Group Function: Is Removable the Red Headed Stepchild of Dentistry?
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Al is joined by Dr. Darin Dichter and Dr. Doug Benting, the instructors of a course Al took at Spear Education in Scottsdale last week! Some of the topics they discussed:

  • Why doesn’t one size fit all for someone who loses all of their teeth?
  • Why should dentures be the basis for all cosmetic dentistry? Why is removable the red-headed stepchild of dentistry?
  • How can you start planning for a “terminal dentition” earlier to make a transition to edentulous easier and more predictable.
  • Losing teeth is a grieving process!
  • Informed consent and practicing “slow dentistry”
  • Do you hate dentures because you’ve bought into the “short cuts?”
  • All-on-4 is appropriate for some cases. Not all. Pay in dollars or pay in bone?
  • Can a patient give informed consent for bone removal like All-in-4? They’ll NEVER get that bone back!
  • Let’s talk about “terminal” dentition!
  • Some teeth are hopeless, but not useless
  • What has Spear done to keep people safe and comfortable in the COVID era

Some links from the show:

 Restoring the Edentulous Arch

Spear Online

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