Improving Cracked Teeth Management

Tuesday 27 July 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm AEST (2hrs CPD)

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Course overview:

With many people experiencing increased level of stress and an aging population, the incidence of cracked teeth appears to be on the rise. Cracked teeth can present in many shapes and forms, such as: coronal vs subgingival, horizontal vs vertical, symptomatic vs asymptomatic. No wonder it can often cause confusion and present a challenge for many clinicians to manage. Our panel of prosthodontists will discuss in detail:

  • How each type of cracked teeth can be managed?
  • When to use onlay vs crown?
  • Can subgingivally cracked teeth be managed?
  • How to manage teeth with cracked tooth syndrome?
  • Is ferrule important for the management of cracked teeth?
  • How to manage dental parafunction?
  • Which material is best for bruxers?

Dr. Ben Lee (Prosthodontist)

BDS (Otago), MDSc (Pros) (Syd), MRACDS (Pros), Clinical Lecturer

Ben completed his MDSc in Prosthodontics from University of Sydney. During this time, he was given the Young Prosthodontist Award by The International College of Prosthodontists. He is the past president of the Australian Prosthodontic Society (NSW) and Australian Asian Association of Dentists. He is a mentor for implant diploma courses offered by the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and Charles Sturt University. In addition to being a visiting honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney and a frequent presenter for Nobel Biocare, Ben frequently presents on the topic of dental implants and fixed prosthodontics nationwide. As a prosthodontist, Ben works full-time in his referral based specialist practice in Chatswood, Sydney with particular interest in the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implant treatment.

Dr. Agnes Lai (Prosthodontist)

BDS (Syd), DClinDent (Pros) (Syd), MRACDS (Pros)

Agnes obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney in 2002, during which she was awarded the G.S. CAIRD Scholarship in Prosthetic Dentistry and shared the Faculty Research Prize. After practicing as a general dentist in Singapore and Sydney, Agnes completed her Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics at  University of Sydney in 2009, and was admitted as a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the same year. Agnes has served on the federal executive board of the Australian Prosthodontic Society and is the current NSW Councillor for the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists. Agnes has published a number of articles and being a contributor to the text book: Oral Rehabilitation: A Case-Based Approach. Currently Agnes practices prosthodontics in private practices as well as being a clinical specialist at the Westmead Oral Restorative Sciences Department. Agnes has a particular interest in the aesthetic aspect of prosthodontics.

Dr. Johnson Chou (Prosthodontist)

BDS (Otago), GradDipClinDent (Syd), DClinDent (Pros) (Syd), MRACDS (Pros)

Johnson graduated from the University of Otago (New Zealand) with a Bachelor degree in dentistry in 1998. To optimise treatments for anxious patients, he completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control) at the University of Sydney in 2003. To further his studies, in 2009, Johnson completed a Clinical Doctorate in Prosthodontics at the University of Sydney. Within the field of prosthodontics, Johnson has a special interest in restoring worn teeth and cosmetic dentistry for patients with high expectations. He was trained under the world renowned Dr Newton Fahl in the area of aesthetic composite resin restorations.

Dr. Zoe Potres (Prosthodontist)

BDS (Ade) MPhilDent DClinDent (Pros) (Syd) MRACDS (Pros)

Zoe completed her undergraduate dental training at the University of Adelaide in 2004. After working in Adelaide and Sydney for a number of years, she went on to complete a specialist training in prosthodontics at the University of Sydney (USYD). Zoe has undertaken a Master degree at USYD in the topic of growth and remodelling of the temporomandibular joint, she was also the leading researcher on the topic of bone augmentation and dental implant placement.  Zoe has over 15 years of clinical dental experience, her special interests include cosmetic dentistry, especially dental ceramics and veneers, implant dentistry, occlusal rehabilitation, and fixed and removable prosthodontics. Zoe has served a role as a committee member of the Australian Prosthodontic Society and she is the current president of the society.

About Sydney Prosthodontic Group

In 2011, Dr. Ben Lee started his 100% referral-based specialist practice, specialising in cosmetic and implant dentistry. To cater for expansion, in 2018 we opened the doors to our brand new, purpose-built dental specialist centre and rebranded to become Sydney Prosthodontic Group (SPG). We are based in a multi-disciplinary specialist centre, where we benefit from having within the same premise also endodontists, a periodontist, and a visiting paedodontist.

At SPG, it is our mission to become your life-long partner in dental care. We value the faith placed in us whenever a patient is referred, a responsibility we take very seriously. We build long-term relationships based on providing ethical advice, excellent results and total patient satisfaction. We will always uphold your values and never undermine your professional integrity.

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