Florida Dental Convention

FDC2019 Session Directory

Upgradeable Dentistry: Fixed, Restorative and Implant Scenarios

Course Code: C58
Speaker: Dr. Richard Winter, DDS
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 9:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 12:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Laboratory Technician, Dental Student


Upgradeable dentistry is a concept that describes how dental professionals can sequentially help patients over the course of their lifetimes according to their desires, needs and budgets. During this course, dynamic treatment planning will be discussed to better help patients at a pace and budget they can afford. When patients are involved in their treatment planning, the dentist and patient build a relationship, so they may enjoy ideal dentistry. This course will concentrate on quadrant-, arch- and full-mouth rehabilitation and how dental professionals can sequence care to help patients achieve their ideal dentistry. Attendees will examine many different complex case scenarios to understand how they can present complex dentistry according to a patient’s unique situation. Attendees also will learn how to reverse engineer treatment plans to keep patients engaged in their dentistry throughout their lives.

This is a photography-heavy course focusing on the attendee learning to love dentistry again by treatment planning and implementing care for patients. Complex cases will be used to help dentists become the "quarterbacks" of their patients' care. From foundation development to treatment planning, attendees will gain knowledge in surgery and prosthetics to help patients realize more ideal dental care.

Partial Sponsor: BioHorizons, GoldenDent

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand that restorative dentistry is a prelude to any reconstruction.
  • discuss complex care from bulimia to quadrant implant reconstruction.
  • learn full-arch and full-mouth rehabilitation through many tips and tricks to ensure success.
  • understand that treatment planning complex dentistry is your responsibility and why the general practitioner must be the "quarterback" for complex care.
  • learn modified minimal crown lengthening and other tricks for improving patient outcomes.
  • recognize that even if you don't perform surgery, you must understand it!
  • understand foundation development and how dentistry is not one size fits all.
  • rekindle your excitement for dentistry.

Partial Sponsor(s):

Speaker: Dr. Richard Winter, DDS

About the speaker: Dental degree, University Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantologists/Implant Dentists, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Board of Laser Surgery; Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International and the International College of Dentists.

I nor any members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with any commercial entities that may be relevant during this presentation.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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