The Art of Complete Dentistry – Predictable Esthetics

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Friday, July 12, 2013


Neeraj Khanna, DDS

Course Overview

The clinical practice of dentistry has evolved in order to bring us better materials, treatment choices, and outcomes for our patients. Although these advancements have given the clinician more success, the fundamentals of clinical practice have not changed. One of these fundamentals is predictable esthetics. Predictable esthetics is achieved through establishing 1) perfect occlusion, the harmonious relationship between the mandibular joints, muscles, and teeth, 2) the upper central incisal edge position, and 3) the length to width ratio of the upper central incisors. These principles are integral to the art of complete dentistry, and must be included in the practitioner’s treatment planning process. Truly, the very goal of using these principles is to have consistent predictable results, thereby making the practice of dentistry less stressful and more rewarding. This discussion will cover these three principles and the importance of communication between the restorative dentist and all specialists involved, and how they both can deliver predictable results to our patients.

The concept of complete dentistry requires that the clinician become a physician of the mastacatory system. This involves having a clear understanding of stable joints, muscles, and occlusion. With today’s esthetically conscious patient there is more demand on us to perform and achieve these new esthetic results.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

•Understand the significance and role the TMJ plays in complete dentistry
• Discribe the importance of mounted models in C.R.
• Identify which muscles are important to understand “complete dentistry”
•Understand what the envelope of function is and how it relates to occlusion
• Perform a “complete” exam effectively
• Understand when and what type of digital photos to take
• Be more familuar with centuries-old concept of the golden proportions
• Identify the length to width ratio’s in establishing proper incisal edge position
•Have better communication skills with a periodontist, orthodontist, andlaboratory technicians to achieve excellent predictable results
•Perform Step by Step process of treatment planning in 2-D, and 3-D


The Iroquois Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI
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Includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Dentists - $230; Allied - $125
UDM Alumni: Dentists - $207; Allied - $112.50

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

6 hours (Lecture)

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00pm on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 
3:00pm the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise posted, a full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a lecture only course, a full refund less $100 will be granted. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a hands-on course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

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