Management of Common Esthetic Dilemmas: An Interdisciplinary Approach:

Esthetic success is defined by patient satisfaction. But how can you achieve optimal esthetics with minimal intervention? What esthetic principles are fundamental to generating consistently esthetic results? How can restorative/ortho interdisciplinary treatments be optimized?

This presentation will address a variety of contemporary topics in the realm of conservative esthetic dentistry. Coordinated approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of interarch tooth size discrepancies as well as appropriate space distribution for cases involving undersized teeth will be discussed with special emphasis on the ortho/restorative interactions that are needed to optimize results. Both the use of directly bonded restorations for tooth shape alteration as well as insights and step-by-step procedures for successful porcelain veneers will be chronicled.

Detailed treatment planning considerations will be elucidated with regards to the management and treatment of missing anterior teeth, including staging of implants and various approaches to providing long-term esthetic provisional restorations. These and many other salient topics will be presented in a manner that highlights interdisciplinary interactions required to optimize clinical success across a broad spectrum of treatment options.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the various esthetic parameters and artistic principles required for esthetic success and apply them to various conservative esthetic procedures.
• Describe the conservative restorative and orthodontic concepts utilized in restorative anterior space closure and the management of interarch tooth size discrepancies.
• Chronicle the various clinical techniques for the prevention and conservative treatment of white spot lesions.
• Relate keys to long-term clinical success for placing and temporizing etched porcelain veneers.
• Describe the interdisciplinary treatment planning considerations and treatment options for interim replacement of missing anterior teeth.

  • Course Code: S05
  • Time: 8:30am-11:30am
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Cira B
  • CE Credit: 3
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  • Supported by: AGD
Harald O. Heymann

Harald O. Heymann, DDS

Dr. Heymann is past Chair and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Operative Dentistry and has been the inaugural Thomas P. Hinman Distinguished Professor of Operative Dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry. Dr. Heymann has been particularly active in the clinical research of esthetic restorative materials and is the author of over 200 scientific publications. He is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the International Association of Dental Research, and is Past-President and a Fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dental Materials. He also has served for many years as a consultant to the ADA. Dr. Heymann also has been the Co-Senior Editor of The Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, historically, the 1 selling dental textbook in the world. Dr. Heymann is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Heymann has given over 1,500 lectures on various aspects of esthetic dentistry worldwide and has received the Gordon J. Christensen Award for excellence as a CE speaker.
Conflict Of Interest: Past consultant: Procter & Gamble

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Gavin Heymann

Gavin Heymann, DDS

Dr. Heymann earned his DDS and MS in Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists. His areas of clinical interest include interdisciplinary treatment, use of temporary anchorage devices, and applications of orthodontic dental materials. For his research endeavors he was recognized with the UNC Orthodontic Alumni Association Research Award, and was the co-recipient of Helen and BF Dewel Award as a co-author of the highest rated clinical research paper by the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Heymann has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and is a reviewer for multiple orthodontic and dental journals. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the UNC Department of Orthodontics, and has lectured internationally to orthodontic and dental audiences alike. He maintains private orthodontic practices in Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Durham, NC.

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