CPD Activities

Progressive Smile Design


Progressive Smile Design


Starting on :09:00 AM 18 October, 2019 Venue:Lake Naivasha Resort
Ending on :03:00 PM 18 October, 2019 Max Credits:5.00
Moderator:No Activity Moderator Activity Cost: Free Order

Presenters

1. Dr. Andrew Wallace
BDS (QUB) MClinDent Prosthodontics (KCL) MFGDP (RCS Eng)
IAS Academy

Description

The ABB technique is a step away from traditional smile design protocols which are  based on strict proportions and rules, ABB allows patients to make their own smile as beautiful as possible and makes ceramic makeovers less invasive if the patient chooses to proceed down that route.  Many of the studies that conventional smile design principles were created from actually show a wide variation on what dental professionals and members of the public view as aesthetic or unaesthetic. The ABB technique allows the patient to see how beautiful their own smile could look after treatment, in a manner that is progressive and conservative. This can help to manage their expectations as it can clearly demonstrate any limitations of treatment, and therefore increases the likelihood of patient satisfaction with the outcome. The patient can also choose their own treatment endpoint, which may be far short of the textbook ideal but still delivers on what they want to achieve.

Objectives

The ABB technique is a step away from traditional smile design protocols which are  based on strict proportions and rules, ABB allows patients to make their own smile as beautiful as possible and makes ceramic makeovers less invasive if the patient chooses to proceed down that route.  Many of the studies that conventional smile design principles were created from actually show a wide variation on what dental professionals and members of the public view as aesthetic or unaesthetic. The ABB technique allows the patient to see how beautiful their own smile could look after treatment, in a manner that is progressive and conservative. This can help to manage their expectations as it can clearly demonstrate any limitations of treatment, and therefore increases the likelihood of patient satisfaction with the outcome. The patient can also choose their own treatment endpoint, which may be far short of the textbook ideal but still delivers on what they want to achieve.