CPD

14 Hours

What previous delegates said

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

Dr Alan Hirschowitz BDS-Wits

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

Nik Sethi BDS

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

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

The Vertical Margin in Fixed Prosthodontics