Klaus Ockert Attends Dawson Academy Advanced Problem Solving Session

Advanced Problem Solving is the last of the Dawson Academy seminars in the “Concept of Complete Dentistry (SM) Series.” This dental course held from April 7 – 10, 2011, provided the participant with the necessary information to solve complex dental problems. A programmed approach to treatment planning was presented so that each student learned how to solve the 4 functional and 12 esthetic goals when given any set of circumstances. Extreme occlusal wear, anterior open bites, deep overbites, extreme overjet and Class III malocclusions were discussed. Neutral zone and vertical dimension was also covered in detail as it pertains to the treatment of the above problems.

Special emphasis was placed on best restorative options, and when orthodontic/orthognathic alternatives should be considered. Each participant learned how and when to open the vertical dimension of occlusion and when it should not be opened. A programmed approach to full mouth reconstruction, whether it is teeth, dental implants, precision attachment partials or a combination, is a cornerstone of this program.