Synopsis:Restorative dentists typically feel more comfortable with the prosthetic elements of tooth replacement but remain hesitant to manipulate the tissue elements. In order to achieve optimized results when replacing missing teeth with a fixed bridge or implant supported crown, soft tissue alteration via surgery or scaffolding is often necessary. By learning to manage the periodontal/restorative interface, dentists and technicians can predictably move the dentistry they provide from acceptable to exceptional. This course will forever change the way you approach replacing missing teeth, increase predictability and lower stress. Objectives:
Patients continue to place strong emphasis on esthetics when evaluating outcomes, even when faced with the challenging task of replacing a missing tooth in the esthetic zone. This course will help you meet and exceed your patients’ demands for optimal results.
Your Educator: Elizabeth Bakeman, DDS, FAACDDr. Bakeman is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Dr. Bakeman serves as an examiner for both the Accreditation and the Fellowship examinations administered by the AACD. She served as Chairman of Accreditation for the AACD and Chairman of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. She has served as Section Editor for Compendium and the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and presently serves on several editorial boards. She maintains a full-time private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan.