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Prosthodontics Management in Toothwear

Speaker: Dr Alex Milosevic, Consultant, Liverpool Dental Hospital and School, FDSRCS, DRDRCS, PhD

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants will appreciate the range of aetiological factors associated with acid erosion and tooth wear.
  • Dentists will understand how to manage such cases and restore worn/eroded teeth reversibly without resorting to complex treatment modalities.
  • To gain confidence in diagnosing and managing eroded/worn teeth.

Aims & objectives:

  • To discuss the aetiology and presentation of erosion/tooth wear.
  • To explain the inter-relationship of aetiological factors.
  • To better understand the chemistry related to erosion
  • To appreciate the limitations of the evidence base
  • To better understand the steps in treatment planning eroded/worn dentitions.
  • Appreciation of when and how to increase the vertical dimension by the application of the “Dahl concept”.

Alex Milosevic

Alex qualified from Guy’s Hospital, now Kings College, in 1977. After junior hospital posts, he became a lecturer in restorative dentistry at Liverpool whre he is now a consultant. Currently engaged in assessing survival and failure of direct composite for restoration of the worn dentition, Alex considers himself a wet-fingered dentist with a practical and pragmatic approach to managing the worn dentition.

He is a member of the Dental Council of the Faculty of Dentistry and the Specialty Advisory Board at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is lead overseas examiner for the specialty membership examination and is an ISFE examiner.