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Using Lasers in Conservative Veneer Smile Designs

Using Lasers in Conservative Veneer Smile Designs

Using Lasers in Conservative Veneer Smile Designs

Dr. Hugh Flax, DDS
Dr. Hugh Flax, DDS
on behalf of HDiQ Dental

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Launch date: 05 Jun 2018
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Last updated: 17 Oct 2018

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The growing popularity in the public arena for “no prep” or “minimal preparation” smile enhancements is advocated by our profession’s technological enhancements and research. Long term investigations have demonstrated a 94% survival rate of minimally invasive porcelain veneers. Calamia’s original investigation in 1983 was performed with little or no preparation and the process needed to be reversible in case it didn’t work, but also cautioned the need to avoid over contouring for periodontal purposes-even with veneers that were about 0.5 mm in thickness. This led to the conclusion that some slight preparation was needed to create a biological appropriate emergence profile. Although the thicknesses of today’s minimal veneers are closer to 0.3mm, the additive nature of this conservative technique can still encroach on the biomimetic needs of the gingival complex, as well as, create difficulty in creating natural anatomic contours by the ceramist.

Fortunately, the confluence of laser technology with these new restorative methods provides a healthy adjunct to this new philosophy of care. The literature has shown the efficacy of this added nuance to cosmetic care. The following video will demonstrate how this greatly enhances these additive procedures.

Objectives

Learn the elements of conservative smile design
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to learn the elements of conservative smile design.
Become skilled at basic laser principles and techniques
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to become skilled at basic laser principles and techniques.
Discover how to do minimal preparation veneer enhancements
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to discover how to do minimal preparation veneer enhancements.
Dr. Hugh Flax, DDS

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Dr. Hugh Flax, DDS
on behalf of HDiQ Dental

Hugh D. Flax received his DDS degree from Emory University in 1983 following undergraduate Phi Beta Kappa honors. While doing a residency he did Posterior Composites research at LSU Dental School in 1984-1985. He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1994 and became Accredited in 1997. He was President of the Atlanta Chapter of the AACD (1996-1998) and Local Chapters Chairperson (1998-1999). Dr. Flax served for two years as Co-Chair of the Conference Advisory Committee for 2003 AACD Scientific Session in Orlando. In May 2005, he became the Chairman of the 2008 Meeting in New Orleans. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry. Furthermore, he has chaired the Private Education Advisory Council and the Disaster Relief Committee, and is an active member of the AACD Board of Directors and the Marketing, Leadership Development, and Finance Committees. Recently, he is the founding President of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and remains on its Board. In May 2008, he was elected Vice President of the AACD and will become President in 2010-2011.

Outside of the AACD, Dr. Flax is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the L.D. Pankey Alumni Association. In addition, as a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, he contributes time as member of their teaching faculty. Lastly, he is a lecturer and product evaluator for Catapult (Dental Team Concepts), a group dedicated to improving dental care throughout the world.

Dr. Flax practices full time in Atlanta, Georgia focusing on functional-appearance related conditions and advanced laser dentistry as well as writing and lecturing on how to help others do the same for their own practices. Lastly, while helping his wife Robyn raise two beautiful girls, he focuses on many charitable causes including Give Back A Smile, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity’s Musicians’ Village in New Orleans.

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