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West District Meeting

The West District Meeting is scheduled for August 18, 2017 at the Gering Civic Center, 1050 M Street, Gering, Nebraska.  

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Monument Inn & Suites (adjacent to the Gering Civic Center).  To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at 1-866-436-1950 and mention the West District Dental Society.  The block will be held until July 28th so make your reservations now.  The room rate is $85 + tax. 

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Dr. Robbins“Global Diagnosis – A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning”
J. William Robbins, DDS, MA

With the increased emphasis on interdisciplinary treatment in recent years, the deficiencies associated with traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment planning have become more evident and problematic.  Historically, the treatment plan was primarily dictated by information provided by study casts which were mounted on a sophisticated articulator in centric relation.  At that time in history, the primary tools available for treating the complex restorative patient were functional crown lengthening surgery and increasing the vertical dimension of occlusion.  The treatment plan was simply based on restorative space, anterior tooth coupling, and resistance and retention form of the final preparations, with no focus on placing the teeth in the correct position in the face.  Practitioners did not have access to advanced periodontal, orthodontic, orthognathic surgery and plastic surgery tools that are currently available.  With the advent and common usage of these new treatment modalities, the historical method of diagnosis and treatment planning is no longer adequately serving our profession. It is the purpose of this course to provide a systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment planning the complex interdisciplinary dental patient with a common language that may be used by the orthodontist, periodontist, and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, as well as the restorative dentist.  The four Global Diagnoses which dictate all interdisciplinary treatment planning will be defined.  A set of questions will then be presented which will aid the interdisciplinary team in the diagnosis and treatment planning of the complex dental patient.  
• Global Diagnosis
• Communication with specialists
• Principles of Esthetics
• A systematic approach to facial, esthetic, and functional diagnoses.

• Global Diagnoses
1. Short or Hyperactive Maxillary Lip
2. Altered Passive Eruption
3. Dentoalveolar Extrusion
4. Skeletal Deficiency
5. Combination 
Learning Objectives – Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 
• Describe four Global Diagnoses
• Describe the “5 CORE Questions” with their corresponding treatment options
• Complete a Global diagnosis form which will lead to a comprehensive diagnosis
• Communicate with the interdisciplinary team 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT – 6 hours

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