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Bruxism: Diagnosing Types of Tooth Wear

Bruxism: Diagnosing Types of Tooth Wear

Bruxism: Diagnosing Types of Tooth Wear

Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Lee Ann Brady, DMD
on behalf of Dental Town

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$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

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Launch date: 08 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 08 Mar 2017

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Wear is a common problem we see in our practices. Deciding how to help our patients preserve their tooth structure and dental health depends on the cause of the wear. At the top of the list are attrition, caused by rubbing the teeth together and erosion where the teeth dissolve due to the presence of acid. Additionally we can see tooth wear from abrasion, caused by abrasive toothpastes and other oral hygiene products and abfraction, which is a loss of cervical tooth structure due to occlusal forces. This program will describe the different clinical presentations that differentiate between the types of tooth wear. Determining which tooth surfaces are losing mass and showing signs of wear is a key first step to knowing the cause. Erosive patterns can occur on any tooth surfaces whether the patient can occlude there or not. Often these patterns are unique to the cause of the acid helping differentiate between GERD, Bulimia or Citrus Mulling. Attrition displays wear facets that are flat in character with the enamel and dentin being level, unlike erosion where the dentin disappears in depressions.

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Describe the clinical presentation of attrition. Describe the clinical presentation of erosion. Understand the common causes of abrasion. Differentiate the cause of tooth wear. Make recommendations to patients to manage the types of wear
Lee Ann Brady, DMD

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Lee Ann Brady, DMD
on behalf of Dental Town

Dr. Lee Ann Brady is a privately practicing dentist and nationally recognized educator and writer. From 2005 to 2008 Dr. Brady held the positions of Resident Faculty and Clinical Director for The Pankey Institute. In 2008 she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to join Dr. Frank Spear in the formation of Spear Education and the expansion of his curriculum. She served as Executive VP of Clinical Education until June 2011. As Director of Education and President of Lee Ann Brady LLC, she launched her website www.leeannbrady.com offering clinical and practice content daily as well as innovative online and live education programs. Her practice experience has been rich and varied. She has worked in a variety of practice models from small fee-for-service offices to large insurance-dependent practices, as an associate and as a practice owner.

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  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.50 Hours

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