Essentials 4

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In this culminating course of the Essentials Series, we bring all the pieces together to fulfill our overarching learning objective: equipping you to confidently and competently navigate any dental case, regardless of its complexity. Building upon the foundation laid in Essentials Three, which focused on anterior restorative dentistry, this course shifts its focus to the posterior region, encompassing full arch and full mouth rehabilitation.

Prepare to delve into the intricacies of advanced restorative procedures, precise treatment sequencing, manipulation of vertical dimension, and interdisciplinary coordination, as we guide you towards mastery in managing complex cases. You’ll gain comprehensive understanding of tooth preparation techniques and the latest materials utilized in posterior restorations, whether for full or partial coverage.

Returning to the core concepts introduced in Essentials One, this course places a renewed emphasis on patient communication and co-discovery, empowering you to seamlessly integrate these vital elements into the new patient experience.

Moreover, Essentials Four serves as the nexus where behavioral and clinical concepts converge, elevating your new patient process to mastery level. By completing this transformative course, you’ll join an exclusive community of dentists distinguished by their unwavering commitment to excellence. Are you ready to take your practice to unparalleled heights of success and distinction?

You will be able to:

  • Develop a philosophically based fee for complex cases.
  • Understand the role of business systems in your financial success.
  • Be able to easily execute a full arch provisonilization technique
  • Understand the laboratory records required for the execution of complex restorative dentistry.
  • Full and partial coverage posterior preparation design
  • Modern materials for posterior restorative dentistry
  • Restore the form and function of the posterior occlusion
  • Understand how and when to alter VDO
  • Customize your ceramic restorations with stain and glaze
  • Partner with your ceramist for optimum predictability
  • Identify the role of the orthodontist in developing complex restorative cases.
  • Understand the sequential way to execute complex restorative cases
  • Be able to sequence complex cases over time.
  • Improve communication with your laboratory technician
  • Differentiate between data gathering in an exam and creating a learning experience for patients.
  • Be able to work up a complex case and create a sequence of treatment
  • Master the co-discovery process


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