Diagnosis & Treatment of Bruxism for Restorative Patients
Tuesday, Mar. 5th, 2019 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific
Presented by John Weston DDS, FAACD, moderated by Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Is your patient at risk for damage or injury due to parafunction? Studies show that up to 80% of people who grind their teeth are not aware of their condition. Helping your patient understand and manage parafunction can help prevent tooth wear, tooth fracture, TMJ injury or disorder, associated tension headaches.
Charting a Parafunction Risk Rating allows you to determine the severity of active parafunction and incorporate findings in your treatment planning. The Parafunction Risk Ratings and the Risk Rating Table work together as a universal grading system that is applied to dental patients on initial diagnostic dental visits and annual recall.
- Incorporate in your comprehensive exam, a simple and cost effective 4- week protocol using QuickSplint to test for bruxism.
- Identify a systematic process to diagnose parafunction and engage the patient in their condition
- Learn how to incorporate findings in your treatment planning: choice of restorative materials, documentation for informed consent and management of higher risk patients.
About Dr. John Weston
Dr. Weston is a native Californian who received his doctorate from Oklahoma University in 1989, graduating with Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors. As a commissioned officer in the US Navy, he completed a General Practice Residency at Naval Hospital San Diego and served independent duty in support of Operation Desert Storm. Dr. Weston earned the credential of “Accredited Member” from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in 2001 and “Accredited Fellow” in 2009, an honor shared by fewer than 80 clinicians world-wide. He is currently serving a second 3 year term as an elected member to the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry and is past Chair of the AACD Professional Education Committee. Dr. Weston is currently an active Accreditation and Fellowship Examiner and mentor. He is an opinion leader for multiple dental companies, lectures nationally and internationally, has published numerous articles and evaluates new dental products. He has practiced in La Jolla for over 27 years with an emphasis in reconstructive and digital esthetic dentistry. He is owner and director of Scripps Center for Dental Care, a unique multi-specialty dental center located At Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla CA.
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