Michael Fling, DDS
Primary Audience(s): Dentist
Additional Audience(s): Hygienist, Lab Tech
CE Credits: 1.5
Severe dental wear patients may exhibit a multitude of challenges from aesthetics concerns, muscle or TMJ pain, lack of structural integrity, and even physical limitations. This presentation evaluates etiologies of severe wear and guides through the diagnosis, treatment planning, and restorative principles that allow for success. You will understand the development of anterior aesthetics and how this correlates with the functional angle of disclusion. Then learn how parafunctional patterns affect the prognosis of severe wear.
- The possible etiologies of severe wear.
- How to take a simple CR record.
- Why the diagnostic wax-up is so important.
- Which occlusal scheme is best for predictability?
- How to evaluate VDO and angle of disclusion.
- How to test the case before final restorations are placed.
- Other physical considerations of severe wear such as obstructed airway.
- Which type of splint to use pre and post reconstruction.
- Prep design and restorative materials indications for severe wear.
Michael C. Fling, D.D.S. has served as Course Director and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at the O.U. College of Dentistry. He is the founder and President of “Fling Seminars," providing advanced dental education to dentists, dental teams and technicians throughout the country.
Currently, he serves as a guest lecturer at O.U. College of Dentistry in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics and as an Associate Faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Fling was also on staff with the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents at the O.U. College of Dentistry, lecturing on restorative concepts and technical excellence.
He recently completed the process to be awarded the title of “Pankey Scholar.” As a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and the American College of Dentists, he has lectured throughout the country to dental and laboratory associations and to various study groups on fundamental principles of restorative dentistry and achieving technical excellence.
Dentistry Today has named him as one of the “Top 100 Clinicians in Dental Education” every year since 2005.