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Bridging the Gap – The Diagnostic Wax Up

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Bakeman

Details

Social Events

Friday Evening
Welcome Reception
The first night of the course, attendees are invited to attend a “Welcome Reception” at Birch where they can better acquaint themselves with other classmates and the Kois Center Team.

Course Hours

7:00 am –  5:00 pm

Daily Lunch provided at Birch featuring the award winning Executive Chef Jeffrey Kessenich

Credit Hours

2021- 17 credits:
code 010 (4 participation hours)
code 180 (3 participation hours)
code 610 (3 participation hours)
code 730 (4 participation hours)
code 780 (3 participation hours)

2022- 25.5 credits:
code 010 (4 participation hours)
code 180 (4 participation hours)
code 610 (3 participation hours)
code 730 (10.5 participation hours)
code 780 (4 participation hours

Course Price

2021: $1,995.00

2022: $2,995.00

Languages Offered

English

Overview

*New for 2022, this will now be a 3-day Course & include a digital component.

This participatory course will focus on the advantages of the diagnostic wax up and assist the participant in making the transition from the design phase to the clinical application of a proposed treatment plan in simple to complex cases.

Benefits Include:

  • A better understanding of anterior tooth shapes and arrangement.
  • Improved ability to apply the 10 Step Management Considerations when treatment planning.
  • A profound and valuable understanding of the three-dimensional relationships that change when altering the occlusal vertical dimension.
  • Less stress and greater predictability when preparing indirect restorations by improved ability to visualize the result.
  • Improved ability to carve and shape provisional and direct composite restorations.
  • Improved laboratory communication (gain vital insight to optimize dentist/laboratory collaboration, including communication tools needed to optimize digital design).

*The last day of the course includes treatment planning and waxing participant provided case.  Need centric relation (deprogrammed) mounted models, radiographs, photographs, and medical/dental histories.  Return to practice ready to implement.      

Course Objectives

  • Learn to apply the esthetic components of the proposed treatment plan via a diagnostic wax up.
  • Learn to add the functional elements of the treatment plan to the models and fine tune the esthetic elements to accommodate functional considerations.
  • Review and apply accepted principles of smile design, tooth arrangement and dental anatomy.
  • Learn to use the diagnostic mock up to create treatment previews and preparation guides.

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