Treatment Planning: The Challenges of Simple Cases and Complicated

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Rehabilitations: From A To Z – Through All Different Phases

LINO CALVANI, M.D., D.D.S., M.SC., C.D.T., F.A.C.P., F.I.C.D. Diplomate American Board of Prosthodon­tics; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Division of Graduate and Postgraduate Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

While approaching the rehabilitation of a case, one of the most important issues is to understand how to address and proceed with a patient’s treatment plan.  The overall view of the why, how and what can be done with treatment should be clear from the beginning. This way the entire treatment sequence and planning of the treatment will successfully lead to an esthetic clinical and technical patient outcome. Course participants will review all the classically trained phases of treatment planning. They will also review a wide range of patient cases, from the first visit and initial examination through the final delivery.

In this challenging course, the how’s and why’s of treatment planning will be analyzed and discussed using an evidence-based approach and available prosthodontic diagnostic and technical tools. The rationale of many possible customized choices will be evaluated and discussed as a group to find the best option for the given patient. This course will address how to manage cases, simple or complex, from the beginning throughout patient treatment.

Learning objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, partici­pants will be able to:

  • Approach the case with a methodic understanding
  • Comprehensively analyze a case
  • Understand how to identify the many peculiarities that pertain to each treatment phase
  • Discuss how to review the diagnostic tools that are available to clinicians
  • Understand the how to recognize case limitations
  • Handle how to build and organize the entire plan­ning sequence
  • Evaluate when to treat and when to refer a patient to a specialist
  • Manage treatment planning and phases, according to patient’s needs
  • Deliver the final case and required patient follow up