RESTORATIVE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE AGEING PATIENT
- : Online
It is acknowledged that our population is ageing and keeping their natural teeth longer, and along with this there is an increasing expectation by patients that they will retain their natural dentition into their senior years. Advances in restorative materials and techniques provide an increased range of conservative restorative options for managing the older debilitated dentition.
This workshop will look at a range of traditional, and not so traditional approaches to restorative management of the ageing dentition. The workshop will also provide participants with hands-on exercises on minimally invasive conservative restorative techniques that provide cost effective and efficient options for managing the older patient.
1. Protecting exposed root surfaces – Reducing sensitivity and improving aesthetics
2. Root surface caries – Is it manageable?
3. The hopeless tooth – To restore or extract?
4. Techniques for the deep interproximal posterior restoration
5. Fibre reinforced restorations - for compromised and missing teeth
6. Patient friendly procedures – Managing the frail and feeble patient
Professor Ian Meyers OAM
BDSc, FRACDS, FICD, FADI, FPFA
Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Throughout his career as an academic and clinician he has developed extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dentistry and dental materials, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry.