This hands-on series of courses has a very specific objective – to teach you the most systematic, predictable, and profitable means of providing comprehensive full mouth restorative and aesthetic treatment ever possible. However, as a result of accomplishing this, you will also learn many other valuable skills, including how to confidently treat Occlusal disease and TMD issues.
These goals are achieved through use of The Physiologically Guided Treatment System. The Physiologically Guided Treatment System does this by guiding each step of patient care - Evaluation, Planning, and Treatment. Essential to this system is the DATA Appliance (Diagnosis And Treatment Assisting), which plays a key role in each of these steps.
In Level IV, you plan and design a full mouth restorative reconstruction on a patient of your own. With Verified and Validated casts (from skills learned in Level I) combined with patient photographs (from photography methods taught throughout this series), you begin to develop an ideal functional/aesthetic design. You then view, refine, and confirm this design directly in your patient’s mouth during this course.
Upon your return home with your patient, you then first develop a Stable Biomechanical Foundation consistent with this design (from skills learned in Level III). This may be done in a manner that allows you to either finalize restorative treatment immediately or phase treatment over several years (an option that makes this type of dentistry possible for a much greater number of patients). Next, you prepare your patient’s teeth and fabricate provisional restorations in a manner also consistent with this design. Lastly, you communicate all critical design elements with Dental Ceramics Dental Laboratory for final restoration fabrication.