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Resin-Bonded Fixed Dental Protheses – A True Alternative to Single Implants?

By Continuing Dental Education

Saturday, August 29, 2020 9:00am to 4:00pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry View map Tuition: $295 Dentists; $195 Allied Dental Professionals (includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service) 

155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs, so-called Maryland bridges) with two metal retainer wings were introduced 40 years ago for a minimal invasive replacement of missing teeth. However due to various reasons, metal-ceramic RBFDPs are not considered a comparable treatment modality to implants by most dentists.

Cantilevered RBFDPs with a single ceramic retainer wing for anterior tooth replacement were introduced 25 years ago. They provide better aesthetics and are less invasive than two-retainer RBFDPs. Long-term data of this minimal invasive treatment option are available. Similar concepts are now also implemented for the replacement of posterior teeth and medium-term outcomes are comparable to single tooth implants.

This lecture course summarizes when RBFDPs present a favorable and less costly treatment modality and how to implement it successfully. Adequate treatment planning, minimally invasive tooth preparation within enamel and successful bonding to zirconia ceramic are the key issues to be successful. All clinical procedures will be explained and detailed videos will be shown.

You Will Learn

  • Why RBFDPs evolved to single-retainer design
  • When single-retainer RBFDPs are useful and not useful
  • The longevity of single-retainer RBFDPs
  • The advantages and disadvantages of single-retainer RBFDPs
  • When RBFDP should bond long term
  • Adequate diagnosis, pretreatment and treatment planning
  • Details of all-ceramic RBFDPs
  • To splint or not to splint?
  • Replacement of canines and premolars
  • Aftercare: how to prevent issues and solve problems
  • The 10 most common mistakes in the application of RBFDPs

Who Should Attend
This informative course is designed for dentists and allied dental professionals.

Tuition: $295 Dentists; $195 Allied Dental Professionals (includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service)      
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF 
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Matthias Kern, DMD, PhD, earned his dental degree from Freiburg University in Germany. Since 1997, he has been a professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, Propaedeutics and Dental Materials at Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel, Germany. Dr. Kern received the Schweitzer Research Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics in 2011 and served as president of the German Society for Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials. He serves on the editorial board of various peer-reviewed scientific journals and has published more than 400 scientific articles.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank Ivoclar Vivadent and Kuraray for their generous support of this program.

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