The Epidemic of Cracked Teeth: New Science of Strong Teeth

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 110TL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 210 AB
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
David Clark, DDS founded the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. He is a course director at the Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute and the Director of the Bioclear Learning Center in Tacoma WA. He is on the editorial board for several journals and has lectured in 20 different countries.

Currently the diagnosis and treatment of cracked teeth is largely symptom based and is therefore often a sad, end stage diagnosis. The fracturing process is one of dentistry's last great mysteries and is poorly understood throughout the generalist and specialist dental community. In this engaging and entertaining course, attendees will learn to understand and diagnose pathologic cracks utilizing magnification and other modalities, and treat long before symptoms arise or the tooth becomes unsalvageable. The instructor will teach routine identification of early cracks and teach the Clark Class II saucer shaped nonretentive preparation and Fissurotomy class I that are a significant departure from the G.V. Black preparations that are a leading cause of cracked teeth.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Identify early tooth fracturing based on high level magnification
  • Recognize why new class II cavity preparations and other modalities are crucial to prevent eventual tooth fracture
  • Diagnose and treat complete and incomplete fractures
  • Understand the Fissurotomy, Cally Lily, and overlay preparations for class I restorations
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist