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FDC2021 Session Directory

Selfie Culture and SnapChat Dysmorphia: What’s Driving Teenagers and Young Adults to Cosmetic Dentistry and Direct Restorations to Restore Them

Course Code: C21
Speaker: Dr. Susan McMahon, DMD
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Dental Student


Appearance and self-esteem have long been intertwined. As social media and selfie culture continues to grow, it’s no surprise that more young people and adolescents are seeking out cosmetic dentistry to enhance their appearances. The dental world has taken notice and it’s time to respond with conservative ways to satisfy younger patients' desires for ideal smiles. This lecture will go in-depth and cover enamel enhancements, whitening, direct composite bonding and more! Discover the secrets to identifying your patients' cosmetic desires and learn effective yet sensitive dialogue for case acceptance. Cases will be treatment planned through the lens of global smile design.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • have confidence to recognize and assess cosmetic desires on younger patients.
  • develop clinical skills for comprehensively diagnosing and conservatively enhancing younger smile.
  • attain step-by-step protocol for applied smile design combination treatment with conservative enamel treatments and direct composite restorations.

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Speaker: Dr. Susan McMahon, DMD

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) School of Dental Medicine; past clinical instructor, Pitt School of Dental Medicine; Fellow, International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics and American Society of Dental Aesthetics; accreditation, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; director, New Product Evaluation.

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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