Wednesday, October 27
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. CT
Hiding in Plain Sight: Creating Fake Teeth for Real People in the Age of Cosmetic Cliché
Miles R. Cone, DMD, MS, CDT
The dental community has witnessed a significant increase in the utilization of various ceramic materials during recent years to help meet the cosmetic demands of our patients. This restorative wave has in part been driven by in-office access to digital technology, corporate advertising, and cultural pressure from social media. Treatment outcomes, which frequently depart from a natural esthetic, often carry an insidious burden of an inappropriate biological foundation and a poor long-term oral health prognosis. This presentation will discuss the clinical team’s management of patient expectations in the information age, collaboration with the dental laboratory, and the bold effort to rekindling the love-affair with hyper-real fixed prosthodontics.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- List ceramic properties that coincide with contemporary natural esthetics.
- Facilitate collaboration with the ceramist to improve successful outcomes.
- Describe shortcomings and solutions managing and meeting patient expectations.
Biography: Dr. Miles R. Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a three-year prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States Army. Dr. Cone achieved board certification and diplomate status within his specialty and has successfully challenged all the requirements necessary to earn his designation as a Certified Dental Technician. Dr. Cone operates an exclusive prosthetic specialty clinic in Portland, ME, and serves as a Key Opinion Leader for numerous dental companies worldwide.