Evaluating Class II Preparations - for Dental Students!
What you'll learn
- How to determine when a dental preparations will allow a restoration that last its expected lifetime
- How to be systematic in evaluating dental preparations
- How to pass preclinical exams in dental school
- How to do GOOD dentistry - that serves the patient well for a long time
- You need to know the terminology that is used for communication about dental preparations and something about why they are done. I'll fill in the rest!
This is a course for dental students primarily - but practicing dentists can get something very important from it as well. You may ask yourself HOW do you know whether you are doing GOOD dentistry - that is dentistry that will last the patient for the expected lifetime. You need to know WHAT causes restorations to fail. In this course we will look for specific errors in the preparation of a tooth that will NOT allow a restoration to be done so that it will last its expected lifetime. IF you care to do good dentistry for your patients, you MUST LOOK for these errors. We will learn in this course HOW to look for these errors so that you do not MISS anything that compromises the work you provide for your patient.
More specifically, for dental students, you will learn to THINK in terms of the patient and natural tooth situations while you are working on a typodont, learning conventional preparations. You will learn to SEE what needs to be seen so that changes CAN be made so that your work actually does succeed.
In the immediate term - what you will learn in this course will help you pass practical exams!
In the long term - what you will learn in this course will help your work pass the test of life!
Who this course is for:
- This course is for dental students, or could be taken profitably by practicing dentists as well.
I have had two major careers and multiple passions. My chemistry career lasted for 25 years. Dentistry is in it's 34th year. I have done academic and industrial research in basic science and have taught dentistry as a professor at Loma Linda University and continued privately since 1992. I have passionate interests in fine art photography and woodworking. In recent years I have been consumed with the goal of helping the public realize that they can get better healthcare in general and dentistry specifically if they KNOW more about the discipline and the community IN which, and the constraints AROUND which it is practiced!