An Analysis of Factors to be Considered When Restoring the Worn Dentition


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Course Instructor

Dr. Terry Donovan received his DDS from the University of Alberta in 1967, and practiced full time in Regina, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He received his Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California in 1981. He was Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program at USC from 1988-2006. He has been Associate Dean for General Practice and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California, as well as the Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1984-1991, and 1994-2001.

He is currently Professor and Section Head of Biomaterials in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He is also Director of Fixed Prosthodontics at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. He has published extensively, and has lectured world wide on the topics of restorative dentistry and materials science. He is a member of the ADA, CDA, Los Angeles Dental Society, CAIC, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and an Honorary Life Member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan and the Western Canada Dental Society. He is past Chairman of the American Dental Association's Council on Dental Materials, Instruments, and Equipment.

  • February 4, 2011
  • 8:00am – Noon
  • Location: Memphis
  • credit: 4 hours
  • Course Presenter: Terence E. Donovan, DDS
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Cost and Location Specifics

$129 per Dentist and $99 per Auxiliary / Registration at the door is an additional $25. Morning coffee will be provided. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus. Humphreys General Education Building located on the corner of Dunlap & Madison. Please park in the garage located at 869 Madison. Parking is $5 per day.

Course Description

The number of patients presenting to dental offices with excessive loss of tooth structure is clearly increasing. This loss of tooth structure is often multi-factorial, and all potential etiologies of the wear must be considered before tackling extensive rehabilitative procedures. This presentation will analyze the various causes of tooth structure loss and present strategies to prevent further loss as well as reconstructive procedures to replace lost tooth structure. Topics to be discussed include:

  • The relative roles of chemical erosion and bruxism in patients with excessive loss of tooth structure.
  • The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dental erosion.
  • Intrinsic versus extrinsic erosion.
  • A critical analysis of current all-ceramic alternatives to PFM.
  • Case presentations.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 4 hours continuing education credits.